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Three North Kaufman homes evacuated due to gas leak

Traffic on North Kaufman St. was halted due to a gas leak.Three homes in the 300 block of N. Kaufman St. were evacuated around 4:45 p.m. Thursday, March 7

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City approves orders with KSA Engineering

Two projects outlined by KSA Engineers for the sewer line replacement and the waste water plant improvement project were approved by Monday by the Mount Vernon City Council.

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Scam alert announced

A report of a scam involving Verizon Wireless was filed with the Mount Vernon Police Department on Tuesday, March 11.

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Thirty foot distance set for smokers at courthouse annexes

Smokers must now remain a minimum of 30 feet away from all entrances to the Franklin County Courthouse Annex buildings.

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Terroristic threat aftermath a no win situation for school, parents

Brad Hyman, at left, addresses Superintendent John Kaufman, at right, with a list of items he would like to see the school district improve upon including better communication with parents.The aftermath of the Facebook posting that aimed a terroristic threat at Mount Vernon High School has turned into a no win situation for everyone concerned.

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Changing of the guard

Outgoing City Administrator Eddie Turner and incoming City Administrator Tony Stonecypher greet one another Outgoing City Administrator Eddie Turner and incoming City Administrator Tony Stonecypher greet one another during a reception for the pair at City Hall

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Workers with East TX Fence install chain link fencing at Little Creek Park ball field

Workers with East TX Fence install chain link fencing at Little Creek ParkWorkers with East TX Fence install chain link fencing at Little Creek Park with the aide of scaffolding.

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Beer, wine ordinance adopted

Control of the location of beer and wine sales was put into place by the Mount Vernon City Council at their Monday, March 11 meeting.

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Certified Food Manager course to be offered here

Texas AgriLife Extension Service will offer a Certified Food Manager Course in Franklin County.

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