I mentioned in an earlier post that The Joplin Globe's web article about this blog did not feature any reference to the name of the blog or how to get to it. That is not the case in the print version which I just received.
For those who are reading The Turner Report for the first time after finding out about it in The Globe, allow me to give you a brief introduction. The Turner Report features news and commentary that normally cannot be found in any other area media outlet and has broken several major stories that have later been picked up by the traditional media.
For many people, this blog has been the primary source of information on the battle between Nexstar Broadcasting and Cable One (and until recently Cox Communications), the problems that have beset O'Sullivan Industries in Lamar; and numerous investigations into campaign financing of area legislators and state officials.
As The Globe article mentioned, from time to time, The Turner Report features media criticism, and lately it has had quite a few mentions of my just-published novel, Small Town News."
During the month of October alone, The Turner Report has featured the following stories:
-Using SEC documents, this blog revealed two weeks before O'Sullivan Industries officials filed for bankruptcy that the step was going to take place.
-Former KODE newscaster Jimmy Siedlecki has been targeted by a blogger at his new station in Omaha where he co-hosts a morning show with another former KODE anchor, Malorie Maddox.
-The Missouri Hospital Association has found a way to get around state campaign finance laws to pour money into Governor Matt Blunt's re-election campaign.
-Sen. Gary Nodler has received a considerable number of donations from lobbyists, but only one of them has been listed as a lobbyist on the campaign disclosure forms.
-Brandie McLean's lawsuit over the shooting death of her eight-year-old son Braxton Wooden while he was in foster care has been moved into federal court and officials from the Department of Social Services responded to it earlier this month.
-Joplin Police Chief Kevin Lindsey will undergo a formal interview for the Springdale, Ark., police chief position during the first week of November.
-Two accused Jasper County double-murderers, Micah Joel Holman and John Opry, have filed lawsuits against Jasper County Sheriff Archie Dunn claiming their civil rights were violated in the jail.
And these are just the stories that have run in October...which has been a pretty slow month for this blog. New readers, take the time when you get the chance and take a look at our archives on the right-hand side of this page. And welcome to The Turner Report.