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Woman with butcher knife sought, apprehended

Local officers and first responders searched for a suspicious person after receiving several reports of a suspicious person in the neighborhood surrounding the west end of Main St. around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, October 26.

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Site Location Partnership hired to bring in jobs

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation unanimously voted to hire Site Location Partnership to assist with its efforts to attract new industry, investment and jobs to city and immediate surrounding area during their October meeting.

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Early voting underway for General Election

In person early voting for the November Amendment Election began Monday and will continue weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, Nov. 1.

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County approves new law enforcement tool

A new tool, a pepper paste charge, for local law enforcement personnel was approved for purchase by the Franklin County Commissioners Court last week.

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Splash-pad tops council, EDC discussions

A discussion on the potential for development of a splash-pad water recreation site at Little Creek Park dominated the regular monthly meetings of both the Mount Vernon City Council and the Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation (EDC) during October.

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Council to begin review of Comprehensive Development Plan

The Mount Vernon City Council will begin a review of the city’s Comprehensive Development Plan during a workshop meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, October 28.

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Guardrail work has begun

Texas Department of Transportation officials announced that a project to upgrade guardrails and install safety end treatments on existing drainage structures in Franklin County on the south service road to I-30, between SH 37 and east to the Titus County line,

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Man bitten by dog in strange incident at local store

A man was bitten in a strange incident at Duke’s Travel Center around 1:30 p.m. Monday, October 14.

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Contracts for aviation fuels, insurance, road materials

Contracts to supply Franklin County with road materials, aviation fuel site, and assist employees with health insurance claims were renewed by the county commissioners court during their meeting on Monday, October 14.

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