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Refurbished Dupree Park, nature trail reopens

Dupree Park and Nature Trail reopened with an official ribbon cutting.The Franklin County Historical Association’s newly refurbished Dupree Park and Nature Trail were reopened with an official ribbon cutting ceremony by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce followed by an informal reception in the Lowry Pavilion earlier in May.

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Old Jail Inn discussions raise more questions

The discussion of the future of the historic 1912 Franklin County Jail was the topic in a workshop Monday afternoon.

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Carry the Load relay tonight

Mount Vernon Boy Scout Troop 271 will be cooking hamburgers on the plaza from 5 to 7 p.m. as they await the arrival of the Carry the Load relay walkers around 6:45 p.m. tonight, Thursday, May 25.

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United Way applications due May 31, board members seated

Mark Hymer will serve as  the 2017-18 president of the United Way of Franklin County as the May 31 deadline for applications for 2018 funding looms.

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Donations sought for fireworks show on Lake Cypress Springs

Donations are being sought to fund the annual Independence Day weekend fire works show on Lake Cypress Springs. All contributions over the cost of the materials for the show will be donated to the South Franklin Volunteer Fire Department.

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City council swearing in

Jeff Briscoe, Kenneth Shelton, and Steve Hammons are administered the oath of office by Tina Rose on Tuesday, May 9.Jeff Briscoe, Kenneth Shelton, and Steve Hammons are administered the oath of office by Tina Rose on Tuesday, May 9. The ceremony was conducted after the votes in the May 6 election were canvassed.

Carry the Load relay coming for sixth consecutive year

The Carry the Load relay will pass through downtown Mount Vernon Thursday evening, May 25 for the sixth consecutive year on its way from West Point Cemetery, N.Y. to Dallas, Texas.

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Memorial Day flag retirement Monday

The Mount Vernon American Legion Post 243 will sponsor a Memorial Day and flag retirement ceremony Monday, May 29. Members of the community are invited to attend.

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Disc golf

Participants in the Amateur World Doubles disc golf championship had a party on the downtown Mount Vernon Plaza on Friday, May 12.Participants in the Amateur World Doubles disc golf championship had a party on the downtown Mount Vernon Plaza on Friday, May 12. The more than 230 players enjoyed disc golf games, including the Ring of Fire.

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