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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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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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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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Visit with Santa and reindeer

Trinity and Kaiden Rodgers visit with Santa in his sleighTrinity and Kaiden Rodgers visit with Santa in his sleigh. Santa and his reindeer made a stop at Tom Scott Lumber Yard to allow area children a chance to share their Christmas wish list with Santa and to pet the reindeer on the nose on Thursday, December 20. 

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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Mark Hymer named a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow

Mark Hymer was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Mount Vernon Rotary ClubMark Hymer was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Mount Vernon Rotary Club in informal ceremonies at the club’s annual Christmas gathering Friday evening, December 14, in the home of Rex and Carolyn Tillery.

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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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Vote was “no”

The Economic Development Corporation Board’s vote was incorrectly reported after no clarification was given when a verbal statement announcing an abstention was made in the meeting.

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