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Library continues to serve patrons during pandemic

Throughout the crazy 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, the Franklin County Library has strived to continue to serve area citizens.

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Gift collections under way for Christmas For All project

Gift collections are underway for the annual Christmas for All “Store.” Communities in Schools oversees the project each year.

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Lowe’s RDC is expanding shifts

Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center 955 is expanding their operations and adding shifts. For many years, the facility has operated seven days a week, but only on four nights each week on a regular basis.

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Miss Mount Vernon Pageant celebrated by Chamber of Commerce

Anna Manincor was crowned as the 52nd Miss Mount VernonAnna Manincor was crowned as the 52nd Miss Mount Vernon during the annual pageant was celebrated  by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce at the MVT Oasis Fellowship Church on Saturday, November 14.

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New council members

Sherelyn Roberson, Brad Hyman, and Kris White were sworn into their seats for the Mount Vernon City Council on Monday, November 9.Sherelyn Roberson, Brad Hyman, and Kris White were sworn into their seats for the Mount Vernon City Council on Monday, November 9.

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Appreciation

Mount Vernon City Administration Tina Rose, at left, presents a plaque of appreciation to outgoing Mayor Teresia WimsMount Vernon City Administration Tina Rose, at left, presents a plaque of appreciation to outgoing Mayor Teresia Wims at the City Council Meeting on Monday, November 9. She has served on the Council for 2 1/2 years.

Large crowd arrives at Trick-or-Treat event

LLiam and Cilla Tunnell receive a treat from Addy Zilch, who was helping at the Franklin County Arts Alliance booth.iam and Cilla Tunnell receive a treat from Addy Zilch, who was helping at the Franklin County Arts Alliance booth.

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Thanksgiving food baskets available

The Community Food Bank of Franklin County will provide Thanksgiving food baskets to needy families of Franklin County.

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Hyman elected as Mayor, Roberson wins place 4 seat

The Spring 2020 Municipal Elections were finally conducted this week with Brad Hyman winning the mayoral election and Sherelyn Roberson winning City Council Place 4.

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