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United Way officers, directors seated

Mark Hymer was re-elected president of the United Way of Franklin County at the organization’s annual meeting Thursday, April 16. He will serve for the 2015-16 year. Other officers re-elected

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Tickets available for National Day of Prayer

Tickets are now available for the 2015 Franklin County National Day of Prayer. The annual observance will be Thursday, May 7, at noon at the First Baptist Church of Mount Vernon.

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Lots of cyclists

Cyclists stretch as for as the eye can see on the first leg of the Tour de Cypress rides on Saturday, April 18.Cyclists stretch as for as the eye can see on the first leg of the Tour de Cypress rides on Saturday, April 18. Approximately 200 riders traversed one of the five routes included in the event.

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Dejah Arnold named honorary chairman for 2015 Relay for Life

Dejah Arnold reads a book with Bella and Andy, her younger siblings, during a recent visit at Medical City Dallas.Dejah Arnold reads a book with Bella and Andy, her younger siblings, during a recent visit at Medical City Dallas. Dejah has been named as the honorary chairperson for the 2015 Relay for Life event.

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Brian Ball is new Ag Extension Agent

Brian BallBrian Ball was approved as the new, full time Franklin County Ag Extension Agent by members of the Franklin County Commissioner’s Court on Monday, April 13. He will spend a month in training,

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Kids Safe Saturday open to all ages

A “Kids Safe Saturday” has been set for this weekend for Franklin and Titus counties. The activities will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25 on the Mount Pleasant High School Campus.

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Advocate volunteers needed to serve the interests of children

Lake Country Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is in its 25th year of helping children in Franklin, Hopkins, and Rains counties. Lake Country CASA is in need of volunteers to become a

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ATCOG celebrates National Telecommunicators Week

Rea Washington, ATCOG 9-1-1 Operations Coordinator, presents  Joe Shadbolt, Franklin County Communications Supervisor with a certificate in celebration of National Telecommunicators Week.Rea Washington, ATCOG 9-1-1 Operations Coordinator, presents  Joe Shadbolt, Franklin County Communications Supervisor with a certificate in celebration of National Telecommunicators Week.

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Brookshire’s to turn plastic into trees

In honor of Earth Day, the Brookshire’s Food Store in Mount Vernon will join its more than  155 sister stores in the Brookshire Grocery Co. on a mission to turn plastic bags, bottles and jugs into trees.

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