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Business properties should be rendered to appraisal district April 16

Chief Appraiser Genea Burnaman reminds businesses to render their property with the Franklin County Appraisal District by April 16.

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County sells two drug dogs

The sale of the Franklin County Constable’s two drug detecting dogs to the City of Naples and The City of Winfield was approved last week

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City debating financing, needs

The Mount Vernon City Council was looking for citizen input, but got little at its Monday, April 2 public hearing on sewer financing.

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Optic-Herald wins awards from NETPA

Mount Vernon Optic-Herald staff displaying awardsThe Mount Vernon Optic-Herald won several awards from the North and East Texas Press Association on Saturday, March 31

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Road reopened after culvert replaced

Commissioner Donnie Surratt stands in the mouth of one of two seven foot diameter culvertsPct. 2 Commissioner Donnie Surratt stands in the mouth of one of two seven foot diameter culverts which were removed from CR SE4130 at Blundell Creek.

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Friday deadline for conservation sign-up

Landowners, farmers and ranchers in Texas are reminded that the opportunity to enroll in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up 43 ends on Friday, April 6,

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Cook wins photo contest

Cook wins photo contestLocal photography enthusiast Jack Cook claimed two awards in the Texas Forest Trail Region’s Spring 2012 Focus on the Forest Trail Photography Competition.

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City and county Spring clean-up begins Saturday

Spring clean-up efforts are set to begin countywide this Saturday.

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Wood County Electric honored by ET Council of Government

Wood County Electric Cooperative Inc. (WCEC) was honored by the East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG) with the Regional Corporate Citizen of the Year Award.

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