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Carry the Load passing through Friday

The Carry the Load relay will pass through downtown Mount Vernon Friday evening, May 25, for the seventh consecutive year on its way from West Point Cemetery in New York state to Dallas.

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County to form an economic development corporation

Members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court agreed to form a Franklin County Economic Development Corporation in a special called meeting of the court Wednesday, May 16.

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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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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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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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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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