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A big splash at Library Summer Reading Fun in the Sun event

Taylor Copeland and her cousin, Ellianha Pascoe, age two, made a big splash at the annual Franklin County Library Summer Reading Fun in the Sun eventTaylor Copeland and her cousin, Ellianha Pascoe, age two, made a big splash at the annual Franklin County Library Summer Reading Fun in the Sun event.

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Sundaes on the square Thursday, July 25

The annual Franklin County Library ice cream sundae party will be conducted at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 25 on the plaza as a part of the Franklin County Library’s Summer Enrichment Program.

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McDonald’s is coming

Laura LaToofLaura LaToof, franchise owner of the local McDonald’s, addressed both the Franklin County Industrial Foundation and the Rotary Club of Mount Vernon on Friday, July 12. She talked about the progress of the facility’s construction

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Ice skating rink arrives

Caleb Deal and Jeremy Mandela work to unload the pieces of the ice skating rinkCaleb Deal and Jeremy Mandela work to unload the pieces of the ice skating rink purchased by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. The rink was picked up from the City of Waxahachie last week.

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Good Morning America

David Clark of Mount Vernon visited New York last week and vistied Good Morning America.David Clark of Mount Vernon visited New York last week and vistied Good Morning America. He was on T.V. Tuesday, July 2, holding up a sign giving a “shout out” to his hometown.

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Clothes closet opens to help students

The Community in Schools counselors (CIS) for Mount Vernon ISD are sponsoring a community clothes closet for families participating in their program. The project is being facilitated

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Tree accident

Del Winborn received injuries in a tree cutting accident Del Winborn received injuries in a tree cutting accident on Saturday, June 29 in the 1500 block of Hwy. 37 S. Mr. Winborn was in the bucket of a tractor attempting to cut down a tree on the property when the tree fell on him.

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Chipping away the old sidewalk

Workers jack-hammered the old concrete in front of the Franklin County Genealogical Society Workers jack-hammered the old concrete sidewalk in front of the Franklin County Genealogical Society building, last week. The replacement of the sidewalks on the south side of the downtown plaza is progressing and should be completed in the coming weeks.

Patriotic Parade

Heather McAnally and Jax GonzalesHeather McAnally and Jax Gonzales were joined by 48 students age birth to 12 years old as Kids Under Construction Daycare conducted their annual Patriotic Parade on Wednesday, July 3. The students wore items they made for the celebration and marched around the facility’s parking area.