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August 8--  The Montgomery County Development Authority is working to encourage new retail businesses to locate in the county to increase the local sales tax base.


The latest addition to the business landscape in Mount Vernon is a new Thriftway food store being opened by the Grimes family which also runs the Thriftway store in Lyons. Ribbon-cutting for the new store was held Monday morning. Michelle Grimes Gay, holding the scissors, is the store manager.