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Hotel, housing, economic development topics of meeting

Hotel and housing projects, along with the potential use of the old county hospital building, were topics of discussion at the quarterly meeting of the Franklin County Industrial Foundation Friday.

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Two roads closed for week

Portions of county roads SE4115 and NE2090 in Commissioner Pct. 2 were closed to through traffic Sunday and are not expected to be reopened until sometime next week, according to Commissioner Larkin Jumper.

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EMS team wins National Night Out burger cook-off

Winners in the National Night Out Better Burger cook-offBragging rights were at stake in the “Build a Better Burger” contest with five teams of local law enforcement and first responders competing at the National Night Out event at Little Creek Park on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

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Joint executive session planned

The Mount Vernon City Council and Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation Board were to conduct a joint meeting and executive session concerning the negotiations related to the planned rail port at 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 17 at the City Hall.

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First Bowie County prisoners arrive

The first group of 20 inmates from Bowie County arrived around 2 p.m. Monday, October 1 at the Franklin County Jail.The first group of 20 inmates from Bowie County arrived around 2 p.m. Monday, October 1 at the Franklin County Jail.

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Thomas is new City officer

Leah ThomasLeah Thomas assumed duties as patrolman with the Mount Vernon Police Department, said Ricky Jones, who serves as chief of the city’s police department as well as Franklin County Sheriff.

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Meeting moved up as staff, board prepare for civil trial

The monthly meeting of the Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors has been moved up a week to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 9, as staff and officers prepare for a civil trial which has been more than five years in the making.

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Grantworks to provide administrative grant services

Grantworks, Inc. of Austin was approved by members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court to provide grant management services for a project for improvements proposed by the Cypress Springs Special Utility District (SUD) during their Tuesday, October 9 meeting.

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Applications open for HOME program

The City of Mount Vernon is accepting applications for the replacement or rehabilitation of substandard houses through the HOME Investment Partnerships Program.

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