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Vote on 2014 budget, 2013 tax rate Monday, September 16

The Franklin County Commissioners Court will conduct a special meeting at 9 a.m. Monday, September 16 in the East Courthouse Annex, 502 E. Main St. (Hwy. 67E).

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Split council vote on budget

The Mount Vernon City Council adopted the 2013-14 Budget Monday in a 3:2 split vote of the council members. Council members Saundra Dunn and Donny Richards voted against the budget after voicing concerns in two budget areas.

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Fire department starts preparations for ISO review

Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department is preparing for its Insurance Services Office (ISO) reviewThe Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department is preparing for its first Insurance Services Office (ISO) review in 20 years. Mike McCormick, center, a local area ISO representative,

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Hotel Occupancy Tax Board operation a contentious issue

The operation of the Franklin County Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Board was again a contentious topic at the regular meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court Monday, September 9.

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Audit report finds county in “strong financial position”

Conway Company CPAs, which conducted the required independent audits for the county reported that Franklin County was in a “strong financial position.”

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Water district directors do not intervene on penalty

A property owner’s request for the Franklin County Water District Board of Directors to waive or reduce a $4,000 administrative penalty, fell on deaf ears at their August meeting.

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Four arrested in local counterfeiting ring

Four local residents were arrested for operating a cash counterfeiting operation last week. The Mount Vernon Police Department and Franklin County Sheriff’s Department personnel

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Sewer, smoking topics at city council workshop

Sewer issues and a smoking ban were passionately discussed at the Mount Vernon City Council workshop Monday, Aug. 26. J.C. Fountain and his wife, Brenda, came to the council asking for relief with repeated sewer issues at their house,

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Buildings damaged by vehicle

James Stewart’s vehicle damaged windows at both M.L.  Edwards Emporium and Ernie Snapka’s buildings.Windows at two downtown businesses were broken as the result of an early morning accident at 3:45 a.m. Friday, August 23 on Main St. in Mount Vernon.

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