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Treasure to trash

This $280,000 McLaren went from someone’s treasure to a pile of rubble in a matter of seconds in a one vehicle accidentThis $280,000 McLaren went from someone’s treasure to a pile of rubble in a matter of seconds in a one vehicle accident on Thursday, June 13. Neither the driver nor the passenger

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Nine appointed to Franklin County child welfare board

Nine individuals were appointed to the Franklin County Child Protective Services Board at the Monday, June 10 meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court. The length of terms, those to serve as officers

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Rushing water

Little Creek was moving fast and grew more than double its sizeLittle Creek was moving fast and grew more than double its size following the 2.53 inches of rain that fell in one hour’s time on Thursday, June 6.

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United Way allocation hearings next week

The annual series of allocation hearings for the Franklin County United Way has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 19 in the First National Bank Board Room. For a listing of times assigned to each entity presenting their request, see the June 13 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

SWEPCO warns of phone scam

Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) is alerting customers in its service area to a telephone scam involving demand of payment by prepaid money cards to avoid disconnection of service.

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No comment made on council actions

Actions of the Mount Vernon City Council left attendees with more questions than answers Monday night. The Council stood against the deannexation of around 12 acres of property owned by Wilda Scott

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Park fees increased, use rules changed

The Mount Vernon City Council approved revised rules and fees proposed by the Parks Board at their workshop and special session last week. There is no charge for use of the facilities on an impromptu basis.

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Commissioners tighten guidelines for loaning funds from economic fund grant

The Franklin County Commissioners Court members tightened the regulations for the use of Franklin County’s Revolving Loan Fund to meet state mandates at their meeting Monday, June 10. The fund was established

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ETMC offers children’s Diabetic Boot Camp

Enrollment is now open for children age seven to 13, with type one diabetes, for the annual free ETMC Diabetes Boot Camp. “For a child with type 1 diabetes, every day is a battle

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