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Police Staffing Shortage Eliminates SRO officer in SoBoCo schools

The SoBoCo school district has previously partnered with the Boone County Sheriff’s department and the Ashland Police Department to deploy a SRO, Safety Resource Officer, on school campus but with the inability to staff police officers at the county and city level, the SRO position has been pulled until the departments staffing issues are solved. 

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Retail economics dip in 2020

With millions of workers, the retail industry ranks highly as a job sector in the U.S. Like others, it was among a series of industries hit hard by COVID-19 in 2020.  Though many retail establishments have found ways to stay open amid the pandemic, an innumerable amount lost business in Spring 2020 when states went

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Around Town

The Park Board had a full agenda for the last meeting.  The meeting started off with a notification from the United States Tennis Association that there would not be any grants awarded this year due to lack of funding under the current Covid-19 conditions.  Some of the people on the Park Board expressed that this

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Twenty states raised minimum wages on New Year’s Day

On January 1, minimum wages went up in 20 states. The increases range from an $0.08 inflation adjustment in Minnesota to a $1.50 per hour raise in New Mexico, the equivalent of an annual increase ranging from $166 to $3,120 for a full-time, full-year minimum wage worker. The updates can be viewed in EPI’s interactive

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Parson makes the case for early childhood

Governor Mike Parson kicked off the Missouri Early Childhood Policy Symposium in Jefferson City this week. The National Council of State Legislators and Kids Win Missouri organized the event for legislators and staff. The legislative host committee included Representative Louis Riggs, Representative Brenda Shields, Senator Karla Eslinger, Senator Lauren Arthur, Representative Peter Merideth, and Senator

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What to expect after surviving COVID-19

In the movie “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”, Cousin Eddy comments on the Jelly of the Month Club, “Clark, that’s the gift that keeps on giving the whole year long”.  Much like the Jelly of the Month Club, Covid-19 survivors are finding out that the virus may keep on giving, even months after recovery.  The term

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Bring on new projects

With a new year comes new projects. This time around, 2021 is bringing a series of city-wide developments to Ashland in an effort to improve the downtown area.  Among the most notable additions on this year’s docket is the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Broadway and Henry Clay Boulevard. What is now

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South County Realty would like to send a huge Thank You

THANK YOU to all of our clients who allowed us to serve you last year.  Just over 200 properties sold in the Southern Boone School district in 2020 and we were thrilled to represent 45% of those Buyers and Sellers.  Again, Thank You! Residential sales in the Southern Boone school district totaled $42.8 Million in

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Parson Sworn In to Full Term as 57th Governor

Governor Michael L. Parson was sworn in to a full term as 57th Governor of the State of Missouri at the 2021 Bicentennial Inauguration.  Governor Parson’s career in public service began with six years in the United States Army and over 22 years in law enforcement, including serving as Sheriff of Polk County from 1993-2005.

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Winter work zones

Road maintenance doesn’t take a break for the winter. When snow and ice are cleared from the roads and forecast, drivers should expect to see maintenance crews at work on Missouri’s highways, often in slow moving operations. Fluctuating temperatures and precipitation mean potholes and other types of pavement damage are common during Missouri winters. As

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