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Baskets distributed Saturday

Thanksgiving food baskets will be distributed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, November 23 at the Community Food Bank of Franklin County at 822 Leftwich St., Mount Vernon.

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Christmas parade registrations open

The Community Events Committee is accepting applications for floats to join the annual Christmas Parade.

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Beautiful foliage

These Bradford Pear and Japanese Maple trees in front of the Franklin County Appraisal District popped with deep red and orange colors.Mother Nature has put on quite a show this week with beautiful fall foliage colors throughout Franklin County.

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Lowe’s makes food baskets possible

The Community Food Bank of Franklin County, together with the aid of employees at Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center, will provide Thanksgiving food baskets to needy families of Franklin County.

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Tickets available for lake documentary

A documentary exploring the history of Lake Cypress will be shown during a special event planned for 6 p.m. Saturday, November 16.

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Newsom resigns from Chamber

Diane NewsomDiane Newsom officially resigned her position as the Manager of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce effective Monday, November 11.

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More than $24,000 raised for Rotary scholarshps

James Rogers was the guest speaker at the annual Rotary Gala dinnerJames Rogers was the guest speaker at the annual Rotary Gala dinner. The Rotary Club of Mount Vernon raised more than $24,000 during their banquet and scholarship gala on Saturday, November 2.

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Lake Cypress documentary to be shown Saturday

Building a Legacy, a documentary exploring the history of Lake Cypress Springs, will be shown during a special event at 6 p.m. Saturday, November 16 at the First Baptist Church’s Recreational Outreach Center.

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Hearing for funding for splash pad next week

Whether or not the county, city and Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation will join together to support construction and operation of a splash pad at Little Creek Park could hinge on the community support shown at public hearings and action planed on the proposed project at meetings this month.

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