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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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