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District Attorney sworn in

Newly elected District Attorney Will Ramsay was sworn into office by his father, Judge Lanny RamsayNewly elected District Attorney Will Ramsay was sworn into office by his father, Judge Lanny Ramsay,

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Franklin County residents just keep on giving in 2012

Charitable contributions of more than $688,000 and public projects were top stories for the year 2012.

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Attorney advises on annexation questions

City attorney Kerry Wooten advised against annexation of open property larger than one acre in the regular December meeting of the Mount Vernon City Council.

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There’s a new sheriff in town

Newly elected Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones was sworn into office by Judge Lanny RamsayNewly elected Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones was sworn into office by Judge Lanny Ramsay on Tuesday, Jan. 1.

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Cypress water district calls off elections

Members of the Cypress Springs Special Utility District cancelled the Feb. 2, 2013  election to fill three seats on the district’s board of directors.

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Early deadline Monday, December 31

The Mount Vernon Optic-Herald will have an early deadline of noon Monday, Dec. 31

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Home destroyed by fire Tuesday, Dec. 11

A home at 302 Keith St. was destroyed by fireA home at 302 Keith St. was destroyed by fire around 1:55 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11.

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CodeRED results released

Results of the All Call CodeRED testing indicate a local connection rate of 55.68 percent, according to test records.

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Mount Vernon, Franklin County featured in County magazine

Mount Vernon and Franklin County were featured in the latest issue of County magazine’s article on the Bankhead Highway Study.

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