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Chitsey, Carr retiring as county commissioners

retiring commissioners Deryl Carr (Pct. 3) and Danny Chitsey (Pct. 1)Family and coworkers honored retiring commissioners Danny Chitsey (Pct. 1) and Deryl Carr (Pct. 3) following the final regular meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners’ Court, at which they served Tuesday, December 27.

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Christmas food

Richard Lee loads a box of food into a client’s truck during the Christmas For All food pick upRichard Lee loads a box of food into a client’s truck during the Christmas For All food pick up on Saturday, December 17 from the Community Food Bank of Franklin County.

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Nurse couple embarks on Christmas trip to remember

Brittany and Scott TempleWhile many Americans head home for Christmas to family, Scott and Brittany Temple will be on a mission dear to their hearts off West Africa.

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Retirement

Deputy Sheriff J.D. Jackson, Franklin County Sheriff Ricky JonesFranklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones and other county employees honored Deputy Sheriff J.D. Jackson with a retirement reception on Tuesday, December 20.

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Visit with Santa

Addi Meeks Hill, age six, visits with Santa in his sleigh.Addi Meeks Hill, age six, visits with Santa in his sleigh. Santa and his reindeer, Vixen, made a stop at Tom Scott Lumber Yard to allow area children a chance to share their Christmas wish list with Santa and to pet Vixen on the nose.

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Angel gifts

Dylan Rogers, Kevi Evans, and Brett Thomas, members of the Mount Vernon High School basketball team, help to load Christmas gifts as part of the Christmas For All Angel Tree programDylan Rogers, Kevi Evans, and Brett Thomas, members of the Mount Vernon High School basketball team, help to load Christmas gifts as part of the Christmas For All Angel Tree program on Thursday, December 15.

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Nominations open through chamber for community honors

Nominations are being accepted for consideration for the Franklin County Man, Woman and Agriculturist of the Year and the Franklin County Hall of Fame awards.

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National Register funding for application approved

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Board approved $12,500 in funding for an application for the local Historic Business District to be recognized on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) during their meeting last Thursday, December 15.

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Vote for local food bank for donation

Franklin County residents are urged to help the Community Food Bank of Franklin County to receive a charitable donation from Guaranty Bank and Trust (GBT).

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