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Rhymes-Johnson is speaker for Black History Month program

Connie Rhymes-JohnsonConnie Rhymes-Johnson, an area educator and president of the local area chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), will be the featured speaker at the 10th annual Black History Month program.

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Library’s fine forgiveness is a “Sweetheart of a Deal”

The Franklin County Library has a sweetheart of a deal for patrons from now through the end of February.

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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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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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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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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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