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Easterling named paramedic of year

Katrina Easterling was named as the Paramedic of the Year for Wood County by East Texas Medical CenterKatrina Easterling was named as the Paramedic of the Year for Wood County by East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) last week. She has worked for ETMC for 27 years with 25 of them

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Making a recording

Reid Williams, a retired U.S. Navy Seal Chanter, sings as a recording is made as they were historically made on phonographs.Reid Williams, a retired U.S. Navy Seal Chanter, sings as a recording is made as they were historically made on phonographs. The recording was then played back during the annual

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Henry & Peters, PCs of Longview awarded county audit bid

The accounting firm of Henry & Peters, P.C. of Longview was awarded the three year contract for performing the outside audit for Franklin County at a cost of $23,000 for 275 hours of auditing work.

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Trials and tribulations impact Franklin County life in 2015

The year 2015 in Franklin County can be summed up with one word - mediocre. The year had its bright spots of accomplishments and outreach response to needs for the human condition.

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Record breaking day, year for local rainfall

The heavy rainfall on Sunday, December 27 set a 24 hour record and pushed the year-to-date total rain into a record also. A total of 8.42 inches of rain was recorded. For more details, see the December 31 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

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, Jan. 9, and continues Monday through Saturday, January 11-16.

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Skelton, Seawright honored by DAR

Brayden Skelton and Jamie SeawrightBrayden Skelton and Jamie Seawright, Mount Vernon ISD students, were recently honored by the Martha Laird Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) at their annual award banquet.

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Volunteers needed as advocates for children

Lake Country CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)is in need of volunteers from Franklin County to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children in Franklin County.

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Request made to initialize federal grant application

Franklin County initialized the process to seek application for a Small Town Environment Program (STEP) grant funding of up to $350,000 on behalf of the Cypress Springs Special Utility District

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