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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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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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Hotel tax board proposes changes in allocations

The  Franklin County Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Board is expected to propose changes in their allocation process. The changes are to be outlined to members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court at their meeting at 9 a.m. Monday, August 26

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County’s Hotel Occupancy Tax allocation process changing

The process for allocating the money collected from the Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) will go from a first come, first served basis to more of an annual budgeting process.

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Saltillo Store closed after fire

The Saltillo Store is closed after a fire destroyed the buildingThe Saltillo Store in Saltillo has been closed after a fire destroyed the building around 7 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. The owners, Billy and Ann Ward, do not plan to rebuild and re-open the business.

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Hotel Occupancy Tax is hot city budget topic

The City’s Hotel/Motel Tax Advisory Board’s recommendation of funding more dollars for projects than members of the Council feel are likely to be collected had frustration showing among some council members at their Monday night budget workshop.

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Storm damage

Storm damageSeveral areas off FM 900 W received heavy damage from high winds from a storm that blew through the area on Tuesday, Aug. 13. The roof of the home of Dwayne and Kay Bolin in 1000 block of FM 900 W received damage. For more information, see the Aug. 22 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Economic development corporation approves study

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Board approved up to $10,000 in funding for studies to prepare for retail marketing at their Thursday, August 15 special session and workshop meeting.

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McDonald’s opening attracts a crowd

arches prior to the sign being lifted onto the pole in front of the restaurant.Laura LaToof and Victor Martinez stopped for a photo with the Golden Arches before the sign was raised high into the air. The opening of the new McDonald’s franchise store Monday, Aug. 19 in Mount Vernon was not your ordinary opening.

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