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City proposed budget filed

The formally proposed 2019-20 fiscal year budget for the City of Mount Vernon was placed on file last week with an all funds revenue projected at $4.0 million,

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Fire danger sign

Members of the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department installed a fire danger sign in front of the station on Hwy. 37.Members of the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department installed a fire danger sign in front of the station on Hwy. 37.

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Funding approved for Watermelon Mills building

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors approved $2,000 in funding for infrastructure work on the old Watermelon Mills building.

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County to propose $50,000 HOT funds in 2020 budget

The Franklin County budget for 2020 is expected to include a proposal for the allocation of $50,000 in Hotel Occupancy Tax Funds, after three lengthy workshop sessions on the special purpose funds.

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Abortion block sought in city

The Mount Vernon City Council was requested to enact an ordinance to outlaw abortion within the city and declare the city a Sanctuary City for the Unborn during the public comment portion of its Monday evening meeting.

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County approves boat from FCWD

Franklin County Commissioners Court members approved a Memorandum of  Understanding with the Franklin County Water District for the Sheriff’s Office to take possession of a used boat.

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Commissioners hear requests for HOT funds

Franklin County Commissioners Court members listened, questioned, and challenged as representatives from 10 community based organizations pitched their need for various amounts of the County’s Hotel Occupancy Tax Funds.

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TRMC opens pain management center

Dr. William Hooks Jr., Adult Nurse Practitioner, Valerie Snyder. and Dr. Chandramouli IyerDr. William Hooks Jr., Adult Nurse Practitioner, Valerie Snyder. and Dr. Chandramouli Iyer will operate the new Center for Pain Management that Titus Regional Medical Center opened on August 1.

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City, County tax rate proposed

The City of Mount Vernon and Franklin County governing boards both formally proposed their respective rates for property taxes at meetings Monday.

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