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Candidates file for March primaries

There will be no contested local races included in the March 2020 General Primary Election. No further applications were received by either the Republican or Democratic Party Chairmen prior to the filing deadline Monday, December 9.

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Sales tax up for city, county

Franklin County topped the area for both the month and year in increased Sales and Use Tax collections, while the City of Mount Vernon was second among area cities’ sales and use tax collections and third in alcohol/mixed beverage tax collections.

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Text to 9-1-1 proves helpful to Franklin County citizens

Even though it is not the preferred method of emergency communication, the Text to 9-1-1 service has proved helpful since it was activated in 2018.

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Thermal check

Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Fighter Jeremy Cox shows the screen on the department’s Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC).Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Fighter Jeremy Cox shows the screen on the department’s Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC). The fire fighters were called to a kitchen fire at a residence on Bolin St. Wednesday, December 11.

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Holiday Trash Service

Trash service provided by the City of Mount Vernon through Sanitation Solutions will be adjusted for the Christmas Holiday.

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Glammiez granted assist, Duke’s talks of franchise

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors approved rental assistance of up to $6,000 for Glammiez Boutique and Floral

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Council splashes into park project, hears yearly update

The Mount Vernon City Council officially splashed into the joint venture splashpad to be created at Little Creek Park by approving that a $100,000 expenditure be added to the city’s budget.

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Courthouse security upgrades approved

Security at the Franklin County Courthouse will be increasing with the addition of more cameras and existing camera upgrades at a cost of $18,642.50 approved at the Monday, December 9, meeting of the Court.

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Scam artist cut short on loot

A white male posing as an employee for the electric company scammed a local citizen last week, but only received half of his loot.

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