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Utility account holders in the City of Salem can now expect service disconnects for nonpayment to resume July 15, according to an amendment to Bill No. 3480 by the Board of Aldermen Wednesday night at a specially called meeting. Previously, resuming disconnects was scheduled for July 1.

Today’s information on the City of Salem Utility Committee is the first in a series on city committees, who is on them and their role in helping make city policy. Committees are an important part of how city government is supposed to work, and their responsibilities are spelled out in city o…

The number of fatal overdoses in some South-Central Missouri counties is outpacing the 2020 drug death toll, and in one case, already exceeded last year’s total. Fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine and combinations of them were the primary contributors. Coroners across the region have recorded…

The number of fatal overdoses in some South-Central Missouri counties is outpacing the 2020 drug death toll, and in one case, already exceeded last year’s total. Fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine and combinations of them were the primary contributors. Coroners across the region have recorded…

After a long road riddled with delays due to COVID-19 and state regulations, Dent County will open its first dispensary Tuesday. A grand opening is set for June 18.

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This explanation may fall on deaf ears. Also, my rationale may not be true for all the utility customers in Salem. The situation that created the new, high utility bills all goes back to the purchase of the new meters in our city's utility grid.

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A series of road, trail, and bridge projects are underway for eight locations within Ozark National Scenic Riverways to repair damage from the devastating 2017 flood that destroyed many features and facilities along the Current and Jacks Fork rivers.

Utility bills covering Feb. 8-May 15 have been processed and mailed, according to a City of Salem press release sent 3 p.m. Saturday. The board of aldermen unanimously voted to approve the 97-day catch-up bill at its regular meeting May 17. The bill was scheduled to come out the first week of June.

Whether driving a vehicle, walking or biking, keep your head up and be alert – every step counts. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety is announcing a week-long campaign June 6-12 focusing on pedestrian safety. The campaign will be geared toward pedestrians and drivers, educating both a…

Ozark Actors Theatre (OAT) will present a weeklong summer theatre academy in Bourbon, June 21-25 at Bourbon High School; Waynesville, June 28-July 2 at the ARK Community and Sports Center; and Rolla, July 5-9 at OAT’s new 612 Pine Street location.

As Americans were preparing to commemorate Memorial Day weekend, Joe Biden May 28 released his long-awaited budget. This is the latest a president has ever submitted a budget in the modern-budget era. Typically, when something is released the Friday afternoon before a three-day weekend, it’s…