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City proposes place numbers for council seats

A proposal to make each of the council seats a place, which would still be elected at-large, was requested to be listed as an action item on the Mount Vernon City Council’s meeting agenda for August.

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Fire in the wall

Members of the South Franklin Volunteer Fire Department sprayed water into the wallMembers of the South Franklin Volunteer Fire Department sprayed water into the wall of a building at Premier Shavings on FM 900 on Friday, July 26 after a fire outside spread inside.

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Deputy Grantham certified as Crime Prevention Officer

Deputy John GranthamFranklin County Sheriff’s Deputy John Grantham recently attended training through the Texas Crime Prevention Association to become a Crime Prevention Officer.

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Mediators on Nichols lake project proposed

The Region C Water Planning Group (Dallas area) plans to appoint mediators to resolve the conflict over the construction of Marvin Nichols Reservoir. The action is planned at their meeting at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5,

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Historical commission recognized by state for distinguished service

Franklin County Judge Paul Lovier presented the Texas Historical Commission’s  Distinguished Service Award to B. F. Hicks, local commission chairman,  members of the board and volunteers last MondayThe Texas Historical Commission (THC) recognized the Franklin County Historical Commission (FCHC) with a Distinguished Service Award for the 2012 year of service.

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County files preliminary budget

Franklin County filed a preliminary 2014 budget with the county clerk as required Wednesday, July 31. However, the numbers are skewed since the figures

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Fifth county budget meeting Monday

The fifth in the series of 2014 budget workshops for Franklin County has been set for 8:30 a.m. Monday, July 29 at the East Courthouse Annex at 502 E. Main St., Mount Vernon.

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Property values rise more than nine percent

The Franklin County Appraisal District released the certified tax rolls to local taxing entities this week showing overall values rose 9.5 percent.

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Questions raised on pay for security at 2013 Relay for Life

Franklin County Commissioners Court members raised questions at their Monday, July 22 meeting about the payment for security personnel for the Relay for Life event earlier this Spring.

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