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Hub donation

Vice Commander/Adjutant David Allen with American Legion Post 243 presents a $1,000 check to Dorothy YoungVice Commander/Adjutant David Allen with American Legion Post 243 presents a $1,000 check to Dorothy Young for The Hub senior citizens meal center.

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Fireworks on the lake Saturday, keep access clear

The 23rd annual Independence Day weekend fireworks show over Lake Cypress Springs will be on Independence Day, Saturday, July 4,  around 9:45 p.m.

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Fireworks on the lake set for next week

The 23rd annual fireworks over Lake Cypress Springs will be Saturday night, July 4. The fireworks display will begin around 9:45 p.m. and will be presented by the Boltz family.

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Splashpad opens

Connor Williams and Kinsler Gerdes spray each other as other kids play with the various water spouts at the new Splashpad at Little Creek Park.Connor Williams and Kinsler Gerdes spray each other as other kids play with the various water spouts at the new Splashpad at Little Creek Park.

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Chalk art

Kass Whitehurst, a summer intern for the Franklin County Library, uses chalk to color pictures on the wall of the library.Kass Whitehurst, a summer intern for the Franklin County Library, uses chalk to color pictures on the wall of the library.

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Fleet management, CARES grant waiver approved

The Mount Vernon City Council approved a fleet management program for its on-the-road vehicles, and gave up federal funding to the county to help build a health building at its Monday meeting.

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Summer Reading Program

Rachael Kittle, at left, coordinator for the Franklin County Library’s Summer Reading Program, hands a packet of activities to Case Barnes and his mom Keri.Rachael Kittle, at left, coordinator for the Franklin County Library’s Summer Reading Program, hands a packet of activities to Case Barnes and his mom Keri.

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Early voting in person for Runoff Primary begins Monday

In-person early voting for the July 14 Runoff Primary elections will begin Monday, June 29 and continue through Friday, July 10. Two Democratic races will be decided.

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Splashpad opens Wednesday at Little Creek Park

The long awaited opening of the splashpad, water play area, at Little Creek Park in Mount Vernon will be celebrated Wednesday, June 24.

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