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Long resigns, Huddleston made mayor pro tem

The Mount Vernon City Council accepted the resignation of Place 1 Councilman Michael Long, who was serving as Mayor Pro Tem,

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Divers investigate sunken construction trailer

A sonar image shows the dump trailer sitting on the  bottom of the lake 17.9 feet below the surface.Divers were scheduled to work at Lake Cypress Springs on Wednesday, June 16 to investigate a sunken dump trailer just west of the boat ramp at Overlook Park.

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Requests from volunteer fire departments top 2022 budget

Almost $300,000 in vehicle and safety equipment requests from the four volunteer fire departments in Franklin County top the list of funding needs presented during two days of 2022 budget hearings by Franklin County.

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Software costs, building projects dominate discussions

New software and the cost building projects dominated discussions during the two-day 2022 budget workshops and hearings conducted by the Franklin County Commissioners Court last week.

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Budget hearings

Colin Clasby and Kenneth Cupp with the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department display pieces of equipment that need to be replaced to members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.Colin Clasby and Kenneth Cupp with the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department display pieces of equipment that need to be replaced to members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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Officers find more than an ounce of methamphetamine

The methamphetamine confiscated is shown in the upper portion of this photo. It size can be compared to the Brifit digital scale shown that measures 3” x 5”.After receiving a tip, members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department performed a drug raid at a residence on Sweet Gum around 4 p.m. Thursday, June 3.

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Higher postage rates anounced

The United States Postal Service announced last week a planned adjustment of postage rates as of August 29, 2021, for the public and commercial mail users.

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Down tree

Due to the continuing rain, a tree at Little Creek Park uprooted near the pavillion.Due to the continuing rain, a tree at Little Creek Park uprooted near the pavillion. City of Mount Vernon workers will be cutting up this tree and others in the park for removal.

Several vehicle burglaries reported

Several vehicle burglaries were reported on CRSE 3250 to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office this week.

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