Area News

Glasgow superintendent Mike Reynolds to retire

Superintendent of Glasgow R-II Public Schools, Mike Reynolds, tended his resignation, effective at the end of the current school year. Reynolds announced his intention to retire during the Board of Education’s monthly meeting Wednesday, February 20.

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City council hears plans for a new coffee shop

Work has begun on a new venture at 203 North Church Street. The Fayette City Board of Aldermen reviewed plans during its regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 19. A group of local individuals have invested in the property across from the First Baptist Church with plans to open a coffee/ice cream shop. One member of the…

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Fayette R-III school board sets 2019-2020 calendar

Spring break will be cut slightly short this year for students of the Fayette R-III School District. Winter weather has caused the district to cancel school six days this season, not including early dismissals. Its calendar had five built-in snow days. A makeup day has therefore been scheduled for Monday, March 18, which had originally…

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Man charged for assaulting woman, child

A Fayette man faces charges of domestic assault and child abuse after he was arrested shortly after midnight on February 14. Norman Lee Watkins, who turns 30 on Thursday, was taken into custody by Fayette police while assisting the Howard County Sheriff’s Department.

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New Franklin City Council

Water plant issues still plague city Water issues continue to be a thorn in the side for the New Franklin Board of Aldermen. Budget concerns cut employee insurance reimbursement The City of New Franklin’s City Services Supervisor tendered his resignation as a result of a recent audit and budgetary issues. On Tuesday, Jan. 22, New…

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