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Bank robber convicted on Federal charges

Bobby Wayne LanceBobby Wayne Lance, age 48, was found guilty late last week by a jury on all eight points of the federal indictment in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Texarkana which included the 2015 robbery of the Cypress Branch of the First National Bank of Mount Vernon.

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Options for Cypress Springs flooding presented

Engineering reports on how the recent flooding of Lake Cypress Springs might be resolved were presented at a special called meeting of the Franklin County Water District Monday night.

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Ambulance calls exceeding projections for new service

The number of calls being received by the Hopkins County Hospital District’s Emergency Medical Services  in Franklin County at the end of its first full month of service exceeded the projected figures by just over 40 percent, according to their report to the Franklin County Commissioners Court Monday.

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Engineering report to be presented Monday

The Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) on alternatives to address potential issues with flooding around Lake Cypress Springs will be presented in a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 6 at The County Seat building.

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Preliminary Engineering Report to be presented to water district

The Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) on alternatives to address potential issues with flooding around Lake Cypress Springs will be presented in a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 6 at The County Seat.

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Cypress Springs SUD boil water notice lifted

An out-of-place water line was broken during road construction around 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, which resulted in issuance of a boil water notice for 250 connections served by the Cypress Springs Special Utility District east of the City of Winnsboro in both Wood and Franklin counties.

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Legislation seeks to streamline help through local offices

John Ratcliffe, U.S. Rep. for the 4th Congressional District of Texas, supported the passage of legislation this week to enhance services for veterans seeking assistance with compensation claims.

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City proceeding with more waste water line work

Members of the Mount Vernon City Council are moving forward with engineering  of the $1.7 million Phase 2 waste water collection system replacement and improvements project,

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Accident

The front of the Samaritan Shop on the north side of the downtown square was damaged as a result of an auto accident The front of the Samaritan Shop on the north side of the downtown square was damaged as a result of an auto accident  around 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 16.

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