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Crooked pole

Jeremy Cox with the City of Mount Vernon replaces a Christmas banner with a brightly colored banner on a very crooked power poleJeremy Cox with the City of Mount Vernon replaces a Christmas banner with a brightly colored banner on a very crooked power pole on Friday, January 4.

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Boring work

Crews worked Saturday, April 20, on the boring project to place a steel-cased sewer line under I-30, just east of Holbrook St. off the North Service Rd.Crews worked Saturday, April 20, on the boring project to place a steel-cased sewer line under I-30, just east of Holbrook St. off the North Service Rd.

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Open house

Vancidee Minter, at right, and Gayla Henry, at left, stop for a visit with Santa at Guaranty Bank and TrustVancidee Minter, at right, and Gayla Henry, at left, stop for a visit with Santa at Guaranty Bank and Trust Thursday, December 20.

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City’s clean-up starts Saturday

The City of Mount Vernon’s  First Quarter Clean-Up starts this week. The eight day effort begins Saturday, January 5, and continues Monday through Saturday, January 7-12.

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New year, new changes at Cypress Basin Hospice

With 2018 coming to an end and 2019 on the horizon, Ashley Jordan, RN, BSN, CHPN and current Interim Executive Director/Clinical Director of Cypress Basin Hospice recently announced personnel changes.With 2018 coming to an end and 2019 on the horizon, Ashley Jordan, RN, BSN, CHPN and current Interim Executive Director/Clinical Director of Cypress Basin Hospice recently announced personnel changes.

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Rail port controversy, dam settlement, and changes at MVISD are top headlines in 2018

The top story from the pages of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for 2018 was the dissension between the City and County concerning a proposed rail port.

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“Book a Librarian” for tech needs

Did you get a new electronic device for Christmas, or just need help using one you already have?

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Nominations for Chamber Community honors open

Nominations are being accepted for consideration for the Franklin County Man, Woman and Agriculturist of the Year and the Franklin County Hall of Fame awards.

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Stocking winner

Courtney Peugh, from the Franklin County District Clerk’s office, receives a $50 Brookshire’s gift certificate from Sheriff’s Deputy James Hawkins for creating the winning entry in the County’s decorated stocking contest.Courtney Peugh, from the Franklin County District Clerk’s office, receives a $50 Brookshire’s gift certificate from Sheriff’s Deputy James Hawkins for creating the winning entry in the County’s decorated stocking contest.

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