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City council turned down by management prospect

Members of the Mount Vernon City Council offered the dual city manager and economic development executive director position to former city manager Tony Stonecypher last week, and he turned them down.

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Drug raids net $100,000 in meth

Chief Deputy Chris Mars, Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones, and Deputy J.D. Jackson survey the cache of drugs and paraphernalia that was collected during a drug raidChief Deputy Chris Mars, Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones, and Deputy J.D. Jackson survey the cache of drugs and paraphernalia that was collected during a drug raid at a residence

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Contract approved to keep inmates for Wood County

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) for Wood County to house prisoners in the Franklin County Jail at a rate of $40 per day for each prisoner was approved by members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court Monday, March 23.

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City council condemn house, working with three others

Clean-up and clearing of  houses considered eyesores came to a head with one of four properties declared as condemned by the Mount Vernon City Council at their meeting Monday night, March 23.

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Franklin County teens die in crash

Andrea Cook, Nicole Barela, and Shyanne KullThree Franklin County teenagers died in a fiery crash in Hopkins County in the early hours of Saturday, March 21. Andrea Cook, Nicole Barela, and Shyanne Kull were preliminarily identified

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Commissioners meeting called Friday for data use agreement

The consideration of approval of a Data Use Agreement between Franklin County and the Texas Health and Human Services Enterprises is the only action item on the agenda for a special called meeting

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Lowe’s natural gas truck fleet nears nationwide 2017 goal

Eighteen months into its transition to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) for its short haul deliveries, management at Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center (RDC) just outside Mount Vernon is touting the benefits of the environmentally friendly fuel.

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Special meeting called, search continues

The search for an administrator who would also serve as the executive director for the city’s Economic Development Corporation will continue with a special called executive session meeting

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Tax appraisal district proposes new budget

The Franklin County Appraisal District recently proposed their 2015-2016 fiscal year budget. It includes an overall increase of $5,805. The budget calls for $499,328 in expenditures.

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