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Taxable values up slightly in county

The Franklin County Appraisal District released the certified tax rolls to local taxing entities this week. The overall market value of property in Franklin County increased slightly for Franklin County, Mount Vernon ISD, and within the Mount Vernon City limits.

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Preliminary design for EMS building okayed for quotes

A preliminary layout design for a new building with room for growth to house the contract crew and ambulance for emergency medical services was approved by the Franklin County Commissioners Court Monday for the purpose of obtaining cost quotes.

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Hospital building to be listed with Century 21 Butler Real Estate

Franklin County has listed its old hospital building and 4.3 acres of land as commercial property with Century 21 Real Estate in the hopes of regional, state and perhaps national exposure via the internet.

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Trey Texas places in State business competition

Diane Newsom and Tim Wilson of the SBDC accept a $1,000 check and trophy on behalf of the Trey Texas Ranch.Diane Newsom and Tim Wilson of the SBDC accept a $1,000 check and trophy on behalf of the Trey Texas Ranch.

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City council approves SWEPCO rate reduction

The Mount Vernon City Council members approved SWEPCO’s proposed overall base rate reduction, temporary income tax rate, and new Distribution Cost Recovery Rider and Transmission Cost Recovery Factor Rider to continue to save local utility users between $4 and $7 a month on their electric bills.

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Drivers taking 146 exit ramp too fast cause several accidents

Several drivers have attemtped to leave east bound I-30 on the 146 exit ramp at an unsafe speed recently.Several drivers have attemtped to leave east bound I-30 on the 146 exit ramp at an unsafe speed recently.

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KSA engineering agreement for rail port project approved

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation Board and Mount Vernon City Council approved an engineering agreement with KSA Engineers, Inc. for the North East Texas Inland Railport project in separate meetings over the past two weeks.

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Meth bust

Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones, Deputy Brantin Carr, Investigator Leo Herrera, and Chief Deputy Chris Mars display evidence obtained in the drug bust Wednesday, July 11.Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones, Deputy Brantin Carr, Investigator Leo Herrera, and Chief Deputy Chris Mars display evidence obtained in the drug bust Wednesday, July 11.

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KayBro computer network evaluations authorized

An evaluation of the entire computer network operated by Franklin County offices and entities was authorized to be made by KayBro Technologies of Sulphur Springs in the Monday, July 9 meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court at a cost of $2,800.

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