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Zinn, Medders, incumbents file as candidates in primary

Robert Zinn has filed as a candidate for justice of the peace, Keith Medders has filed as a challenger to Pct. 2 Commissioner Larkin Jumper, who also filed, along with five other incumbent office holders on the Republican Party’s ballot for the March General Primary Election.

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Thanksgiving fire

Firefighters battle an intense blaze just after 11 p.m. Wednesday, November 22.Firefighters battle an intense blaze just after 11 p.m. Wednesday, November 22. The structure on the northwest corner of Hwy. 37 and FM 900 was fully engulfed when the initial report was received.

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Truck driver receives minor injuries in accident

John Kennedy escaped the wreckage of his 18 wheeler with minor injuries.John Kennedy, age 52 of Greenville, survived crashing his 18 wheeler with just a bump on his head, according to first responders from the scene around 4 p.m. on November 7.

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Rental registrationto be discussed

A rental registration program will be discussed as a precursor to a residential inspection program at the November 27 meeting of the Mount Vernon City Council.

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Primary candidate filing underway, Alford will not run

Candidate filing for county elected offices for the March primaries has begun with County Judge Scott Lee as the only one to complete the process with their local party chairman.

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County okays purchase of new election equipment

Chris Moody gave a demonstration of new election equipment to the Commissioners Court last week,Chris Moody gave a demonstration of new election equipment to the Commissioners Court last week,

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Franklin County HOT fund distribution clarified

Clarification of the amounts of the Franklin County Hotel Occupancy Tax funds to be distributed and to which organizations in support of what projects consumed about 50 percent of the regular meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court with a three to two split vote deciding the matter.

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AG Opinion: District clerk only to have access to court funds

A Texas Attorney General Opinion just issued confirms  District Clerk’s earlier emphasis that only the clerks should have access to their respective court registry accounts, and the county must require adequate security through its depository bank and use of the county EIN (Employer Identification Number).

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Mobile home ordinance updated, rental property to be studied

The Mount Vernon City Council updated its 30 year old mobile home ordinance, and appointed a committee to study the proposed residential inspection ordinance to suggest changes to better suit a smaller community at its Monday night meeting.

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