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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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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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Greitens Resigns

By Katherine Palmer Columbia Missourian JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens’ once-meteoric political rise crashed Tuesday at the state Capitol as he announced his resignation. “This ordeal has been designed to cause an incredible amount of strain on my family,” said the 44-year-old Rhodes Scholar with a degree in ethics. Standing alone, his voice…

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One Lane Traffic

Traffic on Main Street in Piedmont was reduced to one lane Sunday evening after pavement buckled and a hole developed. Kenny Gates was first on scene and directed traffic until city and state officials arrived. MoDOT and city crews are currently on scene.

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Local Student Will Represent BREC in Washington D.C.

Black River Electric Cooperative’s Annual Youth Tour Essay Contest challenged high school juniors to learn more about their electric cooperative while competing for the “trip of a lifetime.” Students were asked to write an essay about the history of BREC and the impact it’s made to them personally and in their community. This year, BREC…

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Charges Filed in Bunker Man’s Death

  A Bunker man was found dead last week of an apparent gunshot wound in rural Reynolds County. A teenager has been charged in the death. Nicholas A. Barton, 19, is charged with second-degree murder and delivery of a controlled substance. His bond was set at $1 million. He was incarcerated in the Reynolds County…

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New Prospect Church Is the Third Oldest Church in Wayne County

    By David Bollinger dnbollinger@yahoo.com (Editor’s Note: In conjunction with the bicentennial celebration, the newspaper plans to publish a series of historical articles about Wayne County. Individuals are encouraged to write and submit articles. If you have an article you would like to submit for publication, email it to news@waynecojournalbanner.com or drop it off…

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John Charles Kessinger

John Charles Kessinger of Bainbridge, Ind., went to be with our Lord and Savior Jan. 25, 2018. He was born May 27, 1937 to John C. and Faye Van Hook Kessinger. He married Margaret (Tippin) Oct. 14, 1956. She survives. Survivors also include daughters Susie (David) Trinkle of Naples, Fla. Deborah (Curtis) Rhea of Greeneville,…

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Space Heater Safety

Space heaters – whether portable or stationary – accounted for 2 of every 5 (40%) home heating fires and 4 of 5 (84%) home heating fire deaths. (National Fire Protection Associa-tion, based on 2009-2013 annual averages)Heating-related fires most often occur in December, Janu-ary, and February. Simple space heater use precautions in-clude keeping the heater at…

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