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Local groups are victims of COVID-19

COVID-19 has caused a few more ripples locally. Both the Franklin County Genealogical Society and the Franklin County Historical Association have limited their availability or closed their facilities to the public.

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Franklin County EDC moves meeting day

The Franklin County Economic Development Corporation changed their monthly meeting day at their January 7 special called meeting.

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Grid Source trucks burglarized

Two work vehicles belonging to Grid Source were burglarized while they were parked at the City Maintenance Barn last week.

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Contract notice issued, depot project deadlines unattainable

A notice of termination of the county’s contract with Phil Davila was ordered by the Franklin County Commissioners Court Monday, January 11.

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COVID-19 tops local, world headlines for 2020

COVID-19 has been the top story for 2020, not only in Franklin County, but around the world. The coronavirus has not discriminated, but has affected all people regardless of race, age, economic situation or creed.

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Driver taken to hospital after rollover accident

Victoria Jean Hawkins, age 51 of Mount Vernon, received incapacitating injuries during a one vehicle accident around 10:15 p.m. Monday, December 28.

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Franklin County swearing in

Those sworn in were, left to right, Sheriff Ricky Jones, Pct. 3 Commissioner Charlie Emerson, Pct. 1 Commissioner Jerry Cooper, Tax Assessor-Collector Sue Ann Harper, County Attorney Landon Ramsay, and Constable Brantin Carr.Franklin County officials who were elected, or re-elected, during the November 2020 campaign were sworn into office during a ceremony on Friday, January 1 in the District Courtroom.

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Hospital purchase not accepted by county

The Franklin County Commissioner’s Court did not accept an offer to purchase the old county hospital building on Hwy. 37 across from the Mount Vernon ISD campuses when they met December 31.

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McCall serving as nurse at jail

Whitney McCallWhitney McCall began serving as the nurse for the Franklin County Jail during November.

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