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City sales tax collections up in October

Collections totaled $17.9 million. It is the tenth month in a row of sales tax growth. Average growth over those 10 months has been at 9.8 percent. When all city sales taxes are combined, including the general fund, MAPS 3, police and fire and the zoo, the total generated in October, which reflects collections for

Sales tax collections up in August, use tax down

While sales tax collections were up 4.7 percent in August, for the fiscal year it has averaged 8.6 percent growth over the same period last year. Use tax collections, taxes paid on goods purchased outside the state but used in the city, totaled $3.18 million in August. The August sales tax collections check included monies

After 91 years, Horn Seed Company closes its doors

After 91 years in business, Horn Seed Company, 1409 Northwest Expressway, is closing its doors due to two years of extreme temperatures, hail and – more recently – a July 15 fire in its warehouse that claimed about 80 percent of the company’s inventory, along with all of its Christmas inventory. Its fourth-generation owners, David

OKC improves ISO ranking

The ISO collects and evaluates data from cities and communities across the country through a Fire Suppression Rating Schedule and a comprehensive audit. Based on those two factors, a community receives a Public Protection Class ranking of its fire protection services. Everything in a fire department is checked and tested from personnel to equipment. The


Bethany Pioneer Equipment Rental received the Top Sales Distributor for 2011 award from Terex Construction. Pioneer, 7940 N.W. 39th Expressway, is the largest independent rental company in Oklahoma with nine stores in Oklahoma and Texas. This is the first time Terex, a global construction supply company, has presented this award. Del City right, Del City