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Bacon City USA Festival set to sizzle on Saturday

The second annual Bacon City USA Festival will take over downtown Vernon Saturday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Live entertainment will be presented from 11 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. on the Wright Pavilion Stage. Performers will include Southern Weather, The Flynns, Blaine Gillespie Band, Already Goners and The Bourbon Prophets. The Festival…

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Bacon City mayor proclaims love for Wright bacon

Tyson Foods celebrated the 100th anniversary of Wright Brand bacon Friday here in Vernon. For a day Vernon became “Bacon City.” Since a city with a new name needs a new mayor, Tyson Foods held a nation-wide competition for that position. Entrants were encouraged to submit a one-minute video of themselves explaining why they should…

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