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Monticello, Siemens apparently headed to court

While the city of Monticello and Siemens Industry Inc. were attempting to resolve a dispute over a $10 million water project, Siemens filed a lawsuit against the city demanding that it allow the company to proceed with the water meter installation and water line replacement project.

The Star City approves operating budget

STAR CITY — The Star City City Council on Monday unanimously approved an operating budget for 2013 that includes $2,2270,677 in anticipated revenue for all city departments and $2,161,730 in total expenses. The income projection is about $100,000 less than last year's figure because Mayor Gene Yarbrough said he wanted to be conservative in the projections in case revenues are down, but he doesn't expect that to be the case.