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CyberKnife approved to treat prostate cancer at ETMC

The East Texas Medical Center Cancer Institute is the only cancer center in the region to offer the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System

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Would be copper thieves caught by sheriff’s deputy

Franklin County Deputy Sheriff J. D. Jackson, right, points out the pole cutter confiscated at the site of an attempted copper theft Franklin County Deputy Sheriff J. D. Jackson, right, points out the pole cutter confiscated at the site of an attempted copper theft to Sheriff Paul Fletcher.

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Republicans respond to Democratic challenge

Franklin County Republican Chairman says that authority to declare a candidate ineligible does not lie with him. Meanwhile, Democratic Party challengers say they are considering their options.

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Franklin County Water district approves employee raises for 2013

Employees of the Franklin  County Water District will receive a three percent cost of living increase in their salaries for 2013.

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Home destroyed by fire

The home of Lewis and Brenda Turner at 3265 CR NE1019 was destroyed by fireThe home of Lewis and Brenda Turner at 3265 CR NE1019 was destroyed by fire on Friday, Oct. 5 around 2 p.m.

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Crimestoppers cell phone drive during CountryFest

Do you have old, gently used cell phone and cell phone accessories lying around and you don’t know what to do with them?

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Yellow flashing arrows installed

Drivers traveling area highways are seeing a new type of left-turn signal with the introduction of a flashing yellow arrow.

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City and County clean up continues

The City of Mount Vernon and Franklin County continues its fourth quarter clean-up through Saturday, Oct. 13.  For more information, see the Oct. 11 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Volunteers sought for 2012 tax season

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service,

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