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Nominations open through chamber for community honors

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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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 6, and continues Monday through Saturday, January 9-13.

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First Cowboys documentary to premier next week

The feature length documentary about the “First Cowboys”  in the 1960s will be shown on Friday, December 29. The film by Michael and Amit Meredith will air on the NFL Channel at 8 p.m. central time.

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New construction

 Duke’s Travel Center, located on the South Service Road to I-30 at the 147 exit, is set to open in mid February.Construction of new businesses and the renovation of older structures were prevalent in the Franklin County area during 2017. Duke’s Travel Center, located on the South Service Road to I-30 at the 147 exit, is set to open in mid February.

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EDC Board approves funding support for three projects

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Board approved funding support totaling between $86,000 and $106,000 for three local development projects following public hearings at a special called session of the board Monday evening, December 18.

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Ground water monitors

A crew from ATC Group Services worked on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 13 and 14 to install four ground water monitorsA crew from ATC Group Services worked on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 13 and 14 to install four ground water monitors under the closed auto service station at 201 W. Main in Mount Vernon.

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Holiday lighting contest

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce is looking for submissions for the 2017 Christmas lighting contest.

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New roof

The replacement roof on the historic home of Col. Henry Clay Thruston, the tallest Confederate Soldier and arguably the tallest on either side, was completed last FridayThe replacement roof on the historic home of Col. Henry Clay Thruston, the tallest Confederate Soldier and arguably the tallest on either side, was completed last Friday.

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Oops.. Crossword Puzzle Correction

The Optic-Herald had an error with the Crossword Puzzle in the December 21 edition.

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