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Take action of the heart: give blood in February

February is known for Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month. Carter BloodCare encourages eligible blood donors to take an action of the heart and help others by giving blood.

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SWEPCO donates to food bank

SWEPCO’s Manager / External Affairs for the Texarkana Region Jennifer Harland presented a check for $500 to the Community Food Bank of Franklin County,  represented by their treasurer Dorothy Young and services coordinator David ChaneySWEPCO’s Manager / External Affairs for the Texarkana Region Jennifer Harland presented a check for $500 to the Community Food Bank of Franklin County,

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Diane Newsom named Paul Harris Fellow

Waymon Newsom, Diane Newsom, Trey Newsome, and  Harley Honea Diane Newsom was honored with the presentation of the Paul Harris Fellowship by the Mount Vernon Rotary Club early this month.

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Jack Carlson appointed to economic development board

Jack CarlsonJack Carlson was approved as the newest member of the Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors by the Mount Vernon City Council.

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Grass fire

South Franklin volunteer firefighter Billy Richards sprays a grass fire in the 800 block of Wildwood Trail on Tuesday, January 10.South Franklin volunteer firefighter Billy Richards sprays a grass fire in the 800 block of Wildwood Trail on Tuesday, January 10.

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Over 6,025 clients served in 2016

The Community Food Bank of Franklin County served 6,025 clients in 2016 with a total of  188,000 pounds of food distributed to 486 individuals helped monthly, plus another 192 Christmas baskets provided.

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Property tax deadline nears, payment options available

Franklin County Tax Assessor / Collector Sue Ann Harper wants to make sure county residents know 13 days remain to pay their property taxes without additional penalties.

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Senior housing project tabled

Presentations from StoneLeaf Companies of preliminary plans to construct an affordable apartment development for senior citizens were met with cautious optimism by both the Franklin County Commissioners Court and the Mount Vernon City Council at their meetings Monday.

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Alamo Mission elects officers

Ann Burnett was named Woman of the Year and Officers for 2017 were elected at the Alamo Mission Museum Appreciation Dinner Thursday, January 12Ann Burnett was named Woman of the Year and Officers for 2017 were elected at the Alamo Mission Museum Appreciation Dinner Thursday, January 12 within the museum’s the Little Red Schoolhouse walls.

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