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Above average rainfall aids in lifting county burn ban

Above average rainfall in August and the first few days of September aided in lifting the burn in Franklin County.

  It had been in effect for 57 days. A total of 3.43 inches of rain in August, which beat the monthly average of 2.59 inches. Almost another inch of rain fell September 2 and 3. For more details about August weather, see the September 6 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.