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New fire danger flags presented

Brian Pope, Chris Rhoades, Judge Paul Lovier and Salvador Machado display one of the flags presented to the county by the Texas Forestry ServiceFive new fire warning flags were presented to Franklin County by Texas Forestry Service District personnel Monday.

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Four record lows recorded, below average rainfall reported

Four record low temperatures and below average rainfall were recorded in April 2013 in Franklin County.

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Three move into new homes

City Administrator Tony Stonecypher, home owner  Faye Ellis, Councilman Ralph Robertson, home owner  Beralton Fountain, Councilwoman Saundra Dunn  and Mayor Margaret Sears.Fay Ellis, Beralton Fountain and Stella Chandler were presented keys to their new homes from the City of Mount Vernon last Thursday, April 25.

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Four candidates vie for three positions on city council

The May 11, 2013 ballot for the Mount Vernon City Council shows four candidates vying for three positions.

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2013 Annual Relay for Life is celebration of living

The seventh annual American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Franklin County is a celebration of cancer survivorship and a fun way to raise vital funds needed to help find a cure for cancer.

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Honoring the fallen in West, Texas

Colin Clasby and Wesley Sergeant of the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department and Andy Emery of the North Franklin Volunteer Fire Department drove MVVFD’s Brush Truck 1 in the procession to honor the fallen firefightersColin Clasby and Wesley Sergeant of the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department and Andy Emery of the North Franklin Volunteer Fire Department drove MVVFD’s Brush Truck 1 in the procession to honor the fallen firefighters on Thursday, April 25.

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Kevin Spence begins service on Rural Water Association board

Kevin SpenceKevin Spence was selected to represent the Northeast Texas Region as a District 11 Representative on the Rural Water Association Board.

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Big start on early voting in elections

Record balloting in the first two days of early voting in elections for the City of Mount Vernon were reported.

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Early voting to begin Monday in city elections

Early voting in four elections for the City of Mount Vernon will begin Monday, April 29.

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