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Morris named executive director

Kyle MorrisKyle Morris accepted the appointment as the executive director of the Franklin County Industrial Foundation during the group’s meeting annual Friday, January 10.

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Veterans escort

Members of the American Legion Post 243 Legion Riders and representatives of the Mount Vernon Fire Department and Franklin County law enforcement provided an escort for a bus of veterans from the Bonham Veterans Affairs hospital.Members of the American Legion Post 243 Legion Riders and representatives of the Mount Vernon Fire Department and Franklin County law enforcement provided an escort for a bus of veterans from the Bonham Veterans Affairs hospital.

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New Constable

Brantin Carr, center, is sworn in as the Franklin County Constable by County Judge Scott Lee, right, as his wife, Amanda Carr, holds a Bible.Brantin Carr, center, is sworn in as the Franklin County Constable by County Judge Scott Lee, right, as his wife, Amanda Carr, holds a Bible.

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Annual BBQ to honor Tom Shiels

The 2020 Heroes Barbecue that precedes Tour de Cypress Bike Ride every year has been named the Tom Shiels Memorial Heroes Barbecue by the Mount Vernon Rotary Club.

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Sidewalk destruction

Employees with Leeland Bradlee Construction of Longview work to remove a concrete slab from the sidewalk in front of Recycle Reniassance on Dallas St.Employees with Leeland Bradlee Construction of Longview work to remove a concrete slab from the sidewalk in front of Recycle Reniassance on Dallas St.

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Nomination deadline for community honors extended

The deadline to submit nominations for the Franklin County Man, Woman and Agriculturist of the Year and the Franklin County Hall of Fame awards has been extended until Wednesday, January 15.

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Out with the old

Landry McGonagill tosses old items into Dumpsters at the City of Mount Vernon Maintenance FacilityLandry McGonagill tosses old items into Dumpsters at the City of Mount Vernon Maintenance Facility on Saturday, January 4.

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Latortue awarded grant to fight opioid addiction problem

Dr. Jean LatortueDr. Jean Latortue has been selected as one of only 12 physicians and medical clinics nationwide to be awarded a grant to fight the opioid addiction problem.

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Nominations open for community honors

Nominations are being accepted for consideration for the Franklin County Man, Woman and Agriculturist of the Year and the Franklin County Hall of Fame awards.

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