Ozark aldermen freeze sewer connection fees
The cost of connecting to Ozark sewer system will be locked from increasing in 2014.
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Beacon Refuse now operates in Springfield, Willard, Battlefield, and Republic. We honor our troops by giving to "Operation Santa".
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Council Approves Key Purchases, Implements Street Sign Program
On Tuesday afternoon the Ava Board of Aldermen listened to two city employees as they offered bids for equipment acquisitions.
Gift of Hope purchases food for more than 800 children every weekend in eight Taney County schools.
Prosecutor: 17-year-old 'begged and begged,' was killed anyway
In court Wednesday, the prosecutor read excerpts from the alleged confession of Gabriel Roche, a Republic teen accused of the callous killing of a classmate.
Ozarks covered in up to 5 inches of new snow
A mix of as much as 5 inches of fresh snow and single-digit temperatures have National Weather Service meteorologists warning of excessive cold risk today.
Republic woman one of two seriously injured in Lawrence County crash
A Republic woman was one of two people seriously injured when two vehicles collided head-on in Lawrence County Sunday evening.
Slaying suspect's admissions OK for trial
A Greene County judge has ruled that the statements -- some as odd as "creatures," "forest people" and trees changing form -- made by a Republic man charged with murder can be used against him at trial.
Manufacturing company moving to Republic
<![CDATA[REPUBLIC, Mo. (AP) -- A southwest Missouri company plans to build manufacturing and office space in Republic that could mean 77 new jobs for the town. Watson Metal Masters announced Wednesday that it will break ground on the $4.8 million project in mid-2014. The company designs and makes stainless steel storage tanks and other equipment for several industries. The company says in a news release that besides the 77 new jobs, it will move 43 employees from its facilities in Nixa. The project will include 63,000 square feet of manufacturing space and an additional 4,450 square feet for corporate offices. State government has authorized more than $276,000 of incentives through the Missouri Works program for the project.
Awards & Achievers
Gray joined the library district in 2003. She has worked in youth services, the library reference department and was branch manager of the Strafford and Fair Grove branch libraries.
Planned are holiday musical favorites and a few new songs with Carol Reinert, Jeff Carney, Rick Dines and Judy Luxton with Harry Beckett on piano.
Family Best Bets Through Dec. 8
Friends of the Library volunteers will help children shop, purchase and wrap gifts.
Police: Man flashed gun, made threats at Christian school
Police say a Republic man punched a church employee before pulling out a gun and threatening to shoot staff at Christian Schools of Springfield earlier this month.
Why we fight and why you need to join the fight against pancreatic cancer
Others in our community are also volunteering to make a difference in the outcome for those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Library director Phillips retires after 26 years
There will be a big empty spot at the Christian County Library after the retirement of longtime Director Mabel Phillips.