Tuesday, January 03, 2017

New superintendent, swamp draining, Jarub Baird, Ace Mohr featured in top November 2016 posts

During the month of November 2016, the focus of the Joplin community was once again on the superintendent of the R-8 School District, or rather who would the Board of Education select to replace C. J. Huff, following the two-year interim reign of Norm Ridder.

At the end of the month, Harrison, Arkansas Superintendent Melinda Moss was revealed as the choice.

The search for the superintendent and the official verification that a holdover from the Huff Administration,  Director of Early Childhood Education Amanda Boyer was out the door kept the school district well represented among the Top 10 posts for the month.

The list also features appearances by two young men who have had numerous run-ins with the law. Ace Mohr's bond lowered and the Carthage man was back on the streets, while another Carthage resident, Jarub Baird, who had been convicted of involuntary manslaughter 10 years earlier in connection with the death of 15-year-old Hannah Smallwood, was indicted by a federal grand jury on meth distribution and money laundering charges.

As in previous months, the Turner Report once again featured news that could not be found in other area news media, including the Ace Mohr and Jarub Baird stories, the removal of Barlass and Boyer, and an update on a holdover million dollar lawsuit from the Huff era.

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Top 10 Posts for November 2016

1. Federal grand jury indicts four Jasper County residents on child pornography charges

2. Lawsuit alleges Joplin superintendent finalist interfered with police investigation of sex crime

3. Report; Dean Dankelson swept Joplin High School child porn scandal under the rug

4. Joplin R-8 Board continues draining the swamp: Boyer out the door

5. Jarub Baird held without bond on federal meth distribution, money laundering charges

6. Ace Mohr back on the streets

7. Moss contract forbids Huff-like speaking tours

8. Second Joplin R-8 finalist is one-time Neosho superintendent

9. Trial date set for another Joplin R-8 Huff-era million dollar lawsuit

10. Federal grand jury indicts Webb City, Neosho, Lamar residents for meth conspiracy

And some extras

Harrison Superintendent Melinda Moss to lead Joplin R-8

Former police officer files sex discrimination lawsuit against Lamar police chief, city

Harrison, Arkansas administrator finalist for Joplin R-8 superintendent

The Top 10 posts for January through October

KOAM departure, Zach Williams protest, $3.5 million lawsuit among top January 2016 posts

Resignations of two R-8 principals, memories of T. J. Bowman among top February 2016 posts 

Threats of JHS school shooting, superintendent's love affair top March 2016 posts

Diamond sex scandal, Blasters lawsuit, my triple bypass vacation among top April 2016 posts

FBI investigation of Northpark Mall owners, Tina Smith resignation top May 2016 posts

Mitchell departure, new job for Sachetta, my apology for Tina Smith article among top June 2016 posts

Trump Jr., Dankelson, Woolston, Scott Watson, Billy Long featured in top July 2016 posts

Ace Mohr, Dean Dankelson, Downstream Casino robbery, R-8 graphic designer among top August 2016 posts

Dankelson campaign contributions, Ace Mohr, P1 lawsuit against R-8 School District featured in top September 2016 posts

Brenda Schmid's post on Globe's obscene obit prices, Globe, Dankelson featured in top October 2016 posts

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