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Sweetees advance to State tourney

Sweetees advance to State tourney

The Franklin County six and under Sweetees All-sta...

Students honor first responders

Students honor first responders

There was not a crisis at the First Baptist Church...

Tom Standridge named Rotarian of the Year

Tom Standridge named Rotarian of the Year

Tom Standridge was named as the 2017-18 Rotarian o...

Safe in a cloud of dust

Safe in a cloud of dust

Kelsey Barron slides safely into home plate betwee...

Birdhouse painting

Birdhouse painting

In celebration of her recent birthday, Ann Reynold...

News

Lake elevation will not be lowered for flood protection

Formal action was taken to set policy for the Franklin County Water District’s s...

Action on hospital building tabled

An anticipated move to place the old hospital building up for sale by sealed bid...

Fireworks on the lake set for next week

The 21st annual fireworks over Lake Cypress Springs will be Saturday night, June...

Summer reading begins

Summer reading begins

August Whitaker reads a book to a group of students at the first session of the ...

Superintendent search begins, public input requested

The wheels have been set in motion to find a new superintendent for Mount Vernon...

Allegations presented to School Board during open forum

Allegations presented to School Board during open forum

Bill Travis speaks to school board members about inequitable practices in funds ...

Sports

14U ladies champs at Hallsville

14U ladies champs at Hallsville

The Franklin County 14 and under Lady Tiger Softball team went undefeated in the...

T-ball team claims second

T-ball team claims second

The six and under Franklin County T-ball All-Star team finished in second place ...

Features

Library friends sponsor puppet show for kids

The Friends of the Franklin County Library will present a puppet show as part of...

Second Saturday

Second Saturday

Second Saturday on the square helped to bring lots of people downtown. Linda Sha...

Billings named Teacher of the Year

Billings named Teacher of the Year

Robin Billings, a 2002 graduate of Mount Vernon High School, was recently named ...

First place

First place

Destiny Barron, a Mount Vernon Junior FFA and Franklin County 4-H Club member, w...

Breading technicians

Breading technicians

Gil Phetteplace, Clay Huizinga, and Mark Johnson work to coat fish pieces with b...

Tom Standridge named Rotarian of the Year

Tom Standridge named Rotarian of the Year

Tom Standridge was named as the 2017-18 Rotarian of the Year by the Mount Vernon...