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Members of the community gather on Marion Street Thursday in observance of National Day of Prayer held at the courthouse on The Square. Retired Army Colonel Hal Hicks spoke during the event, which included prayers for armed forces, government, emergency responders, community, schools, churches and families. The National Day of Prayer is an annual day of observance, designated by Congress and held on the first Thursday in May.

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