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Carter resigns from council

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 8:41 am

Louisiana City Councilman Tim Carter has resigned from office after moving into a new home necessitated it. But Carter said Friday, Sept. 26 that he might run for city council again once he is established in his new Louisiana Ward 3 home. Carter said Friday, he resigned because he has moved from Ward 1. “Whenever you vacate your ward, you have to resign by state law,” Carter said. “Otherwise I

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  • Water boil order in west Louisiana

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 8:33 am

    A water boil order has been issued in Louisiana for the area west of 30th Street until 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1, according to the city water department. Fifth Gear was doing work in the area and a drop in water pressure forced the boil order, a department spokesperson said.

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  • Louisiana Councilman Carter resigns

    Posted on September 26, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Louisiana City Councilman Tim Carter has resigned from office effective immediately. Carter said Friday, Sept. 26 that he resigned because he has moved from Ward 1 to Ward 3. “Whenever you vacate your ward, you have to resign by state law,” Carter said. “Otherwise I wouldn’t be resigning.” Carter said there is a strong probability he will run for the council again in April 2015 for a Ward 3 seat.

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  • Man gets 10 years for meth

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 11:04 am

    A man arrested in Eolia last November with three ounces of methamphetamine and chemicals to make more has been sentenced to prison. George D. Mathes, who last lived in Louisiana, was given 10 years in state prison after pleading guilty in Pike County Circuit Court earlier this week. For the full story, see the Oct. 1 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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  • Clark Bridge to close Oct. 6-10 for repairs

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:34 am

    The frail and 86-year-old Champ Clark Bridge across the Mississippi River at Louisiana will close for repairs Oct. 6-10, according to MoDOT. Weather permitting, contractor Concrete Strategies of St. Louis will close the bridge at 6 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 6 and reopen it some time on Friday, Oct. 10, MoDOT said. That will allow traffic to cross the bridge on the way to the Applefest in Clarksville on Saturday,

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  • Champ Clark Bridge to close Oct. 6-10 for repairs

    Posted on September 19, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Weather permitting, MoDOT plans to close the Champ Clark Bridge over the Mississippi River at Louisiana from 6 a.m., Monday, Oct. 6 to some time on Friday, Oct. 10. That will allow motorists to use the bridge to attend the Saturday, Oct. 11 Applefest in Clarksville. The bridge is closing for expansion joint repairs, MoDOT said. For the full story, see the Sept. 24 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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  • Weight limit set on bridge, future closure possible

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 9:34 am

    MoDOT crews installed load signs on the Missouri side of the bridge last week, a possible indication of worse things to come.

    A routine inspection of the Champ  Clark Bridge over the Mississippi River at Louisiana has resulted in a load limit restriction for large trucks crossing the 86-year-old span. The Hwy. 54 bridge is inspected annually, but could be inspected more often considering its deteriorating condition, MoDOT Northeast District Engineer Paula Gough said last week. It is also possible that future inspections could result in a reduced load posting or a

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  • Jazz band wows crowd in Clarksville

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Clarinet player Jerry Epperson of Clarksville performed in a variety of musical styles with the Cornet Chop Suey Jazz Band at the Apple Shed in Clarksville on Saturday.

    The Cornet Chop Suey Jazz Band delighted the crowd with its virtuosity at Clarksville’s Apple Shed on Saturday, Sept. 13, sponsored by the Raintree Arts Council. The band played its New Orleans-style jazz but also did show tunes and jump-jive swing for the largest audience ever for the band’s annual visit to Pike County. Playing clarinet and saxophone for the band was former Clopton High School band teacher and Clarksville

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  • Louisiana area man sentenced to prison for assault

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Jamie Dee Stoops, 50, of the Louisiana area, pleaded guilty to felony domestic assault and resisting arrest and was sentenced to seven years in prison in Pike County Circuit Court on Tuesday, Sept. 9, according to court records. Stoops dragged a woman off of a horse and choked her with the reins during an Oct. 13, 2013 trail ride near Ashburn, court records show. He escaped from arriving officers through

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