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Transfer station open on Wednesday only

The solid waste transfer station operated by Franklin County will be open only on Wednesdays until further notice, according to Pct. 2 Commissioner Larkin Jumper, who supervises the site.

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Early voting for MVISD board ends Tuesday

Early voting will continue through Tuesday, May 5 in the school board elections. At press time Tuesday, there had been 62 in-person ballots cast.There are two contested seats on the Mount Vernon Independent School District’s Board of Trustees.

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Clean-up push ends this weekend

The city of Mount Vernon and Franklin county-wide Spring Clean-up concludes this weekend. It is not too late to take advantage of the free disposal of large items and debris.

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Blue Bell Creameries announces recall

Blue Bell Creameries has issued a voluntary recall of all of its products currently on the market made at all of its facilities.  Brookshire’s parent company, BGC, issued a notice on Tuesday, April 21

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County dealing with computer crash

Franklin County employees were dealing Monday with residual affects of experiencing a computer server crash April 8. A list of bills to be paid was in several sections and monthly and quarterly

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Harwood first in 100K ride and 10K run at 11th annual Tour de Cypress event

Jeremy Harwood of Pittsburg was the first person to finish both the 100K bike ride and the 10K run during the 2015 Tour de Cypress on Saturday, April 18.Jeremy Harwood of Pittsburg was the first person to finish both the 100K bike ride and the 10K run during the 2015 Tour de Cypress on Saturday, April 18. A total of 213 participants picked up

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Safety equipment, street repairs approved by council

The City of Mount Vernon authorized staff members to move forward with street repairs and the purchase of safety equipment as well as authorizing the hiring of a grant management firm

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Mount Vernon Main Street host to regional workshop

Mount Vernon, the Main Street Alliance, and the Franklin County Historical Association will be hosts for a Regional Bankhead Highway Workshop. The workshop is scheduled for Friday, April 24.

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Blue ribbons represent bruises

Blue ribbons were hung at the south entrance to the downtown courthouse by Gina Law, executive Director for the Lake Country CASA, and volunteer coordinator Sharla Evans of Mount Vernon.  They were joined by County Judge Scott Lee, and local CASA volunteer Pam Lee Jones, as well as other elected officials and county employees. Blue ribbons were hung at the south entrance to the downtown courthouse by Gina Law, executive Director for the Lake Country CASA, and volunteer coordinator Sharla Evans of Mount Vernon. 

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