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Macon County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Shooting on the National...
On September 17, 2018 at approximately 10:40 a.m., the Macon County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a report of an active shooter at the...


Sheriff Kevin Shoemaker Makes Statement About Callao Murder/Suicide
"Sunday morning at around 9:00 a.m. the Macon County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a possible murder/suicide south of Callao, Mo near Thomas...


Unofficial Election Results from Shelby County!


Correction Made for the Journal of August 6, 2018
Due to a printing error, we are posting the following advertisement which should have appeared in the Aug. 6 Journal. This is no way reflects an...


Open Burn Ban
Due to the hot, dry weather and the lack of substantial rain, the City of Macon and the Macon Fire Department have issued an open burning ban...


CELEBRATING 125 YEARS - Macon Atlanta State Bank
​It is with great honor and pleasure that we at The Home Press, cover and help congratulate local businesses on milestone achievements. Celebrating...


Town and Country Fair Day One: Bacon & Ham Judging
Ham and bacon judging was held in the Floral Hall building at the fairgrounds on Monday, July 9. There are many aspects that need to be checked...


Town and Country Fair Day One: Dog Show
On Monday, July 9, the Macon County Town and Country Fair started off with the dog show. The kids do a lot of hard work with their dogs teaching...


INDUSTRIAL HEMP TO BRING HUGE REVENUE POTENTIAL TO MISSOURI
Missouri lawmakers gave final approval to a bill that allows Missouri farmers to grow, cultivate, harvest and process industrial hemp, making...


Grand Champion Boy and Girl for baby show: Jaxon Klamert, son of Sheyenne Klamert and Brandon Ruggles and Rozlynn Hicks, daughter of Demetre and Devin Hicks. Atlanta Homecoming Baby Show
The Atlanta Homecoming baby show was held at 9:30 Saturday morning. There were seven age categories with several contestants in most of the...


Most 529 Program Puts Students on the Path Toward Academic Success
By: Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt A quality education is more important in today’s workforce than it has ever been in the past, yet the...


“THE HOME PRESS” HISTORICAL BUILDING DEMOLISHED IN LA PLATA
“THE HOME PRESS” HISTORICAL BUILDING DEMOLISHED IN LA PLATA article & photos compiled by Mayor Lois Bragg/ former owner of “The Home...


Clemency and Pardon Decisions Made
Governor Greitens Announces Clemency and Pardon Decisions Today, Governor Greitens commuted sentences and issued pardons for several...


Governor Greitens Signs 77 Bills into Law on His Last Day in Office
Governor Greitens Signs 77 Bills into Law Today, Governor Eric Greitens signed 77 bills into law. “Our top priority has always been getting...


Greitens Press Statement
Good afternoon. Today I am announcing that I will resign as governor of Missouri effective Friday, June 1, at 5 p.m. I came to office to fight for...