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County Road NE 2220 closed due to culvert washout

Frequent rains during the past month have caused flooding in low lying areas of Franklin County and a washout on County Road NE2220 at Cobb Jones Creek.

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Employee pay scale reviewed, website security upgrade made

A security upgrade to the Franklin County Water District’s website and reservation system along with review and changes in the district’s employee classifications and some pay scales were acted on at the board’s April meeting.

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HUB guidelines remain unchanged

Any change in the operation of The HUB, the county operated meal center, remains undecided as a variety of possible options were brought up, but were left on the table at the Monday meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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Record restoration reported

District Clerk Ellen Jaggers brought one of the old 1875 record books to the Franklin County Commissioners Court meeting Monday (holding).District Clerk Ellen Jaggers brought one of the old 1875 record books to the Franklin County Commissioners Court meeting Monday (holding).

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Juveniles were not good on Good Friday

A couple of male juveniles were not being good on Good Friday, April 19, and got themselves into trouble.

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911 dispatchers recognized

PSAP Manager Edward J Shadbolt Jr and Lauren Epps  receive an award recognizing their work as 9-1-1 dispatchers from Rea WashingtonPSAP Manager Edward J Shadbolt Jr and Lauren Epps  receive an award recognizing their work as 9-1-1 dispatchers from Rea Washington, the Ark-Tex Council of Governments public safety manager.

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Heroes honored with barbecue

 Mount Vernon Rotary Club honored local law enforcement, first responders, and firefighters with a Heroes BarbecueThe Mount Vernon Rotary Club honored local law enforcement, first responders, and firefighters with a Heroes Barbecue on Friday, April 19.

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Commissioners hear request to close County Road NE2111

James Hall requested that the Franklin County Commissioners Court permanently close County Road NE2111, and he pledged to proceed with the formal process for closure with no objections from members of the Court.

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Early voting ends Tuesday

Voting was slow the first two days of early voting in the Mount Vernon City Council election with 11 ballots cast in person; early voting in the election continues through 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 30.

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