Phelps County News
Gov. Nixon discusses “Good Schools, Good Jobs” during visit to Rolla High School
• Investments in education will help Rolla Public Schools expand access to preschool, continue to provide technology in classrooms
ROLLA, Mo. – Missouri was the number-one state in technology job growth in the nation last year, and good schools are vital to building on this momentum, Gov. Jay Nixon said today during a visit to Rolla High School. Gov. Nixon discussed his “Good Schools, Good Jobs” plan which will fully fund the state’s K-12 foundation formula by Fiscal Year 2016, and provide the resources to help Rolla Public Schools hire additional early childhood education teachers and offer more preschool openings, as well as continue providing hand-held and wireless technology in the classroom.
• Citizens and businesses can sign up to receive emergency and non-emergency alerts
Phelps County is now using the Everbridge system for Citizen Alerts to communicate with thousands of businesses and residents in minutes in the event of an emergency. Everbridge is an industry-leading interactive communication and mass notification solutions provider that helps organizations save lives, manage critical activities and improve the efficiency of daily operations.
New Community Health Center off to a great start
When funding for the area's new federally qualified health center, now known as Your Community Health Center, was awarded in November, the board of directors was under a mandate to have the facility up and running in less than 120 days. On February 27, 2014,YCHC opened its doors for the first patients.
Phelps County primary ballot set
Candidate filing for Phelps County offices to be decided in the August primary and November general elections concluded on Tuesday, with five filing for the position of County Clerk. When filing closed on at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, four Republicans and one Democrat had filed for the clerk position, along with several others seeking other county and state seats.
Traffic stop leads to discovery of 300 pounds of pot
Approximately 300 pounds of marijuana was discovered in a vehicle following a traffic stop on Interstate 44 on Tuesday. One person was arrested.