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Candidate and speakers gathered

Republican primary candidates and speakers gathered for the Candidate Meet and Greet event sponsored by Franklin County members of the Republican Women of Northeast Texas

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Encroaching water

Hwy 37 closed due to high water in north Franklin CountyThe Hwy. 37 bridge over the Sulphur River on the northern edge of Franklin County was closed to traffic around 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21.

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Vietnam veterans to be honored Friday

Vietnam War veterans will be honored in a brief ceremony on the plaza in downtown Mount Vernon at 1 p.m. Friday, March 30.

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Richards appointed to city council unexpired term

Donny J. Richards at rightDonny J. Richards was appointed to fill a one month unexpired term on the Mount Vernon City Council

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What today’s dreams are made from: fiber optic cable

The dream of bringing fiber optic cable to rural areas today is being compared to that of rural electrification a century ago.

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Optic closed Friday

The office of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald will be closed Friday, March 30.

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Mount Vernon fire department has full contingent of volunteers

Travis Westbrook, Laramy Cox, Michael Eastman, Brody Clark, Colin Clasby, Johnny Glasco and Jayme HaleyThe Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department now has a full contingent of 25 volunteers and one reserve, reports Fire Chief Robert Zinn.

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County calls workshop on sports complex operations agreement

A special workshop session is set for 8 a.m. Monday, April 2 to further discuss an agreement between the county and the Franklin County Baseball Association

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Spans were recently laid across Big Cypress tributary

Spans were recently laid  across Big Cypress tributarySeth Hodges with Hodges and Son Construction of Omaha and project foreman Javier Calvillo of Mount Vernon discuss the bridge project

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