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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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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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Preliminary engineering report on spillway delivered

Costs will be high and benefits per dollar spent low for alternatives to return Lake Cypress Spring’s emergency spillway to its original capacity.

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Server failure causes county offices two week loss of work

An in-house server for the Odyssey software programs used by eight of the 13 county offices “crashed” last week, causing the loss of two weeks of work in those offices.

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Record rainfall noted in February

A record amount of rainfall was noted during February 2018 with 10.4 inches falling in Franklin County.

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Lake Cypress Springs closed two days

Lake Cypress Springs was closed to water traffic from Thursday, March 1, to Saturday, March 3, due to high water elevations after heavy rains the preceding week.

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Hundred acres purchased for railport next to Lowe’s RDC

The City of Mount Vernon and Mount Vernon Economic Development Board approved the use of $248,413 in economic development sales tax funds to purchase 102.148 acres of land for use as a new industrial park and railport.

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Travis is maintenance director, Carr FCSC manager

Bill Travis was hired as the Franklin County Maintenance Director and Deryl Carr was hired as Manager for the Franklin County Sports Complex at last week’s meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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General Election day Tuesday

In-person early voting for the November General Election continues from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, February 26.

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