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Organic garden thriving in heart of Mount Vernon

Stephen Marshall explains how he began his first planting area of his organic garden in which he dug down to create an ecosystem.Stephen Marshall explains how he began his first planting area of his organic garden in which he dug down to create an ecosystem.

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Ford named Tyler Fireman of the year

Tyler Fire Chief David Coble presents Matt Ford with  the Tyler Fire Department Fireman of the Year award.Matt Ford was honored as the 2019 Fireman of the Year at the 28th annual Tyler Fire Department’s awards banquet Saturday, April 6.

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Food festival downtown April 13

Members of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church will be hosts for the an International Food Festival from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 13.

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Local economic, humanitarian projects get national attention

Austin photographer Buff Strickland, right, talks with Shannon and Greg Ostertag as they prepare for a downtown photo shoot.Austin photographer Buff Strickland, right, talks with Shannon and Greg Ostertag as they prepare for a downtown photo shoot.

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Trek road bike tickets available

A 24” Trek road bike will be given away by the Mount Vernon Rotary Club at the annual Tour de Cypress Bike Ride on April 20.

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Copeland wins at Night at the Museum event

Kaleigh Copeland won the top honors for her character portrayal at the Night at the Museum eventKaleigh Copeland won the top honors for her character portrayal at the Night at the Museum event on Saturday, April 6.

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Community Easter fun set for April 20

The annual community Easter egg hunt and other activities promises to provide fun for the whole family.The event will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20 at Little Creek Park, just north of downtown Mount Vernon.

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Games, food, fun planned at disc golf championships this weekend

More than 220 players will be in Franklin County for the 2019 Amateur World Doubles disc golf championships April 12 through 14. This is the seventh year for the tournament to be played in Franklin County.

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Property deeds gifted to non-profit groups

Pepper Puryear, center, hands over the deeds to property at 822 Leftwich to Whitney Asay and Anna Hood of the Bountiful House, at left, and to board members of the Community Food Bank of Franklin County, at right, represented by Jim Stinson, Mary Ann Gordineer, Frankie Capers, Richard Lee, Dorothy Young, Joe Faulkner, Willie Bane and Ernie Snapka.It was not an April Fool’s Day joke when the Community Food Bank of Franklin County and the Bountiful House were gifted with deeds to the property once occupied by Hilltop Baptist Church at 822 Leftwich St. on Monday, April 1. Both are non-profit organizations.

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