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Lane closures on Hwy. 37

Motorists are advised to remain alert as various lanes will be closed on Hwy. 37 over the next two weeksMotorists are advised to remain alert as various lanes will be closed on Hwy. 37 over the next two weeks, weather permitting.

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City, county unite to help fund senior meals

Franklin County Commissioners Court and Mount Vernon City Council members are joining together with other community groups and organizations to assure that senior citizens and other handicapped people can continue to receive hot meals at the county’s Multi-Purpose Building on Taylor St. in Mount Vernon.

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Caustic Soda Tank Replaced

City crews worked to replace a 3,000 pound chemical tank that is used to treat raw waterCity crews worked to replace a 3,000 pound chemical tank that is used to treat raw water to prepare it for public consumption at the Mount Vernon Raw Water Treatment Plant on August 1.

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City tax rate same for sixth consecutive year, budget up

The City of Mount Vernon proposed the same ad valorem tax rate for the sixth consecutive year at its Monday night meeting as its proposed a $4.7 million 2019 budget, that dips into reserves about $700,000.

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Emergency funding needed for 2018 senior meals

Senior Citizen Services of Texarkana gave notice Tuesday that they would cease the community meal service at the local meal center at the Franklin County Multi-Purpose Building on Taylor St.

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Water line repair

City of Mount Vernon employees work to fix a leak in a six inch water line Friday, August 10.City of Mount Vernon employees work to fix a leak in a six inch water line Friday, August 10.

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Godfrey to be Pct. 2 write-in candidate

Toby GodfreyToby Godfrey of Mount Vernon filed a designation of campaign treasurer with the office of the Franklin County Clerk Tuesday, August 7, in order to begin requesting signatures on a petition to file as a write-in candidate for the office of Pct. 2 Commissioner.

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Joint effort

A Purley VFD brush truck is filled with water from a Talco fire truck during the fight against a grass fire that burned 108 acresA Purley VFD brush truck is filled with water from a Talco fire truck during the fight against a grass fire that burned 108 acres off FM 1896 Thursday, August 2.

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Three options presented to court for 2019 budget

Three proposals for potential adoption for the 2019 Budget for Franklin County were presented in a special workshop session Tuesday afternoon to members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court for consideration.

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