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Royalty at McDonads

store manager Ayana Taylor, Young Miss Kamryn Mears, Petite Miss Presley McCormick, owner Victor Martinez, Junior Miss Madyson Caledwell, Miss Mount Vernon Savanna Oud, Little Miss Tara Richard, and owner Laura Latoof Martinez.The newly crowned Miss Mount Vernon royalty helped McDonalds celebrate the third anniversary of the Mount Vernon restaurant. This was the first outing for the girls who were recently crowned.

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Pure Hope Foundation opens Hope Home in Franklin County

The staff for the Pure Hope Foundation and Hope Home were joined by members of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce recently to celebrate a ribbon cutting of their new facility in Franklin County.The Pure Hope Foundation recently opened their first Hope Home for survivors of sex trafficking in Franklin County. This faith based program is designed for young women, typically ages 18-24, who have been rescued from sex trafficking.

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Braylea Brown is Tiny Miss Mount Vernon 2016

Cambree Summerlin, Colbi Baze, Addisyn Cameron, Braylea Brown, Nevaeh Huffstutler, and Reese LinthicumBraylea Brown was crowned Tiny Miss Mount Vernon at the 48th annual Miss Mount Vernon Pageant on Friday, August 12 in the school auditorium.

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Weems named president, CEO of Gilmer bank

Danny W. WeemsDanny W. Weems is the new president and chief executive office for the First National Bank of Gilmer, which is associated with Texas American Bank in Mount Vernon.

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Presley McCormick is Petite Miss Mount Vernon 2016

J’Lynn Collins, Marissa Bankhead, Presley McCormick, Kaleigh Copeland, and Mackenzie RiosPresley McCormick was crowned Petite Miss Mount Vernon at the 48th annual Miss Mount Vernon Pageant on Friday, August 12 in the school auditorium.

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Rodeo and parade set Labor Day Weekend

Members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse will be hosts for the annual Labor Day Weekend Rodeo on Saturday and Sunday, September 3 and 4.

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Kamryn Mears is Young Miss Mount Vernon 2016

Alexa Carroll, Savannah Ross, Kamryn Mears, Rachel Dunn, and Kaydence CarrollKamryn Mears was crowned Young Miss Mount Vernon at the 48th annual Miss Mount Vernon Pageant on Saturday, August 13 in the school auditorium.

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Tara Richard is Little Miss Mount Vernon 2016

Kylie Rogers, Kennedy Barron, Tara Richard, Melody Anderson, and Kylie WoodTara Richard was crowned Little Miss Mount Vernon at the 48th annual Miss Mount Vernon Pageant on Friday, August 12 in the school auditorium.

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Madyson Caldwell is Junior Miss Mount Vernon 2016

Morgan Mayes, Taylor Copeland, Madyson Caldwell, and Chloe GruberMadyson Caldwell was crowned Junior Miss Mount Vernon at the 48th annual Miss Mount Vernon Pageant on Saturday, August 13 in the school auditorium.

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