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Electric rate hike proposed

AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company, filed last week with the Public Utility Commission of Texas requesting to increase the company’s rates to its Texas customers by approximately $83 million.

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Zoning change sought for church

A zoning change is being sought to allow construction of a small church at 416 English Street in Mount Vernon.

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City continues to pare budget proposals

Members of the Mount Vernon City Council continue to pare down the city’s 2012-13 budget proposals.

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Annual sale of lots authorized

The Franklin County Water District’s Board of Trustees authorized the annual bidding for lots at its regular July meeting.

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County files proposed budget

Franklin County Judge Paul Lovier filed the county’s draft of the proposed county budget for 2013 late Tuesday, July 31, the deadline.

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Small Business seminars set

The Small Business Development Center in conjunction with Northeast Texas Community College will be conducting four unique seminars during the week of August 27-30

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Overall appraised values in county up slightly

The Franklin County Appraisal District released the certified tax rolls to local taxing entities last week.

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Korean War Veterans honored at ceremony

Steve Austin leads those assembled in saluting the U.S. Flag during a ceremony to honor Veterans of the Korean WarVeterans Service Officer Steve Austin leads those assembled in saluting the U.S. Flag during a ceremony to honor Veterans of the Korean War

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Firefighters save mobile home

Mount Vernon volunteer Michael Eastman sprays water underneath a mobile home as firefighters from several departments assist him.Mount Vernon volunteer Michael Eastman sprays water underneath a mobile home as firefighters from several departments assist him.

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