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McDonald’s to open in Mount Vernon

Rumors of the coming of corporate food giant McDonald’s to Mount Vernon have circulated in the community for about 18 months.

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Grass fire NE CR2025.

Grass FireA member of the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department douses a flame on a fire off of NE CR2025.

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Tree sitter gone from West End

Tree sitter protesting the Trans Canada XL PipelineKevin Redding, age 22, climbed a tree in the West End Nature Preserve off Cypress Creek in Franklin County

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County could have lengthy counting process for election

Franklin County Clerk Betty Crane told members of the Commissioners Court to brace for a potential lengthy election night counting process at their regular monthly meeting last week.

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Early voting begins for General Election

In-person early voting for the November General Election begins Monday, Oct. 22 and continues through Friday, Nov. 2.

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Mount Vernon Council begins search for new city administrator

After six months of discussions on what they wanted in a city administrator in executive sessions, the Mount Vernon City Council members moved their discussion to the public forum.

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County holiday calendar adopted

Franklin County Commissioners adopted the 2013 Holiday Calendar during the commissioner’s meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 9. For more information, see the Oct. 11 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

City of Mount Vernon annexes, zones just under 80 acres

The Mount Vernon City Council members finalized the annexation of 79.925 acres

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Joseph Strickland is fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Tyler

Msgr. Joseph E. StricklandPope Benedict XVI has named Msgr. Joseph E. Strickland of Tyler as fourth bishop of the Diocese of Tyler.

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