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City’s third quarter clean-up scheduled to begin Saturday

The City of Mount Vernon’s Third Quarter Clean-up is set to begin Saturday, July 12 and will continue Monday through Saturday, July 19. The city will offer access to an open-top dumpster at its maintenance facility on Holbrook St. (Spur 423), between Andrews and Grady streets.

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Contracts for phones, wiring, security awarded, tempers flare

Danny Weems of Cross Country Communications of Sulphur Springs presents his bid for the phone system and cabling for the Franklin County Courthouse.Danny Weems of Cross Country Communications of Sulphur Springs presents his bid for the phone system and cabling for the Franklin County Courthouse.

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Statewide boat-draining rule goes into effect on July 1

Beginning July 1, boaters must drain all water from their boat and on-board receptacles before leaving or approaching a body of fresh water anywhere in Texas.

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Fireworks stand

Kent Basinger with the Lions Club sells fireworks to Robert and Sheila Rader at the stand in front of Prosperity Bank.Kent Basinger with the Lions Club sells fireworks to Robert and Sheila Rader at the stand in front of Prosperity Bank. This the first time the re-organized club has provided a fireworks stand in Mount Vernon, and they plan to be bigger and better next year.

Local officers assist Hopkins Co. with two felony arrests

Franklin County deputies and Mount Vernon Police Department patrolmen assisted neighboring departments this week by arresting two men wanted in connection with two violent felony offenses in Hopkins County.

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Cropland acreage reports due July 15

The deadline for agricultural producers to file an acreage report with the U. S. Farm Service Agency on spring seeded crops is Tuesday, July 15. The Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill) requires producers on a farm to submit annual acreage reports on all cropland.

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Increased patrols started for DWIs

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has increased driving while intoxicated (DWI) patrols for an 11-day period that includes the July 4th holiday. From June 27 to July 7,

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New equipment in city patrol cars already saving lives, time

City patrolman Cody Bradford is shown with  newly acquired technology equipmentCity patrolman Cody Bradford is shown with  newly acquired technology equipment was installed less than 10 days in his patrol unit. The equipment is already proving its worth in both saving time for officers and saving the lives of citizens.

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June temperatures were mild in area

Mild temperatures during June made outdoor activities comfortable in the Franklin County area. No highs nor lows were recorded during the month. The county received 1.81 inches of rain during June,

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