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Man Drowns in Boating Accident

A Mountain View man drowned after a boating accident near Buffalo City Oct. 6. A news release from the Baxter County Sheriff’s Department indicates that John V. Webb, 47, of Mountain View was in a boat that capsized around 1 p.m. on White River near Smith Island. Sheriff John Montgomery said witnesses last saw Webb attempting to swim to the Marion County side of the river. His body was recovered about an ho ...

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Head-On Collision Fatal

A Fayetteville woman was killed and four others were injured Sept. 20 in a head-on collision between two vehicles traveling Highway 66 at about 6:15 p.m. A preliminary accident summary posted by the Arkansas State Police lists the fatality as 57-year-old Kathryn Marvin Mayhue of Fayetteville, the driver of a car traveling west. According to the report, an SUV driven by Beverly Chapman, 70, of Mountain View ...

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Pharmacist Advocates For Fair Drug Pricing

A Stone County native and employee of Stone County Medical Center, Mandy Langston is on the front line of a media campaign that could make a difference in bringing life-saving drugs to rural residents. A government program from 1992 has allowed hospitals that serve a lot of low-income patients to purchase drugs at large discounts. Unfortunately, critical access hospitals like Stone County Medical Center – w ...

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Dycus Released; Trial Pending

A woman who is charged with homicide in the death of her 4-year-old daughter has been released from the Stone County Jail in accordance with the state’s speedy trial requirements. Victoria Dycus, 29, was charged with the Nov. 19, 2016 death of her daughter, Skylar Shellstrom. Dycus was charged along with James Hagen Glenn, 31, with murder in the first degree. According to the police affidavit, the child die ...

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Residents Experience Solar Eclipse

Local residents experienced the Aug. 21, 2017 solar eclipse in a variety of ways, including homemade glasses above (Josh Collins, Alexis Shannon and Matthew Wakefield), and an enhanced pinhole viewer below (Mark, Jessica and William Stroud). From the Aug. 23, 2017 issue. ...

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Highway Construction Complete

Above, a crew from Contractor's Specialty Service Company of Little Rock paints lines on the new section of highway at the base of Freeze Mountain. After nearly five years, there is an end in sight to the Highway 5 South construction project. Work on the project, which included a new section of highway and the bridge over Coon Creek, began in October, 2012, and was plagued by a series of delays set off by a ...

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Purple Heart Bridge Designated

Stone County and the city of Mountain View have joined other Arkansas communities in honoring Purple Heart recipients, and now the new bridge over Little Raccoon Creek on Highway 5 South is the first bridge in the state to be designated a Purple Heart Bridge. A dedication for the bridge signs is planned for Nov. 10, according to Stone County Veterans Service Officer William Stroud. This date was chosen to a ...

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Highway Section Opens

Vehicles travel south on Highway 5 at Freeze Mountain using the new section of highway opened July 13, marking a milestone in the road project that has been underway since 2012. The new roadway replaces a section known for its s-curves that was routinely a trouble spot during winter weather. From the July 19, 2017 issue. ...

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Camp Counselor Charged

Coty Shawn Penter of Trumann was arrested on July 5, and charged with nine counts of third degree battery after allegedly striking juveniles at a local youth camp. Stone County Sheriff Lance Bonds said that on June 30 deputies responded to Dump Mountain Road in Stone County in reference to an abuse call from a youth camp being held at the Bethel Church Camp. According to the police report, Penter was servin ...

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Sidewalk Project Planned

Mountain View City Council has taken the first step in building a new sidewalk on the south side of Main Street between Franklin Street and Peabody Avenue (Highway 9 South), agreeing unanimously to develop specifications and put the project out for bids. The bid process will include taking bids two ways: with the city providing the labor and without the city providing the labor. Councilman Bruce Stevens sai ...

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