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Law enforcement applies for radio, Fleur unit grants

Both the Franklin County Commissioners Court and City of Mount Vernon’s Council last week authorized  local law enforcement to apply for new portable radio grants totaling over $15,385 and  thermal imaging units totaling $11,905,

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NETCAC visits State Capitol

Representatives from The Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center (NETCAC) met with Senators’ Bob Hall and Bryan Hughes, Representatives’ Cole Hefner, Dan Flynn, and Gary Van Deaver on their recent visit to the State Capitol.Representatives from The Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center (NETCAC) met with Senators’ Bob Hall and Bryan Hughes, Representatives’ Cole Hefner, Dan Flynn, and Gary Van Deaver on their recent visit to the State Capitol.

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Rabies confirmed in city skunk, dogs confined

A dead skunk was found in the back yard of a home in the 400 block of E. Main St. in Mount Vernon and has been confirmed to have had rabies.

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Tax appraisal district submits new budget

The Franklin County Appraisal District (FCAD) is submitting its 2019-2020 fiscal year budget to area tax collecting entities for approval.

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County signs off on finished Cypress Springs SUD project

The completion of the 2017 round of Small Towns Environment Program (STEP) grant work applied for by the Cypress Springs Special Utility District through Franklin County was finalized with the commissioners court’s approval of completion documentation last week.

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Workshop produces more agenda items

An afternoon workshop session last week for the Franklin County Commissioners Court produced several agenda items to be included on their next meeting set for 9 a.m. Monday, February 25.

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Bennett resists, threatens officers during arrest

Christopher Lee Bennett was arrested for violating a criminal trespass warning at the Shidell Apartments around 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 6. He resisted officer’s attempts to place him in handcuffs, resisted being placed into a patrol vehicle, and resisted entry into the Franklin County Jail.

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Safety of busy intersections within acceptable levels

The results from a speed study by the Texas Department of Transportation requested last summer were shared last week by the City of Mount Vernon with the state agency offering no changes in speed or traffic control at Dukes, Love’s and Tiger Boulevard.

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Ward awarded county contract for 2018 outside audit

Mike Ward Accounting & Financial Consulting, PLLC was awarded the contract to perform the 2018 annual outside audit for Franklin County,

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