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Super moon

The super moon peaks out from behind the Franklin County Courthouse through puffs of clouds.The super moon peaks out from behind the Franklin County Courthouse through puffs of clouds. Spotting the super moon over Franklin County on Monday, November 14 was a hit or miss proposition with clouds covering much of the sky.

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Citizens do end run on prayer being dropped

Citizens in the gallery at the Franklin County Water District’s monthly meetings have taken it upon themselves to open each session with a prayer.

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American Legion begins holiday food collections

The Mount Vernon American Legion and Auxiliary to Post 243 began their collection of nonperishable food items for the 2016 Christmas For All program Monday, November 7.

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Holiday on Ice Rink opens Friday, community partners sought

At left, Chamber of Commerce volunteer Wayne McAllister supervises as a work crew of trustees from the Franklin County Jail set up the synthetic ice rink on Scott St. in downtown Mount Vernon.At left, Chamber of Commerce volunteer Wayne McAllister supervises as a work crew of trustees from the Franklin County Jail set up the synthetic ice rink on Scott St. in downtown Mount Vernon.

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Briggs, Elizalde speakers at Veterans Salute Saturday

Two decorated veterans, E. Ridley Briggs, an Air Force fighter pilot, and Sgt. Maj. Sam Elizalde, U.S. Marine Corps - Retired, will be the featured speakers for the sixth annual community wide Veterans Salute program.

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Lowe’s makes food baskets possible

The Community Food Bank of Franklin County, together with the aid of employees at Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center, will again provide Thanksgiving food baskets to needy families of Franklin County.

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Rotarian of the Year 2015-16 awarded Smith posthumously

Virginia Smith accepts the posthumous Rotarian of the Year award for her husband, GeneThomas Eugene Smith was named the Mount Vernon Rotary Club’s Rotarian of the Year for 2015-16 during the club’s annual Rotary Scholarship Banquet Saturday evening, November 5.

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Defibrillators replaced

Defibrillator units for all four volunteer fire departments serving Franklin County citizens were replaced with new units.Defibrillator units for all four volunteer fire departments serving Franklin County citizens were replaced with new units. Representatives of the Hopkins County EMS, which will be assuming ambulance service inside Franklin County Jan. 1, 2017.

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Sheriff’s Posse is host for youth rodeo

Dailee Postell pulls a ribbon from the tail of a goat at the youth rodeo.Dailee Postell pulls a ribbon from the tail of a goat at the youth rodeo. For the second consecutive Saturday, members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse were hosts for youth rodeo on November 5 at the arena on Hwy. 115.

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