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National Day of Prayer

National Day of PrayerIn observance of the National Day of Prayer, approximately 20 people gathered in front of the Franklin County Courthouse to pray for the nation, leaders, local law enforcement and citizens.

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Genealogy open house

Wayne Bryan, at left, explains to Dorothy Patton and Rodney Edge the renovations at the old Crescent Drug storeWayne Bryan, at left, explains to Dorothy Patton and Rodney Edge the renovations at the old Crescent Drug store into which the Franklin County Genealogical Society is expanding during an open house event on Saturday, May 6.

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Games, food, fun planned at disc golf championships this weekend

More than 230 players will be in Franklin County for the 2017 Amateur World Doubles disc golf championships May 12 through 14.

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Stamp out Hunger food drive May 13

The 25th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive sponsored by the United States Postal Service will be Saturday, May 13 in Franklin County and across America.

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Paint Our Town

Volunteers with the Interact Club paint the exterior of a home at 516  Yates on Saturday, May 6.Volunteers with the Interact Club paint the exterior of a home at 516  Yates on Saturday, May 6.

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East city streets top priority list for city’s repairs

Members of the Mount Vernon City Council approved placing Majors, Live Oak and Cottonbelt streets at the top of the priority list for major street repair and renovations at their Monday night meeting.

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Above average rainfall raises year-to-date amount

Above average rain was reported during the month of April 2017, but the weather for the most part was fairly mild. A total of 5.57 inches of rain was recorded during the month, with the average being 3.88 inches.

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Sears honored as 50 year Mason

Mrs. Sears pins Mr. Sears with his 50 year awardWalter Sears was honored for 50 years of service as a Mason during a ceremony at the Masonic Lodge #691 on Saturday, May 6.

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National Day of Prayer event set for today

This year’s National Day of Prayer observance has been scheduled for 7 p.m. today, Thursday, May 4.

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