Area News

New Franklin aldermen hear proposals for signs, trash rates

The city of New Franklin Board of Aldermen met in regular session, Monday, Jan. 14. Mayor Jerry Thornton was absent and Mayor Pro-tem Mike McGee ran the meeting. There was no old business for discussion. New Franklin Schools Superintendent, Brian Cordell, was welcomed by the council. Cordell was in attendance to discuss new signage at…

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City Council approves CID boundaries

The Fayette City Council settled on boundaries to a proposed Community Improvement District, discussed downtown parking, and approved business licenses and a new city logo at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

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Trial date set for woman accused in suicide

A trial date of July 29 has been set for Harley Branham, who is charged in the 2016 suicide death of rural Glasgow teenager Kenneth Suttner. She faces a felony charge of aggravated stalking along with two misdemeanor charges of third-degree assault and two misdemeanor charges of harassment.

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Fayette R-III Board of Education

A controversial measure to transition the Fayette school district to a four-day school week beginning next year was narrowly defeated in a 3-2 vote last Wednesday during the Board of Education’s monthly meeting. The idea had gained significant traction among members of the school district and with board members. But the division it caused in…

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Howard County Economic Development holds annual meeting

Howard County Economic Development Council (HCEDC) held its annual meeting Tuesday, Jan. 8 during a luncheon on the campus of Central Methodist University in Fayette. Through this annual meeting, HCEDC is able to communicate with its investors and other interested individuals, agencies, and businesses with a stake in the economic future of Howard County.  Interim…

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Four-day school week forums draw opposition from parents, community

Parents and members of the Fayette and Armstrong communities last week voiced their concerns and questions during a pair of forums on the proposed four-day school week for the Fayette school district. District Superintendent Dr. Tamara Kimball presented the plan to a standing-room only crowd of more than 70 people in the high school library…

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Major snowstorm causes damage, power outages

Howard County experienced a heavier-than-typical snow over the weekend, as did most of Missouri. While it made for picturesque views, the heavy, wet snow wreaked havoc on tree limbs and power lines. Many Fayette and Howard County residents were without electrical service for good portions of the weekend.

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Felony drug charges for pair arrested Jan. 9

Two persons are facing felony drug charges after they were arrested Wednesday, January 9. Damon Thompson, 38, and Rodnese Jones, 29, both of Fayette, were taken into custody by the East Centra Drug Task Force at their residence at a trailer court on Mulberry street when officers found what they suspected as methamphetamine and marijuana.

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Three file for Fayette R-III Board of Education

Three people have thrown their respective hats into the ring to run for two openings on the Fayette R-III Board of Education during the April 2 election. Incumbent Eric McSwain, Chester Bias and Amber Overfelt have all filled the necessary paperwork, as of Tuesday morning when this newspaper went to press.

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