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Friends of Scouting campaign underway

The 2016 Friends of Scouting campaign is underway in Franklin County, according to Hershal Kelley, District Executive for the White Oak District of Boy Scouts of America.

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Hohenberger, Kaufman named Paul Harris Fellows

Cade Hohenberger and John Kaufman were honored at the Friday, March 4 meeting of the Mount Vernon Rotary Club by being named as Paul Harris Fellows,Cade Hohenberger and John Kaufman were honored at the Friday, March 4 meeting of the Mount Vernon Rotary Club by being named as Paul Harris Fellows, one of the most prestigious recognition's of Rotary International.

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Spring festival moves to Lindale, Fall wine event stays

Mixed emotions swept through the Mount Vernon Main Street Board with the formal announcement last week that the spring wine event sponsored jointly by the organization with the Piney Woods Wine Trail Association (PWWTA) was spirited away.

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Easter hams to be sold by fire department

Easter is early this year, and volunteers with the Mount Vernon Fire Department are selling smoked hams as a fund raiser. The pricing is the same as previous years at $30 per ham.

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“Fashion with a Twist” to open 2nd Saturday season

A twist on the traditional fashion show will be used to show off not only clothing but  a variety of retail items, such as furniture and foods, including desserts, as Mount Vernon’s Main Street Alliance springs into the season

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Sign up for Fashion Show with a Twist, giveaways

Retailers and service providers are urged to sign up now to participate in the Fashion Show With a Twist on the plaza March 12 starting at 10:45 a.m. to kickoff Second Saturdays on the Plaza season.

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Initial meeting set for “Paint our Town” project

In an effort to revitalize and beautify residential areas of Mount Vernon, a “Paint Our Town” project is being organized. The goal is to completely paint the exterior of 10 homes in one day

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Primary election canvass today, Thursday, March 10

The canvass of the results of the March 1 General Primary elections is set for today, Thursday, March 10.

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Fountain, Evans, Baumgardner honored for community support

Brenda Fountain, Retta Evans and J. D. BaumgardnerThe Black Onyx Club honored Brenda Fountain, Retta Evans and J. D. Baumgardner for their service to the community with emphasis on their work and fairness to people of color

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