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Rhymes-Johnson is speaker for Black History Month program

Connie Rhymes-JohnsonConnie Rhymes-Johnson, an area educator and president of the local area chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), will be the featured speaker at the 10th annual Black History Month program.

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Catch phrase, signage topics at Main St. partners meeting

A group of Main Street partners met last week to put extra effort into getting the Mount Vernon uniqueness and name in front of the thousands of travelers each day along I-30 with both a catch phrase and signage.

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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 and the Mount Vernon City Council.

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Monday deadline to register to vote in general primaries

The deadline to be registered in order to qualify to vote in the 2018 General Primary Elections is Monday, February 5.

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Lee, Fowler promoted at First National Bank

Andrew Lee, Robin FowlerThe promotion of Andrew Lee and Robin Fowler to Assistant Vice Presidents was recently announced by Kenneth Greer, President of First National Bank, following the January Board of Directors meeting.

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Book donation

Jean Pamplin, at left, and David LopezJean Pamplin, at left, and David Lopez donated a “3-D Super Pig” coloring-comic book to the Franklin County Library last week. Mrs. Pamplin wrote the book, and Mr. Lopez provided the illustrations.

Legion donates $17,000 in equipment to county

American Legion Post 243 leaders presented more than $17,000 in thermal imaging equipment to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the four fire departments in the countyAmerican Legion Post 243 leaders presented more than $17,000 in thermal imaging equipment to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the four fire departments in the county in informal ceremonies at the law enforcement center Monday, January 22.

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Roberts, Elledge receive promotions

Chad Elledge, Linda RobertsFirst National Bank of Gilmer recently promoted Linda Roberts to Vice President and Chad Elledge to Chief Administrative Officer.

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Sarah Brod hired as county’s AgriLife Extension for Ag

Sarah BrodSarah Brod was officially hired by the Franklin County Commissioners Court Monday as the new Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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