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Chamber of Commerce discovers the difference

Franklin County Chamber of Commerce 2017 HonoreesThe Franklin County Chamber of Commerce invited the community to “Discover the Difference” at their banquet attended by approximately 200 people, on Saturday, February 24, at the First United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center.

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Council approves a $1.2 million in sewer projects

Just under $1.2 million in additional waste water collection system work was authorized by the Mount Vernon City Council at their meeting Monday night.

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Funeral escort

A long line of law enforcement officers in their vehicles escorted the body of Bryan Alcorn, a former Mount Vernon Police OfficeA long line of law enforcement officers in their vehicles escorted the body of Bryan Alcorn, a former Mount Vernon Police Officer, to the City Cemetery on Thursday, February 15. Mr. Alcorn died last week from complications from the flu.

Peek named jail administrator

Don Peek Don Peek assumed the duties as the jail administrator at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office during February.

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Chamber of Commerce banquet Saturday

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet will be Saturday, February 24, and a crowd of more than 200 is expected.

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Rosa Taylor named Paul Harris Fellow

Rosa Lee Crenshaw Taylor (Third from left) honored with presentation  of a Paul Harris Fellow Award Rosa Lee Crenshaw Taylor was honored with presentation of a Paul Harris Fellow Award in ceremonies Saturday, February 17, at the Senior Citizen Meal Center in Mount Vernon.

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Year of the Dog celebrated downtown

Contestants in the Year of the Dog contests during the Lunar New Year celebration were Hope with Susan Kvaka, Daisy with Marysol Bazan, Caesar with Deborah Thomas, Miss Muff, Mazy, Sassy, and Rudy with Marlo and Ayva Moore, and Buddy with Robin and Don Whiteman.Contestants in the Year of the Dog contests during the Lunar New Year celebration were Hope with Susan Kvaka, Daisy with Marysol Bazan, Caesar with Deborah Thomas, Miss Muff, Mazy, Sassy, and Rudy with Marlo and Ayva Moore, and Buddy with Robin and Don Whiteman.

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Main Street anniversary celebration Tuesday

The community is invited to help Mount Vernon’s Main Street program celebrate its 25th anniversary from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 27, at The County Seat, on the east side of the square in downtown Mount Vernon.

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Maules at the airport

The Lone Star Maules airplane groupThe Lone Star Maules airplane group flew a circuit around Northeast Texas and stopped at the Franklin County Airport for lunch on Saturday, February 3.

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