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County considering lease of hospital building Thursday

The Franklin County Commissioners Court is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. Thursday, October 16, to consider action on a lease of the hospital building to Dr. Jean Latortue.

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Call to avoid delays for blood donation

Area residents are asked to help save lives by giving blood. Time slots are now being reserved for the Carter BloodCare blood drive at the church of Christ between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 1.

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Stew Contest entry deadline approaches

The deadline to enter the 30th annual CountryFest Stew Cook-off is Friday, October 10. Thus far, four entries have registered for the contest. “We really need to secure as many cooking teams as possible,” Chamber manager Diane Newsom said.

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DeLobel is new police officer

Andrew DeLobelAndrew DeLobel has assumed duties as a patrolman with the Mount Vernon Police Department, according to Ricky Jones, who serves as chief of the city’s police department as well as Franklin County Sheriff.

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Annual celebration this weekend

The 40th annual CountryFest celebration is just five days away. The event will be Saturday, October 11 with activities from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Tinsley, Coenan take top honors at Annual Franklin County Hay Show

Jouwert Talsma presents Bob Tinsley with the first place hay sample plaque at the annual Young Farmers Hay Show.Jouwert Talsma presents Bob Tinsley with the first place hay sample plaque at the annual Young Farmers Hay Show. Will Coenen turned in the top silage sample.

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Royal support

Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse Little Miss Rebekah McQueen, at left, and Rodeo Junior Queen Bugz Panther and Senior Queen Jocee Neal, at right, presented Becca Boo, held by Gator Boys star Jimmy Riffle, Jr., at center,Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse Little Miss Rebekah McQueen, at left, and Rodeo Junior Queen Bugz Panther and Senior Queen Jocee Neal, at right, presented Becca Boo, held by Gator Boys star Jimmy Riffle, Jr., at center, with a flag showing their support for her battle against leukemia.

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CountryFest celebrating 40th year all day Saturday

Joseph Martin, dressed as a clown, gives a balloon animal to a youngster at CountryFest.The annual Key Club CountryFest in Mount Vernon will celebrate its 40th year Saturday, October 11. Festivities begin at 6 a.m. with the setup of contestants in the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce sponsored CountryFest Stew Cook-off.

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Fall clean up efforts begin Saturday

Fall clean up efforts have been set to begin this Saturday in both Franklin County and the City of Mount Vernon. Residents are urged to clean both public and private areas in preparation

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