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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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New CT scanner installed at ETMC in Mount Vernon

Technicians Karon Rhoades and Karol Whitehurst demonstrate the new CT scannerTechnicians Karon Rhoades and Karol Whitehurst demonstrate the new CT scanner with administrator Dave Bailey.

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Early deadlines apply for Optic-Herald editions

The publisher and staff of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald wish you a very happy and safe holiday season.

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Progress reported on water line work

One construction project  is near completion, two are complete and two more have been placed on hold until 2013 by the Cypress Springs Special Utility District.

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County auditor will retire, search begins for new auditor

Franklin County Auditor D. K. “Mike” Michaelson announced last week that he would not seek reappointment to the position.

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DPS increases patrol during upcoming holidays

The Texas Department of Public Safety will increase DWI patrols from Dec. 21 through Jan. 1, 2013 which includes both the Christmas and New Year holidays.

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Applications due Saturday for MV city administrator

The deadline to apply for consideration as city manager with the City of Mount Vernon is this Saturday, Dec. 15. Applications must be post marked by that date.

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Youth video contest announced by Wood County Electric Coop.

Wood County Electric Cooperative (WCEC), in conjunction with Texas Co-op Power magazine, announces the launch of the 2013 Co-op Teens Power Texas video contest.

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CPS dissension, sports board changes discussed by county

Dissension and potential change occupied the discussions at the Monday, Dec. 10 meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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