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Beating investigated (08/29/14)
news@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Department of Public Safety is investigating what appears to be a severe beating. At about 1:23 a.m. Thursday DPS received a report from workers operating a solid waste collection truck of a man found in an alley between Greer Avenue and Matthews Avenue, according to Capt. Jim McMillen, public information officer for Sikeston DPS...
Sikeston R-6 Board of Education sets tax levy (08/29/14)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston R-6 Board of Education set its tax levy during a special session Thursday at the district's Central Office. During the public hearing, board members approved the new operating tax levy of $3.6025 per $100 valuation, which is slightly lower than the 2013-2014 levy...
2 injured in bus wreck (08/28/14)
SIKESTON -- Two children were reportedly injured after a truck ran into a Sikeston R-6 school bus early Wednesday. About 7:30 a.m. the department received a call that a pickup truck crashed into a Sikeston R-6 School District bus at the intersection of Greer and Maple Streets in Sikeston, according to Capt. Jim McMillen, public information officer with Sikeston DPS...
Birk will remain Miner's assistant fire chief (08/28/14)
scottw@standard-democrat.com MINER -- The mayor pro tem's choice for the Miner Fire Department's assistant fire chief will remain in place -- for the time being. Mayor Darren Chapman's call during a special Miner Board of Aldermen meeting Thursday for the Board to repeal the appointment of Ralph Birk as assistant fire chief failed to get a motion...
Enormous hole in county road finally filled (08/28/14)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County officials have finally found the bottom in the hole where County Road 310 used to be before being washed away during the 2011 activation of the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway. "We are above the water line on 310," Presiding Commissioner Carlin Bennett said during the the regular County Commission meeting Thursday...
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