Tag Archives: courthouse

County Commission Approves $568,893 Project for New Courthouse Roof

With a price tag coming in at more than half a million dollars, it might be hard for anyone to see a bargain, but that isn’t keeping the Scotland County Commission from feeling it has received a good deal to replace the roof on the courthouse. The commission voted 3-0 to approve the bids for […]

DeMarce’s 71st Annual Memorial Day Address Offers Challenge to Honor Heroes by Accepting Responsibilities of Citizenship

The following is the Memorial Day Service address presented by Judge Karl DeMarce on May 29th, 2017 in Memphis, MO It is a breath-taking honor, to have been asked to give this Memorial Day address.  It is an even greater honor, and deeply humbling, when it comes to someone who knows very well that he […]

County Commission Moving Forward With Drainage Upgrades at Courthouse

In an effort to remedy drainage issues that are threatening the foundation of the courthouse, the Scotland County Commission recently gave final approval to a plan to install underground drainage tubes around the building. PSBA Engineering submitted final plans for the project earlier this month and the commission voted to proceed with construction. Bids for […]

Original County Courthouse Rededicated as Part of 2016 Antique Fair Festivities

A crowd that easily could have filled the old log cabin 25 times over gathered on Friday afternoon at the Wiggins Family Museum on Highway 136 in Memphis to commemorate the dedication of the restored structure which once had served as Scotland County’s first courthouse. “Today, as we dedicate this historic courthouse, we can also […]

Judge Webber’s Memorial Day Speech Honors, Encourages Commitment to Service

On a beautiful May Monday morning, a large crowd gathered on the west side of the Memphis city square to mark a pair of milestone celebrations. The Wallace W. Gillespie Memorial Post #4958 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars hosted the 70th annual Memorial Day services for the community as the nation marked the 150th […]

Scotland County’s Original Courthouse Rediscovered

A local historical group has purchased the log cabin that first served as the county courthouse in 1841, and plans to restore the building in Memphis for display. An important piece of Scotland County’s history dating back to its initial official organization by the state in 1841 has been rediscovered and efforts are underway to […]