Proposed PBPD size questioned
(Letter to the Editor ~ 10/26/19)
Dear Editor, NOTES ON THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY NIGHT PLEASE WATCH THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON YOUTUBE I HAVE BEEN OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED AN “ANGRY LITTLE MAN” BY THE CITY Why am I angry? The City Council is going to purchase 58 ACRES OF PRIME RETAIL PROPERTY FOR A MILLION DOLLARS!! That property should be used to generate commercial gain for the city through taxes and fees by businesses locating there...
Council shows up to listen, we hope they do
(Editorial ~ 10/26/19)
Poplar Bluff Mayor Robert Smith and Mayor pro tem Steve Davis both held public forums Thursday. They told the public they wanted to listen. They had to know from the beginning, what many people would hear is, “tell me what I’m doing wrong.” It takes character to stand in front of a room of people, knowing you won’t have all the answers, and certainly not all the answers they want to hear...
PROGRESS 2019 COMMUNITY: Poplar Bluff growth proves progress lies in partnerships
(Local News ~ 10/26/19)
Poplar Bluff marked the completion in 2019 of nearly $14 million in new infrastructure. There have been announcements the community could see more than 400 new jobs in the coming years from new or expanded industrial park operations. And at least a half dozen new restaurants have opened...
Police/fire reports Oct. 26
(Police/Fire Report ~ 10/26/19)
POPLAR BLUFF POLICE DEPARTMENT Robert C. Parnell, 52, of the 1000 block of Tremont was arrested at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at his residence on a warrant for possession of narcotic equipment. He was booked at Butler County jail. BUTLER COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT...