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Hospital building cleared for renovation work to continue

Work crews returned Tuesday after testing results confirmed the cleaning of asbestos contaminated areas from the former hospital building was completed.

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Student brings gun to school, parents question response

On Friday, February 6, a Mount Vernon Elementary School student came to school with a gun in a backpack. Classes were not locked down, police were not notified, and parents were not notified until 7 p.m. that evening.

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It was cold, but it wasn’t a record

January 2015 was cold and wet in Franklin County, but no records were set for temperature nor rain total for the month. A total of 6.97 inches of rain was measured.

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Election filing open for local board seats

Registration is now open for anyone wishing to sign up as a candidate for seats on the Mount Vernon ISD Board of Trustees, the Mount Vernon City Council, or the Board of Directors for the Franklin County Water District.

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Advice for aging population at risk for pressure ulcers

An aging population, along with rising rates of diabetes and obesity, means more and more people are at risk for pressure ulcers, according to Healogics, Inc.’s Chief Clinical Officer Katherine J. Rowland.

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Illuminated signs outlawed on water district property

The Franklin County Water District outlawed illuminated signs on the district’s leaseback property around Lake Cypress Springs at its January board meeting.

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Texas ranks eighth in number of idenity theft complaints

Every day behaviors are putting Texans at greater risk of tax identity theft. Texas now ranks eighth in the number of identity theft complaints reported, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

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Asbestos clean up at old hospital began Tuesday

The clean-up of asbestos from materials disturbed in the renovations at the county-owned hospital building was begun Tuesday by Air Quality Associates, Inc. of Tyler.

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State releases interactive 2012 water plan website

The Texas Water Development Board released this week its updated and final version of  the Interactive 2012 State Water Plan” website.

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