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May 2012 - Rural beauty spot

May 2012 - Rural beauty spotThe Franklin County Chamber of Commerce recently recognized the May winner of the Rural Beauty Spot award.

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Black Onyx Club sets fifth annual Heritage Scholarship Banquet

The fifth annual Heritage Scholarship Banquet is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 1 in the Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge Hall.

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Wine tasting, fine arts, music combine for festival weekend

The Piney Woods Wine Trails Festival features a combination of wine tasting, fine arts and music for a weekend of fun in Mount Vernon on Saturday, May 19.

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Gray Rock Decoration Day set Sunday, May 20

The annual Gray Rock Cemetery Decoration Day is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20.

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Clock tower gets new faces

Clock tower gets new facesMMI Historical Restoration, Inc. employees, Johnathan Sistrunk,Kepha Reynolds and Kjell Conradson set the first of four replicated clock faces

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Trustees to be elected at Rockhill annual meeting

The  Rockhill Cemetery Association will conduct its annual meeting

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The bank of the pond

The bank of the pond, Summer Catch event in Franklin CountyA family enjoys the morning on the banks of the pond at the second Summer Catch event in Franklin County.

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Main Street, Optic-Herald celebrates preservation month

May is National Preservation Month. In 2012, Mount Vernon Main Street invites people to “Discover Mount Vernon’s Hidden Gems.”

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Main Street gearing up for wine festival

Mount Vernon’s Main Street Alliance is gearing up for the  Piney Woods Wine Trail Festival this week.

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