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Kevin Spence begins service on Rural Water Association board

Kevin SpenceKevin Spence was selected to represent the Northeast Texas Region as a District 11 Representative on the Rural Water Association Board.

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Early voting to begin Monday in city elections

Early voting in four elections for the City of Mount Vernon will begin Monday, April 29.

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Sex Offender Check conducted by officers in Franklin County

City Police Officer Leo Herrera, Sheriff’s Deputy Ray Green, and DPS Trooper Jason Pearce approach the residence  of one of the registered sex offenders in Franklin County.A county wide Sex Offender Check (SOC) was conducted Tuesday morning in Franklin County. Five local and state agencies combined to make a complete sweep of the county in just under three hours.

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Ground breaking conducted for McDonald’s

Taking the first turn of the shovels, left to right, were Thomas LaToof, Randy Mourning, Alton Mitchell, Laura LaToof, Lacy Latham, Brian Kelly, and Gary Romines.

Formal ground breaking ceremonies were conducted at the site for McDonald’s of Mount Vernon on Hwy. 37 just south of I-30 on Friday, April 19.

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Teacher retirement, healthcare head state convention discussion

Franklin County Retired School Employees Association President Minnie Birdsong and FCRSEA Legislative Chairman Sarah Birdsong were local voting delegatesMinnie Birdsong and FCRSEA Legislative Chairman Sarah Birdsong were local voting delegates to the Texas Retired Teachers Association State Convention.

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County employees honored

Janet Middleton, Misty Martin and Katie StumpFranklin County honored its employees in a celebration on Thursday, April 11.

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Food prices higher in 2013

Predictions last year that drought in Texas and the Midwest would eventually force food prices higher became a reality in the first quarter of 2013,

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Commissioners give cold shoulder to McDonald’s tax abatement question

There will be no tax breaks for McDonalds or any other retail business according to opinions voiced by members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court

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Talk, Text, Crash campaign launched statewide by TxDOT

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is launching its Talk, Text, Crash campaign to coincide with National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April.

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