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Free smoke detectors available Saturday

The Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department, the Emergency Medical Services, and Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones are joining together with Tom Scott Lumber Yard to help keep local families safe.

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Hotel still top of priority list for Industrial Foundation

Mayor Teresia Wims was the guest speaking at the Franklin County Industrial Foundation’s annual meeting Friday, January 11.Mayor Teresia Wims was the guest speaking at the Franklin County Industrial Foundation’s annual meeting Friday, January 11.

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City’s clean-up starts Saturday

The City of Mount Vernon’s  First Quarter Clean-Up starts this week. The eight day effort begins Saturday, January 5, and continues Monday through Saturday, January 7-12.

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Relay for Life Kickoff Monday

A Relay For Life Kickoff Party will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 14, 2019 in the Christus Mother Frances, Sulphur Springs ­Plaza Conference Room, which is located on the first floor of the medical building located in front of the hospital.

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Rail port controversy, dam settlement, and changes at MVISD are top headlines in 2018

The top story from the pages of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for 2018 was the dissension between the City and County concerning a proposed rail port.

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Crooked pole

Jeremy Cox with the City of Mount Vernon replaces a Christmas banner with a brightly colored banner on a very crooked power poleJeremy Cox with the City of Mount Vernon replaces a Christmas banner with a brightly colored banner on a very crooked power pole on Friday, January 4.

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Nominations for Chamber Community honors open

Nominations are being accepted for consideration for the Franklin County Man, Woman and Agriculturist of the Year and the Franklin County Hall of Fame awards.

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Boring work

Crews worked Saturday, April 20, on the boring project to place a steel-cased sewer line under I-30, just east of Holbrook St. off the North Service Rd.Crews worked Saturday, April 20, on the boring project to place a steel-cased sewer line under I-30, just east of Holbrook St. off the North Service Rd.

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Open house

Vancidee Minter, at right, and Gayla Henry, at left, stop for a visit with Santa at Guaranty Bank and TrustVancidee Minter, at right, and Gayla Henry, at left, stop for a visit with Santa at Guaranty Bank and Trust Thursday, December 20.

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