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May 2012 - Yard of the month

May 2012 - Yard of the monthThe Franklin County Chamber of Commerce recently recognized the May winner of the Yard of the Month award.

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Stamp out Hunger

Postal carriers at the Mount Vernon Post OfficeThe postal carriers at the Mount Vernon Post Office collected more than 5,000 pounds of food during the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 12.

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Gray Rock Decoration Day set Sunday, May 20

The annual Gray Rock Cemetery Decoration Day is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20.

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2012 United Way officers, directors seated

Craig Craver was elected president of the United Way of Franklin County at the organization’s meeting earlier this month.

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Trustees to be elected at Rockhill annual meeting

The  Rockhill Cemetery Association will conduct its annual meeting

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May 2012 - Rural beauty spot

May 2012 - Rural beauty spotThe Franklin County Chamber of Commerce recently recognized the May winner of the Rural Beauty Spot award.

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Main Street, Optic-Herald celebrates preservation month

May is National Preservation Month. In 2012, Mount Vernon Main Street invites people to “Discover Mount Vernon’s Hidden Gems.”

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Black Onyx Club sets fifth annual Heritage Scholarship Banquet

The fifth annual Heritage Scholarship Banquet is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 1 in the Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge Hall.

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Wine tasting, fine arts, music combine for festival 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 on Saturday, May 19.

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