Tue07222014

Last updateMon, 21 Jul 2014 9am

Back You are here: Home News News

News

Clint Wilson convicted of murder, weapon charge, gets maximum

District Attorney Will Ramsay, front right, and Assistant District Attorney Peter Morgan listen as the guilty verdict is read convicting Clint Wilson, second from left, of murder.Clint Weldon Wilson was found guilty of the murder of Juvenal Gonzales and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon by a Franklin County Jury on Friday, November 22.

Read more: Clint Wilson convicted of murder, weapon charge, gets maximum

More than $23,000 raised for scholarships

The Rotary Club of Mount Vernon celebrated its 75th anniversary Saturday, November 16 with a banquet and scholarship fund raiser.The group raised more than $23,000 for their Motivational Scholarship Fund through ticket sales and both live and silent auctions.

Read more: More than $23,000 raised for scholarships

Procedures established for fire department vehicle sales

Franklin County Commissioners Court members clarified their concerns and then established policy concerning county vehicles at their Monday meeting, when the Purley Fire Department called for the sale of a used vehicle and the financed purchase of another used vehicle.

Read more: Procedures established for fire department vehicle sales

Variance granted for grant program house

A hardship variance was granted to construct a house with 2011-12 HOME Grant program funds. The distance from the lot line was allowed to be four feet rather than the normal 6-10 feet at 320 North Kaufman St. in Mount Vernon.

Read more: Variance granted for grant program house

Murder trial to begin Monday

The trial of Clint Weldon Wilson for murder in the shooting death of Juvenal Gonzales is slated to begin Monday, November 18. Two hundred notices were sent out to prospective jurors for the case to report that day.

Read more: Murder trial to begin Monday

Dunn, Loftis, Latortue honored by Rotary Club

Cynthia Loftis, Marie Latortue, and Saundra DunnThe Mount Vernon Rotary Club honored Saundra Dunn and Cynthia Loftis with Paul Harris Fellowship Awards and named Marie Latortue as the 2012-2013 Rotarian of the Year during their 75th anniversary banquet on Saturday, November 16. For more information about these awards, see the Nov. 21 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Rotary dinner to celebrate 75 years of service to community

A celebration of 75 years of service by the Mount Vernon Rotary Club will be Saturday, November 16 at 6 p.m. The fund raising dinner will be at the Rosemary Jennings Hall of the First United Methodist Church.

Read more: Rotary dinner to celebrate 75 years of service to community

Application deadline Friday

The deadline to apply for assistance with gifts and clothing for children through the Christmas for All  program is Friday, November 22. Applications must be turned in at the Mount Vernon Elementary office no later than 4 p.m. that day.

Read more: Application deadline Friday

Almost $15,000 raised for Backpack effort

In an overwhelming response to an appeal for funding for the Rotary Backpack program, $14,750 has been donated in the last two weeks to the program.

Read more: Almost $15,000 raised for Backpack effort