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Legality of city’s annexing over one acre of open land questioned

The legality of the City of Mount Vernon annexing open areas of more than one acre was brought into question at a workshop session last week.

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Live rabies case found in family pet

A dog belonging to a Franklin County couple was discovered to have live rabies last week.

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Genealogy has new book

The Franklin County Genealogical Society invites people to stop in at their headquarters/research center during the Christmas holidays.

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Date set for local area cattleman’s conference

The Northeast Texas Cattleman’s Conference is set from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30.

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Franklin County Farm Bureau recognized for growth

The Franklin County Farm Bureau has been recognized as second in the number of consecutive years of growth in the state.

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Sports board extends application process

The Franklin County Sports Complex Board of Directors extended their deadline to accept applications for a manager  for the sports complex.

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Electrical lines spark fire

electrical line dangling in the forground, sparked a grass fire that  consumed several acres on Monday, Dec. 3An electrical line dangling in the foreground, sparked a grass fire that  consumed several acres on Monday, Dec. 3.

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HOME Program construction has begun at three home sites

Construction has begun on three homes qualified under the Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME).

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Annexations meet with owner opposition

Opposition to annexation was voiced by six property owners in the Elmwood Development at the special meeting of the Mount Vernon City Council last week.

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