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Industrial foundation conducts annual meeting

Franklin County Industrial foundation membersMembers of the Franklin County Industrial Foundation conducted their annual membership meeting on Friday, Jan. 11.

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Natural gas vehicles promoted to foundation

Michael Brown, manager of market development for Chesapeake Energy Corp., touted the use of natural gas to fuel both commercial and passenger vehicles last week.

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County declared drought disaster

Franklin County was one of  50 counties designated as contiguous disaster counties in Texas due to drought and heat.

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Sears promoted at Guaranty Bond Bank

Brandon SearBrandon Sears was recently promoted to Assistant Vice President at Guaranty Bond Bank.

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Early morning fire put out before house destroyed

Early morning fire put out before house destroyedThe home of Cathy Jane Jarvis at 621 S. Kaufman St. was extinguished by the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department

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Added services approved for county courthouse project

An additional $4,620 in mechanical and electrical engineering services for the courthouse restoration project were authorized in the Monday, Jan. 14

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City pays off high interest certificates

The Mount Vernon City Council members authorized the pay off of its 1998 series and refinancing of its 2007 series Certificates of Obligation last week.

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Sartain is new Jail Administrator

Scott SartainScott Sartain assumed duties as the Jail Administrator at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013.

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Ralph Robertson to be sworn in as councilman Saturday

Ralph RobertsonRalph Robertson will be administered the oath of office as the newest member of the Mount Vernon City Council at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19

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