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Engineering study on flooding approved

The scope of work for a Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) for Flood Relief Project Alternatives was unanimously approved by the Franklin County Water District Board of Directors for a time and materials contract of $137,000 during their May meeting last week.

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County questions building sublease

Approval of a request for a sublease of a portion of the old hospital building to an oncology group was left up in the air after the motion calling for approval died for lack of a second at the Monday, May 23 meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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Commissioners looking for softball field quotes

Quotes for the completion of the two softball fields nearest the county road at the sports complex are being sought after a discussion at the Monday, May 9 meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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Shots fired

A Mount Vernon Police cruiser sits in front of a residence on Olive St. and yellow tape cordons off the area where shots were firedA Mount Vernon Police cruiser sits in front of a residence on Olive St. and yellow tape cordons off the area where shots were fired around noon on Friday, May 20.

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Sidewalk project progressing

workers with C.E. Marler and Associates removed existing concrete on the north end of the area to prepare for a handicap ramp.The project to replace the side walk on the east side of the downtown Mount Vernon Plaza is progressing. On Saturday, May 7, workers with C.E. Marler and Associates removed existing concrete on the north end of the area to prepare for a handicap ramp.

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Massengill declared Certified Water Professional

Troy MassengillTroy Massengill, the Chief Operator of the fresh water plant for the City of Mount Vernon, has been recognized as a Certified Water Professional (CWP) by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), a part of the Texas A&M University System.

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Council members sworn in, multi-family housing requirements considered

Mayor Margaret Sears and council members Stephanie Hyman and Ralph Robertson were sworn into their seats at the beginning of the May 9 city council meeting.Mayor Margaret Sears and council members Stephanie Hyman and Ralph Robertson were sworn into their seats at the beginning of the May 9 city council meeting.

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Early voting ends Friday, Election day Tuesday

In person early voting for the Run-off Primary Election continues from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, May 20. Election day voting is set for Tuesday, May 24.

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Early voting in the run-off primaries begin Monday

The short five day period for early voting by personal appearance in the Republican and Democratic parties’ Runoff Primary elections begins Monday, May 16; however, the last day to apply for a by-mail ballot is Friday, May 13.

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