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Council reviewing payments to county for street work

The Mount Vernon City Council is reviewing its muddled history of payments to the county in exchange for help from commissioners in achieving road repairs in the city to be selected by the council and its staff.

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Deadlines approaching for community honor nominations

The deadlines to submit nominations for community honors through the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce are fast approaching.

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Chitsey, Carr retiring as county commissioners

retiring commissioners Deryl Carr (Pct. 3) and Danny Chitsey (Pct. 1)Family and coworkers honored retiring commissioners Danny Chitsey (Pct. 1) and Deryl Carr (Pct. 3) following the final regular meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners’ Court, at which they served Tuesday, December 27.

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Three new faces on county historical commission

Appointments to the Franklin County Historical Commission were made for 2017 by members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court, with three new faces added to the board.

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Christmas food

Richard Lee loads a box of food into a client’s truck during the Christmas For All food pick upRichard Lee loads a box of food into a client’s truck during the Christmas For All food pick up on Saturday, December 17 from the Community Food Bank of Franklin County.

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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 7, and continues Monday through Saturday, January 9-14.

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Retirement

Deputy Sheriff J.D. Jackson, Franklin County Sheriff Ricky JonesFranklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones and other county employees honored Deputy Sheriff J.D. Jackson with a retirement reception on Tuesday, December 20.

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Record number of packages delivered

A record number of packages were delivered this holiday season by the carriers at the Mount Vernon Post Office.

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Angel gifts

Dylan Rogers, Kevi Evans, and Brett Thomas, members of the Mount Vernon High School basketball team, help to load Christmas gifts as part of the Christmas For All Angel Tree programDylan Rogers, Kevi Evans, and Brett Thomas, members of the Mount Vernon High School basketball team, help to load Christmas gifts as part of the Christmas For All Angel Tree program on Thursday, December 15.

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