The lines were long and reports indicated that people began lining up at Mt. Vernon Mills as early as 2 AM on Friday morning because there was word that the largest in employer in Chattooga County was doing hiring.

By 7:30 AM quite a crowd had gathered outside of Mt. Vernon mills as folks were anticipating the possibility of a job.  AM 1180 Chattooga County Radio contacted Mt. Vernon Mills in Trion on Friday to confirm the number of job positions that were being offered, however there was no confirmation received from Mt. Vernon Mills Personel Department.