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Man arrested near softball field

Mount Vernon Police Officers Tresa Stinson and Leah Thomas responded to an incident at the Mount Vernon Lady Tigers softball field around 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 1.

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Parker pleads to murder, gets life sentence in Franks’ death

Joshua Anthony ParkerJoshua Anthony Parker pled guilty last Friday to a charge of murder in the stabbing death of Timothy Paul Franks on April 5, 2018. He was sentenced to “life.”

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Treasurer completes education seminar

Franklin County Treasurer Betty Sue AllenFranklin County Treasurer Betty Sue Allen joined hundreds of colleagues from around the state at the 47th Annual County Treasurers’ Continuing Education Seminar in Austin, April 15-18.

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Chicken house fire

Fire destroyed a chicken house on CR NE2100Fire destroyed a chicken house on CR NE2100 belonging to Kenneth and Marianne Eng early Tuesday, May 7.

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Hydro Lift taken from boat slip on Lake Bob Sandlin

A Hydro Lift boat lift was stolen from a boat slip at the Sterling Shores development on Lake Bob Sandlin. It was valued at $3,250.

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Take out meals from The Hub meal center come to an end

No takeout meals will be exiting the doors of the county operated meal center, called “The Hub,” after formal action adopting policy and procedures for the center by the Franklin County Commissioners Court in a special session last Thursday.

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Action on The HUB meals planned Thursday morning

A proposal to eliminate any “takeout” meals from The HUB, the county operated meal center, will be presented for action by the Franklin County Commissioners Court (Court) at 9 a.m. today, Thursday, May 2, in the County Court Room of the Franklin County Courthouse.

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Michael Long wins Council election

Michael Long received the most votes for the Place 1 seat on the Mount Vernon City Council during the May 4 elections.

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Blowout causes accident between Explorer and 18 wheeler

A blowout caused an accident between an 18 wheeler and a passenger vehicle on I-30A blowout caused an accident between an 18 wheeler and a passenger vehicle on I-30 Saturday, April 27, but no injuries were reported.

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