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Accident

The front of the Samaritan Shop on the north side of the downtown square was damaged as a result of an auto accident The front of the Samaritan Shop on the north side of the downtown square was damaged as a result of an auto accident  around 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 16.

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Roden named jail Administrator

Shawn RodenShawn Roden assumed the duties as the jail administrator at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on February 1. He is a certified Master Peace Officer.

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Drainage issue being returned to Monday’s agenda

The blockage of a “natural drainage” flow, which is causing flooding along a section of County Road NE2010 as well as threatening a neighboring residence and out building with flooding, will be on the agenda at the Franklin County Commissioners Court meeting Monday, February 13, according to Pct. 2 Commissioner Larkin Jumper.

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Attorney authorized for what is now moot issue

The drainage issue along a section of County Road NE2010 appears to be a moot issue with trenching of a drainage area on private property

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Last week to toss hats into ring

This is the last week for candidates to toss their hat in the ring for positions on the Mount Vernon City Council, Mount Vernon ISD Board of Trustees, or the Franklin County Water District.

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Council: Events with alcohol should stay downtown

Events with alcohol should stay downtown and not at the city park was the message from members of the Mount Vernon City Council in reviewing a request for an alcoholic beverage permit for a crawfish boil at the park from the Community Events Committee.

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StoneLeaf withdraws 2017 application to state

The StoneLeaf Companies are withdrawing their application to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs to construct a 60-72 unit apartment complex for residents age 55 and above.

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Zamarripa joins city police department as patrolman

Manuel ZamarripaManuel Zamarripa has assumed duties as a patrol officer with the Mount Vernon Police Department announced Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones, who acts as Chief of Police for the City of Mount Vernon.

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Four record highs recorded in January

Four record high temperatures were noted during an unseasonably warm January 2017.

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