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County Commissioners approve HOT payment to Chamber

After several presentations and much discussion, members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court approved, on a 3-1 vote, a $15,000 payment to the Chamber of Commerce  (COC) from the Hotel Motel Tax fund (HOT).

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Council allows golf carts on city streets, approves rabies fee

After a lengthy discussion, members of the Mount Vernon City Council unanimously agreed to allow the operation of golf carts on city streets with certain conditions during their Monday, June 12 regular monthly meeting.

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Mild May weather sets one record low

The weather in Franklin County during May 2017 was fairly mild with below average rain, no highs, and only one low temperature record noted.

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Large crowd prompts moving meeting to larger venue

There was a standing room only crowd gathered in the County Courtroom prior to the regular June 12 meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners.

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Opinion being sought, county appoints access administrator

An Attorney General Opinion is being sought concerning access to restricted county/district court funds.

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Double tickets issued after driver causes wreck

Deputies Chris Mars and Brantin Carr check on the occupants of a 2005 Pontiac Vibe damaged in an accident on I-30Robin Latesky, age 21 of Arlington, received two tickets from DPS after being found at fault in an accident on I-30 near the 150 mile marker around 12: 20 p.m. on Thursday, May 25.

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Patrol vehicle given to county law enforcement by Winfield

Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones accepts delivery of a 2017 Ford ExplorerThe City of Winfield has donated a new patrol vehicle to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office as they prepare to close their police department because of the loss of funding.

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More figures needed before reaching agreement with city

County Commissioners Court members are stalled in discussions about an inter-local agreement between the county and City of Mount Vernon for exchange of services and payment for services.

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Water district swearing in

Sheila Donica administers the oath of office to new board member Sandy Dennis and returning members Gary Cunningham and Billy JordanSheila Donica administers the oath of office to new board member Sandy Dennis and returning members Gary Cunningham and Billy Jordan prior to the May board meeting on Tuesday, May 16. The members were seated and participated in the regular meeting.