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Early voting for Runoff Primary begins Monday

In-person early voting for the May 22 Runoff Primary elections begins Monday, May 14 and continues through Friday, May 18.

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County okays FEMA advance funding second time

The Franklin County Commissioners Court members formalized approval of $150,000 Transfer from the county’s General Fund at a special called meeting May 2, after a procedural issue arose in the initial vote on the matter two weeks ago.

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April rain below average, but year-to-date above

Below average rain was reported during the month of April 2018, while fairly mild temperatures were noted.

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Drug bust

Deputies John Short and Rob Moore, Sheriff Ricky Jones, and Investigator Leo Herrera display a cache of items confiscated from the home of Glenn Bolt after receiving a tip about a marijuana growing operationDeputies John Short and Rob Moore, Sheriff Ricky Jones, and Investigator Leo Herrera display a cache of items confiscated from the home of Glenn Bolt after receiving a tip about a marijuana growing operation at the location.

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Several structures, vehicles destroyed by fire

Firefighters crouch behind a vehicle for protection from the intense flames at a house fireA fire Monday evening, April 30 completely destroyed the home of Larry Smith on CR 1013.

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Tax Amnesty Program began May 1

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar recently reminded Texans about the temporary tax amnesty program giving certain delinquent taxpayers a chance to make their accounts compliant with state tax law without incurring penalties and interest on tax due.

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City issues $550,000 to complete sewer project

The City of Mount Vernon gave formal approval to issue $550,000 in certificates of obligation to fund all three sections of the Phase II Sewer Collection System project totaling $1.2 million,

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Street work continuing

Elberta St. in Mount Vernon is getting a full reconstruction of its base and pavingElberta St. in Mount Vernon is getting a full reconstruction of its base and paving, as well as replacement of several sections of curb and gutter due to breakage.

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Inland railport is focus for economic groups EDC, IF

Bob McFarland and Brad HymanThe Franklin County Industrial Foundation and Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation completed the transfer of ownership of property north of the Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center for use as part of the future Mount Vernon Inland Railport Friday, April 13.

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