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Call for county hotel, motel 2015 tax funding requests

Organizations that would like to secure funding from the Franklin County Hotel/Motel Tax for 2015 projects must submit an application by Friday, October 10, 2014.

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Update given on search for county emergency services

Meetings continue, but nothing concrete has been offered with regard to providing emergency medical services and local hospital services in Franklin County after the end of the year.

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Council approves incentive package for Tiger Rx

An economic incentive package of up to $28,010 was approved for Tiger Rx, LLC, headed by John and Denise Case in the Monday, September 8 meeting of the Mount Vernon City Council.

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Franklin County joins regional capital public defender group

Franklin County Commissioners Court members had no hesitation in voting unanimously to join the Regional Public Defender for Capital Cases (RPDCC) risk pool.

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Note burning ceremony on jail expansion loan

Franklin County officials gathered around as Judge Paul Lovier and Sheriff Ricky Jones burned the note for the jail expansion. The facility is now debt free.A note burning ceremony Monday, September 8 marked the payoff of Franklin County’s 15 year old jail and courthouse annex certificates of obligation debt, $384,812. Sheriff Ricky Jones was recognized in the meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court earlier that morning.

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Courthouse rededication ceremonies, tours Saturday

The wooden floors and railings have been refinished and polished in the restored Franklin County CourthouseThe wooden floors and railings have been refinished and polished, the paint has been touched up in all the rooms, and crews are busy dusting and sweeping all the offices in preparation for the

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Murder suspect arrested less than a week after Raley death

Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones leads murder suspect James Crawford in shackles through the sallyport of the county jail to begin his book in processFranklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones leads murder suspect James Crawford in shackles through the sallyport of the county jail to begin his book in process.

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County offices prepare to return to downtown

The staggering job of moving seven of the county’s busiest offices back to the restored courthouse in downtown Mount Vernon is already being organized.

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Water district proposes 2014 tax rate

The Franklin County Water District proposed a 2014 property tax rate of $.02535 per $100 of assessed value at its regular August meeting.

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