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Adults arrested after kids test positive for meth

Joe Bradley Griffith and Haleigh Dahn Rogers have been arrested and charged with abandon or endanger a child - criminal negligence after children ages five months and one year old tested positive for methamphetamine.

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Big rigs cause issues on city streets

The City of Mount Vernon is working to discourage drivers of 18-wheel “big rigs” from driving on residential streets.

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Executive session called by county

A special session of the Franklin County Commissioners Court has been called for 9 a.m. Friday, June 21 in the county courtroom of the county courthouse in downtown Mount Vernon.

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Creating an island

Workers with KSA Engineers and C.E. Marler cut and strip away pavement surrounding the stop sign at the intersection of Main and Kaufman streetsWorkers with KSA Engineers and C.E. Marler cut and strip away pavement surrounding the stop sign at the intersection of Main and Kaufman streets in downtown Mount Vernon on Tuesday, June 18.

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Jail plumbing needs replacing

Plumbing issues, caused by both aging and constant use, will soon need to be addressed, Sheriff Ricky Jones told members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court at their Monday meeting.

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Sheriff’s deputies rescue boater on Sulphur River

Deputy John Grantham and Red River County Game Warden Daniel Roraback, along with members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department rescued Ricky SmithDeputy John Grantham and Red River County Game Warden Daniel Roraback, along with members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department rescued Ricky Smith

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Legislature eliminates extra meetings for commissioners

The current Texas Legislature enacted a bill eliminating the need for special meetings to approve payroll and recurring bills at the request of many of the state’s commissioners courts, including Franklin County.

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Building repair assistance requested for move

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation will consider a request for building repair assistance at its meeting, Thursday, June 20.

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Zoning, replat changes approved by city

No opposition was voiced by property owners surrounding the two properties on opposite sides of town requesting a zoning change or replat, both of which were approved by the Mount Vernon City Council at their monthly meeting Monday evening.

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