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Courthouse rededication ceremonies, tours Saturday

The wooden floors and railings have been refinished and polished in the restored Franklin County CourthouseThe wooden floors and railings have been refinished and polished, the paint has been touched up in all the rooms, and crews are busy dusting and sweeping all the offices in preparation for the

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County offices prepare to return to downtown

The staggering job of moving seven of the county’s busiest offices back to the restored courthouse in downtown Mount Vernon is already being organized.

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Water district proposes 2014 tax rate

The Franklin County Water District proposed a 2014 property tax rate of $.02535 per $100 of assessed value at its regular August meeting.

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Council approves incentive package for Tiger Rx

An economic incentive package of up to $28,010 was approved for Tiger Rx, LLC, headed by John and Denise Case in the Monday, September 8 meeting of the Mount Vernon City Council.

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State seeks more information on effects of proposed lake

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) held a meeting in Austin early in August and again in Fort Worth on August 21. The inter-regional conflict between the Region C (Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area) and Region D (East Texas) Regional Water Plans occupied the board’s discussions for the entire morning session at both meetings.

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Note burning ceremony on jail expansion loan

Franklin County officials gathered around as Judge Paul Lovier and Sheriff Ricky Jones burned the note for the jail expansion. The facility is now debt free.A note burning ceremony Monday, September 8 marked the payoff of Franklin County’s 15 year old jail and courthouse annex certificates of obligation debt, $384,812. Sheriff Ricky Jones was recognized in the meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court earlier that morning.

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Final hearings Monday on city, county budgets

The last in a series of public hearings on budgets for the next fiscal year for both Franklin County and the City of Mount Vernon will be Monday, September 8.

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Murder suspect arrested less than a week after Raley death

Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones leads murder suspect James Crawford in shackles through the sallyport of the county jail to begin his book in processFranklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones leads murder suspect James Crawford in shackles through the sallyport of the county jail to begin his book in process.

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Three have now received IRS letters

There are now three Franklin County employees, all elected officials, who have received letters from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a result of missing/delayed W-2 forms for 2012.

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