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Romines resigns, Greer resumes CEO role

Garry Romines, Ken GreerGarry Romines announced his resignation as President/Chief Executive Officer and Director of First National Bank and Mount Vernon Bankshares at the board of directors meeting Thursday, June 16.

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Budget on track, talks begin for 2016-17

The City of Mount Vernon’s 2015-16 Budget appears to be “right on track” to end the year as talks begin for preparing the 2016-17 Budget.

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Grass fire

Mount Vernon Volunteer Firefighter Wesley Sargent uses a cannon to spray water on a grass fire off of Hwy. 37 at Hwy. 900 Mount Vernon Volunteer Firefighter Wesley Sargent uses a cannon to spray water on a grass fire off of Hwy. 37 at Hwy. 900 on Friday, June 10.

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Legality of county funds to nonprofits questioned

The Franklin County Commissioners Court is expected to eliminate funding for the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and Genealogical Society after the discovery of legal issues with funding nonprofit organizations was presented at its Monday budget workshop session. For more about this topic, see the June 23 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Objections, requests made to county on building lease

A litany of objections interspersed with record requests linked to the county’s current lease of the old hospital building were made by local doctor Michael Walker, O.D. in Monday’s meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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City awards depository contract to First National Bank

The City of Mount Vernon awarded a five year contract to serve as the city’s designated bank depository to First National Bank (FNB) of Mount Vernon in the Monday night meeting of the City Council.

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Edward Jones moves up on Fortune 500 list

Financial services firm Edward Jones moved up on the annual Fortune 500 list, as published by Fortune magazine, in its fourth appearance in four years, according to Edward Jones’ Financial Advisors Keres Fite and Bill Kent.

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Commissioners authorize sub-leases at health clinic

Franklin County Commissioners court members gave approval to Dr. Jean Latortue operating as the Franklin County Family Health Center to sub-lease portions of the old hospital building.

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Ferrell’s contract with city renewed for two years

The Mount Vernon City Council renewed their contract with Darrek Ferrell for two years as both city administrator and executive director of the economic development corporation following a two hour executive session Thursday night, June 2.

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