Category Archives: GOVERNMENT

Scotland County Commission Meeting Minutes

Written on July 19, 2016 at 2:47 pm, by

Thursday, July 7, 2016 PLACE OF MEETING: Scotland County Courthouse Commission Chambers The meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m. PRESENT WERE:  Presiding Commissioner, Duane Ebeling; Eastern District Commissioner, Danette Clatt; Western District Commissioner, David Wiggins;; and County Clerk, Batina Dodge. Commissioner Wiggins moved to approve the consent agenda; seconded by Presiding Commissioner Ebeling. […]

Write-In Candidate for U.S. Senate Visits Memphis Democrat

Written on July 12, 2016 at 9:38 pm, by

A write-in candidate for U.S. Senate insists he isn’t seeking his 15 minutes of fame, and to prove it, he is asking just nine minutes of time from new media outlets as he tours the state trying to “kickoff” his campaign. Patrick Lee visited the Memphis Democrat on July 7th, asking for just nine minutes […]

Transportation Commission Approves MoDOT’s New Five-Year Construction Plan

Written on July 12, 2016 at 6:38 pm, by

  Two Scotland County bridges will be replaced but no money is earmarked for resurfacing Highway 15 or 136. Several highway resurfacing projects and bridge repairs or replacements are just a few of the projects now funded in Missouri’s five-year Statewide Transportation Program, or STIP.  The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission approved the STIP at […]

City Council Approves Added Pit Bull Regulations in Animal Code Update

Written on July 12, 2016 at 6:13 pm, by

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Memphis met in regular session on Thursday, July 7, 2016 in Memphis City Hall.  Mayor William Reckenberg called the meeting to order.  Aldermen present were:  Lucas Remley, Chris Feeney, Jobe Justice, and Tom Glass.  Others in attendance were  Supt. Roy Monroe, Utility Supt. Stacy Alexander, MPD Officer […]

Scotland County Commission Meeting Minutes

Written on July 12, 2016 at 11:55 am, by

Thursday, June 30, 2016 PLACE OF MEETING: Scotland County Courthouse Commission Chambers The meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m. PRESENT WERE:  Presiding Commissioner, Duane Ebeling; Eastern District Commissioner, Danette Clatt; Western District Commissioner, David Wiggins; and County Clerk, Batina Dodge. Commissioner Wiggins moved to approve the consent agenda; seconded by Presiding Commissioner Ebeling. […]

City, Rural Water’s 2016 Compliance Reports Reveal Zero Violations

Written on July 6, 2016 at 10:50 am, by

Annual Water Quality Reports for both the City of Memphis and the Consolidated Public Water Supply District #1 have revealed zero violations during the 2015 reporting period. Both reports can be found in this week’s edition of the Memphis Democrat. The Quality Control Reports highlight results from required testing as monitored by the Missouri Department […]

Gov. Nixon Vetoes Will Likely Ensure State Retains “Judicial Hellhole” Status

Written on July 6, 2016 at 10:47 am, by

Two vetoes by Gov. Jay Nixon will help Missouri keep its reputation as having one of the worst legal climates in the nation. The state currently rates as a “Judicial Hellhole” according to the American Tort Reform Association. The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform says Missouri’s legal climate ranks 42 in the nation. The […]

$102,333 CDBG Grant to Help Memphis Demolish 11 Vacant Properties

Written on July 6, 2016 at 10:46 am, by

A total of 11 dilapidated properties in Memphis will be coming down later this year thanks to a federal grant. The City of Memphis recently learned it has been awarded a Community Development Block Grant through the Missouri Department of Economic Development. The grant for $102,333 comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban […]

SUMMER ‘ROAD TRIP’ – Electrons On The Move, From The Generator To Your Outlet

Written on July 6, 2016 at 10:26 am, by

Summer has come, with its long days of sun and fun. For many, it means long lazy weekends, every kind of outdoor recreation, gardening, backyard cookouts, and of course, that classic American adventure, the summer road trip. When you flip on a fan or air conditioner, or reach into the fridge or cooler for a […]

Scotland County Commission Meeting Minutes

Written on July 5, 2016 at 1:04 pm, by

Thursday, June 23, 2016 PLACE OF MEETING: Scotland County Courthouse Commission Chambers The meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m. PRESENT WERE:  Presiding Commissioner, Duane Ebeling; Eastern District Commissioner, Danette Clatt; Western District Commissioner, David Wiggins; and County Clerk, Batina Dodge Commissioner Wiggins moved to approve the consent agenda; seconded by Presiding Commissioner Ebeling. […]