- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)8
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)28
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)33
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Lt. Gov. Kinder weighs in on Trump's win, his future plans (12/4/16)13
- Cape police warn of 'Grandparent Scam' (12/4/16)
Chip and seal
More than a year after the idea was first brought to the table, chip-and-seal paving of county roads began last week in Cape Girardeau County.
The chip-and-seal concept, a less expensive alternative to higher-quality paving, has not been embraced by everyone, but most agree it's a huge upgrade from gravel roads.
The first road to get chip and seal was County Road 273 near the Stoddard County line.
This is a work in progress. It will be interesting to see how the roads hold up and how residents along the chip-and-seal roads respond over the next year or so.
Blevins Asphalt of Mount Vernon, Mo., was awarded the contract with a bid of bid $788,124. This year, 11 miles of gravel are scheduled to be receive chip-and-seal surfacing, including County Roads 273, 316, 380, 422, 523, 539, 440 and 522.
This is a big upgrade for our county infrastructure. It's good to see the program begin.