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Partnership directors hear good retail news

Published: 8:56 PM, 12/13/2013

Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT—Retail sales in Cocke County continue to grow.

That’s the good news Cocke County Partnership’s Board of Directors received during their meeting Thursday morning at the Community Center when Partnership President Don Hurst gave his monthly report.

"Reports show Cocke County’s figures were up 9 percent in October, the latest month we have figures for," Hurst said, “and are up 5.15 percent for the fiscal year. This comes at a time when national sales tax figures for the same period show an increase of 0.7 percent."

Hurst also reminded the board that these figures do not include sales of gasoline and diesel. "All fuel taxes go to Nashville to run TDOT," Hurst explained.

For more details, please see the weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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