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Local man dies from flu complications

Franklin County authorities are stating that a local man may have died due to complications from the flu. This will not be confirmed until autopsy reports are received.

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Candidate filing deadline next week

The deadline to register as a candidate for a listing on the ballot for the May 5 elections for the Mount Vernon City Council and the Mount Vernon Independent School District Board of Trustees is Friday, February 16.

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Goff is new director at Harvey Funeral Home

David GoffDavid Goff started recently as the new funeral director at Sam Harvey Funeral Home.

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Sea of crosses

A display of small white crosses was recently placed in front of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Hwy. 37.A display of small white crosses was recently placed in front of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Hwy. 37.

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Brod welcome reception Monday

A reception welcoming Sarah Brod as the Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Agriculture, Natural Resources and 4-H in Franklin County will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday, February 12, at the  county’s multi-purpose building.

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Ellis retires as president / CEO after 50 years service

Elmer G. Ellis, president/CEO of the East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System (ETMC), will retire on February 28, and will be honored for 50 years of service to ETMC at multiple events.

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Alert: new stop sign downtown

 TxDOT workers installed a new four-way stop sign on the southeast corner of the downtown Mount Vernon plaza Drivers beware. A new four-way stop sign was installed on the southeast corner of the downtown Mount Vernon plaza on Friday, February 2 where Main and Houston streets intersect.

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Chamber banquet tickets available now

Tickets for the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet are now available at the Chamber office on Kaufman St., Guaranty Bank and Trust, and all First National Bank locations.

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Rhymes-Johnson is speaker for Black History Month program

Connie Rhymes-JohnsonConnie Rhymes-Johnson, an area educator and president of the local area chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), will be the featured speaker at the 10th annual Black History Month program.

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