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City, school, water district candidate filing underway

Filing for candidates to have their names printed on the May ballot for elected leadership positions officially began Wednesday, January 18 for the Mount Vernon City Council, Mount Vernon Independent School District’s Board of Trustees, and Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors.

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City applies for grant at water plant

The Mount Vernon City Council is looking to the future by making an application for $275,000 of grant fund for improvements at the city’s water treatment plant through the Texas Community Development Block Grant Program.

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Total loss

The residence of Lorna Gay Carroll on CR SE3490 was a total loss.The residence of Lorna Gay Carroll on CR SE3490 was a total loss. The structure was fully engulfed when the fire was reported early Friday, December 30.

Inmate housing to fund $193,000 in security upgrades

Funds received for housing out of county prisoners were approved for use in paying $192,992 for security upgrades and expansions at five county buildings in action taken by members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court Monday.

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Franklin County swearing in

Judge Lanny Ramsay, far right, left to right, Pct. 3 Commissioner Charlie Emerson, Sheriff Ricky Jones, Pct. 1 Commissioner Jerry Cooper, Tax Assessor Sue Ann Harper, County Attorney Gene Stump, and Constable Randy Green.Franklin County officials who were elected, or re-elected, during the November 2016 campaign were sworn into office during a ceremony on Sunday, January 1 in the District Courtroom.

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An atmosphere of positive change and justice for the wronged evident during 2016

James A. Crawford’s thumb print is applied to court documents after he was convicted by a jury for the beating death of Kenneth Raley.The atmosphere of positive change and justice for the wronged was evident in 2016, as Mount Vernon and Franklin County saw criminals being punished, and the start of construction with promise of economic improvements on a variety of fronts.

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Tax scam tops list for 2016

Reports to Better Business Bureau Scam Tracker in 2016 confirmed that tax scams are still the top scam, despite a huge drop in reports after a September police raid in Mumbai, India.

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High speed chase races through Southern Franklin, Winnsboro

Diego ValdezFranklin County officers were involved in a high speed chase through the southern part of the county and parts of the City of Winnsboro on Friday, December 29.

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Guaranty selected as one of best companies to work for

Guaranty Bank & Trust was recently named as one of the 2017 Best Companies to Work for in Texas.

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