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Kids Safe Saturday open to all ages

A “Kids Safe Saturday” has been set for this weekend for Franklin and Titus counties. The activities will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25 on the Mount Pleasant High School Campus.

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ATCOG celebrates National Telecommunicators Week

Rea Washington, ATCOG 9-1-1 Operations Coordinator, presents  Joe Shadbolt, Franklin County Communications Supervisor with a certificate in celebration of National Telecommunicators Week.Rea Washington, ATCOG 9-1-1 Operations Coordinator, presents  Joe Shadbolt, Franklin County Communications Supervisor with a certificate in celebration of National Telecommunicators Week.

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Brookshire’s to turn plastic into trees

In honor of Earth Day, the Brookshire’s Food Store in Mount Vernon will join its more than  155 sister stores in the Brookshire Grocery Co. on a mission to turn plastic bags, bottles and jugs into trees.

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Lots of cyclists

Cyclists stretch as for as the eye can see on the first leg of the Tour de Cypress rides on Saturday, April 18.Cyclists stretch as for as the eye can see on the first leg of the Tour de Cypress rides on Saturday, April 18. Approximately 200 riders traversed one of the five routes included in the event.

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Bogue wins Alamo Mission Museum’s chili cook off

Chili cook off winnersWesley Bogue won the chili cook off at the Alamo Mission Museum on Saturday. Approximately one hundred people came through the gates to participate in the trades day event,

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Brian Ball is new Ag Extension Agent

Brian BallBrian Ball was approved as the new, full time Franklin County Ag Extension Agent by members of the Franklin County Commissioner’s Court on Monday, April 13. He will spend a month in training,

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Optic-Herald is winner at NETPA

Susan Reeves and Bonnie McAllisterThe staff of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald earned three first place plaques and finished in third place out of seven competitors in the North and East Texas Press Association’s large weekly 2014

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Advocate volunteers needed to serve the interests of children

Lake Country Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is in its 25th year of helping children in Franklin, Hopkins, and Rains counties. Lake Country CASA is in need of volunteers to become a

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Jay-Tex Aviation buys 35 acres from Foundation

The Franklin County Industrial Foundation announced the sale of a 35 acre tract of land to Jay-Tex Aviation as the new site for the company’s center of operations.

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