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Scott County deputy gets Medal of Valor from Gov. Nixon (12/19/14)
BENTON - A Scott County deputy who risked his life to pull two railroad employees from an overturned train engine as flames surrounded it was honored Thursday for his heroism. Scott County Deputy Justin G. Wooten was one of 10 Missouri law enforcement officers awarded the Missouri Medal of Valor by Gov. Jay Nixon in a ceremony in the state Capitol...
Bus drivers deliver coats to students (12/19/14)
SIKESTON -- Nearly 75 students in the Sikeston R-6 School District received new winter coats Thursday, thanks to their bus drivers. After seeing the need of winter coats for some of the students, the bus drivers decided to organize a new coat drive to keep children warm this season, according to longtime R-6 bus driver Orlando Ray...
And the winner is... (12/19/14)
Sikeston High School Class of 1972 conducted a raffle drawing recently at Pizza Inn in Sikeston. Drew Meadows of Sikeston drew the winning ticket as Soozi Hovis looked on. The winner of the Sabona bracelet was Tina Ahlfield. Proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life...
County gets 'fair' rating on audit (12/19/14)
scottw@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Inmates booked into the Scott County Jail no longer have to pay for an ID bracelet. The most recent audit of Scott County was released by State Auditor Tom Schweich last week with the county's overall performance rated as only "Fair."...
Two arrested for New Madrid County robberies after year-long investigation (12/19/14)
NEW MADRID - A year-long investigation has led to the arrest of two men involved in a series of thefts. Rickey V. Smith and Edward E. Cummings of Memphis, Tenn., are charged with the theft of a "large amount of money" on Dec. 12, 2013, from the Flying J Truck Stop...
Extension approved for county's last disaster recovery project (12/19/14)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- It is official: Mississippi County has until May 8 to complete the last remaining disaster recovery project from the spring 2011 flooding and activation of the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway. The county was notified that all projects from that event have to be closed out, including paperwork, by May 8 to be eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency reimbursements...
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