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Mount Vernon High School Graduation ceremonies

Graduates participate in the traditional hat tossCommencement exercises were conducted at Meredith Stadium on Friday, May 25

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Reckless driver call leads to arrests for felony drugs

Officers display the items confiscated in local drug bust.Local officers responded to a reckless driver report shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, which led to two arrests on multiple felony drug charges.

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Carry the Load walkers met with applause and admiration

Carry the Load walkers met with applause and admirationMarvin Fomby, a shipping supervisor at Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center, is joined by other Lowe’s team members as he carries the U.S. Flag

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Richards is sworn in to his city council seat

Donny Thomas is sworn in to his city council seatDonny Richards is sworn in to his city council seat by City Secretary Tina Rose at the council’s meeting on Tuesday, May 22.

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May 2012 Republican General Primary results - Updated 10:36

Republican General Primary Election Results Chart - Mount Vernon and Franklin County, Texas

FINAL Unofficial totals - Tuesday, May 29, 2012.

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Commissioners to discuss fireworks ban

Whether or not the county will ban fireworks during the upcoming Independence Day holidays will be decided at a special meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court called for 11:15 a.m. Friday, June 1

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Optic-Herald is Bass family business for past 60 years

The Optic-Herald will mark its 60th year of ownership by members of the James and Tish Bass family with a reception on Thursday, May 31.

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Election results

Ricky Jones and Danny Chitsey won the Primary Election for Sheriff and Commissioner, Pct. 1, respectively.

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Finding undetected water leaks can be profitable

A $20 reward will be given to the first person to report what can be verified as a water leak on one of the Cypress Springs SUD water lines.

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