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Fiber-optic break spurs disaster planning by sheriff

A tractor-trailer rig which ripped through a fiber-optic cable and caused the loss of phone, television and internet service Saturday has prompted additional disaster planning by Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones.

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County balks at Head Start’s terms for lease agreement

Franklin County Commissioners balked at the requirement for a $1 million dollar liability insurance and $3 million aggregate policy for common areas in a lease agreement presented

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Auditor: Indigent Defense Fund - a runaway train

Franklin County Auditor Tina Phillips referred to the Indigent Defense Fund as a runaway freight train during 2016 budget discussions with the Commissioners Court. The Court is preparing to

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Burn pile damages car, house

Josh Daily, City of Mount Vernon Police Investigator, and Franklin County Constable Randy Green man fire hoses during a blaze on Monday, August 24. Josh Daily, City of Mount Vernon Police Investigator, and Franklin County Constable Randy Green man fire hoses during a blaze on Monday, August 24. They pitched in to help due

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County wide burn ban issued

The issuance of a 90 day ban on outdoor burning was not soon enough to prevent the firemen from being called out to no less than 10 wild fires last week. The ban was issued by the Franklin

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Burn ban in effect, altered

Franklin County Commissioners Court members altered the local ban on outdoor burning at their meeting Monday, August 24 to exempt grilling and welding when prescribed precautions are taken,

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Raging fire

Volunteer firefighters work to contain a fire in the Eagle Point subdivision at Lake Cypress SpringsVolunteer firefighters work to contain a fire in the Eagle Point subdivision at Lake Cypress Springs around 9 p.m. on Monday, August 17. The fire threatened to spread to the trees, but the

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City police pay below area average

Keeping quality, caring peace officers in Mount Vernon is made harder with a pay rate that is between $2.26 and $2.72 below the average pay for officers in other area cities, according to

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Food bank serves 3,834, clients

The Community Food Bank of Franklin County has served 3,834 clients in 1,406 families this year through the first week of July. The local service organization was found to be fully in compliance

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