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Natural gas outage chills customers

A fleet of CenterPoint Energy service trucks staged at Little Creek Park on Wednesday, December 13.A fleet of CenterPoint Energy service trucks staged at Little Creek Park on Wednesday, December 13. The Mount Vernon area was without natural gas service for approximately 24 hours last week from Tuesday, December 12 until late Wednesday, December 13.

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Potential plant expansion announced

The potential expansion of an area manufacturing plant into Mount Vernon/Franklin County with the possibility of 150-300 new jobs was announced in Franklin County Commissioners Court Monday morning.

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Future agenda items lengthy from special meeting

The list of future agenda items continued to grow from the discussion items at what was expected to be a “cut and dried” approval of bills and payroll required of the Franklin County Commissioners Court Wednesday, November 29.

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Thirteen candidates file as Republican for local offices

Thirteen candidates filed with the Republican Party for county or local party offices before the 6 p.m. deadline Monday, December 11.

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Below average rainfall and two record highs recorded in November

Two record highs and below average rainfall were noted as a string of mild temperatures made Franklin County weather pleasant during November. For details about the new records, see the December 7 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Lee denies “kicking out” services from old hospital

Franklin County Judge Scott Lee denied “kicking out” the various medically related services being operated at the old hospital building leased to Dr. Jean Latortue.

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Health center closing, clinic to remain open

Fewer than three years into a five year lease between Franklin County and Dr. Jean Latortue to utilize the old Franklin County Hospital building, the keys and utilities will be transferred back to the county no later than December 31, 2017.

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Street closure

Jeff Rutledge and Evolution Heating and Air used a crane to lift two 12.5 ton air conditioning units to the top of the Hill Building.Kaufman Street in downtown Mount Vernon was blocked for about 90 minutes the morning Dec. 6 as Jeff Rutledge and Evolution Heating and Air used a crane to lift two 12.5 ton air conditioning units to the top of the Hill Building.

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Sick time donations causing headaches for county

The local practice of county employees responding to the need of another by donating a portion of their accrued sick leave hours became a headache for members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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