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Rickey Roberts appointed as Chief Jailer for Franklin Co.

Rickey RobertsRickey Roberts of Sulphur Springs will put his 30 years of law enforcement experience to work at the Franklin County Jail, announced Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones Monday.

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Early voting begins Monday in city, school, bond elections

Early voting in three local elections will begin Monday, April 28. The elections are for the mayoral seat and two seats on the Mount Vernon City Council, three seats on the Mount Vernon Independent School District Board of Trustees, and a proposal for a school bond issue.

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Ramsay project approved, Case project waiting for date

One building renovation project received final approval by the Mount Vernon City Council  Monday night. Meanwhile, a second building project awaits a date for a public hearing.

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Ribbon cutting makes it official

A ribbon cutting ceremony made the start of 2nd Saturdays officialA ribbon cutting ceremony made the start of 2nd Saturdays official on Saturday, April 12. Mayor Margaret Sears led the ceremony with a few words of encouragement for organizers of the new venture.

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Citizen group begins push for Child Safety Zones

An effort to establish Child Safety Zones in the city and a push for legislation to give the county the same authority to establish the zones began this week.

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Tax appraisal district proposes new budget

The Franklin County Appraisal District recently proposed their 2014-2015 fiscal year budget. It includes an overall increase of $2,601. Funding for operating the appraisal district is divided between those who collect taxes.

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Fire destroys broiler house

Fire destroyed a broiler house at the Quoc Nguyen farm on Joyce Lane, off FM 3007 in the Scroggins Community Tuesday, April 1. The fire was reported by a passer-by shortly before 7 a.m.

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Special meetings called for grant

The Franklin County Commissioners Court has called a workshop meeting for 1 p.m. Thursday and a special called meeting at 9a.m. on Monday.

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Mylar Balloons and Kites can damage SWEPCO lines

AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) reminds its customers that metallic coatings on mylar helium balloons and on kites can cause damage to SWEPCO’s electrical system

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