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Election filing open for local board seats

Registration is now open for anyone wishing to sign up as a candidate for seats on the Mount Vernon ISD Board of Trustees, the Mount Vernon City Council and the Franklin County Water District (FCWD) board of directors.

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Women in War is program, window theme at genealogy

Librarian Helen Jones will be the speaker for the January 21 meeting of the Franklin County Genealogical Society (FCGS). The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the Crescent Meeting Room at 108 E. Main Street in Mount Vernon.

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Hotel still top of priority list for Industrial Foundation

Mayor Teresia Wims was the guest speaking at the Franklin County Industrial Foundation’s annual meeting Friday, January 11.Mayor Teresia Wims was the guest speaking at the Franklin County Industrial Foundation’s annual meeting Friday, January 11.

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Chamber ribbon cuttings

Radi Tawfiq and Chet Mauldin of Washington National of Paris join the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony Tuesday, January 15.Radi Tawfiq and Chet Mauldin of Washington National of Paris join the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony Tuesday, January 15.

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Relay for Life Kickoff Monday

A Relay For Life Kickoff Party will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 14, 2019 in the Christus Mother Frances, Sulphur Springs ­Plaza Conference Room, which is located on the first floor of the medical building located in front of the hospital.

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County library has variety of activities planned for the year

The staff at the Franklin County Library has a variety of activities and programs planned for the coming year to pique the interest of all ages.

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Crooked pole

Jeremy Cox with the City of Mount Vernon replaces a Christmas banner with a brightly colored banner on a very crooked power poleJeremy Cox with the City of Mount Vernon replaces a Christmas banner with a brightly colored banner on a very crooked power pole on Friday, January 4.

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Free smoke detectors available Saturday

The Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department, the Emergency Medical Services, and Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones are joining together with Tom Scott Lumber Yard to help keep local families safe.

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Boring work

Crews worked Saturday, April 20, on the boring project to place a steel-cased sewer line under I-30, just east of Holbrook St. off the North Service Rd.Crews worked Saturday, April 20, on the boring project to place a steel-cased sewer line under I-30, just east of Holbrook St. off the North Service Rd.

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