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State makes appeal for federal personal assistance

Governor Greg Abbott has filed an appeal with President Obama for Individual Assistance for Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Franklin, Rockwall and Van Zandt counties.

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Nestlé USA announces voluntary recall of several food products

Nestlé USA has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited number of DiGiorno, Lean Cuisine, and Stouffer’s products due to the potential presence of glass pieces.

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Special meeting to give approval of EDC projects

A special called meeting of the Mount Vernon City Council has been set for 5 p.m. Friday, March 18 to have a second hearing and potentially give final approval on two projects

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Debtors sought for overdue loan payments

Franklin County Commissioners Court members asked County Judge Scott Lee to send a letter to five of nine individuals listed as owing $164,096.14 in outstanding principal on loans made through the Franklin County Economic Development Revolving Loan Fund.

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Lightning strike

Mount Vernon ISD maintenance personnel visually inspect portions of the football field for damage after a power pole, at right, was struck by lightning during a thunderstormMount Vernon ISD maintenance personnel visually inspect portions of the football field for damage after a power pole, at right, was struck by lightning during a thunderstorm on Tuesday, March 8.

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Tenor of conversations on flooding changing

The tenor of the Franklin County Water District’s conversations with disgruntled property owners at Lake Cypress Springs changed after rumblings of litigation surfaced.

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Roycroft indicted for capital murder

The Franklin County Grand Jury indicted Christie Lynn Roycroft on a charge of capital murder last week. The offense is alleged to have occurred on December 31, 2015 and involved the stabbing death of six year-old Benjamin Roycroft,

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East sidewalk project begins

C. E. Marler and Associates of Kilgore took advantage of dry weather this week to begin the rebuild the sidewalks on the east side of the square in downtown Mount VernonC. E. Marler and Associates of Kilgore took advantage of dry weather this week to begin the rebuild the sidewalks on the east side of the square in downtown Mount Vernon a week early.

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Eleven former staffers named in federal criminal indictments

Eleven former employees of Northeast Texas Opportunities, Inc. (NETO) were named in federal indictments alleging the theft or misappropriation of more than $1.2 million last week.

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