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18 wheeler fire

Westbound I-30 was completely shut down due to an 18 wheeler fire during the overnight hours prior to Sunday, April 14.

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Facade proposal passed to council for approval

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors approved an amended version of the new facade program last week and forwarded the program guidelines to the City Council for approval at their May session.

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City lot replat, social media archive contract approved

Two city lots, owned by the same couple, were approved for replat, and a contract with ArchiveSocial to preserve social media records was approved at the Monday evening meeting of the Mount Vernon City Council.

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Blue pinwheels for abuse prevention

Blue pinwheels were planted by members of the Lake Country Court Appointed Special Advocates and the Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center on the lawn of the Franklin County CourthouseBlue pinwheels were planted by members of the Lake Country Court Appointed Special Advocates and the Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center on the lawn of the Franklin County Courthouse Friday, April 12 to bring attention to the fact that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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The Hub’s financial spoke near breaking point

The financial spoke of Franklin County’s meal center, The Hub, is near breaking  as the rate of funds needed to operate the center out paces the donations and contributions by local government entities almost three to one.

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Master Utility Service Agreement approved by rail district

The North East Texas Rural Rail Transportation District’s (NETEX) board of directors unanimously authorized its executive committee to execute a resolution with its chairman as signor for a Master Utility Service Agreement between the district and Sustainability Partners, a private investment group, at its meeting in Commerce April 11.

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Auditor chides county for lack of clarity in reporting

Franklin County received its 2017 fiscal year report from Adrienne Deason of the accounting firm of Henry & Peters, PC., with a list of continued internal control concerns attached.

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Sidewalk work begins

The sound of jack hammers and concrete saws fill the air in downtown Mount Vernon as work began Monday, April 15 to replace the sidewalk on the west side of the downtown plaza.The sound of jack hammers and concrete saws fill the air in downtown Mount Vernon as work began Monday, April 15 to replace the sidewalk on the west side of the downtown plaza.

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John Reeves named Photographer of Year

John ReevesJohn Reeves was named  as the Photographer of the Year for the weekly division of the North and East Texas Press Association’s 2018 Better Newspaper contest.

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