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Smith talks Trump, Obama and Clinton as he faces re-election (07/27/16)
Following a lengthy tour of Senath's Farmers Union Gin led by manager Steve Harris Monday morning, U.S. Rep. Jason Smith of Missouri's 8th Congressional District and his staffers took the time to sit down with the DDD for a lengthy interview, where the congressman was open to discuss a wide range of both state and national issues...
Voters to make a lot of decisions Tuesday (07/27/16)
While there is only one countywide race for Dunklin County voters to decide Tuesday, there are a lot of other decisions to make. Locally, the Democratic nomination for public administrator is up for grabs. The incumbent is Matt Jackson, appointed by the governor to fill the post after the resignation of Shawnee Trowbridge. ...
St. John A.M.E. Church BBQ a huge success (07/27/16)
It was hard to find a parking place near St. John African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church as people filed in and out of the Leonard T. Younger Community Center on Friday. According to church member, Ethel Walker, the St. ...
St. Louis appoints first-ever resilience officer (07/27/16)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis has its first-ever chief resilience officer, a position created to help the city prepare for and respond to events ranging from floods and tornadoes to violence and riots. Mayor Francis Slay announced establishment of the office Tuesday and appointed Patrick R. Brown as chief resilience officer...
Court strikes down Missouri law cutting jobless benefits (07/27/16)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri Supreme Court has struck down a law that had cut the duration of the state's unemployment benefits to one of the shortest periods in the nation. Since January, jobless workers have been limited to 13 weeks of benefits as a result of a measure that linked the duration to the state's unemployment rate...
Suit challenges law requiring traffic fine revenue reports (07/27/16)
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- The Municipal League of Metropolitan St. Louis has filed suit challenging a requirement that the region's cities report revenue from traffic fines. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2aHWMvW ) report that the suit was filed Monday in St. Louis County Circuit Court, claiming that the rule for reporting traffic fine revenue to the state auditor is cumbersome and at odds with state law...
2 new lawsuits challenge Missouri cigarette tax proposal (07/27/16)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Opponents of a cigarette tax hike that would benefit early childhood programs have filed two new lawsuits seeking to block it from the November ballot. One is a follow up to a recent appeals court decision that changed the measure's ballot summary. Opponents contend all the petitions should be invalidated because of a Missouri law requiring that petitions bear the official ballot wording...
Police say Charleston man was shot in self-defense (07/27/16)
CHARLESTON, Mo. (AP) -- Police in the southeast Missouri town of Charleston say a man found dead was killed in self-defense. The Southeast Missourian (http://bit.ly/2abKnSw ) reports that 28-year-old Christopher Flannigan of Charles was found dead Saturday morning from an apparent gunshot wound. The suspected shooter was at the scene and taken into custody...
Route M in Pemiscot County closed for pipe replacement (07/27/16)
Route M in Pemiscot County will be closed as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe under the roadway. This section of roadway is located between County Road 483 and County Road 489. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Aug. 1 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m...
Delta C-7 School Registration begins (07/27/16)
Delta C-7 School District registration will be held Wednesday, Aug. 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Thursday, Aug. 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please bring your child's birth certificate, Social Security card, shot records, and proof of residency. For any questions or concerns you may contact Principal Nathan Baker at 573-757-6611 or 573-757-6615...
Senath-Hornersville classes to begin August 18 (07/27/16)
The Senath-Hornersville School District will begin its 2016-2017 school year on Thursday, Aug. 18. All Senath-Hornersville High School students who were pre-enrolled for classes for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year may view their schedules online by logging onto PowerSchool effective Aug. 1, and thereafter...
Senath residents say thank you to police and firefighters (07/26/16)
In the wake of the deaths of several police officers around the country, many communities are doing what they can to let both police and firefighters know how much they are appreciated. That happened in Senath Saturday at the Community Building. A large group of Senath residents came out to show their town's police and firefighters that they are supported...
KPD report (07/26/16)
Kennett Police made at least three arrests over the weekend. On Saturday at 7:02 a.m., Kennett officers were dispatched to an assault in the 200 block of Electric Street. Arrested was Randy Vaughn, 54, of Kennett for third degree domestic assault. On Saturday at 1:32 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on First Street. Arrested was Ernest McDonald, 30, of Caruthersville on a Kennett municipal warrant for failure to appear on a shoplifting charge...
Two arrests made in Steele Saturday (07/26/16)
A traffic stop in Steele led to a felony drug arrest. Police Chief Billy Joe Stanfield reports that on Saturday officers Jon Grays and Josh Carter initiated a traffic stop and during the course of that stop, officers seized approximately 17 grams of purported methamphetamine that was individually packaged for sale on the streets -- the value was placed at over $2,000. Officers also found a set of digital scales inside the vehicle...
Smith makes stop in Senath during annual Farm Tour (07/26/16)
Editors note: This is part one of a two part series detailing Congressman Jason Smith's trip to Senath Monday. The first part details the 4th Annual Farm Tour, while the second part details a wide-ranging interview with the DDD, tackling state and national issues including his support for Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump...
Open House scheduled at Gideon schools (07/26/16)
The Gideon No. 37 School District will hold open house Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The open house will begin with a group meeting in the cafeteria which will include a discussion of Title I and Title V federal programs, the introduction of new teachers, as well as discussion of initiatives for the year. ...
KMS preparing for new school year (07/26/16)
Students entering grades six through 8, and who are new to the Kennett School District, may register at Kennett Middle School for the 2016-2017 school year, beginning Monday, Aug. 8, between the hours of 9 a.m. - noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. Students will need a parent or legal guardian to accompany them and will need to bring their Social Security account card, birth certificate, shot record, proof of residency, and any available school records. ...
C'ville man arrested on Kennett warrant (07/26/16)
On Sunday, Caruthersville Police arrested Michael Isbell, 28, of Caruthersville on an active warrant for DWI through Kennett municipal court. Isbell was taken to the Pemiscot County Justice Center, where he was being held on a $300 cash bond.
Senate hopeful Kander on bus tour, not Democrat convention (07/26/16)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander is traveling on a bus around Missouri this week rather than attending the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Kander began an eight-day, 50-stop bus tour Monday in St. Louis with a theme of "#FixCongress." He is trying to unseat Republican Sen. Roy Blunt, though they both first face Aug. 2 primaries...
St. Louis-area officers express concern over body armor (07/26/16)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Some St. Louis-area officers say they are concerned that their body armor is not strong enough in the wake of police killings in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Jeff Roorda, business manager for the St. Louis Police Officers Association and St. Louis County Police Association, tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2a7N6sM ) that the union has met with city police leaders to discuss more protective ballistic vests and other ways to protect officers...
2 years after Ferguson, recriminations roil governor's race (07/26/16)
DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- It has been two years since a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, touching off days of rioting, but the political repercussions from the incident have only intensified, fanned by a governor's race in which all four Republican candidates are pledging an aggressive law-and-order approach...
Burton makes court appearance (07/23/16)
Tina Burton, of Malden, appeared Tuesday before a judge in Pemiscot County, where her hearing was rescheduled to August 16 at 10 a.m. Burton is charged in relation to the death of her 5-year-old daughter, who was found unresponsive on a bed inside her home in Malden on April 29, 2014. Burton faces several charges in relation to the death, including second degree murder...
Doug Sergent: Keeping his house clean (07/23/16)
Every once in a while I talk to someone with a unique story. I had one of those encounters Wednesday when I met Doug Sergent at Bill's BBQ. Born in Indianapolis, Ind., the 49 year old decided some six years ago, while living in Florida, it was time to travel. And travel he does -- on foot, spending a few days or perhaps a few weeks in a location then moving on...
Dunklin County Courthouse to open extra hours prior to the primary (07/23/16)
The Dunklin County Courthouse will be open for special hours to accept absentee ballots leading up to the August 2 primary election. The Courthouse in Kennett will open its doors on Saturday, July 30 from 8 a.m. to noon before staying open an hour later, until 5 p.m., on Monday, August 1...
Ultimate Sports offers boon for local athletes and families (07/23/16)
A steady flow of young athletes already have flooded into Ultimate Sports, a massive yellow building that now fills the sightline between Ultimate Fitness and Wiggs Street in Kennett. The new business venture by the owners of Ultimate Fitness, which rests on the same lot off St. Francis Street, is part of a long standing goal of its new ownership, says manager Randy Gardner...

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