Sales tax dollars and retail sales for August in Sulphur Springs bounced back from a 3 percent drop in July, according to figures released from the state comptroller's office late last week.
Sales tax collected on retail sales in the month of August and reported in September was up 5.33 percent in Sulphur Springs and, for the first seven months in 2013, the city's increase in retail sales was up 12.35 percent from the same time last year.
In dollars and cents, the city received a check for $382,184.44 for August sales, compared to $ 362,831.18 for the same period last year.
For the first seven months of this year, Sulphur Springs has received $4,134,655.80, up 12.35 percent from last year when the city received $3,680,110.82.
Cumby's sales tax revenue continued its downward spiral, dropping 31.64 percent from August 2012.
Como was up almost 7.5 percent in the month, and, for the year increased 10.5 percent from the first seven months.
For August, Greenville was up almost 7 percent, while Commerce had an increase of 5.25 percent.
The state comptroller's report for Paris indicated a modest increase of 0.4 percent for August and a 4.45 percent increase for the year to date.
The gain for Mount Pleasant was more than 30 percent for the month, but up only 3.5 percent for the year.
Mount Vernon enjoyed a retail sales increase of more than 41 percent for August and, for the year to date, an increase of more than 13.5 percent.
In Wood County, Winnsboro increased 8.02 percent for August and 11.42 percent for the year. Quitman was up 2.83 percent, Mineola was down 8.52 percent, Yantis up 17.87 percent and Alba was up 3.62 percent.
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