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City administrator search to continue

The City of Mount Vernon’s search for an administrator is to continue while the Council considers whether or not to combine the offices of city administrator and Economic Development Corporation executive director.

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One record high, rainfall deficit noted during December

One record high temperature was noted during December 2014. Franklin County was also 0.45 inches below average for rainfall for the month, with a 10.71 inch deficit for the entire year.

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Emergency medical services has familiar faces, quality treatment

Dispatch supervisor Donnie Phifer in the TRMC LifeLink call center.Dispatch supervisor Donnie Phifer in the TRMC LifeLink call center. Titus Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) department assumed duties as the primary ambulance service for Franklin County residents at 6 p.m. Tuesday evening, December 31.

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Franklin County swearing in

left to right, Pct. 2 Commissioner Larkin Jumper, Pct. 4 Commissioner Sam Young, Justice of the Peace Jim Alford, County Judge Scott Lee, Treasurer Betty Sue Allen, District Clerk Ellen Jaggers, and County Clerk Betty Crane.Franklin County officials who were elected or re-elected during the November 2014 campaign were sworn into office during a ceremony on Thursday, January 1 in the District Courtroom.

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Medical services changes top news stories for 2014

East Texas Medical Center - Mount VernonThe closing of the local hospital by East Texas Medical Center was perhaps the most wide reaching single event of the 2014 year.

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Congressman Hall says farewell

As his Congressional service comes to a close, Rep. Ralph Hall (TX-04) released a statement to constituents thanking them for their support during his career. For the full statement, see the January 1 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Edward Jones takes top spot for 20th time

For the 20th time, the financial services firm Edward Jones ranked number one in WealthManagement.com’s annual survey of the nation’s six largest financial services firms, according to Bill Kent, the Edward Jones financial advisor in the firm’s Mount Vernon office.

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Lovier honored for judicial education

Paul LovierFranklin County Judge Paul Lovier was honored by the Texas Judicial Academy for going the extra mile to be prepared to handle his duties as an elected official.

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Extra DWI patrols for New Years

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will continue their increased DWI patrols through the New Year holidays Friday, January 2.

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