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Shiels to be guest speaker for 2012 Black Onyx banquet

Tom Shiels, a Dallas attorney, will be guest speaker for next week’s fifth annual Heritage Scholarship Banquet sponsored by the Black Onyx Club of Mount Vernon.

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Community wide ceremony to honor veterans on Memorial Day Monday

A special community wide Memorial Day tribute to veterans will be conducted on the downtown plaza at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 28.

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Summer child care help available

With summer quickly approaching, some parents may be wondering how they are going to afford summer child care for their school-aged children.

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Prayer garden dedication May 27

A Prayer Garden Dedication will be conducted at the Meadowpark Baptist Church on Sunday, May 27.

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May 2012 - Yard of the month

May 2012 - Yard of the monthThe Franklin County Chamber of Commerce recently recognized the May winner of the Yard of the Month award.

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Piney Wood Wine Trail successful

Patrick Pierce, left, owner of Tara Vineyard in Athens, talked with festival goersPatrick Pierce, left, owner of Tara Vineyard in Athens, talked with festival goers about the subtleties of the wine making process and taste differences in his product.

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Stamp out Hunger

Postal carriers at the Mount Vernon Post OfficeThe postal carriers at the Mount Vernon Post Office collected more than 5,000 pounds of food during the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 12.

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Friendship Cemetery meeting set May 27

The annual meeting of the Friendship Cemetery Association will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 27, 2012

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2012 United Way officers, directors seated

Craig Craver was elected president of the United Way of Franklin County at the organization’s meeting earlier this month.

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