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Ambulance calls exceeding projections for new service

The number of calls being received by the Hopkins County Hospital District’s Emergency Medical Services  in Franklin County at the end of its first full month of service exceeded the projected figures by just over 40 percent, according to their report to the Franklin County Commissioners Court Monday.

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Preliminary Engineering Report to be presented to water district

The Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) on alternatives to address potential issues with flooding around Lake Cypress Springs will be presented in a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 6 at The County Seat.

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Attorney authorized for what is now moot issue

The drainage issue along a section of County Road NE2010 appears to be a moot issue with trenching of a drainage area on private property

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Legislation seeks to streamline help through local offices

John Ratcliffe, U.S. Rep. for the 4th Congressional District of Texas, supported the passage of legislation this week to enhance services for veterans seeking assistance with compensation claims.

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Council: Events with alcohol should stay downtown

Events with alcohol should stay downtown and not at the city park was the message from members of the Mount Vernon City Council in reviewing a request for an alcoholic beverage permit for a crawfish boil at the park from the Community Events Committee.

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Accident

The front of the Samaritan Shop on the north side of the downtown square was damaged as a result of an auto accident The front of the Samaritan Shop on the north side of the downtown square was damaged as a result of an auto accident  around 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 16.

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Zamarripa joins city police department as patrolman

Manuel ZamarripaManuel Zamarripa has assumed duties as a patrol officer with the Mount Vernon Police Department announced Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones, who acts as Chief of Police for the City of Mount Vernon.

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Roden named jail Administrator

Shawn RodenShawn Roden assumed the duties as the jail administrator at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on February 1. He is a certified Master Peace Officer.

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Drainage issue being returned to Monday’s agenda

The blockage of a “natural drainage” flow, which is causing flooding along a section of County Road NE2010 as well as threatening a neighboring residence and out building with flooding, will be on the agenda at the Franklin County Commissioners Court meeting Monday, February 13, according to Pct. 2 Commissioner Larkin Jumper.

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