Craighead County collects record revenues in July

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – July was a lucrative month for Craighead County.

According to "Arkansas Business," the county reported record revenues from its one percent sales tax.

The tax generated $1.3 million.  That's more than any other July.

So far this year the county has collected $9.3 million in revenues.

County treasurer Russell Patton III is quoted as saying the opening of several new restaurants, including Red Lobster and Longhorn Steakhouse, have attracted shoppers from surrounding counties.

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