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Wide range of temperatures in January

Weather in Franklin County during January 2018 ranged from a 74° high to an 11° low, which set a new low temperature reading for January 18.

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Wims, Burton announce for city council seats

Teresia Wims and Jason Burton announced they would seek election to the Mount Vernon City Council.

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Rail, truck transload facility awarded grant

The Economic Development Administration (EDA), a division of the Federal Department of Commerce, is awarding a $1.5 million grant to the City of Mount Vernon, to make rail infrastructure improvements needed to support business development and expansion in Northeast Texas and Southwest Arkansas.

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Updates made to leasing, investment policies

Updates for both the Franklin County Water District’s investment and re-leasing and/or adding of land to lots policies resulting from Legislative action and recent policy changes were approved  in the January session of the district’s board of directors meeting.

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Broken water line

City of Mount Vernon workers dig through Kaufman St. beside the County Courthouse to repair a water line broken during the cold weather last week.City of Mount Vernon workers dig through Kaufman St. beside the County Courthouse to repair a water line broken during the cold weather last week.

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Healthcare hopes sparked by CHRISTUS Health System

Representatives with  CHRISTUS Health System expressed an interest in an expanded presence at a new location in Mount Vernon during a workshop session of the Franklin County Commissioners Court last week.

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Mobile home destroyed by fire

Franklin County volunteer fire fighters were called to the scene of a structure fire in the 500 block of Collins Lane at 2:15 a.m. on Tuesday, January 23.Franklin County volunteer fire fighters were called to the scene of a structure fire in the 500 block of Collins Lane at 2:15 a.m. on Tuesday, January 23.

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Repairs, appraisal to proceed on hospital building

Franklin County Commissioners Court members ordered steps to proceed with obtaining quotes for repairs to the portions of the hospital building that were damaged by flooding from a broken water pipe over the long New Year’s holiday weekend.

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Spillway report postponed

The Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors postponed the presentation on the preliminary engineering report on the emergency spillway due to hazardous travel conditions the day of their monthly meeting.

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