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East sidewalk project begins

C. E. Marler and Associates of Kilgore took advantage of dry weather this week to begin the rebuild the sidewalks on the east side of the square in downtown Mount VernonC. E. Marler and Associates of Kilgore took advantage of dry weather this week to begin the rebuild the sidewalks on the east side of the square in downtown Mount Vernon a week early.

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Special meeting to give approval of EDC projects

A special called meeting of the Mount Vernon City Council has been set for 5 p.m. Friday, March 18 to have a second hearing and potentially give final approval on two projects

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City, school elections to be canceled

The Mount Vernon Independent School District and the City of Mount Vernon will cancel their regularly held elections set for May 7 after no additional candidates filed with either entity

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Lightning strike

Mount Vernon ISD maintenance personnel visually inspect portions of the football field for damage after a power pole, at right, was struck by lightning during a thunderstormMount Vernon ISD maintenance personnel visually inspect portions of the football field for damage after a power pole, at right, was struck by lightning during a thunderstorm on Tuesday, March 8.

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Flooding resolution schedule “not an overnight fix”

Property owners expressed concerns as members of the Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors listened patiently before rolling out a tentative three year and two month plan

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Roycroft indicted for capital murder

The Franklin County Grand Jury indicted Christie Lynn Roycroft on a charge of capital murder last week. The offense is alleged to have occurred on December 31, 2015 and involved the stabbing death of six year-old Benjamin Roycroft,

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Public assistance will save local tax dollars

Public Assistance funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will replace local tax dollars that are being used to remove debris, repair roads and replace bridges and culverts that

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Eleven former staffers named in federal criminal indictments

Eleven former employees of Northeast Texas Opportunities, Inc. (NETO) were named in federal indictments alleging the theft or misappropriation of more than $1.2 million last week.

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County approves wording for rental agreement

After discussions at no fewer than five meetings, the Franklin County Commissioners Court agreed to wording for a short term lease document for rental of the Multi-Purpose Building’s meal center

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