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City alcohol election petitions circulated

Copies of a petition asking for an election in the City of Mount Vernon are being circulated to collect signatures.

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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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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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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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