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Suddenlink gets county contract

Franklin County accepted a new two-year contract for internet services from Suddenlink, the only provider to submit a bid, for  about $1,400 less per month than the current contract.

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Budget hearings, reviews underway for 2020 budget

The annual hearing of requests from both county department heads and government agencies requesting funding from Franklin County for the 2020 budget year began Monday afternoon and continued into Tuesday.

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Tree damage

Two large trees were toppled over and barely missed playground equipment at Little Creek Park during storms that blew through during the early hours of Tuesday, June 19.Two large trees were toppled over and barely missed playground equipment at Little Creek Park during storms that blew through during the early hours of Tuesday, June 19.

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EDC relinquishes federal grant for rail port

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors formally relinquished any and all rights to the federally funded grant of about $1.2 million to purchase land, engineer, plan and possibly begin an early phase of construction for a rail port.

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Adults arrested after kids test positive for meth

Joe Bradley Griffith and Haleigh Dahn Rogers have been arrested and charged with abandon or endanger a child - criminal negligence after children ages five months and one year old tested positive for methamphetamine.

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City HOT fund applications due

Organizations that would like to secure Hotel/Motel Tax funding from the City of Mount Vernon for projects between Oct. 1, 2019 through Sept. 30, 2020, must submit an application for consideration.

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Big rigs cause issues on city streets

The City of Mount Vernon is working to discourage drivers of 18-wheel “big rigs” from driving on residential streets.

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Capital items for city budget reviewed by council

The Mount Vernon City Council reviewed a list of capital funding items totaling $178,999 to be considered as they began their 2019-20 budget review at a Monday evening workshop.

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Creating an island

Workers with KSA Engineers and C.E. Marler cut and strip away pavement surrounding the stop sign at the intersection of Main and Kaufman streetsWorkers with KSA Engineers and C.E. Marler cut and strip away pavement surrounding the stop sign at the intersection of Main and Kaufman streets in downtown Mount Vernon on Tuesday, June 18.

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