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Black History Month program announced

The Black Onyx Club will be hosts for a program in celebration of February as Black History Month.

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Three 2012 events get funding

Kite Flight, the Chili and Bluegrass Festival, and the Piney Woods Wine Trail Festival each received a nod of approval for funding

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Armstrong, Baumgardner honored

Armstrong, Baumgardner honoredJ. D. Baumgardner was named a Life Time Member and Nicki Armstrong was named Volunteer of the Year by the Franklin County Historical Association.

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First National Bank of Mount Vernon promotions announced in January

Kevin Minshew, Cassie GammillCassie Gammill and Kevin Minshew were given officer promotions by Garry Romines, President/CEO of First National Bank,

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Tour de Cypress features new routes, 5k and 10k runs

The Eighth Annual Tour de Cypress Ride and Run in Mount Vernon will feature new bike routes through reclaimed land areas of the Luminant Monticello South Mine and the addition of both 5k and 10k runs.

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Buddy Baseball sign-up February 11

The Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society will open its registration for the sixth season of the Buddy Baseball program.

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Boys Life magazine chronicles the evolution of U.S. scouting

Boys Life magazine will mark its 100th anniversary with its March 2012 issue.

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Saxon, Walker have top speed at local 2012 Pinewood Derby

Saxon, Walker have top speed at local 2012 Pinewood DerbyOne tenth of a mile per hour separated the top two winners in the Speed Division of the 2012 Pinewood Derby for Mount Vernon Cub Scout Pack 271.

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Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year

Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year - Lindsey Hunnicutt and familyLindsey Hunnicutt was named the 2011 Woman of the Year during the annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet on Saturday, Jan. 28

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