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Honoring a volunteer

Precinct 2 Commissioner Larkin Jumper and Maryann Gordineer display plaque honoring David M. Chaney for his work at the Community Food Bank of Franklin CountyPrecinct 2 Commissioner Larkin Jumper and Maryann Gordineer display plaque honoring David M. Chaney for his work at the Community Food Bank of Franklin County which was presented during the Commissioner’s Court meeting on Monday, May 14.

Second Saturday

Bob McFarland purchases lunch from Blue Moon Street Eats during the Second Saturday event in downtown Mount VernonBob McFarland purchases lunch from Blue Moon Street Eats during the Second Saturday event in downtown Mount Vernon Saturday, May 12.

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Facade work

Holley Clay uses a lift to remove old wood work from the front of the Franklin County Library on Monday, May 7Holley Clay uses a lift to remove old wood work from the front of the Franklin County Library on Monday, May 7.

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Imagine the possibilities of historic downtown buildings

Imagine the possibilities if every historic building in the downtown district of Mount Vernon was filled with a vibrant, healthy business.

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Rain played chicken with Paint Our Town project

Student volunteers help scrape the exterior of a home. Student volunteers help scrape the exterior of a home. Mother Nature played chicken with the plans for the third annual Paint Our Town project according to organizer Daniel Gray of Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center.

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Polls consolidated for Tuesday voting, early vote ends Friday

Election day in the Runoff Primary Election will be Tuesday, May 22, with early voting in the election continuing through Friday, May 18.

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Big catch

Game Warden Heath Taylor helped David Maull, age 10, remove a fish from his pole during the annual Kid Fish eventGame Warden Heath Taylor helped David Maull, age 10, remove a fish from his pole during the annual Kid Fish event at Jordan’s Blueberry Farm on Saturday, April 28.

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National Day of Prayer

Betsy Gekiere sings “God Bless America” as speakers at the event sing along.Betsy Gekiere sings “God Bless America” as speakers at the event sing along.

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Applications sought for 2018 United Way funding

The United Way of Franklin County (UWFC) is accepting applications from qualified organizations which are seeking funding from the local agency in 2019.

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