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Voters to decide if county gets all new jail through sales tax on Nov. 2 ballot. Next Tuesday, Lawrence County voters will decide whether or not to pass a 3/8-cent sales tax that would fund the construction of a new jail. If passed, the tax would continue until the bonds for construction are repaid. Afterwards, one-third of the tax would be retired, while the remaining two-thirds would continue to pay for maintaining the new jail. The tax requires a simple majority of votes to pass, and is expected to raise $1.2 million in revenue per year.
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Two cousins purchase an old Lawrence County cemetery and are working to preserve history

In this segment of Ozarks Alive: Time Capsule, Kaitlyn McConnell talks with two women working to bring an historic cemetery back to life. Kaitlyn McConnell is the founder of Ozarks Alive, a website that is dedicated to the preservation and documentation of local culture and history. To visit the site, click here. And to listen to the audio essay of "Ozarks Alive: Time Capsule," click the "play" icon below.
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Tax to Fund New Jail, Sheriff's Facilities on LawCo Ballot, Nov. 2

When Lawrence County voters go to the polls Nov. 2, they’ll decide whether the time is right to construct a new jail/sheriff’s office, funded by a 3/8-cent sales tax. After construction bonds are paid off, 1/8-cent of the sales tax will be retired. It requires a simple majority to pass.
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Lawrence County residents will soon vote on a new sales tax with funds going to build a new jail/sheriff’s office

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Mo. – On November 2, Lawrence County voters will decide to construct a new jail/sheriff’s office, funded by a 3/8-cent sales tax. According to the Lawrence County Commission, after construction bonds are paid off, 1/8-cent of the sales tax will be retired. It requires a simple majority to pass. Residents can attend a […]
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Lawrence County nutrition plant facing $300K in fines for safety and health violations

VERONA, Mo. (KY3) - The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed fines of $300,000 against a nutrition plant in Lawrence County. Administrative leaders with the department of labor have issued 24 citations to BCP Ingredients Inc. in Verona for serious safety and health violations. Multiple complaints claim the company’s workers were exposed to toxic substances, combustible dust and moving machinery parts.
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Running for America

Miller HS Military Honor Committee takes part in 13-mile leg of Great American Relay. If you happened to drive down Highway 96, just east of Miller last Wednesday morning, chances are you came across a group of teenaged runners, escorted by a Lawrence County Sheriff's truck. The Miller High School...
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Barry-Lawrence County Development Center to break ground on new facility

MONETT, Mo. (KY3) -The Barry Lawrence County Development Center will be breaking ground on a brand new facility on Monday, Oct. 4. The development center has been serving the community since the 1970s, helping families of preschoolers with special needs obtain therapies and prepare for kindergarten. This new building has...
MONETT, MO
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Lawrence County family dedicates cemetery to ancestors

AURORA, Mo. — In 1858, the Old Settler’s and Indian Cemetery sat off of Lawrence County Road 2195. Today, it is know as the Samuel and Catherine Phariss memorial Cemetery. Descendants of the Phariss line were searching for their loved ones. Samuel was the son of an American Patriot. “They came from Virginia to Tennessee […]
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Mt. Vernon’s historic Adamson Cabin gets much needed repairs

Lawrence County Historical Society sets sights on future upkeep of charming 1800s home, history. The Adamson Cabin in Mt. Vernon will continue to stand for many years, thanks to some repairs recently made to the building. Kathy Fairchild, who is the cabin chairman for the Lawrence County Historical Society, said...
MOUNT VERNON, MO
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