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Color run Saturday

A 5K Color Run has been  slated for Saturday, March 26 with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. to race time at 9:30 a.m. from the downtown plaza. The event will benefit the Franklin County Food Bank

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Games, prizes for kids, adults Saturday on the plaza

There will be games, prizes and more at this year’s Easter on the Square and Community Egg Hunt in the Park Saturday,  March 26, the day before Easter.

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Easter hams to be sold by fire department

Volunteers with the Mount Vernon Fire Department will be selling smoked hams as a fund raiser this Saturday. They will be set up in the Brookshire’s parking lot from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 19.

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Sponsors sought for “Paint our Town” project

Sponsors are being sought for the “Paint Our Town” project. The goal of the project is to paint 10 houses for homeowners who may need physical or financial assistance.

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Poor Boys seek buying teammates

Members are being sought for the Poor Boys buying team to purchase livestock at the annual Mount Vernon - Saltillo FFA and 4-H Project Show on Saturday, April 2

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Comptroller’s office encourages applying for homestead exemptions

One of the easiest ways a homeowner can lower his or her property tax bill in 2016 is to file a homestead exemption. A homestead is generally the house and land used as the owner’s principal residence

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Lowe’s Heroes to lead “Paint our Town”

The initial planning meeting for the “Paint Our Town” project took place on Monday, March 7 with a total of 17 people in attendance. The committee is made up of representatives from area churches and clubs, city and county government, and local businesses.

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Titus Regional expands primary care access

Dr. Silver Sisneros, a board certified Internist, has joined the Internal Medicine Associates at Titus Regional Medical Center. The focus of internal medicine is the diagnosis and management

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FCHA, Main Street, chamber prepare for Bankhead Centennial

The first round of  events in the 100th anniversary celebration of the opening of the Bankhead Highway will be April 21-23 in Franklin County. Joint committees with the Franklin County Historical Association,

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