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Bank robber indicted in federal court

Bobby Wayne Lance was indicted in federal court last week on multiple counts of armed robbery and now faces a February 22 trial date. The indictment included the November 17 armed robbery

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Lake reopened for watercraft

Lake Cypress Springs has been reopened to all watercraft, but not for recreational use. The lake was opened on a limited basis on Saturday, January 2 to allow lake homeowners the opportunity

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Stepmom arrested for murder of six year-old boy

Mount Vernon Police Investigator Josh Daily, center, begins his homicide investigation outside the Roycroft residence at Logan’s PointeMount Vernon Police Investigator Josh Daily, center, begins his homicide investigation outside the Roycroft residence at Logan’s Pointe on Thursday, December. 31 as Constable Randy Green

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County needs information on damages

Franklin County Judge Scott Lee is looking for information for a disaster declaration report on homes damaged as a result of the second wave of storms that struck the Franklin County area bringing with it record rainfall and flooding.

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Pipeline operators plan first responder training programs

Contractors, excavators, first responders and public officials are invited to attend pipeline safety and awareness programs scheduled in January. Pipeline and gas distribution companies will be the

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2015 is wettest year on record

The 14.49 inches of rain received during December 2015 set records for the month and the year of 2015. The 8.42 inches of rain on December 27 also set a single day record.

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County requests disaster assistance

Franklin County has made preliminary requests for almost half a million dollars in public assistance for recovery  efforts following the EF2 tornado that struck Franklin County the afternoon of December 12.

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Couple dies in fiery New Year’s Day crash

 Mount Vernon volunteer firefighters battle a large blaze following the crash of an 18 wheeler in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day.A Florida couple was killed in a fiery crash on I-30 near the 150 mile marker around 6:45 a.m. on Friday, January 1. The 18 wheeler veered off the road to the left, struck and traveled along a metal guard rail a concrete barricade.

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Post office delivers lots of packages

If you ordered items on-line this holiday season, you helped to increase the number of packages handled by the Mount Vernon Post Office this year. A total of 10,307 packages were handled

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