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Chamber of Commerce catches the spirit at banquet

Franklin County Chamber of Commerce 2017 Award winnersThe Franklin County Chamber of Commerce invited the community to “Catch the Spirit” at their banquet attended by more than 200 people, on Saturday, February 25 at the First Baptist Church’s Family Life Center.

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AutoRama awards

Robby and Stefanie Collvins show off the Alexander Brothers Award they won from the Detroit AutoRama last weekend.Robby and Stefanie Collvins show off the Alexander Brothers Award they won from the Detroit AutoRama last weekend.

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Twelve file for school board seats

It’s time to dust off your voter registration card and gather your Big Chief tablet and No. 2 pencil to prepare for the upcoming local elections.

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Fire victims need assistance

Firefighters work to extinguish the fire at the East Main Street Demetria Hendrix and her six year old daughter are looking for assistance after a fire destroyed all their belongings. The fire was reported just before 6 a.m. on Monday, February 27.

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Renovations present new mysteries to explore

An early 20th century newspaper written in what is believed to be Hindi, was discovered in the rafters of the old Crescent Drug Store building.An early 20th century newspaper written in what is believed to be Hindi, was discovered in the rafters of the old Crescent Drug Store building.

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Market season opens Saturday

The Mount Vernon Farmers Market will begin its 2017 season this Saturday, March 4 around the downtown plaza, which will continue each Saturday through October - rain or shine.

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Chamber of Commerce banquet Saturday

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet will be Saturday, February 25 and a crowd of more than 250 is expected.

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Incentives okayed for two businesses

Business incentives totalling $61,600 were approved by the Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors for two businesses after prescribed public hearings on the proposals last week.

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FCAA to present Marketing Workshop

A One-day WordWyse Marketing Workshop will be from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, February 25 at the Cultural Arts Center on Rusk St. in Mount Vernon.

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