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Zinn wins Justice of the Peace race

Robert ZinnRobert Zinn won the Republican Party nomination for Franklin County Justice of the Peace in the Tuesday, May 22 Run-off Primary Election.

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TxDot urges drivers to “look twice for motorcycles”

As part of National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in May, the Texas Department of Transportation’s “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” campaign is urging drivers to watch carefully for motorcycles.

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City, county approve road work agreement

The rift between the City of Mount Vernon and Franklin County elected officials seems to be a step closer to resolution with approval of a inter-local agreement for cooperative work on eight roads

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Ideas sought for use of old hospital building

Members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court are calling for a “brain storming session” with citizens who have innovative ideas to share with the community concerning the potential uses for the old county hospital building, located across from the main school entrance on Hwy. 37S.

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A changing of the old to new guard on city council

New Mayor Teresia Wims and Councilman Jason Burton  are sworn in by City Secretary Kathy Lovier.The changing of leadership on the Mount Vernon City Council took place before a full gallery of  well wishers at the regular Monday night meeting of the Mount Vernon City Council.

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Click It or Ticket campaign planned May 21 through June 3

A “Click It or Ticket” Campaign is scheduled for May 21 to June 3, which includes Memorial Day Weekend.

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Early voting for Runoff Primary begins Monday

In-person early voting for the May 22 Runoff Primary elections begins Monday, May 14 and continues through Friday, May 18.

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Commissioners to auction unused ballfield light poles, fixtures

The 12 unused, never installed, ball field lighting poles and light fixtures, which were purchased to mount on top of them, will be auctioned by Franklin County to the highest bidder after years of being unable to put them to use at the county’s sports complex.

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County okays FEMA advance funding second time

The Franklin County Commissioners Court members formalized approval of $150,000 Transfer from the county’s General Fund at a special called meeting May 2, after a procedural issue arose in the initial vote on the matter two weeks ago.

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