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Downtown being considered for National Register status

The efforts of more than a year in seeking consideration for listing on the National Register of Historic Places will be one step closer to completion

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County clean-up under way, city’s efforts begin Saturday

Spring clean-up efforts have begun countywide this week with an extended time period at certain locations as part of the annual Don’t Mess with Texas and Keep America Beautiful campaigns.

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Adult Egg Hunt winners

Jeff Shrunk, center, a representative of The Chophouse on Bankhead, which provided the adult prizes presents $300 cash to Madison Reeves. Others in the photo found coupons for percentages off meals at the restaurant. Those winners were Syke Talsma, Teresia Wims, Cameron Woods, Alex Clingan, and Brian Baird.Jeff Shrunk, center, a representative of The Chophouse on Bankhead, which provided the adult prizes presents $300 cash to Madison Reeves.

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American Legion donations

The American Legion Post 243 presented several donations this week to area organizations. Left, Commander Bill Germann presented a check for $2,350 to the Sheriff’s Posse of Franklin County represented by Josh Tucker, Debrah Spradling, and Brad Neal.The American Legion Post 243 presented several donations this week to area organizations. Left, Commander Bill Germann presented a check for $2,350 to the Sheriff’s Posse of Franklin County represented by Josh Tucker, Debrah Spradling, and Brad Neal.

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Main Street program recognized nationally

The Mount Vernon Main Street program has been recognized for the 12th time as a Nationally Accredited Main Street program by the National Main Street Center/Main Street America TM (MSA) at its national conference in Kansas City, Mo. last week.

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Smoking hams

Kenneth Cupp, Colin Clasby, and Jeremy Cox load smokers with hams for the annual fund raiser for the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department.Kenneth Cupp, Colin Clasby, and Jeremy Cox load smokers with hams for the annual fund raiser for the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department.

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Tennison, Thruston to be honored in Saturday ceremonies

Two historical figures with Franklin County connections, Henry Clay Thruston and Josh Tennison, will be honored Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Edwards Cemetery in Mount Pleasant.

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Heroes eligible for door prizes at BBQ

Franklin County emergency workers and their families will be honored with a cookout the evening before the Tour de Cypress Bike Ride.

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Pinwheels planted to bring awareness

To bring awareness to Child Abuse prevention, pinwheels will be planted at the Franklin County Courthouse at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12.

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