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Apartments damaged by fire

Steam rolls off the flames that are shooting from the roof of the Mount Vernon Apartments South on Main St. as fire fighters begin to hit the fire with water.A fire was reported at 10:40 p.m. on Sunday, October 15 at the Mount Vernon Apartments South.

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County HOT board and funding future in question

The future of the Franklin County Hotel-Motel Occupancy Tax Fund, as well as its advisory board, have been brought into question by members of the county’s commissioners court.

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Tuesday deadline to register to vote in general elections

The deadline to be registered in order to qualify to vote in the 2017 General Election is Tuesday, October 10. Any changes to a voter’s existing registration should be made by the same date.

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Jumper resigns from HOT, tax appraisal boards

Franklin County Pct. 2 Commissioner Larkin Jumper resigned as the county’s representative on both the Hotel-Motel Tax Advisory Board and the Tax Appraisal District’s Board of Directors in the regular meeting of the county commissioners court Monday.

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Frazier named Texas American Bank President

Jason FrazierJason Frazier has been named Vice President/Location President of Texas American Bank in Mount Vernon.

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Audit for 2016 calls for changes in procedures

Franklin County changed auditors after five years with the same firm seeking more detail in the outside auditor’s review and got what they asked for from the firm of Henry & Peters, Certified Public Accountants in the 2016 audit received Monday.

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Zero rain sets new record for September

After setting a rainfall record in August, not a single drop of moisture was measured at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency official weather station in Mount Vernon during the month of September.

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Employee evaluations mark start of budget process

The Franklin County Water District Board of Directors began the 2018 Budget process by formally setting the ad valorem tax rate and the start of annual employee evaluations and compensation during their delayed September meeting last week.

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Navigation Financial tops $1 billion in client assets

Navigation Financial Group recently exceeded $1 billion in client assets under the management.

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