Phelps County News
• Citizens and businesses can sign up to receive emergency and non-emergency alerts
Phelps County is now using the Everbridge system for Citizen Alerts to communicate with thousands of businesses and residents in minutes in the event of an emergency. Everbridge is an industry-leading interactive communication and mass notification solutions provider that helps organizations save lives, manage critical activities and improve the efficiency of daily operations.
New Community Health Center off to a great start
When funding for the area's new federally qualified health center, now known as Your Community Health Center, was awarded in November, the board of directors was under a mandate to have the facility up and running in less than 120 days. On February 27, 2014,YCHC opened its doors for the first patients.
Phelps County primary ballot set
Candidate filing for Phelps County offices to be decided in the August primary and November general elections concluded on Tuesday, with five filing for the position of County Clerk. When filing closed on at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, four Republicans and one Democrat had filed for the clerk position, along with several others seeking other county and state seats.
Traffic stop leads to discovery of 300 pounds of pot
Approximately 300 pounds of marijuana was discovered in a vehicle following a traffic stop on Interstate 44 on Tuesday. One person was arrested.
Commission supports Cherokee recognition
During the week of March 20, Phelps County commissioners:
• Approved issuing a letter of support to the Bureau of Indian Affairs in support of Federal recognition of the Southern Cherokee Tribe. Commissioners also approved issuing a letter of support for the same purpose to the Internal Revenue Service.