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25th anniversary celebration

Those participating include, front row seated, left to right, Everett Wallace, Shane Sumrow, Daria Cain, Ann Sellers, Linda Benner, Sharla Redfearn, Ben Morris, back row standing, Matt Donaldson, Even Tellez, Kevin Watson, Ken Greer, Frankie Cooper, Pat Wright, Tracey Reed, David Sanchez, Tracy Hunt, Tom Ramsay, and Blake Sears.Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center #955 celebrates its 25th anniversary of being in Franklin County on Wednesday, Sept. 9.

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Face lift

A much needed face lift for some Main St. storefronts is underway as Chase and Billy WhitakerA much needed face lift for some Main St. storefronts is underway as Chase and Billy Whitaker remove old and rotted wood around window casings in the 200 block.

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Lake Cypress boat parade

Approximately 60 boats cruised around Lake Cypress Springs on Saturday, September 5.Approximately 60 boats cruised around Lake Cypress Springs on Saturday, September 5. The group gathered near the dam and ran single-file, parade fashion west along the southern shore of the lake.

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Registration open for Chamber Stew Contest

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce 36th annual Stew Cook-off is set for Saturday, October 10. The contest will be located around the square due to the cancellation of CountryFest.

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Miss Mount Vernon pageant sign-up begins

Sign-ups for the 52nd annual Miss Mount Vernon Scholarship Pageant have begun, says Heather Bales, pageant coordinator for the sponsoring Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.

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Traffic jam

A large oak tree partially blocked Main St. on Wednesday, September 2, after it fell into the east lane traffic.A large oak tree partially blocked Main St. on Wednesday, September 2, after it fell into the east lane traffic.

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City council to meet Monday

A presentation on potential live/work ordinance challenges will be heard, and the Mount Vernon City Council will adopt the 2020-21 fiscal year budget and 2020 ad valorem tax rate Monday.

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Lowe’s RDC #955 celebrates 25th anniversary

Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center #955 is celebrating the center’s 25th year of operation this month.Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center #955 is celebrating the center’s 25th year of operation this month.

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Rodeo Royalty

The 2021 royalty for the Sheriff’s Posse of Franklin County was crowned this weekend.

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