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Water district, Barker at odds on boathouse repairs

Ron Barker’s pleas for changes in the requirements for “curing” the violations of his boathouse fell on deaf ears at the March meeting of the Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors.

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City, County Spring clean-up efforts to begin Saturday

Spring clean-up efforts are set to begin county-wide Saturday. The City of Mount Vernon  will begin its week-long effort Saturday, April 5, and continue Monday through Saturday, April 7 through 12.

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Repairs sought to tennis court

Park issues topped the discussion items at a workshop session of the City Council meeting Monday night. The council asked its city manager, Tony Stonecypher, to look into the cost of repairs to the tennis courts

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County behind on rainfall accumulation

Franklin County is well below the norm for rainfall in 2014. During March, the county received 2.58 inches of rain which brought the year-to-date total to 5.3 inches.

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Access to property, road concerns left to landowners

No action was taken this week by members of the Franklin County Commissioner’s Court on an agenda item requesting approval of a county road in the northwest portion of the county.

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Rabies confirmed in two skunks found in city

Two skunks found between South Kaufman St. and Hwy. 37 in Mount Vernon last week were determined to have rabies, according to Jeremy Cox, animal control officer for the City of Mount Vernon.

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City gets improved fire rating

The City of Mount Vernon’s property owners could soon begin to see lower property premiums. The reason is the reduction in the Public Protection Classifications issued by the International Standards Organization (ISO) which is used to set insurance rates.

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Texas birding contest deadline is April 1

Whether you’re a novice birder with a busy schedule or a “fool” for birding who enjoys a little friendly competition, the 18th Annual Great Texas Birding Classic is a must.

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Petition falling short of signers for countywide beer, wine

A petition calling for an election for the countywide sale of beer and wine in Franklin County is falling short of signatures needed to require an election. With eight days left to the March 28 deadline to turn in the petition,

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