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Ice cream freeze-off entries sought

By now most homemade ice cream freezers have been dusted and put through several sessions of churning some of the sweetest treats the summer has to offer.

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Williams to headline Independent businesses celebration Friday

Courtnee WilliamsDowntown Mount Vernon will be the center for activities  on Friday night and most of the day Saturday. “Grab your friends, grandmas and grandpas, kids and family (along with a chair) and

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Street dance

Several couples dance on the northeast side of the downtown square.Several couples dance on the northeast side of the downtown square. Approximately 250 passed through the gate at the street dance on Saturday, June 27. The Cole Scoggins Band provided lots of boot scootin’ music throughout the evening.

Lunches of Love to start Wednesday

Lunches of Love will begin on Wednesday, July 8 and continue through Thursday, August  13. Bus transportation will be provided; however,

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Lemonade stand

Claire Rutledge, third from right, initiated the project to raise funds for the Lunches of Love program.Members of Sharilyn Tullis’ Reading and Writing Camp worked a lemonade stand in front of the Methodist Church on Wednesday, June 24. Claire Rutledge, third from right, initiated the project to raise funds for the Lunches of Love program. The group earned $670.55 in donations for their effort.

Bat factory in Talco

Virgil Jones and Pattie Story display two personalized bats from Minesport U.S.A. that Mr. Jones purchased for his grandsons.Virgil Jones and Pattie Story display two personalized bats from Minesport U.S.A. that Mr. Jones purchased for his grandsons. The bats were displayed at the June meeting of the Franklin County Genealogical Society,

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Independent Retailer month activities set

Live music, a movie, an ice cream freeze off, and a scavenger hunt are just a few of the activities that have been planned to celebrate July as Independent Retailer month.

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Pageant sign-up extended to July 10

The deadline to sign-up as a contestant in the 47th annual Miss Mount Vernon Scholarship Pageant has been extended to 3 p.m. Friday, July 10. Registration packets should be turned

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Fireworks on the lake Saturday

The 18th annual display of fireworks over Lake Cypress Springs will be Saturday night, July 4. The display will begin at 9:30 p.m. and will be presented by the Boltz family.

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