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Data, options sought on lake flooding

Solid data and options to help avoid flooding in homes around Lake Cypress Springs are being pursued by the Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors after the recent “350 year” flood event

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Campaign stop

U.S. Representative John Ratcliffe, center, chats about economic development with Charles Lowry, left, and City Administrator Darrek FarrellU.S. Representative John Ratcliffe, center, chats about economic development with Charles Lowry, left, and City Administrator Darrek Farrell during a campaign stop in Mount Vernon

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Texas among top for segregation improvements

Texas is fourth in overall ranking among the states and the District of Columbia in an analytic report from Wallet-Hub released this week on racial improvements. Segregation and discrimination,

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McFeely shoots self during warrant service attempt

Franklin County Sheriff’s officers were attempting to serve a felony warrant during a traffic stop around 4 p.m. on Friday, January 22, when the suspect shot himself.

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County declares second disaster

A second disaster declaration was issued by Franklin County Judge Scott Lee encompassing the damage caused by flooding and heavy rains  received in the area December 27 and continued

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Damage assessment team visits local disaster sites

David Weidman visits with homeowners Susan and Ken McGee about damage caused to their home from 21 inches of flood water.Franklin County and Franklin County Water District leadership along with dozens of affected home owners are awaiting the outcome of the findings of the three-man Disaster Assessment Team

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Sex offender residency restrictions repealed

After a 90 minute executive session with almost an hour of the time spent with the city attorney, the Mount Vernon City Council repealed its ordinance 2007-08 which limited registered sex offenders

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Murder-suicide attempt not successful

An attempted murder-suicide pact on Sunday, January 11 was not successful. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a suspicious vehicle around 1:30 p.m. on CR SE4130.

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Voting by mail underway

Voting by mail in the March 1, 2016 General Primary election is underway with voters facing several choices and challenges depending upon the form they use to request their mailed ballot.

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