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Judge gets personalized bat

Franklin County Judge Scott Lee was presented with a personalized bat by Pete O’Brien, owner of MineSport USA.Franklin County Judge Scott Lee was presented with a personalized bat by Pete O’Brien, owner of MineSport USA. Mr. O’Brien and his Talco operations manager, Tim McFadden, were guest

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BBQ Fund raiser a success

 Franklin County Child Welfare Board had a BBQ FundraiserThe Franklin County Child Welfare Board had a BBQ Fundraiser Saturday, April 11 in the Brookshires parking lot to show support and draw attention to Child Abuse Prevention.

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Code violators encouraged to take advantage of free clean-up

City code violators are encouraged to take advantage of the free dumping offered this month to avoid embarrassing, stressful, and potentially costly consequences as the City of Mount Vernon

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Fish tale

Meagan and Madalyn Wardrup check out the huge fish they reeled in.Meagan and Madalyn Wardrup check out the huge fish they reeled in. More than 200 kids participated in the fifth annual Franklin County Kids Fish Day on Saturday, April 11 at Jordan’s Blueberry Farm. Another 250 adults attended.

Business properties should be rendered to appraisal district

Chief Appraiser Genea Burnaman reminds businesses to render their property with the Franklin County Appraisal District by April 15. To render is to list the taxable inventory, furniture and

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Tour de Cypress is Saturday

More than 100 people have preregistered for the eleventh annual Tour de Cypress Bike Ride and Run sponsored by the Mount Vernon Rotary Club on Saturday, April 18.

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Hamming it up

Mount Vernon volunteer firefighter Colin Clasby places a smoked ham inside a customer’s vehicle on Saturday, April 4.Mount Vernon volunteer firefighter Colin Clasby places a smoked ham inside a customer’s vehicle on Saturday, April 4. The fire department smoked more than 430 hams in a sea of smokers

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Relay for Life luminaria available

A special luminaria ceremony during the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Franklin County remembers those lost to cancer and honors those who have battled and won.

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Easter in the Park well attended

Children are all smiles as they compete in the seven to nine year-old sack race during the annual Easter in the ParkChildren are all smiles as they compete in the seven to nine year-old sack race during the annual Easter in the Park celebration on Saturday, April 4. Approximately 150 children gathered up

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