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Mayor Sears files for re-election; Friday is city, school deadline

Mayor Margaret Sears was the last of five incumbents to file for re-election for either the Mount Vernon City Council or Mount Vernon Independent School District Board of Trustees.

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Poole to be guest speaker for local Black History program

Ayanna PooleAyanna Poole of Tyler, a young social activist, will be guest speaker for the annual the Black History program at 6:30 p.m. Friday, February 26 at the Cultural Arts Center in Mount Vernon.

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Chamber banquet tickets available

Tickets for the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet are now available at the Chamber office on Kaufman St. and First National Bank locations. The tickets are $25 per person.

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Jordan acquires Cooper Home Health

Jordan Health Services has acquired Cooper Home Health, Inc., a skilled and community care services provider based in Cooper, Texas. Cooper cares for approximately 440 community care clients

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Main Street program to apply for engineering grant

The Mount Vernon City Council gave authorization for the Main Street program manager to make application to the National Trust for Historic Preservation for a grant to evaluate the restoration of the wall around the downtown plaza

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VanDeaver event set

State Representative Gary VanDeaver will be doing a Meet and Greet in Mount Vernon from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 18 at the County Seat on the east side of the downtown square.

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One date for vehicle inspection, registration beginning March 1

Franklin County is stepping up to assist customers during the second year of the “Two Steps, One Sticker” program for vehicle inspection and registration. Beginning March 1, the transition year ends,

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Airport still without fuel

The Franklin County Airport has been without aviation fuel for sale to the flying public for more than a year. Commissioners Court members took no action on a proposal from the Airport Board of Directors

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January weather very mild

After a tumultuous end to 2015, weather in Franklin County during January 2016 was very mild. No record high nor low temperatures were recorded, and below average rain fell across the area.

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