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Meetings hold interests of citizens

The second Monday and Thursday of each month are when many government boards conduct their meetings, and next week’s meetings hold items which have been shown by citizens to be of special interest to the public.

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Candidate filing deadline next week for May elections

The deadline to register as a candidate for a listing on the ballot for the May 4 elections for the Mount Vernon City Council, the Mount Vernon Independent School District Board of Trustees, and the Franklin County Water District Board of Directors is Friday, February 15.

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Budget amendments debated

A total of $56,031 in budget amendments was approved by the Franklin County Commissioners Court to more accurately reflect the operations of the county, but raised other questions about 2018 budget amendments.

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Temperatures fluctuate in wide range during January

Weather in Franklin County during January 2019 ranged from a 72° high to a 24° low.

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Filing continues for local board seats

Registration continues for anyone wishing to sign up as a candidate for seats on the Mount Vernon City Council, the Franklin County Water District (FCWD) board of directors, and the Mount Vernon ISD Board of Trustees.

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Man stabbed at motel, suspect arrested in Mississippi

Jennifer SparksLocal law enforcement officers raced toward the Super 8 Motel just after 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3 after a man was stabbed in one of the guest rooms.

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STOPit program initiated to report bullying, incidents

Mount Vernon ISD, with the help of Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones, has initiated the STOPit App which will empower students to stand up against bullying.

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Appointments made to county historical commission

The Franklin County Commissioners Court appointed 19 members to serve two-year terms on the Franklin County Historical Commission during their meeting Monday.

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City approvess reimbursement for installation of pressure pumps

The reimbursement of $12,886 for costs related to the installation of pumps to increase the water pressure available to the Zambaka USA facilities in Mount Vernon was approved by members of the Mount Vernon City Council in their January meeting.

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