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Snow Removal

The City of Mountain View used backhoes to remove ice and snow from the parking areas on the south side of the courtsquare. Below-freezing temperatures and a shaded location prevented any substantial melting of precipitation that fell the previous week. From the Feb. 25 issue. ...

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Sidewalk Work

Sidewalks on the west side of the courtsquare were replaced last week, with one section being relocated to provide a direct path from the courthouse to the assessor's office. From the Feb. 18 issue. ...

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Civil War Marker

A marker constructed on the east side of the courtsquare is one of two that will commemorate local Civil War skirmishes in connection with the sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the war. County officials approved the markers a year ago, following research by Justice of the Peace Stan Townsend into Civil War events that took place in Stone County. A marker already in place at St. James identifies the si ...

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Data Breach

The Mountain View Police Department is investigating several recent unauthorized charges on individuals’ debit/credit cards. The average transaction for each unauthorized charge was less than $10. After obtaining permission from each account holder, their transaction history was reviewed. It was determined that everyone who had unauthorized charges had used their debit/credit card at Pizza Inn of Mountain V ...

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Trail Work

Prisoners from Calico Rock's North Central Unit of the Arkansas Department of Correction work to clear a section of the Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail. See full story in the Jan. 14 issue. ...

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Heavy Rainfall

Four to five inches of rain fell across Stone County between Thursday and Saturday, causing low-water bridges to become dangerous. Pictured is Tomahawk Creek crossing Hanover Road. From the Jan. 7 issue. ...

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Sanitation Policies May Help Recycling

Changes in city sanitation policies might be the best hope for the county recycling program, according to county and recycling board officials. The recycling program has been struggling financially for some time after experiencing a decrease in revenue from the materials that it collects locally and sells. See the complete story in the Dec. 31 issue. ...

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Dedicated Committee Responsible for Lights

Tourists and locals alike enjoy driving through downtown Mountain View on early winter evenings and seeing the beautiful displays of lights and Christmas decorations that seem to appear magically around mid-November. But this transformation is not as magical as it seems. in fact, it is the result of a lot of hard work by a few dedicated people. See the full story in the Dec. 24 issue. ...

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Employee Raises Budgeted

County officials approved a 2015 budget that includes a small raise for employees, amid ongoing concerns about the recycling program and its affect on county finances. Justice of the Peace Stand Townsend presented a few amendments to the proposed budget recommended after a recent budget committee meeting. These included raises of 3 percent for elected officials (does not include JPs) and 2 percent raise for ...

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