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General Election early voting continues

Registered voters have made a steady stream into the early voting polls for the 2020 General Election.

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Pedestrian struck in parking lot following family argument

First responders were called to the McDonald’s parking lot on Hwy. 37 for a pedestrian struck by a vehicle around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13.

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Sulphur River appeal heard, director search continues

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation Board was asked to look to having input on future water development as a key to local economic development.

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Contract severed for county health building

Franklin County severed its contract with National Development Services, Inc. to build the county health building after it became clear that the December completion deadline would not be met,

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Approval given for GED, mutual aid agreements, defense grant

County approval was given for making application for an indigent defense grant as well as two agreements for the use of county facilities, equipment and/or personnel

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City, County fourth quarter clean-up continues

The fourth quarter clean-up efforts will continue this week for both the City of Mount Vernon and Franklin County. See the October 22 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for times and locations where dumpsters are available for the public.

Fourth quarter clean-up begins for City and County

A fourth quarter clean-up effort begins this week for both the City of Mount Vernon and Franklin County.

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Sheriff’s patrol vehicle struck by 18-wheeler on I-30

A Franklin County patrol vehicle, was struck  by an 18 wheeler.Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Moore did not require medical attention after his patrol vehicle was struck by an 18 wheeler on I-30 around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, October 14.

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Early voting continues in General Election

In person early voting for the Run-off Primary Election continues from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, October 30. Election day voting is set for Tuesday, Nov. 3.

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