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    First flu cases a good reminder to get vaccinated before the holidays

    The community’s first flu cases are a good reminder that everyone who can ought to get a flu vaccine before spending time with family and friends during the holidays. Read on...
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    Police continue to seek public’s help in assault investigation

    The Springfield Police Department is continuing to investigate an assault that occurred on Aug. 22 at 318 South Avenue. Read on...
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    Nov. 24 City Council meeting summary

    Springfield City Council met at Historic City Hall at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 24. A written summary and video recording of meeting are available. Read on...
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    City’s plan for continued sewer upgrades a sound investment

    A long-term sewer overflow control plan, required by state and federal environmental regulators to reduce system overflows, will come to City Council Nov. 24. The plan, which has been years in the making, is required to be submitted by Dec. 31. Read on...
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    Community Development Block Grant Program marks 40th anniversary

    Mayor Bob Stephens issued a proclamation at the Nov. 18 City Council Lunch recognizing the 40th anniversary of the Community Development Block Grant Program and the 30th anniversary of the Community Development Loan Program in Springfield. Read on...
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    Bomb Squad determines suspicious item in luggage at airport not an explosive device

    After a thorough analysis, Springfield Fire Department’s bomb squad determined a suspicious package flagged by TSA’s screening process at the Springfield Branson National Airport this morning, was not an explosive device. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Department Bomb Squad responds to suspicious item in luggage at Springfield airport

    At approximately 9:30 a.m. Nov. 21, TSA screening equipment detected a suspicious item in a piece of luggage at Springfield Branson National Airport. The checkpoint was shut down and the airport initiated its emergency protocol. Read on...
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    Mary Lilly Smith named new Director of Planning and Development

    Springfield’s Economic Development Director Mary Lilly Smith has been promoted to the position of Director of Planning and Development, effective Jan. 26, 2015. Read on...
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    Director of Planning Ralph Rognstad announces retirement

    Springfield’s Director of Planning and Development Ralph Rognstad announces he will retire Jan. 23, 2015. Rognstad has worked for the City 27 years. Read on...
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    Springfield police identify deceased involved in shooting

    At approximately 2 p.m. on Nov. 19, a Springfield police officer was near the area of Grant and Bower when he heard multiple gunshots. Soon after, he was contacted by witnesses who said a shooting had just occurred. Read on...
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    Salvation Army to join the festivities at Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 22

    Springfield’s annual Festival of Lights will kick off at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22 at Jordan Valley Park, followed by a Cardinals Christmas at Hammons Field. The Salvation Army will also be on-site to accept donations and provide entertainment. Read on...
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    Mayor Bob Stephens encourages civility as grand jury deliberates in Ferguson

    As the nation awaits a grand jury decision in Ferguson, Springfield officials encourage citizens to stay the course with regard to civil discussions and dialogue about sensitive topics such as politics and diversity. Read on...
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    Springfield ‘saves’ Hollywood

    Springfield City Council will go into special session immediately following today’s noon Council Lunch to approve an ordinance to allow the City to ship a vital wastewater treatment plant part to Hollywood, Florida. Read on...
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    Winners announced in first Bass Pro Neighborhood Challenge

    Representatives from nine registered Springfield neighborhood associations who cheered on participants in the Nov. 2 Bass Pro Marathon learned which groups had the most “Springfield spirit” at last night’s Neighborhood Advisory Council meeting. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Department shares home heating safety tips

    With the potential for snow around the corner, it is a good time to take some steps to ensure your home is fire safety this winter season. Read on...
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    Park Board approves relocation of Timmons Temple to Silver Springs Park

    Historic structure expected to move by the end of the year as fundraising continues.
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    SPD confirms DJ traffic stop

    In response to numerous media inquiries, Springfield Police Department confirms that an officer conducted a traffic stop this morning at the corner of Cherry and Barnes at 5:06 a.m. Richard Deaver was pulled over for disobeying a flashing red light. Read on...
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    City Clerk certifies referendum petition

    Springfield City Clerk has certified a referendum petition opposing the Oct. 13 decision to amend the City’s nondiscrimination ordinance. The issue now goes back to City Council, likely at the Nov. 24 meeting. Read on...
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    Springfield again named a Digital Cities Survey winner by Center for Digital Government

    E.Republic's Center for Digital Government and the Digital Communities Program today announced the top-ranked cities in the 2014 Digital Cities Survey. Springfield ranked sixth among cities with populations of 125,000 to 249,000. Read on...
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    20th Annual Turkey Trot Early Bird registration deadline Friday, Nov. 21

    Discount Early Bird registration deadline just two weeks away. On-site registration opens Wednesday, Nov. 26, for the Thanksgiving Day race.
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    Kick off the holiday season at Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 22

    Springfield’s annual Festival of Lights will kick off at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22 at Jordan Valley Park with the Mayor's Treelighting Ceremony, followed by a Cardinals Christmas with fireworks at at Hammons Field. Read on...
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    Glenstone/James River improvement project wrapping up before Thanksgiving

    As part of the $12 million Glenstone Avenue Widening Project, one of the worst roads in one of the most heavily traveled areas of Springfield is about to get a lot smoother. Glenstone Terrace is now under City maintenance as a result of the project. Read on...
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    City Clerk receives referendum petition

    Springfield City Clerk received a referendum petition with approximately 2,346 signatures opposing the Oct. 13 decision to amend the City’s nondiscrimination ordinance. Read on...
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    Police Department publishes third quarter safety report

    The third quarter of 2014 saw an overall decrease in crime by 9 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics of July through September of 2013, and it is shown in the Springfield Police Department’s latest Quarterly Public Safety Report. Read on...
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    Twelve Springfield students win ride to school in a fire engine

    The Springfield Fire Department announced the winners of its “Ride to School in a Fire Engine” contest on its Facebook page today. Read on...
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    Recycling Centers offer Sunday hours to accommodate fall yardwaste season

    The Yardwaste Recycling Center and Lone Pine Recycling Center are now open 1-5 p.m. on Sundays Nov. 2-Dec. 7 in addition to their winter season hours, which are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Read on...
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    Dan Smith selected as City’s Public Works director

    Dan Smith has been selected as Springfield’s Public Works Director, effective Dec. 1. He currently serves as Greene County Highway Administrator and is responsible for all operations of the Greene County Highway Department. Read on...
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    Application packets, petitions for open City Council seats available

    Those who wish to run for mayor or City Council in the April 2015 election may begin the process now. Read on...
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    Volunteers needed for local boards and commissions

    The City of Springfield is currently taking applications for a variety of boards and commissions. Read on...
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    Springfield Art Museum helps to fulfill late artist Robert E. Smith's wish

    The Springfield Art Museum has facilitated the donation of a painting by well-known local outsider artist, Robert E. Smith, to the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Ark. Read on...
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    City, County and CU to receive $67,000 in technical assistance from EPA for integrated planning

    Springfield is one of five communities that will receive $67,000 each in technical assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help develop components of integrated plans for wastewater and stormwater management. Read on...
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