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Members of Lowes RDC 955 were joined by representatives of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting for a “community billboard” on Thursday, October 6.Members of Lowes RDC 955 were joined by representatives of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting for a “community billboard” on Thursday, October 6.

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Epperson, Newsome win 42 tournament

Kim Epperson and Trey Newsome team up against  Travis Patridge and Larry FiteThe team of Kim Epperson and Trey Newsome were declared the winners in the day long 42 tournament sponsored by the First National Bank as a part of the annual CountryFest celebration.

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Cox, Castro first to finish 5K run

Winners in the CountryFest 5K run.Runners helped to kick off a day full of events by participating in the sixth annual CountryFest 5K on Saturday, October 8.

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Orr wins choice awards at show

Winners of the judged awards at the CountryFest Car Show.David Orr won both the People’s Choice and the Participant’s Choice awards at the 19th annual CountryFest Auto Show on Saturday, October 8. Entries totaled 35. For a listing judged award winners and sponsor picks, see the October 13 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Tax notices in the mail

Franklin County property owners will be receiving their annual combined ad valorem tax statements this week. More than 22,000 statements were printed and mailed to almost 10,000 property owners Tuesday, Oct. 11, according to Sue Ann Harper, Franklin County Tax Assessor / Collector.

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Eleven teams participate in CountryFest stew cook off

Winners in the beef stew and chicken stew cook off contests at CountryFest.Cooking teams competed in the 32nd annual CountryFest Stew Cook Off Contest, totaled 11. The auction of the winning stews earned $1,330 for the sponsoring Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.

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Fun at the library

Carsen Whitson and Liam Recla play with magnetic blocks to build different shapes and designs during a family fun night at the Franklin County Library.Carsen Whitson and Liam Recla play with magnetic blocks to build different shapes and designs during a family fun night at the Franklin County Library.

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HOT fund allocations tabled

The allocation of Hotel Occupancy Tax funds for 2017, as well as possible action to remove the Alamo Mission Museum from receiving HOT funds for general operating expenses, was tabled by the Franklin County Commissioners Court at their meeting Tuesday.

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New brush truck

The new brush truck acquired by the North Franklin Volunteer Fire Department responded to a grass fire off Hwy. 37 on  Thursday, September 29.The new brush truck acquired by the North Franklin Volunteer Fire Department responded to a grass fire off Hwy. 37 on  Thursday, September 29.

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