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Going, going, gone

Heavy equipment has been gradually chipping away at the Fina Truck StopHeavy equipment has been gradually chipping away at the Fina Truck Stop on the south service road of I-30 for several weeks.

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Water District proposes 2013 budget

The Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors opened discussion on their first version of the 2013 budget last week.

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McDonald’s to open in Mount Vernon

Rumors of the coming of corporate food giant McDonald’s to Mount Vernon have circulated in the community for about 18 months.

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County changes tax attorney

Franklin County leaders took the first step toward changing the firm that serves as the county’s attorney in collecting delinquent taxes.

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Grass fire NE CR2025.

Grass FireA member of the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department douses a flame on a fire off of NE CR2025.

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Early voting available on Saturday, October 27

In-person early voting for the November General Election will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 to provide a greater opportunity for voter participation,

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County could have lengthy counting process for election

Franklin County Clerk Betty Crane told members of the Commissioners Court to brace for a potential lengthy election night counting process at their regular monthly meeting last week.

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House destroyed in fire

A house in the 500 block of CR SE4340 was destroyed by fireA house in the 500 block of CR SE4340 was destroyed by fire around 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17.

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Mount Vernon Council begins search for new city administrator

After six months of discussions on what they wanted in a city administrator in executive sessions, the Mount Vernon City Council members moved their discussion to the public forum.

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