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Voters Reject Jail Tax

From the March 20, 2019 issue: Stone County voters who participated in a special election last week soundly rejected the sales tax proposal for construction and maintenance of a new county jail. Each of the two half-cent taxes was defeated with 64 percent of the vote “against” and 36 percent “for.” More than 2,200 of the county’s 8,124 registered voters – about 27 percent – took part in the special election ...

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Two Suffer Burns

Rescue personnel work to evacuate a burn victim from the roof. Two employees of Fiber Energy Products were seriously injured in a fire at the plant in Stone County’s industrial park last Friday afternoon. Paul David Sutterfield and Sean Steiger were both airlifted from the site after they went to the factory’s roof and opened a hatch, which resulted in an explosion as flames were exposed to air. Sutterfield ...

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State Champions!

Senior Kaley Shipman, MVP, hoists the tournament trophy. The Mountain View Lady Yellowjackets won the Class 3A State Basketball Championship March 9 in Hot Springs. See game coverage in the March 13 issue. That issue also includes coverage of the Lady Rebels of Rural Special, who finished as runner-up in Class 1A. ...

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Get Fit

The Get Fit exercise class, which is geared for seniors but open to everyone, meets three days a week at the Stone County Fairgrounds. See the photo page in the March 6, 2019 issue. ...

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Jail Tax Information

The March 6, 2019 issue contains diagrams of the proposed Stone County Jail floor plan and site plan, as well as coverage of two informational meetings regarding the proposed sales tax measures to fund operation and maintenance. ...

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Region 1 Champions

Mountain View senior girls won the Class 3A Region 1 Championship in a tournament hosted by Mountain View High School. See the story and photos in the Feb. 27, 2019 issue. ...

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Morning Moon

A nearly full moon sets in the west after daylight Feb. 22, visible through clouds colored by the sunrise. Photo by Ed Coates from the Feb. 27, 2019 issue. ...

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