• Poplar Bluff Internet's lawyer, Derrick Kirby, filed an additional count to the company's petition as well as another "Affirmative Defense" claiming the City Council did not follow appropriate rules before, during AND after their August 6, 2012, Dispute Hearing. Part of the filing included: [The City] failed to follow the applicable provisions of the Missouri Administrative Procedure Act.  Specifically, [the City] violated the following provisions: A.     [The City] failed to provide the statutory notice required §536.067 RSMo.; B.     [The City] violated §536.083 RSMo. by permitting a hearing officer to also vote on the administrative appeal; C.     [The City] violated §536.090 RSMo. by failing to provide Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law along with its purported decision; D.  

    Mar 23,
    - by semoadmin
  • The old social security office building on Oak Grove sat idle for years. Fifteen months ago it sold for $600k. Last month it sold again for $828k. As Americans our culture thrives on such opportunities seized...but do you feel the same after you find out it was the citizens of Poplar Bluff footing the bill? It was the City of Poplar Bluff who, last month, bought that old building and lot at a premium price giving the "flipper" a $228,000 profit in 15 months. According to the Recorder of Deeds: 11/17/2011 - property purchased by a local businessman and wife for $599,000 11/21/2011 - financed by local bank for $600,000 2/19/2013 - City purchased property for $828,000  If the "flipper" just

    Mar 18,
  • Before anyone gets confused: this is NOT the Open Access case against City Cable for stealing all our Open Access customers and kicking us off the network. This case is from November when I put "vote no on Sewer Tax" handbills on windshields of cars. Several days later, on Election Day and in front of the Ward 2 polling station, I was written a citation for putting handbills on cars. I was told by the officer "I have every right to throw you in jail." And City Police went around to all the wards and took down my "Vote No" campaign signs. We filed in Federal Court that my First Amendment rights were violated by the City of Poplar Bluff. The

    Mar 14,
  • Sources reported today that the employees of Nordyne were told today at 3pm that they would be pulling out of Poplar Bluff sometime in early 2014...killing 300 jobs for our area. The economic impact of Nordyne to our local economy is over $15M annually. I spoke to one businessman who said, "I'm a glass-half full type of guy. Who knows what new opportunities will come as a result of this loss." But, speculation has already begun that Nordyne's announcement will cause Mernard's to pull out of their plans to build on the north side of PB. And many in PB are shaking their head wondering why $100M has been committed to north Poplar Bluff development when little attention has been

    Mar 14,
    - by semoadmin
  • "Music is in my head," piano prodigy Ryan Wang explained to the Vancouver Sun in a recent video. The 5-year-old is making a name for himself with his remarkable musical gift; the pint-sized pianist will be performing at Carnegie Hall as part of the 2013 American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition. Rest of story. http://youtu.be/VF3z1aGMR8E

    Mar 13,
    - by semoadmin

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