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Carry the Load relay returns for fourth year

The Carry the Load relay will pass through downtown Mount Vernon Friday evening, May 22 for the fourth consecutive year on its way from New York, N.Y. to Dallas.

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Administrator candidate interviewed by city council

The Mount Vernon City Council entered an executive session to discuss and interview a potential candidate for the position as city administrator after dealing with their regular meeting agenda Monday night,

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Wine trail festival this weekend

The Piney Woods Wine Trails Festival features a combination of wine tasting, fine arts and music for a weekend of fun in Mount Vernon. It will be Friday night and Saturday, May 15-16.

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Dejah work day

Hannah Miller, Morgan Mayes and Kaydence Carroll help to paint the exterior of Dejah Arnold’s new bedroom under the watchful eye of Lea Carroll.Hannah Miller, Morgan Mayes and Kaydence Carroll help to paint the exterior of Dejah Arnold’s new bedroom under the watchful eye of Lea Carroll. Reese Conlan, at left, helped also.

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County assessed taxes on old hospital

Franklin County could owe as much as $70,531 in local taxes on the old hospital building since it is no longer operated under a nonprofit status. Commissioners were notified of an appraisal notice for the hospital and related buildings

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Donation

Troy Sellers, Luminant community affairs manager,    at left, recently presented a $500 corporate contribution to Alamo Mission Museum President Jacque Bateman Miller and Treasurer Pablo De Santiago, Jr.Luminant takes pride in being a good neighbor in the communities where its employees live, work and serve. As a part of that commitment, Troy Sellers, Luminant community affairs manager,

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Victory lap

Cancer survivors Tyler Cannon, Tyronda Evans, Bobbie Broughton and Glen Zachary were joined by Charles Russell in carrying the Relay for Life banner during the survivor’s victory lap.Cancer survivors Tyler Cannon, Tyronda Evans, Bobbie Broughton and Glen Zachary were joined by Charles Russell in carrying the Relay for Life banner during the survivor’s victory lap.

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Russell Schneider is newest Mount Vernon Council member

Russell L. SchneiderRussell L. Schneider was sworn in as the newest addition to the Mount Vernon City Council in ceremonies at City Hall Monday night, May 11 at the start of the regular monthly meeting.

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Cowboys fan receives custom delivery sedan

Roy Gaddis took delivery of his 1951 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery wagon last week after it received a Dallas Cowboys themed custom paint job.Roy Gaddis took delivery of his 1951 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery wagon last week after it received a Dallas Cowboys themed custom paint job. Robbie Collvins at Collvins Collision painted the sedan in Cowboys blue and gray

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