Randolph County Commissioners are preparing for an upcoming vote on a consolidation of two county courthouses. The commission’s plan is to merge all of the offices in both the Huntsville and Moberly Courthouses in a new structure that would be located in front of the Randolph County Justice Center.
Presiding Commissioner of Randolph County Susan Carter says that a main issue with both of the current courthouses is the lack of security.
The students at Gratz-Brown Elementary School in Moberly get excited every Tuesday and Thursday when the final school bell rings. This is not because school is over for the day, but because Running Club is about to start. The Running Club was started by Principal Della Bell and is in its second year.
A former Missouri death row inmate says he can now try to put his life back together after a prosecutor dismissed a murder charge in the fatal stabbing of a fellow inmate 30 years ago.
Reggie Griffin says he has gotten married and landed a job in the year since he was released from prison while awaiting a new trial. The 53-year-old says he found out Friday that Randolph County prosecutor Mike Fusselmann was dropping the charge.
An outside auditing firm has found deficiencies in the 2011 and 2012 Randolph County budgets. Casey-Beard-Boehmer PC conducted an audit released in September on behalf of the Missouri State Auditor’s Office.
Deputy State Auditor Harry Otto said he does not anticipate how the Missouri State Auditor’s Office will assess Randolph County until the full audit is completed despite the deficiencies found by the outside CPA firm.