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Benton church gets new look, name (10/02/14)
BENTON -- After months of undergoing a complete renovation, a Scott County church will soon be ready to once again open its doors to the community. On Sunday, the LaCroix Church Benton had its first "pre-launch" service to give the public a glimpse into some of the changes made over the summer...
Traffic stop leads to search warrant, two arrests (10/02/14)
CHARLESTON -- Two Mississippi County women were arrested after a narcotics investigation by the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department. According to Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore, the investigation began last Wednesday when Deputy Cory Hutcheson developed information that narcotics were being distributed from a Mississippi County residence...
Judgement House (10/02/14)
Emily Tumbleson and Malyn Hodges are welcomed to Heaven by Jesus, played by Mitch Pullen, during the "Heaven Scene" at a rehearsal of Miner Baptist Church's presentation of Judgement House. Judgement House will be presented at Miner Baptist Church tonight and Oct. 4,5,8,9,11 and 12. (Bob Greenlee, Staff)...
Road salt prices up, availability down (10/02/14)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sikeston Department of Public Works officials aren't the only ones having trouble finding a good price on road salt -- when it can be found at all. "It's extremely expensive. We haven't ordered any," said Norman Brant, highway superintendent for Scott County. "We'll just take sand and put it down extra heavy. It seems to give the cars a lot more traction, so we'll probably go ahead with that."...
Regulators reject challenge to Ameren power rates (10/01/14)
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) -- Missouri utility regulators have rejected a complaint alleging that Ameren Missouri has been earning more than it's entitled to on its electric rates. The Missouri Public Service Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to dismiss the case brought by Noranda Aluminum and various individual electric customers...
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