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Rail district hires Stutes as general council

Ronald D.StutesThe Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District hired Ronald D. “Ron” Stutes of Tyler as the general counsel for the district at their November meeting in Sulphur Springs.

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Fender, fender, bender

A chain reaction collision occurred after this black SUV became disabled on Hwy. 37A chain reaction collision occurred after this black SUV became disabled on Hwy. 37 at the South Service Road Wednesday, November 20.

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Boat training

Members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office received training in operations and procedures for marine safety.Members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office received training in operations and procedures for marine safety.

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Couple takes appliances from rental property

Kin Lester reported that A couple of renters moved out Kin Lester’s property on CR SE4115 and took several items, including appliances, that belonged to Mr. Lester.

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Marketing funds approved, initial rent aid request made

Three-thousand dollars for producing and airing three additional marketing videos promoting Mount Vernon and the surrounding county was approved,

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Three-way funding approved for splash pad

Franklin County’s Commissioners Court members provided the third leg of the three legged stool to make the local splash pad project a reality at their meeting Monday morning, November 25.

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Harper to seek re-election

Sue Ann HarperSue Ann Harper has announced her bid to seek re-election for as the Franklin County Tax Assessor Collector.

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Local man dies in rollover accident

The vehicle impacted the guardrail and rolled over.Cody Chauvin, age 28 of Scroggins, died as a result of a rollover accident on FM 115 Tuesday, November 19.

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Monday is deadline for Optic for holiday

The deadline for news and advertising will be at noon Monday, November 25 so that the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald can publish early for the papers to be in the mail before the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

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