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Storm damage

A barn at the residence of Zach Adams on CR 2220 was blown about two hundred yards.The storm that blew through the Franklin County area on Thursday evening, April 3 created damage due to straight line winds. A barn at the residence of Zach Adams on CR 2220 was blown about two hundred yards. The items that had been inside the barn remained in place.

Deadline Thursday to register for May voting

The last day for Mount Vernon and Franklin County residents to register to vote for the local city and school elections is Thursday, April 10. Registration is available through the local voter registrar’s office

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No action taken on road sign maintenance

The Texas Department of Transportation is offering a contract to local counties to allow them to take over maintenance and replacement of advance county road signs on state road rights-of-way.

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Chewing the pavement

Precinct 4 Commissioner Sam Young directs the operator pushing the “Zipper” machine along Greg St.Precinct 4 Commissioner Sam Young directs the operator pushing the “Zipper” machine along Greg St. The “Zipper” breaks up the asphalt, chews it up and deposits it back onto the street.

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Water district, Barker at odds on boathouse repairs

Ron Barker’s pleas for changes in the requirements for “curing” the violations of his boathouse fell on deaf ears at the March meeting of the Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors.

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Local emphasis placed on child abuse prevention month

Individuals at businesses, schools and other organizations throughout Franklin County are being encouraged to wear blue Wednesday, April 9, in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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City, County Spring clean-up efforts to begin Saturday

Spring clean-up efforts are set to begin county-wide Saturday. The City of Mount Vernon  will begin its week-long effort Saturday, April 5, and continue Monday through Saturday, April 7 through 12.

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Maxwell to leave local extension post

Cody Maxwell, Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent for Franklin and Delta counties, will be leaving the local post effective Friday, April 4. He came to Franklin County in October 2012.

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County behind on rainfall accumulation

Franklin County is well below the norm for rainfall in 2014. During March, the county received 2.58 inches of rain which brought the year-to-date total to 5.3 inches.

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