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Hit and run driver caught in Titus County

A hit and run driver on I-30 was finally stopped in Titus County after striking another vehicle on I-30 near the 151 mile marker around 8:30 a.m. Sunday, February 24.

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Dairy income triggers safety net payment

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced late last week that the January 2019 income over feed cost margin was $7.99 per hundredweight,

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Ambulance service, bail bond situations come to light

Declining revenues for from the ambulance service provided in the county and the discovery that the county has not been operating under a county bail bond board, both troubling situations,

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Hog hunter shoots self in foot

Donald Chaz Smith. He was hog hunting with Harlan Chad Lappin in the bottoms near Hagansport when he accidentally shot himself through his right foot with his 308 rifle.

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EDC Board members asked to resign

An outcry for more transparency and diversity of representation on various city boards and a rebuff from  three members of the city’s Economic Development Corporation Board,

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SWEPCO warns customers about scammers

Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) continues to receive reports that involve criminals posing as SWEPCO representatives contacting customers and demanding immediate payment.

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American Legion celebrates 100 years

The American Legion will be celebrating its 100th anniversary on March 15, 2019. The event will be celebrated locally at the American Legion Post 243, located on CR SE 4265 with an open house and hot dog lunch from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 16.

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City, county to apply for fire truck grants

Both the City of Mount Vernon Council and Franklin County Commissioners Court approved an agreement with the Ark-Tex Council of Governments office to write separate grants of up to $500,000 for a Community Development Block Grant for fire trucks.

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Injured driver leaves accident scene

Raymond Hamm, age 31 of Leesburg, was injured in a single vehicle accident Saturday, March 2 just prior to 3 p.m., but left the scene and went to his residence.

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