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IRS plans Jan. 30 tax season opening for 1040 tax filers

Following the January tax law changes made by Congress under the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA) enacted Jan. 2, the Internal Revenue Service announced it plans to open the 2013 filing season

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Alcohol sale limiting considered

In anticipation of a successful election on local beer and wine sales, a city ordinance was discussed in the Mount Vernon City Council Workshop meeting Tuesday

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Firefighters save car from fire

Firefighters save car from fireThe engine of the 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt, owned by Autumn McBride of Mount Vernon was destroyed.

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Property tax deadline nears, payment options available

Franklin County Tax Assessor / Collector Sue Ann Harper wants to make sure county residents know one week remains to pay their property taxes without additional penalties.

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Clients should be aware of fraudulant activity

In coordination with law enforcement, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is investigating the actions of a former DSHS Mount Pleasant clinic employee.

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EDC moves city water line funding to public hearing

During the January meeting of the Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation (MVEDC), the board voted to move a request from the City of Mount Vernon for $30,000

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Industrial foundation conducts annual meeting

Franklin County Industrial foundation membersMembers of the Franklin County Industrial Foundation conducted their annual membership meeting on Friday, Jan. 11.

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Suspect arrested in Franklin County shooting death

Clint Weldon WilsonA fatal shooting occurred in southern Franklin County on Saturday, Jan. 19. Juvenal Gonzales, age 37 of Mount Pleasant was shot

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Natural gas vehicles promoted to foundation

Michael Brown, manager of market development for Chesapeake Energy Corp., touted the use of natural gas to fuel both commercial and passenger vehicles last week.

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