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Teen dies in crash Sunday

Bradyn LoyBradyn Loy, a junior at Mount Vernon High School, died in a car crash around 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 27. She was driving east on the South Service Rd. to I-30 near the 152 mile marker.

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Projects approved in special meeting

Final approval was given for two economic development projects to bring another restaurant to downtown Mount Vernon. The council took just over 10 minutes to conduct their business in a special meeting

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Debtors sought for overdue loan payments

Franklin County Commissioners Court members asked County Judge Scott Lee to send a letter to five of nine individuals listed as owing $164,096.14 in outstanding principal on loans made through the Franklin County Economic Development Revolving Loan Fund.

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Bennett, Duke are delegates to state

Dianna Bennett and Patti Duke were elected at the  Franklin County Democratic Party’s County Convention Saturday, March 19 to represent them at the state party convention.

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Tenor of conversations on flooding changing

The tenor of the Franklin County Water District’s conversations with disgruntled property owners at Lake Cypress Springs changed after rumblings of litigation surfaced.

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State makes appeal for federal personal assistance

Governor Greg Abbott has filed an appeal with President Obama for Individual Assistance for Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Franklin, Rockwall and Van Zandt counties.

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East sidewalk project begins

C. E. Marler and Associates of Kilgore took advantage of dry weather this week to begin the rebuild the sidewalks on the east side of the square in downtown Mount VernonC. E. Marler and Associates of Kilgore took advantage of dry weather this week to begin the rebuild the sidewalks on the east side of the square in downtown Mount Vernon a week early.

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Nestlé USA announces voluntary recall of several food products

Nestlé USA has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited number of DiGiorno, Lean Cuisine, and Stouffer’s products due to the potential presence of glass pieces.

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Special meeting to give approval of EDC projects

A special called meeting of the Mount Vernon City Council has been set for 5 p.m. Friday, March 18 to have a second hearing and potentially give final approval on two projects

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