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County Officials Begin New Terms

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Douglas County officeholders elected in November were sworn in Wednesday, Dec. 31, to officially begin new terms Jan. 1. Sworn in by County Clerk Karry Davis (far right) are, from left above: Lance Stillings, elected to a first term as ...

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Shooting of Child Leads to Drug Bust

Processed marijuana and other related paraphernalia are shown in the photo above, which was submitted to the Herald by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office investigated a reported shooting on Dec. 18 that resulted in a drug bust at a residence in eastern Douglas County. The sheriff’s office received a call around 10 p.m. stating that a 2-year-old male had ...

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Incumbents, Challengers File For Boards

Filing for the April 2015 elections opened Tuesday with limited activity. In the City of Ava, incumbent aldermen Burrely Loftin, East Ward, and Billy Long, West Ward, filed for re-election. Also filing for West Ward alderman was Leon Harris. Current ...

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Prosecuting Attorney Cites Law Day Case

During Circuit Law Day Tuesday, Dec. 2, the following defendant was sentenced to the Missouri Depart­ment of Corrections: Jared Terry, 25, Ava, received a 2-year sentence for Possession of Methamphetamine. The incident occurred in May of 2014 and was investigated ...

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