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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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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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Less than inch of rain recorded in September

For the second month in a row, less than an inch of rain was recorded in Franklin County during the month of September. The average rainfall during September is 3.65 inches and 0.95 inches was recorded.

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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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Satellite phone okayed for county’s emergency manager

A contract to provide a satellite phone and service for the Franklin County Emergency Management Officer (EMO), Robert Zinn, was approved in the Monday meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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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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Scott, a champion for vision loss, announces retirement

Judy Castle ScottThe American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) announced that Judy Castle Scott, a longtime champion and pioneer in the field of vision loss, retired October 2, after 46 years of distinguished service.

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Jon Clinton retires from company he co-founded

Jon ClintonJon Clinton, the Jon in Jon-Wayne Company, is retiring 32 years after co-founding one of the best known business names in Franklin County and northeast Texas. A retirement reception is planned

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Hot mix batch plant location meets with local opposition

A request for a zoning variance to operate an asphalt batch plant inside the city limits was tabled by the Mount Vernon City Council after property owners near the site took their opportunity to

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