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Trick-or-Treat at square planned

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce is registering participants for the 2017 Trick-or-Treat Around the Square, which has been set for Tuesday, October 31.

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Burrows assumes Huffstetler’s practice

Dr. Jonathan BurrowsDr. Jonathan Burrows has assumed the dental practice of Dr. Don Huffstetler as of Monday, September 25.

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Local ministry supplying water purification units to Puerto Rico

John McAuley, Bob Pierson, Kenny Spurlin and Randy Burrow from First Baptist Church in Winnsboro and Nelda Crocker from New Hope Baptist Church in Scroggins volunteered last week to prepare buckets for use in water purification. After the devastation from Hurricanes Maria and Irma, one of the most critical needs in Puerto Rico is access to clean water. A local group has stepped up to help.

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Annual celebration next week

The 43rd annual CountryFest celebration is just one week away. The event will be Saturday, October 14 with activities from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Harvey relief

Zander Redar, Jose Arzola, Josh Finney, Caleb Davila, and Paul Tullis deliver donations to a Hull Daisetta ISD staff member on Saturday, September 23.Zander Redar, Jose Arzola, Josh Finney, Caleb Davila, and Paul Tullis deliver donations to a Hull Daisetta ISD staff member on Saturday, September 23.

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Cannon benefit

A crowd of more than 350 people gathered for the Kathy Cannon benefit on Saturday, September 30A crowd of more than 350 people gathered for the Kathy Cannon benefit on Saturday, September 30 at the Hagansport Community Center.

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Fourth HOME Program planned by city

After completing their third round of building replacements for substandard homes, the Mount Vernon City is ready to begin the process for a fourth round of the HOME Program.

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Tailgate party set prior to game

A Tiger Tailgating party has been set prior to the football game against Commerce on Friday, October 6.

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Blizzard winners

Ethyl Dillard, Yolanda B. Stone, Joyce KenemoreEthyl Dillard, Yolanda B. Stone, Joyce Kenemore and Jerry Boyd (not shown) were winners in the local Dairy Queen drawing. They each won a free Blizzard each month for a year.