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Sarah Brod hired as county’s AgriLife Extension for Ag

Sarah BrodSarah Brod was officially hired by the Franklin County Commissioners Court Monday as the new Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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Gas pump security measures in place

A red strip with a serial number can be found  on gas pumps at Brookshires and CEFCO.Security measures have been taken at local gasoline pumps to help protect customer’s financial information from card skimming.

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Sidewalk replacement

Juan Gonzalez of JAG Designs uses a jack hammer to break up the concrete sidewalk on the south side of the downtown Mount Vernon square.Juan Gonzalez of JAG Designs uses a jack hammer to break up the concrete sidewalk on the south side of the downtown Mount Vernon square.

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Educators to host candidate forum

A group of concerned educators will be hosts for a nonpartisan forum on Saturday, January 20 at 11 a.m. at the Canton Civic Center.

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Nominations open through chamber 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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Law Officers of the Year named

Jason Knox, Jessica Mosher, James Hawkins, and Lance Harris were recently honored by their peers as officers of the year in the various departments at the Franklin County Law Enforcement Center.Jason Knox, Jessica Mosher, James Hawkins, and Lance Harris were recently honored by their peers as officers of the year in the various departments at the Franklin County Law Enforcement Center.

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City’s clean-up starts Saturday

The City of Mount Vernon’s  First Quarter Clean-Up starts this week. The eight day effort begins Saturday, January 6, and continues Monday through Saturday, January 9-13.

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Council okays EDC expenditure for disc golf

An expenditure of $9,950 by the Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation (EDC) funds toward conducting and expanding the World Amateur Doubles Disc Golf Competition was approved in a 4-0 vote of the Mount Vernon City Council Monday night, January 8.

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New construction

 Duke’s Travel Center, located on the South Service Road to I-30 at the 147 exit, is set to open in mid February.Construction of new businesses and the renovation of older structures were prevalent in the Franklin County area during 2017. Duke’s Travel Center, located on the South Service Road to I-30 at the 147 exit, is set to open in mid February.

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