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Kennith Swinford publishes novel

Kennith Swinford publishes novelSoon after the delivery truck dropped off a box of his newly printed novels last Friday,

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“When I Rise” to be shown at Whatley Center Friday evening

“When I Rise” to be shown at Whatley Center Friday evening“When I Rise,” a new documentary film about Barbara Smith Conrad and overcoming prejudice will be presented to the northeast Texas community.

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Art fund-raiser set

The Franklin County Arts Alliance is conducting a fund-raiser to benefit the Cultural Arts Center. The organization is offering a chance to win use of the center for a public gathering such as an end of school party,

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Elvis rocks

Elvis rocksJames Wages, a.k.a. Elvis, rocked the crowd gathered on the downtown plaza in Mount Vernon on Saturday, June 12.

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Seabourne, Walker take top money at Youth Showcase

Seabourne, Walker take top money at Youth ShowcaseLaura Seabourne of Mount Pleasant and Sara Walker of Hopkins County took top honors at the annual Youth Showcase Concert. The event is sponsored annually by the Mount Vernon Music Association.

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Jason Frazier to open Plaza Concert series

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce announced the return of the Plaza Concert series for 2010.

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Entertainment

EntertainmentHarpist Laura Seabourne performed at the farmer’s market on Saturday, May 15.

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Book signing

Book signingCindy Kent visits with Walt and Isabel Davis at the reception in their honor on Friday, May 21 at the Old Jail Art Museum.

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Youth showcase talent varied

A dozen young musical artists and more than two dozen visual artists will display their talent for the audience at the 2010 Young Artist’s Showcase. The annual event is presented by the Mount Vernon Music Association in The Music Hall at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 23.

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