Gavel and Law book

Albany couple facing 42 felonies plead not guilty

A jury trial was scheduled in Division One of Gentry County Circuit Court Thursday for an Albany woman facing 42 felony charges, including kidnapping, child endangerment, domestic assault, and armed criminal action. Online court information indicates the jury trial for Jennifer Reed is set for September 24th and 30th. She and co-defendant Raymond Burks of […]

Pond surrounded by trees

Audio: Missouri farm and environmental groups clash over Trump administration’s rollback of clean water protections

The Trump administration announced plans Tuesday to roll back Obama-era rules which placed federal regulations on creek beds and ponds that aren’t directly connected to larger bodies of water. Eric Bohl (Bowl) with the Missouri Farm Bureau says the rules are a legal overreach because creek beds and ponds aren’t navigable.     Eric Bohl […]

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USDA provides additional food options to SNAP participants impacted by Hurricane Florence

The U.S. Department of Agriculture yesterday approved a waiver that will allow participants in the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in North Carolina to buy hot foods with their benefits through October 31, 2018. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue emphasized the importance of the waiver, noting that many North Carolina residents evacuated to shelters cannot […]

Mercer School District Website

North Mercer R-3 Board of Education sets tax levy

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education set its tax levy at a hearing Monday evening prior to its regular meeting. The levy was set at $4.4696 on the 2018-2019 school year which is a decrease of $0.0347 from the 2017-2018 school year. The district’s assessed valuation increased by $1,634,947 to $19,193,587 due primarily to […]