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Below average rainfall recorded for September 2012

Below average rain fell in September 2012 in Franklin County,  four record high temperatures, and one record low temperature were recorded. For more information, see the Oct. 4 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Tuesday deadline for voter registration for General Election

The deadline to register to be eligible to vote in the upcoming General Election is Tuesday, Oct. 9.

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Democrats challenge Republican candidate Everett’s eligibility

The Franklin County Democratic Party and Franklin County Precinct 3 Commissioner Deryl Carr have formally challenged the eligibility of Republican candidate Stephen Everett.

Read more: Democrats challenge Republican candidate Everett’s eligibility

County and City Fall clean-up campaigns begin Saturday, October 6.

Fall clean-up efforts are set to begin this Saturday in both Franklin County and the City of Mount Vernon.

Read more: County and City Fall clean-up campaigns begin Saturday, October 6.

Texas A&M Forest Service survey shows 301 million trees killed by drought

A Texas A&M Forest Service survey of hundreds of forested plots scattered across the state shows 301 million trees were killed as a result of the devastating 2011 drought.

Read more: Texas A&M Forest Service survey shows 301 million trees killed by drought

County lifts ban on outdoor burning

Franklin County Judge Paul Lovier issued an order lifting the county’s ban on outdoor burning Monday, Oct. 1.

Read more: County lifts ban on outdoor burning

Deadline nears for milk producers

Dairy producers are reminded that the deadline to sign-up for Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) benefits is Sunday, Sept. 30.

Read more: Deadline nears for milk producers

CEFCO stores closes local Fina for $2M rebuild of facilities

The Fina Truck Stop, on the south service road to I-30 just east of Hwy. 37, closed its doors at midnight Sunday, Sept. 30.

Read more: CEFCO stores closes local Fina for $2M rebuild of facilities

Heavy damage sustained to house in afternoon fire

Michael Eastman and another firefighter spray hot spots during clean up of the house fireMichael Eastman and another firefighter spray hot spots during clean up of the fire at 250 FM 71 W. on Monday, Sept. 24.

Read more: Heavy damage sustained to house in afternoon fire