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City’s third quarter clean-up scheduled to begin Saturday

The City of Mount Vernon’s Third Quarter Clean-up will begin Saturday, July 6. It continues Monday through Saturday, July 8-13.

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Body found in lake, no foul play suspected

The body of a lake front property owner was found in Lake Cypress Springs Sunday, June 30.

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EDC relinquishes federal grant for rail port

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors formally relinquished any and all rights to the federally funded grant of about $1.2 million to purchase land, engineer, plan and possibly begin an early phase of construction for a rail port.

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Honoring first responders

royalty members of the Sheriff’s Posse of Franklin County helped serve the mealFirst responders and their families were treated to a Southern barbecue dinner by the staff at Deer Lake Cabins Ranch Resort Friday, June 28.

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City HOT fund applications due

Organizations that would like to secure Hotel/Motel Tax funding from the City of Mount Vernon for projects between Oct. 1, 2019 through Sept. 30, 2020, must submit an application for consideration.

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Suddenlink gets county contract

Franklin County accepted a new two-year contract for internet services from Suddenlink, the only provider to submit a bid, for  about $1,400 less per month than the current contract.

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Capital items for city budget reviewed by council

The Mount Vernon City Council reviewed a list of capital funding items totaling $178,999 to be considered as they began their 2019-20 budget review at a Monday evening workshop.

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Budget hearings, reviews underway for 2020 budget

The annual hearing of requests from both county department heads and government agencies requesting funding from Franklin County for the 2020 budget year began Monday afternoon and continued into Tuesday.

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Tree damage

Two large trees were toppled over and barely missed playground equipment at Little Creek Park during storms that blew through during the early hours of Tuesday, June 19.Two large trees were toppled over and barely missed playground equipment at Little Creek Park during storms that blew through during the early hours of Tuesday, June 19.

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