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PROM SEASON DESERVES REMINDER TO COMMUNITY ABOUT UNDERAGE DRINKING

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Prom is being held for many local schools in April and May, and that means the end of the school year is just around the corner. Graduation for seniors – and summer vacation for all teens – is just a few weeks away. What better time for a sobering reminder to parents to address underage […]

PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE PROVIDES MANDATED CHILD ABUSE REPORTER TRAINING

Friday, April 6th, 2018

On Friday morning, April 6, 2018, Taney County Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Merrell provided training to Taneyville School’s educators and staff, along with Chief Assistant Prosecutor Chris Lebeck, on the topic of Mandated Child Abuse Reporting Laws. This morning’s presentation was one of a series of trainings on this topic Merrell and Lebeck have made to […]

MARK BAILEY SENTENCED FOR MURDER OF HOLLISTER MAN

Friday, March 30th, 2018

MARK T. BAILEY, d/o/b 10-10-1963, of Highlandville, Missouri, was sentenced to 20 (twenty) years in prison for second-degree murder on Friday afternoon, in the Circuit Court of Taney County, by Christian County Circuit Court Judge Laura Johnson. Johnson sentenced Bailey after hearing arguments from Taney County Prosecutor Jeff Merrell and from Bailey’s attorney. In addition […]

MANDATED REPORTER TRAINING TODAY WITH THE KIRBYVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT

Friday, March 9th, 2018

Taney County Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Merrell presented mandated reporter training to teachers and professionals of the Kirbyville School District this afternoon.  The training is designed to educate school professionals on their statutorily mandated duty to report suspected child abuse and neglect, and the training covered why reporting suspected child abuse is important, the warning signs, […]

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