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Weather warnings top Ratcliffe’s Emergency Management Summit

Concerns about weather warnings dominated the Emergency Management Summit hosted last week by the Office of Congressman John Ratcliffe (R-Texas).Concerns about weather warnings dominated the Emergency Management Summit hosted last week by the Office of Congressman John Ratcliffe (R-Texas).

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City continues to receive administrator resumes

Resumes from people to be considered for the job of administrator for the City of Mount Vernon continue to flow into the city including a sitting council person.

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Guilty of murder

Chief Jailer Robert Moore shackles the foot of James Arthur Crawford prior to returning him to the Franklin County Jail after a jury found him guilty of murder in the death of  Kenneth Raley.Chief Jailer Robert Moore shackles the foot of James Arthur Crawford prior to returning him to the Franklin County Jail after a jury found him guilty of murder in the death of  Kenneth Raley.

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Pilgrim home at Lake Cypress Springs damaged by fire

A neighbor reported a fire at the residence of Eve Pilgrim in the 300 block of Charlya Drive in the Pine Valley development at Lake Cypress SpringsA neighbor reported a fire at the residence of Eve Pilgrim in the 300 block of Charlya Drive in the Pine Valley development at Lake Cypress Springs just after 6 p.m. on Friday, October 14.

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Voter registration deadline is Tuesday for general election

The deadline to be registered in order to qualify to vote in the 2016 General Election is Tuesday, October 11. Any changes to a voter’s existing registration should be made by the same date.

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Sheriff’s Office investigates homicide

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting death of Levi Wayne Deforrest, a 23 year old white male who was a resident of Winnsboro in Wood County.

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Capital murder in second week

The trial of  James Arthur Crawford, III for capital murder in the beating death of 75 year-old Kenneth Raley at his home in Mount Vernon is into its eighth day.

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Gas leak downtown

Mount Vernon Fire Chief Jeremy Cox talks on a radio as the streets around downtown Mount Vernon were blocked offMount Vernon Fire Chief Jeremy Cox talks on a radio as the streets around downtown Mount Vernon were blocked off on Thursday, October 6.

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Jail passes inspection with no deficiencies

The Franklin County Jail passed its 2016 inspection by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards without a single  deficiency.

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