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New sidewalk - concrete pour

L. F. Miller Construction of Emory poured  and finished concrete in front of Edward Jones and the Hyman building last weekEmployees with L. F. Miller Construction of Emory poured and finished concrete in front of Edward Jones and the Hyman building last week. An earlier pour was made in front of Our Place restaurant. Repeated rains delayed the concrete work.

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Lowe’s makes donation

Lowe’s representatives David Clark and Bart Millsap; back row, Lowe’s representatives Tracey Reed and Rance Campbell and Lunches of Love coordinator’s Susan Sample and Terri Rule. Lowe’s Distribution in Mount Vernon made a food donation to the Lunches of Love program on Monday, June 17. The group gave 19 cases of assorted vegetables and fruit. Making the donation were

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Lowe’s, local citizens improve park

Lowe’s, local citizens improve park Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center employees became heroes as they joined with local volunteers to mark the completion of their improvement project at Little Creek Park in Mount Vernon. The Lowe’s Heroes Program

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Gun show at Franklin County Airport

Sean Kennedy and Dayton Lane look over merchandise at the gun show conducted last weekend at the Franklin County Airport. Sean Kennedy and Dayton Lane look over merchandise at the gun show conducted last weekend at the Franklin County Airport. There were 45 tables full of guns, ammo, knives, jewelry, and Scentsy products.

Obtain a sober driver for summer parties

Whether attending a backyard barbecue, going to an outdoor concert or enjoying a lazy day on the river, Texans are planning for summer fun. As plans are made, more thought must also go

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Birthday party set for plaza

Photo of landscaping on the plaza from the 1960s.Break out your party hat and make plans to help celebrate the 100th birthday of the downtown plaza. The celebration set for Thursday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. The downtown Mount Vernon plaza has been transformed many times

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Three record lows recorded, above average rainfall reported

Three record low temperatures and above average rainfall were recorded in May 2013 in Franklin County. The low temperature of 39° recorded on both May 3 and May 5. A total of 5.77 inches of

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Juneteenth celebration

Tamara Evans, Ladaron Evans and Desirae Deloney carried a banner and led the Juneteenth parade on Saturday, June 15. Tamara Evans, Ladaron Evans and Desirae Deloney carried a banner and led the Juneteenth parade on Saturday, June 15. Approximately 50 people who participated in the celebration were treated to a free hot dog lunch

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SURE deadline Friday Friday, June 7

Agricultural producers have until Friday, June 7, to apply for assistance for 2011 crop losses under the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program. For more information, see the June 6 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.