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Alabama murder suspect arrested locally

A man wanted on a murder warrant from Alabama was arrested on unrelated charges in Franklin County last week. DPS officer Jason Pearce made a traffic stop on Monday, March 12 on I-30.

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Phillips gives notice of leaving as county auditor

District judges Eddie Northcutt and Will Biard are tasked with searching for a new auditor for Franklin County after Tina Phillips gave 90-day notice of leaving the post.

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Repair estimate high for fire training facility

The Franklin County fire training facility suffered water damage from a burst pipe and the repair estimate is more than $20,000 County Commissioners learned at the Monday, March 12 meeting.

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Body found in creek bed

Bernabe PerezThe body of Bernabe Perez, age 29 of Mount Vernon, was found among the debris of a log jam in a creek near CR SE3285. Nearby property owners discovered the body around 1 p.m. Friday, March 16.

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Multi-Family housing inspection adopted

Members of the Mount Vernon City Council began implementing a rental housing inspection program with the adoption of an ordinance requiring inspections of multi-family units and apartment buildings.

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Business properties should be rendered to appraisal district

Chief Appraiser Genea Burnaman reminds businesses to render their property with the Franklin County Appraisal District by April 1.

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City street repairs to begin soon

Repairs to Elberta, Robin Way and Red Bird streets are expected to begin by the end of March at an estimated cost of $110,173, City Administrator Tina Rose reported to the Mount Vernon City Council at their Monday night meeting.

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UT Health East Texas is brand for revamped system

East Texas Medical Center will be combined with UT Health Northeast to form a 10-hospital system known as UT Health East Texas.

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Firewood thieves thwarted by owner

Some would-be firewood thieves were thwarted by property owner Zane Daugherty around 11 p.m. on Thursday, March 8.

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