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Council to seek attorney’s advice on three issues

The Mount Vernon City Council is seeking advice from the city attorney regarding three previous agenda items.

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United Way funding applications sought

The United Way of Franklin County is accepting applications from qualified organizations seeking funding from the local agency in 2014.

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DPS to increase patrols for Memorial Day holiday

The Texas Department of Public Safety will significantly increase trooper patrols this Memorial Day weekend to help keep Texas roadways safe.

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Genea Burnaman is registered professional appraiser

Genea BurnamanGenea Burnaman recently completed the final certification required as a chief appraiser for certification as a Registered Professional Appraiser.

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CodeRED registration encouraged

With an active severe weather season predicted, and after the recent weather related incidents in Oklahoma, Franklin County officials urge residents to enroll to receive early warning alerts through CodeRED Weather Warning.

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Child welfare board to be appointed

Members of the reorganized Franklin County Child Welfare Board are expected to be appointed at the next meeting of the County Commissioner’s Court

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City of Mount Vernon ponders road equipment purchase

City Administrator Tony Stonecypher, center, watches the Asphalt Zipper in action  on Leftwich Street. The city is consider purchasing the equipment to repair streets.The Mount Vernon City Council is considering investment in a piece of road equipment called an Asphalt Zipper which is used to reclaim and reuse road materials.

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City officials take oath, canvass made

City secretary Tina Rose swears in newly elected city council members Sandra Dunn, Ralph Robertson, Jeff Briscoe, and Kenneth SheltonCity secretary Tina Rose swears in newly elected city council members Sandra Dunn, Ralph Robertson, Jeff Briscoe, and Kenneth Shelton into office prior to the group’s May 15 meeting.

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COPsync system sought in Homeland Security Grant

The Franklin County Emergency Management office and local law enforcement have applied for an $149,243.05 grant

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