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Economic incentives approved by city council for two projects

The Mount Vernon City Council approved an Existing Business Structure Assistance (EBSA) Program grant to Brad and Stephanie Hyman for renovation and restoration work on the Fleming Building on the southwest corner of Main and Houston streets.

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Ford named Tyler’s Firefighter of the Year

Matt FordMatt Ford of Mount Vernon was recently named the Tyler Fire Department’s Firefighter of the Year. “If you could hand pick someone to be by your side, on the hose line, searching a building or in the trenches, Matt is one of the top picks in our department,” Fire Chief Tim Johnson said in announcing the award.

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Zoning exception approved for private daycare, school

A special zoning exception to allow the construction of a building for a private day-care and school at 530 Yates St. was approved by the Mount Vernon City Council Monday, April 14.

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Preservation Month tours planned Monday

Preservation Month will kick off with the first public tours of the renovation project at the Franklin County Courthouse and a light hearted tour of the older section of the Mount Vernon City Cemetery Monday evening, May 5.

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City has presence at national trade show

The City of Mount Vernon is expanding its reach to attract industry and retail business. Having a presence at the Modex Materials Handling Trade Show in Atlanta, Georgia was a part of that effort.

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Storm damage

Craig Greenberg tackles the removal of a limb that fell from the top portion of a tree onto his Main Street lawn during the fast moving storm that hit Mount Vernon late Sunday, April 27.Craig Greenberg tackles the removal of a limb that fell from the top portion of a tree onto his Main Street lawn during the fast moving storm that hit Mount Vernon late Sunday, April 27.

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Railroad applying for dual federal funded programs

The Northeast Rural Rail Transportation District (NETx) is seeking help to upgrade its tracks from two federally funded programs at the same time. A local show of support is needed for the application.

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Early voting through Tuesday in city, school, bond elections

Early voting will continue through Tuesday, May 6 in three local elections. More than 350 early voting ballots have been cast in person in the elections.

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County finalizes transportation infrastructure grant application

Franklin County will be receiving $50,000 in additional funds for road work thanks to their persistence in developing their application for the County Transportation Infrastructure Fund grant.

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