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Sheriff’s office recovers more than $50,000 in stolen property

Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones and Investigator Robert Zinn recovered more than $50,000 in stolen property from recent burglaries and thefts.Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones and Investigator Robert Zinn recovered more than $50,000 in stolen property from recent burglaries and thefts. Vehicles, trailers, construction equipment,

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Fireworks

Boats can be seen bobbing in the water beneath the finale of the 18th annual Independence Day fireworks show organized by the Boltz family on Saturday, July 4.Boats can be seen bobbing in the water beneath the finale of the 18th annual Independence Day fireworks show organized by the Boltz family on Saturday, July 4.

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Area 14 inches above average rainfall

A total of 38.01 inches of rain have fallen in Franklin County through the first six months of 2015. That is 14 inches above the average 23.91. The record for rainfall received

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Logan resignation accepted, Byers named CEO at NETO

Marty Byers of Daingerfield was appointed as acting executive director for Northeast Texas Opportunities, Inc. at the June 24 meeting of the organization’s board of directors.

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Cypress Springs lake home destroyed by fire

Billy Richards of the South Franklin Fire Department helps hold a hose as Johnny Glasco from the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department sprays water onto the remnants of the Smith homeFranklin County volunteer fire departments from South Franklin, Purley, and Mount Vernon responded to a house fire in the Whippoorwill Bay subdivision on Lake Cypress Springs around 4 a.m. on Thursday, June 25.

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Clerks must issue licenses, judges have choices in issue

Between political posturing by politicians and earnest questions by people of faith, this week’s daily newspapers  and voice and video sound-bites are filled with talk about last week’s Supreme Court

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Sweeping changes proposed in Monday workshop session

Sweeping changes from re-purposing county buildings to dissolving the sports complex board of directors were proposed in a normally mundane workshop session of the Franklin County Commissioners Court

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Optic-Herald office closed July 3

The Mount Vernon Optic-Herald office will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day. The Optic-Herald office will re-open at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, July 6.

Ferrell to have expanded duties

Darrek Ferrell is the first dual role leader for the City of Mount Vernon. He will not only be the chief executive officer of the city, but will also perform the duties as executive director for the

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