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West side of square sidewalk project to begin Monday

The preparation for construction work on the west side of the square sidewalk is scheduled to begin Monday, April 8 in downtown Mount Vernon.

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Area temperatures fluctuate in March

Temperatures fluctuated during March and ranged from a low of 23° to a high of 80°. The rainfall during March measured 3.02 inches, which was below the average of 4.27.

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Guarding the lines

Mount Vernon volunteer firefighters Wade Powell, Shane Marker, and Colin Clasby guard drooping power lines on CR NE1011Mount Vernon volunteer firefighters Wade Powell, Shane Marker, and Colin Clasby guard drooping power lines on CR NE1011 around 5 p.m. Monday, March 18.

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Travel trailer recovered one day after theft report

A travel trailer was reported as having been stolen around 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 29 from PMI Stoves on Hwy. 37.A travel trailer was reported as having been stolen around 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 29 from PMI Stoves on Hwy. 37. The trailer was valued at $5,000. It was recovered the following day, after the Camp County Sheriff received a tip as to its location.

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Commissioners shocked by asbestos removal quote

A preliminary quote of $200,000 to $250,000 for the removal of asbestos from the old county hospital building, most of which is in the flooring of the facility, shocked members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court (Court) at their meeting and workshop Monday.

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Child Abuse Prevention Month declared locally

A proclamation was approved by the Franklin County Commissioner’s Court Monday declaring April 2019 as Child Abuse Prevention Month locally.

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Five new faces join the Economic Development board

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation Board (Board) will seat five new members on its seven-member board in a special workshop session at 5 p.m. tonight, March 28 at the City Hall.

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Internet, phone contracts tabled for more information

Action on contracts valued between $31,169 and $49,877 annually to provide Franklin County offices and sites with internet and phone service were tabled until more information could be received, along with legal advice.

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Commissioners stunned from potential $80,000 EMS bill

Discussions kept coming back to questions concerning a five-month income statement from the Hopkins County Hospital District reflecting an $80,620 loss in providing ambulance services in Franklin County.

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