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Added services approved for county courthouse project

An additional $4,620 in mechanical and electrical engineering services for the courthouse restoration project were authorized in the Monday, Jan. 14

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Sartain is new Jail Administrator

Scott SartainScott Sartain assumed duties as the Jail Administrator at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013.

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Ralph Robertson to be sworn in as councilman Saturday

Ralph RobertsonRalph Robertson will be administered the oath of office as the newest member of the Mount Vernon City Council at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19

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County declared drought disaster

Franklin County was one of  50 counties designated as contiguous disaster counties in Texas due to drought and heat.

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Harvey Funeral Home under new direction

After 112 years as a family owned and operated business, the Sam B. Harvey Funeral home is now under new direction.

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Early morning fire put out before house destroyed

Early morning fire put out before house destroyedThe home of Cathy Jane Jarvis at 621 S. Kaufman St. was extinguished by the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department

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Beer, wine election petition delivered in Mount Vernon

Petitions to support limited alcohol sales within the City of Mount Vernon were delivered to City Secretary Tina Rose late last week.

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City pays off high interest certificates

The Mount Vernon City Council members authorized the pay off of its 1998 series and refinancing of its 2007 series Certificates of Obligation last week.

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ETMC unveils new helicopters

ETMC new helicoptersThe East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System unveiled two new emergency transport helicopters this week.

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