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Preservation Prowl tickets on sale Friday

Downtown Mount Vernon has a rich history including murders, fires, and funny stories. The Mount Vernon Main Street Association volunteers are sponsoring a Preservation Prowl to focus on some of the history Saturday, June 11.

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Filming in courthouse approved for Edgen Films

Authorization to film in the courthouse hallways, courtrooms and exterior by Edgen Films was approved by the Franklin County Commissioners Court this week.

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Boots, Brew, and Barbecue

Tammy Case with the Sulphur Bottom Boys cooking team serves some of her award winning brisket.Tammy Case with the Sulphur Bottom Boys cooking team serves some of her award winning brisket. More than 1,000 people attended the Boots, Brew, and Barbecue event on the downtown plaza on Saturday, May 21.

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Sulphur Bottom Boys win top prize in barbecue cook-off

Bruce, Tammy and Ryan CaseThe Sulphur Bottom Boys snagged  the $500 prize as Grand Champions of the third annual Boots, Brew, and Barbecue cook-off on Saturday, May 21.

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Games, food, fun planned at disc golf championships this weekend

More than 230 players will be in Franklin County for the 2016 Amateur World Doubles disc golf championships May 26 through 29. This is the fourth year for the tournament to be played in Franklin County.

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Lowe’s honored for volunteer efforts

Daniel Gray, Tracey Reed and Mayor Margaret SearsThe City of Mount Vernon paid formal tribute to Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center and the leadership for the Paint Our Town preservation and beautification efforts during the Monday night, May 23 council workshop.

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Ribbon Cutting

Jackie Rambo cuts the ribbon to celebrate Night Owls Childcare joining the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.Jackie Rambo cuts the ribbon to celebrate Night Owls Childcare joining the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. The business, located at 1001 Hwy. 37, provides childcare for families working nontraditional hours from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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Food Festival

Laura Ramirez and Kenne Eng dressed in ethnic costumesApproximately 300 people milled around the downton plaza Friday, May 20 sampling food from seven different vendors during the International Food Festival organized by members of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Laura Ramirez and Kenne Eng dressed in ethnic costumes.

Carry the Load relay coming for fifth consecutive year

The Carry the Load relay will pass through downtown Mount Vernon Friday evening, May 27 for the fifth consecutive year on its way from Boston, Mass. to Dallas. The 2,300 mile 28 day relay has been divided into 348 segments that can be walked by an individual or a group.

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