Area Breaking News

Cates, Sisco Win in Wayne County

Wayne County went red in the November General Election. Republicans carried all contested races. A huge voter turnout, fueled by the many statewide issues and a heated U.S. Senate race, brought 54.7 percent of the county’s registered voters out. Josh Hawley received 3,564 votes in Wayne County in his quest to unseat incumbent Democrat Claire…

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Seay Wins Republican Nomination for Judge

Office/Candidate Name Party Votes % of Votes Circuit Judge – Circuit 42 Division 1 51 of 51 Precincts Reported Megan Seay Republican 6,095 57.718% Scott Bernstein Republican 3,255 30.824% Glenn Hall Republican 1,210 11.458% Party Total: 10,560 Sid Pearson Democratic 3,380 100.000% Party Total: 3,380 Total Votes: 13,940 County Megan Seay, REP Scott Bernstein, REP…

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Shawan Gets Republican Nomination in 153rd District

Office/Candidate Name Party Votes % of Votes State Representative – District 153 29 of 29 Precincts Reported Jack (Skip) Johnson Republican 2,652 43.561% Jeff Shawan Republican 3,436 56.439% Party Total: 6,088 Matt Michel Democratic 832 100.000% Party Total: 832 Total Votes: 6,920 County Jack Skip Johnson, REP Jeff Shawan, REP Matt Michel, DEM Butler 850…

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Dinkins Wins Re-Election Bid

Office/Candidate Name Party Votes % of Votes State Representative – District 144 37 of 37 Precincts Reported Chris Dinkins Republican 3,352 74.522% Beau McCoy Gooch Republican 1,146 25.478% Party Total: 4,498 Total Votes: 4,498 County Chris Dinkins, REP Beau McCoy Gooch, REP Iron 773 329 Reynolds 377 81 Washington 1,049 172 Wayne 1,153 564

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Freeman, Loyd Winners in Reynolds County

Reynolds County races were close. Less than 25 votes decided two races. By a slim margin of nine votes, Brandi Freeman won the Democratic nomination for clerk of the circuit court in Reynolds County. Freeman was one of three candidates vying to replace the retiring Randy Cowin. Freeman received 430 votes. Beth Buford received 421…

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Wayne County Election Results

Wayne County voters went to the polls Tuesday to decide primary races. All races were on the Republican ticket. Incumbent Cindy Stout beat Angie Cook 1265 to 793 to win the Republican nomination for recorder of deeds. Stout will not have an opponent in November. Rhonda Cates won the Republican nomination for collector. She received…

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Criminal Charges Filed Against Former Greenville City Clerk

Missouri Attorney General Joshua Hawley announced that his office has filed felony criminal charges in Wayne County against former Greenville City Clerk Pamela S. Birmingham. The complaint alleges that Birmingham misappropriated over $150,000 in currency over the course of her employment as City Clerk and forged an entry in the city’s check disbursement log. Birmingham…

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World War II Veterans Recognized

Patriotism was alive and well in Wayne County over the extended July 4 holiday. The Freedom’s Never Free World War II Traveling Memorial was set in Piedmont July 3-7. The memorial was brought to the community by the Piedmont Area Chamber of Commerce. In Greenville, the Wayne County Bicentennial Parade was held in conjunction with…

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Incoming governor Mike Parson brings less drama to Jefferson City

By Noah Higgins-Dunn Columbia Missourian Missouri’s next governor, Mike Parson, has few similarities to Gov. Eric Greitens, but he might serve as a greater ally for Republicans in Jefferson City. Come Friday at 5 p.m., Parson will become Missouri’s 57th governor after Greitens announced he would resign Tuesday evening amid criminal charges and scathing reports…

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