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Alamo Mission elects officers

Ann Burnett was named Woman of the Year and Officers for 2017 were elected at the Alamo Mission Museum Appreciation Dinner Thursday, January 12Ann Burnett was named Woman of the Year and Officers for 2017 were elected at the Alamo Mission Museum Appreciation Dinner Thursday, January 12 within the museum’s the Little Red Schoolhouse walls.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. march

Rev. Dwight White speaks to the group of 16 people who gathered on the Franklin County Courthouse steps in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 16.Rev. Dwight White speaks to the group of 16 people who gathered on the Franklin County Courthouse steps in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 16.

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Barrel House, Edwards projects move forward

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation Board approved The Barrel House and M. L. Edwards & Co., LLC owners for separate existing business structure assistance programs at their quarterly board meeting Wednesday, January 4.

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Special utility district election canceled

The Cypress Springs Special Utility District Board of Directors canceled its regular first Saturday of February election and certified four unopposed candidates that were scheduled to be on the ballot. For more information, see the January 12 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Council reviewing payments to county for street work

The Mount Vernon City Council is reviewing its muddled history of payments to the county in exchange for help from commissioners in achieving road repairs in the city to be selected by the council and its staff.

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Coach Meeks seeks new heart

Dickey Meeks is seeking a new heart. He is considered a Level 1A heart transplant recipient, the highest rating level. He checked into Baylor Heart Hospital in Dallas December 27.

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Deadlines approaching for community honor nominations

The deadlines to submit nominations for community honors through the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce are fast approaching.

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Swearing in

City Administrator Tina Rose leads new city councilman Steve Hammons through the oath of office at a meeting on Monday, January 9.City Administrator Tina Rose leads new city councilman Steve Hammons through the oath of office at a meeting on Monday, January 9.

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Three new faces on county historical commission

Appointments to the Franklin County Historical Commission were made for 2017 by members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court, with three new faces added to the board.

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