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Calvert joins Collvins Memorial

Truett CalvertTruett Calvert has joined the staff at Collvins Memorial Funeral Home as their licensed funeral director.

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Chamber award winners

front row, left to right, Jennifer Jordan accepting on behalf of her father, Hall of Fame inductee Dale Jordan, Hall of Fame inductee Lillie Bush-Reves, Woman of the Year, Anna Hood, and Agriculturalist of the Year Irma Oud, back row, Man of the Year Kevin Watson, and Agriculturalist of the Year Kees Oud.Awards for 2019 were presented at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet Saturday, Feb. 22 at the First United Methodist Church.

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Buy chamber tickets before Monday

Chamber members and other supporters are urged to purchase tickets for the annual chamber banquet no later than Monday, February 17.

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Main Street prepares to refocus program efforts

Where do we go from here, was the question to be answered in the February meeting of the Mount Vernon Main Street Board,

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Snow

A light dusting of snow covers the farm implements on display outside the Franklin County Historical Association’s Cotton Belt MuseumA light dusting of snow covers the farm implements on display outside the Franklin County Historical Association’s Cotton Belt Museum on Kaufman Street on Thursday, February 6.

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Easter hams

Mount Vernon Volunteer Firefighters Wade Powell and Shane Marker answer questions for Claudia Bales about purchasing a smoked ham Mount Vernon Volunteer Firefighters Wade Powell and Shane Marker answer questions for Claudia Bales about purchasing a smoked ham Saturday, February 15 in the Brookshire’s parking lot.

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Splash pad ground breaking

left to right, are County Commissioner Sam Young, Constable Brantin Carr, County Auditor Marla White, Main Street Manager Carolyn Teague, Mayor Teresia Wims, Sheriff Ricky Jones, County Treasurer Betty Sue Allen, City Councilman Chock Yates, City Manager Tina Rose, Project Manager with Kraftsman Commercial Playgrounds and Waterparks Zach Keller, EDC Director Cole Huizinga, Alliance Bank Market President Frankie Cooper, and County Judge Scott Lee.A ground breaking ceremony for the splash pad to be built at Little Creek Park was conducted Monday, February 10.

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Chamber of Commerce banquet Saturday

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet will be Saturday, February 22 and a crowd of more than 200 is expected.

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Beam installation at Bountiful Place

Brad Kittle puts the final touches on a beam installed at the front entrance to the Bountiful Place. Brad Kittle puts the final touches on a beam installed at the front entrance to the Bountiful Place. Organizers plan for the project to be completed and ready for local children before the summer.