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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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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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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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County wide burn ban issued

The issuance of a countywide ban on outdoor burning was enacted by the Franklin County Commissioners Court Monday, July 9 after scattered rain showers earlier in the month failed to provide enough rain to relieve the drought conditions.

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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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County leaders hear 2019 budget requests in first review

Increases in expenses for the county’s General Fund of just under a half million dollars were requested by various departments in the first rounds of 2019 budget hearings conducted before the Franklin County Commissioners Court last week.

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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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Rabies confirmed in city skunk, dog confined

A skunk killed by a dog has been confirmed to have had rabies, and the family pet has been confined for observation, according to Colin Clasby, animal control officer for the City of Mount Vernon.

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