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Capital case fund contract renewed, HOT fund allocations approved

A contract for providing defense funding for those charged in a capital murder case was renewed, and the 2016 Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) funds were allocated by members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court

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Jail passes inspection “with flying colors”

The Franklin County Jail passed its 2015 inspection by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards without a single  deficiency. The latest inspection was Wednesday, September 30,

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City awards $1.3 million sewer contract

The Mount Vernon City Council at its Tuesday night, October 13 meeting awarded KAMPCO, Inc. of Texarkana a $1,309,539 contract for the replacement of 22,500 feet of primary waste water collection lines

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Early voting to begin Monday in Texas amendment election

In-person early voting for the November Texas Constitutional Amendment election will begin Monday, October 19 and will continue through Friday, October 30. The in-person early voting

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Scott Wilhite honored as Texas Region Scholar

Scott WilhiteScott Wilhite, a student at Northeast Texas Community College, has been selected by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society as their 2015 Dr. Mary Hood Texas Region Scholar. As their honoree,

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Local burn ban still in effect

Members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court left the existing ban on outdoor burning in effect in hopes of continuing to affect a reduction in the number of wild fires in the area.

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Business tools available to all

A new box full of economic development tools for both prospective, new and existing businesses in Mount Vernon are available from Darrek Ferrell, executive director for the Mount Vernon

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Big fire

Flames leapt high in the sky during a fire at a chicken houseFlames leapt high in the sky during a fire at a chicken house belonging to Luat Tran on Tuesday, October 6. The fire spread from a trash pile to the building. The chickens had been shipped out the week prior. Firefighters kept the fire from spreading to adjacent buildings.

County hotel, motel tax fund recommendations to be made

The Franklin County Hotel/Motel Occupancy (HOT) Tax Board adopted recommendations to be made to the commissioners court supporting nine events in varying amounts totaling $45,315 for

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