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Auringer named APSP Fellow

Jana Auringer of Franklin County was one of 12 individuals to be an inaugural member of the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) Fellows.

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Christmasland Opens Friday, Nov. 30

The Alan Screws family will open their “Christmasland - the North Pole of Texas” display for the 2012 holiday season on Friday, Nov. 30.

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Fires common on Thanksgiving

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says Thanksgiving Day is the leading day for home cooking fires,

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PASS program launched for holiday

Thanksgiving is the beginning of the holiday season, a time for being thankful, for family, food, fun and football. But it also brings many alcohol-related crash fatalities.

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Utility district, city negotiate for rights to water customers

The Cypress Springs Special Utility District (CS-SUD) and City of Mount Vernon are currently negotiating for rights to future new water customers.

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County amends 2012 Budget to cover $136,275 expenses

An additional $136,275 in expenses was added to the county’s 2012 Budget at their meeting last week.

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Fire alarm at Jordan’s

Franklin County Investigator Robert Zinn and volunteers with the Mount Vernon Fire Department Jeremy Cox and Kenneth Cupp examine burnt fibers in the bottom of a trash receptacleFranklin County Investigator Robert Zinn and volunteers with the Mount Vernon Fire Department Jeremy Cox and Kenneth Cupp examine burnt fibers

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Public hearing Tuesday, Nov 27 on third phase of city annexations

The first public hearing on the third phase of city annexations for 2012 is set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27 in the council chambers of the Mount Vernon City Hall,

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Lonnie Hughes homecoming joyful

Lonnie Hughes meets his daughter Ryann Bailee.Lonnie Hughes’ homecoming from a year’s tour in Afghanistan with the Army National Guard was joyful

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