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Candidates empty their pockets to obtain place on ballo

With the March 1 General Primary Election coming around the final turn, candidates in local races have been emptying their pockets to obtain their respective places.

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Candidate review for local races in the 2016 General Primary Election

Biographical sketches and answers to race specific questions for candidates in local contested races who will appear on the Franklin County March 4 General Primary Election Ballot

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Waterfront homes elevation survey set

The Franklin County Water District (FCWD) is proceeding with having Carollo, a statewide engineering company, to conduct a survey of the more than 1,000 lots along the shore of Lake Cypress Springs

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Total loss

Firefighters attempt to contain the flames that are consuming a mobile homeFirefighters attempt to contain the flames that are consuming a mobile home in the 4500 block of Hwy. 37 in Purley. A passing motorist reported the fire at 10:39 p.m. on Monday, February 8.

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House Fire

A home belonging to Lawrence and Ruth Robinson on CR1030 was destroyed by fire on Saturday, January 30.A home belonging to Lawrence and Ruth Robinson on CR1030 was destroyed by fire on Saturday, January 30. The call came in around 8 p.m. and fire had reached the attic prior to fire fighters arriving on the scene.

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Two file for city council elections

Incumbents Stephanie Hyman, Place 2, and Ralph Robertson, Place 4, members on the Mount Vernon City Council, have filed for re-election. Incumbents Aaron Sanders and Richard Carr

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County included in state disaster declaration

Franklin County’s inclusion in the state disaster declaration and request for federal assistance issued last week by Governor Greg Abbott has raised the hopes of many of those dealing with the debris,

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Sex offenders need appointment to register

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office will now be conducting Sex Offender registration only on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Those needing to register must call ahead

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City, county get $14,400 in body camera grants

The City of Mount Vernon and Franklin County were awarded more than $14,400 in grants through the Criminal Justice Division of the Governor’s Office to provide all 17 of its active duty officers with body-worn cameras.

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