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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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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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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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SWEPCO, AEP wind farm approval in two of four states

Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), an American Electric Power company, announced that the Louisiana Public Service Commission has approved the proposed Wind Catcher Energy Connection project.

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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 department “wish list” is almost $519,000

Mount Vernon City Council members got a look at the $518,836.94 “wish list” from the various city departments for consideration in their planning of the 2018-19 budget during a special workshop session Monday night.

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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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Prisoner housing, HOT dollars targeted to fund county EDC

Members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court put the fund balances of the county’s Hotel / Motel Occupancy Tax (HOT) and the housing of out-of-county prisoners in their sights Monday as a source of funding for the nonprofit Franklin County Economic Development Corporation,

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