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Above average rainfall recorded, Lake Cypress Springs remains below normal

In January 2012, 4.89 inches of rain fell, which is 1.94 inches above the average of 2.95 inches.

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Bridge closed on FM 69 north of I-30

The Texas Department of Transportation and its contractor, East Texas Bridge and Road, have closed a portion of FM 69 north of I-30.

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Campaign stop Tuesday, Jan. 31

Campaign stopRepublican presidential candidate John Davis, Jr. and his wife, Debra,

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Business workshops planned

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation, Main Street Mount Vernon, and the Small Business Development Center at Northeast Texas Community College have joined forces to conduct workshops for retail businesses and restaurants in the Franklin County Area.

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April 3 primaries threatened, campaign reports filed

Closing arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court were taking place as this story went to press Tuesday, Jan. 31.

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City, school filings of candidates begin

Filing will begin Saturday for those interested in becoming a candidate for a position as Mount Vernon mayor and  its City Council or the Mount Vernon Independent School District’s Board of Trustees.

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Pasture management program Feb. 24

The Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Overton will offer a pasture management program on Friday, Feb. 24

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Comptroller finds Appraisal District in compliance

Patty Young, Annetta Hamilton, front row; Russell McCurdy, Genea Burnaman, and Alan Blair, back row. The Franklin County Appraisal District received notification this week that they were in compliance with the Methods and Assistance Program requirements.

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Drought seminar set at NTCC Jan. 31

Texas State Climatologist Dr. John Nielson-Gammon,Northeast Texas Community college will be hosts  for  “Drought 2011 and Beyond,” a discussion with Texas State Climatologist Dr. John Nielson-Gammon

Read more: Drought seminar set at NTCC Jan. 31