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Carry the Load relay coming for sixth consecutive year

The Carry the Load relay will pass through downtown Mount Vernon Thursday evening, May 25 for the sixth consecutive year on its way from West Point Cemetery, N.Y. to Dallas, Texas.

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Disc golf

Participants in the Amateur World Doubles disc golf championship had a party on the downtown Mount Vernon Plaza on Friday, May 12.Participants in the Amateur World Doubles disc golf championship had a party on the downtown Mount Vernon Plaza on Friday, May 12. The more than 230 players enjoyed disc golf games, including the Ring of Fire.

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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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Food Bank offering food to senior citizens

The East Texas Food Bank is offering a free box of food once a month to senior citizens though the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).

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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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Old Jail Inn proposed by arts alliance

Obstacles regarding handicapped access were raised when Franklin County Arts Alliance President Ron Barker proposed the organization be allowed to operate the old jail building as an inn,

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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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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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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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