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Car flips off I-30 exit ramp

A vehicle flipped over after being driven too fast on the 146 exit ramp off eastbound I-30.

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County, city plan remote meetings for April

Both the Franklin County Commissioners Court and Mount Vernon City Council are planning to conduct their regular meetings with remote calling access in April.

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Walleye Park closed for camping

Walleye Park campground at Lake Cypress Springs has been closed through April 29.The Walleye Park campground at Lake Cypress Springs has been closed through April 29.

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Woman jailed after assaulting ambulance technician

A medical emergency was called into the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office just after 8 a.m. Friday, March 27, to a residence on CR SE4396. The FCSO had previously received several calls for service to this location.

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March was wet, not excessively windy

The old saying, “April showers bring May flowers” might need to be amended. Franklin County received rain 18 of the 31 days during March for a total of 7.23 inches.

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Council extends health disaster proclamation

The Mount Vernon City Council extended the city’s health disaster proclamation through April 13 in a special called meeting Tuesday night, March 24.

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First coronavirus case confirmed in Franklin County

The first coronavirus case was confirmed in Franklin County on Saturday, March 28.

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Health authority appointment

Franklin County Judge Scott Lee, at left, swears Dr. Jean Latortue, at right, into office as the Franklin County Local Health Authority.Franklin County Judge Scott Lee, at left, swears Dr. Jean Latortue, at right, into office as the Franklin County Local Health Authority.

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Water district looks to reissue bonds at lower rate

The Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors will pursue information and quotes on refinancing more than $2.6 million in outstanding bonds to take advantage of the current historically low interest rates.

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