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Jail to get visual remote visitation system for multi-use

Visual electronic visitation for inmates and a multitude of other functions were approved, along with a five year contract extension with current inmate phone service provider City Tel-Coin Company, Inc. by the Franklin County Commissioners Court

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City residents to get poly-carts, trash contract extended 5 years

By February 2016 customers of the city’s solid waste contract will be getting a new poly-cart trash container for use in curb side pick ups. The Mount Vernon City Council approved the use of the poly-carts

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Residents warned to beware of IRS phone scammers

Residents in Franklin County are receiving automated phone calls from scammers pretending to be IRS agents. These calls have been targeting communities throughout the nation and have

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Sheriff raids illegal gambling operations

City of Mount Vernon Police Officers stand guard at the entrance of the Food Mart on Main St. while other officers raid an illegal gambling operation on the premises.City of Mount Vernon Police Officers stand guard at the entrance of the Food Mart on Main St. while other officers raid an illegal gambling operation on the premises.

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Heavy rains fill ponds

The 10.31 inches of rain that fell in Franklin County during the month of October cancelled the county burn ban and filled ponds, but was not a record setter. The record was set in 2009

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Board appeals for help for county’s foster children

The Franklin County Child Welfare Board members are making an appeal for aid in providing for the care and needs of foster children of Franklin County, both for the upcoming holidays and

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Veterans salute Saturday afternoon

There will be an early recognition of local area veterans in the Rose Mary Jennings Hall of the First United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center at 4 p.m. Saturday, November 7.

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Vote on trash contract extension expected

A vote on a five year extension of the solid waste pick up and disposal contract with Sanitation Solutions, expected at the November 9 meeting of the Mount Vernon City Council,

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Report possible black bear sightings

Over the past 40 years, the black bear, whose range once spanned nearly all of Texas, has begun to reappear in portions of East Texas after original populations were devastated by loss of habitat

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