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Phase II Courthouse Plans submitted to for state review

The Phase II plans for the interior restoration of the Franklin County Courthouse were completed, County Judge Paul Lovier told members of the Commissioners Court at their meeting Monday, March 25.

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Disc golf championships conducted at Selah Ranch

Disc golf tournament players and spectators participate in a putting game called Ring of Fire on Sunday afternoon at Selah Ranch.Disc golf tournament players and spectators participate in a putting game called Ring of Fire on Sunday afternoon at Selah Ranch.

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IRS now accepting all types tax filings

The Internal Revenue Service announced recently that it has finished updating its tax-processing systems allowing all remaining individual and business taxpayers to file their 2012 federal income tax returns.

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Warrants cleared during roundup

Individuals with warrants from the Mount Vernon Police Department, Municipal Court, and the Franklin County Justice of the Peace

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Kites, balloons can damage electric lines

It is kite flying season and local electric companies remind their customers that metallic coatings on mylar helium balloons and on kites can cause damage to the electrical system

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KiteFest crowd doubles for second annual event

Caped crusaders Batman and Robin pursue the Penguin in the skies over Franklin County during KiteFest at the Franklin County AirportAn estimated 2,000 people attended the second annual KiteFest event at the Franklin County Airport on Saturday, March 16.

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City ballot name order set in drawing

The position for names on the City of Mount Vernon’s election ballot in the May 11 elections was set in a drawing at City Hall last Friday.

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Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department Blood Drive

Tricia Avis with Carter Blood Care watches over Kenneth Cupp as he donates blood Tricia Avis with Carter Blood Care watches over Kenneth Cupp as he donates blood

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Three North Kaufman homes evacuated due to gas leak

Traffic on North Kaufman St. was halted due to a gas leak.Three homes in the 300 block of N. Kaufman St. were evacuated around 4:45 p.m. Thursday, March 7

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