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County employees honored for service Friday, May 4

Candy Arzola and Robert ZinnFranklin County honored its employees in a celebration on Friday, May 4.

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Carry the Load relay to travel through city

The Carry the Load relay will travel through downtown Mount Vernon on its way from West Point, N.Y. to Dallas

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County commissioners turn attentions to road repairs

County crews work to maintain county roads.With warmer weather and more rain-free days, Franklin County Commissioners are turning their attention to road maintenance.

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Sparks fly at South Franklin

Sparks fly at South FranklinSparks flew from candidate to candidate and from citizens to candidate

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CodeRed weather alert sign-up, information meetings Monday

Two CodeRed sign-up and weather alert information meetings are set for Monday, May 14 in the courtroom of the West Courthouse Annex

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Airport maintenance focus of requests

Runway and property maintenance were the focus of requests from the Franklin County Airport Board

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Candidate review 2012

Biographical sketches and answers to race specific questions for candidates in contested races who will appear on the Franklin County Primary Election Ballot are included in the May 10 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

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Interdiction training sponsored by Winfield

The Winfield Police Department is organizing a Drug Interdiction Assistance Program training session May 15-17 at the Mount Pleasant Civic Center.

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Leaders to hear how to lower ISO ratings

Local city and county leaders will get an opportunity to learn how to reduce fire insurance rates for citizens.

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