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District candidates file campaign expense reports

Candidates in the 2012 8th Judicial District races for District Judge and District Attorney have spent more than $155,000 on their campaigns.

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Courthouse relics, photographs sought

Franklin County and personnel with Komatsu Architecture are looking for local courthouse relics from more than 50 years ago.

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Early voting through Friday, General Election day Tuesday

In person early voting for the November General Election continues from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, Nov. 2.

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Local post offices to conduct community meetings Wednesday Nov. 7 and Nov. 14

Area post offices will be conducting community meetings in the near future.

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Mount Vernon Day approaching

A Mount Vernon / Franklin County Legislative Day in Austin is set for Feb. 5-6, 2013, announced Teresia Wims, executive director for the Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation. Space is limited, and a deadline of Thursday, Nov. 1 is fast approaching to make reservations to attend. For more information, see the Oct. 25 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Property tax statements delayed

Tax statements on more than 21,000 parcels of property in Franklin County have yet to be mailed due to computer issues.

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Geothermal Drilling awarded well contract for courthouse

Geothermal Drilling, Inc. of Huntsville was awarded the contract to drill and prepare geothermal wells that will heat and cool the restored Franklin County Courthouse.

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Highway 37 widening prioritized by state

Mount Vernon Mayor Margaret Sears received a call from State Rep. George Lavender late last week. The call was to apprise the mayor that the widening of Hwy. 37

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Herrera is new patrolman

Leopoldo “Leo” Herrera, Jr.Leopoldo “Leo” Herrera, Jr., assumed duties as a City of Mount Vernon Police Officer on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. For more information, see the Oct. 25 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.