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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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Baumgardner honored

J. D. Baumgardner, leftJ. D. Baumgardner, left, was presented a state resolution honoring him for his outstanding community service by State Representative Erwin Cain

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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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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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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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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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