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“Formal opening of the Willow Springs new public library will be held next Thursday evening in the library’s rooms at the City Hall. Open House will be held from 6:30 until 10 o’clock that evening and the committee invites the general public to attend.” So read the official announcement of the...
The Howell County Commission met on May 19, 23, 26 and 27. On May 19, the Commission approved Resolution 2022-R5, which defines minimum specifications for the acceptance of all existing private roads and new roads as county roads. They also reviewed the April general ledger report.  On May 23...
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Over the past week, the West Plains Police Department has taken several reports involving fake or counterfeit currency. Please make sure you are using best practices when accepting cash from someone. Not all fake money is counterfeit currency, movie prop money or toy money can sometimes be...
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A mother and two toddlers died in a multi-vehicle crash in West Plains on May 25. Traffic on Highway 63 from State Route 17 to Old Business Highway 63 came to a standstill Wednesday afternoon as first responders worked furiously to extricate people trapped in crushed vehicles.  The three...
The tragic events at Robb Elementary School have placed school safety at the forefront of most parents' thoughts. At Willow Springs, we consistently plan, train, and revise our safety practices. However, we appreciate any feedback from parents because it is not only paramount that students are...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
A Willow Springs man is recovering after a pedestrian crash at 7:33 a.m. Friday morning at the intersection of Main and Harris Streets. Scott Williamson, 61, of Willow Springs was crossing Main St. on foot when he was struck by a Ford Expedition driven by Heather Hunter, 34, of Willow Springs...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
Commercial sanitation customers in the City of Willow Springs will see a 10% increase in their bills as of June 1. In their regular meeting on May 19, the Willow Springs Board of Aldermen voted unanimously to approve the increase. An increase to residential customers in the amount of $1.50 per...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
The West Plains City Council met in special session on May 17 for their annual tour of problem properties. This is the first time in two years the city administration has made the tour. Last year, Council skipped the trip due to COVID concerns. Citizens at Mayor Mike Topliff’s Coffee with the...
On Monday, May 16, the West Plains City Council met in regular session. During the meeting council passed the first reading of Ordinance 4713, which would require all residential refuse to be collected curbside and not in alleyways. Currently, a little more than 600 residences in West Plains...
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Texas County Memorial Hospital’s paramedic received gratitude and appreciation from an area resident for the vital role she played in delivering her baby girl.     On Friday, May 13, Cora Turnbull, a RN paramedic, delivered her first baby. Cora works out of the TCMH Cabool ambulance base and...

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