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Lowe’s makes food baskets possible

The Community Food Bank of Franklin County, together with the aid of employees at Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center, will provide Thanksgiving food baskets to needy families of Franklin County.

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Newsom resigns from Chamber

Diane NewsomDiane Newsom officially resigned her position as the Manager of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce effective Monday, November 11.

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More than $24,000 raised for Rotary scholarshps

James Rogers was the guest speaker at the annual Rotary Gala dinnerJames Rogers was the guest speaker at the annual Rotary Gala dinner. The Rotary Club of Mount Vernon raised more than $24,000 during their banquet and scholarship gala on Saturday, November 2.

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Lake Cypress documentary to be shown Saturday

Building a Legacy, a documentary exploring the history of Lake Cypress Springs, will be shown during a special event at 6 p.m. Saturday, November 16 at the First Baptist Church’s Recreational Outreach Center.

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Hearing for funding for splash pad next week

Whether or not the county, city and Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation will join together to support construction and operation of a splash pad at Little Creek Park could hinge on the community support shown at public hearings and action planed on the proposed project at meetings this month.

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Beautiful foliage

These Bradford Pear and Japanese Maple trees in front of the Franklin County Appraisal District popped with deep red and orange colors.Mother Nature has put on quite a show this week with beautiful fall foliage colors throughout Franklin County.

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Statewide award recognizes Emporium’s renovation

Amy and Jeff Briscoe display their award inside the  showroom at Briscoe’s Emplorium on Lower Main.Briscoe’s Emporium on Lower Main was recognized for having the Best Renovation / Rehabilitation / Restoration from among 119 entries in cities of 50,000 and under population by the Texas Downtown Association.

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Tickets available for lake documentary

A documentary exploring the history of Lake Cypress will be shown during a special event planned for 6 p.m. Saturday, November 16.

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Serving up stew

Volunteers Don Easterling, Billy Jordan, and Chuck Armstrong dish up stew in quart jars for people who pre-ordered some of the award winning stewVolunteers Don Easterling, Billy Jordan, and Chuck Armstrong dish up stew in quart jars for people who pre-ordered some of the award winning stew on the square Monday, October 28.

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