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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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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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Primary by-mail voting underway

Early voting by mail is underway in the General Primary Elections.

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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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Local fines rising with new increasing highway speeds

Local fines for speeding have increased with the anticipation of increased highway speeds.

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Stamp out Hunger food drive May 12

The 20th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive sponsored by the United States Postal Service will be conducted Saturday, May 12 in Franklin County and across America.

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Candidate meet, greet Saturday

A “Meet and Greet” event  for candidates and constituents is set from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the South Franklin Community Center and Fire Station.

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Mount Vernon council to consider annexations

Whether or not to proceed with the process of annexing a dozen pieces of property into the city is expected to be at the top of next week’s Mount Vernon City Council agenda.

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MMI hired for courthouse interior

The Franklin County Commissioners Court chose a construction manager method for the interior restoration work of the Franklin County Courthouse.

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