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Troy Sellers, Luminant community affairs manager,    at left, recently presented a $500 corporate contribution to Alamo Mission Museum President Jacque Bateman Miller and Treasurer Pablo De Santiago, Jr.Luminant takes pride in being a good neighbor in the communities where its employees live, work and serve. As a part of that commitment, Troy Sellers, Luminant community affairs manager,

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Russell Schneider is newest Mount Vernon Council member

Russell L. SchneiderRussell L. Schneider was sworn in as the newest addition to the Mount Vernon City Council in ceremonies at City Hall Monday night, May 11 at the start of the regular monthly meeting.

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Cowboys fan receives custom delivery sedan

Roy Gaddis took delivery of his 1951 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery wagon last week after it received a Dallas Cowboys themed custom paint job.Roy Gaddis took delivery of his 1951 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery wagon last week after it received a Dallas Cowboys themed custom paint job. Robbie Collvins at Collvins Collision painted the sedan in Cowboys blue and gray

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Wine trail festival this weekend

The Piney Woods Wine Trails Festival features a combination of wine tasting, fine arts and music for a weekend of fun in Mount Vernon. It will be Friday night and Saturday, May 15-16.

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Daycare adds storm shelter

The students at This Little Light Day Care may view the new space as another room in which to playThe students at This Little Light Day Care may view the new space as another room in which to play, but the new structure has a far greater role. The 10 foot by 15 foot structure is actually a storm shelter.

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County assessed taxes on old hospital

Franklin County could owe as much as $70,531 in local taxes on the old hospital building since it is no longer operated under a nonprofit status. Commissioners were notified of an appraisal notice for the hospital and related buildings

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National day of Prayer event today, Thursday May, 7

“Lord, Hear Our Cry” is the theme for this year’s National Day of Prayer. To further highlight the theme, this year’s scripture is I Kings 8:28, and the observance of the event is scheduled for today, Thursday, May 7.

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Victory lap

Cancer survivors Tyler Cannon, Tyronda Evans, Bobbie Broughton and Glen Zachary were joined by Charles Russell in carrying the Relay for Life banner during the survivor’s victory lap.Cancer survivors Tyler Cannon, Tyronda Evans, Bobbie Broughton and Glen Zachary were joined by Charles Russell in carrying the Relay for Life banner during the survivor’s victory lap.

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Year-to-date rainfall accumulation record set

There were no temperature records set during April in Franklin County, but the year-to-date rainfall exceeded the previous record. During the first four months of 2015, a total of 25.3 inches has been recorded

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