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New requirements for Driver’s license

The Texas Department of Public Safety announced Friday the implementation of new proof of residency requirements to obtain Texas driver licenses or identification cards effective May 7, 2012.

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ETMC receives national award for quality cancer care

The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted its Outstanding Achievement Award to East Texas Medical Center Cancer Institute

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Annexations tabled, legal advice sought

About a dozen property owners were on hand to get more information on the proposed annexation of their properties at last week’s meeting of the Mount Vernon City Council May 8.

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County pledges to budget $25,000 for airport planning

Franklin County Commissioners Court members pledged to make $25,000 available in 2013 for design and planning needed for future maintenance at the Franklin County Airport.

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Fallen officers honored on Peace Officer Memorial Day

Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies Brantin Carr and Dave Redar lay a wreath on the Peac Officers MemorialFranklin County Sheriff’s deputies Brantin Carr and Dave Redar lay a wreath on the Peace Officers Memorial

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Sign-up for CodeRed weather alerts continue

The process of registering individual phone numbers with Franklin County’s new weather warning system is continuing.

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Early voting off to a brisk start

Early voting is off to a brisk start with 142 ballots cast through Tuesday afternoon.

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Carry the Load relay points out true meaning of Memorial Day

The Carry the Load relay will travel through downtown Mount Vernon on its way from West Point, N.Y. to Dallas during Memorial Day weekend.

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Student left on MVISD bus, again

For the second time during the 2011-2012 school year, a MVISD student was left unattended on a bus.

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