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Shifting the load

Employees of Barnard’s Transfer Service of Justin work to remove corn from derailed train carsEmployees of Barnard’s Transfer Service of Justin work to remove corn from derailed train cars. The corn was transferred to semi trailers to be taken to their original destination.

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Trey Deuce plans two new certified disc golf courses

Plans for two new Professional Disc Golf Association certified courses in Franklin County were announced at the Friday, July 12 quarterly meeting of the Franklin County Industrial Foundation.

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Electronic church sign authorized by council

A six to 10 month controversy over the placement of an electronic sign off Kaufman Street at First Baptist Church has been resolved. The Mount Vernon City Council members

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City serves almost 13,000 people in its retail trade area

Mount Vernon may be small, but it has a far reaching retail trade area serving a population six times its size. A recent survey by The RetailCoach(R) reflects the residents that rely on retail businesses and services within the city.

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Brandon Sears appointed to economic development board

Brandon Sears was appointed to the Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Board of Directors during the Mount Vernon City Council meeting on Monday, July 8

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Remote location keeps train derailment obscured for days

Rails extend into the air at the site of a train derailment in western Franklin County.The remote location of a train derailment on Saturday, July 6 kept the incident obscured for days. There were no injuries when three box cars derailed about a mile east of the Franklin/Hopkins county line and half a mile north of Hwy. 67.

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Cox is Fire Chief

Jeremy Cox was elected as the Fire Chief for the Mount Vernon Fire Department at their annual election of officers on Monday, July 1. He will assume duties immediately due

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ETMC first to test new treatment for blocked heart vessels in state

East Texas cardiologists are the first in Texas to implant an investigational bioresorbable vascular scaffold - similar to a stent except it eventually dissolves - for patients with heart disease as part of a national clinical trial.

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Avoid street work and bypass delays

Drivers are encouraged to avoid the five streets targeted for street work weekdays between Thursday and Wednesday, July 11-17. Chip seal work is planned on Leftwich St.

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