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Couple’s Death Investigated

Authorities are investigating the death of a local couple found dead in their home last week. On Sept. 4 around 12:45 p.m. the Stone County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Division and the Arkansas State Police Criminal Division responded to a shooting at a residence on Highway 9 south of Mountain View where neighbors had discovered the bodies of 85-year-old Quincy Barfield and his wife, 77-year-old Rosie Bar ...

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Head-on Crash Injures Four

Emergency responders work to free Mary Thomas from the car at right while bystanders help hold the car steady. Pauline Via was trapped in the white car at left after a collision July 17 on Highway 14 just east of the Guion Road intersection. See story and photo in the July 23 issue. ...

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Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

At least one local biking enthusiast is assisting in development of a statewide bicycle and pedestrian plan. Sage Holland hosted a meeting May 29 to discuss local facilities and usage with Virginia Porta of the Arkansas Highway Department's Transportation Planning and Policy Divison, Charles Ramsey of the Mountain View Planning & Zoning Department, and planners David Roberts and Julie Luther, both of Crafto ...

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Election Results

Stone County Sheriff Lance Bonds won the Democratic nomination for that office over two challengers, and Angie Hudspeth-Wade won the nomination for Stone County and Circuit Clerk in last Tuesday’s preferential primary election. The two will not have opponents in the November general election, so will take office in January. Bonds garnered 1,562 votes to Gary Branscum’s 312 and Bill Ditto’s 212. Wade tallied ...

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Turner Jury Deadlocked

A second Stone County jury was unable to reach a verdict in the retrial of Lewis Wayne Turner and Rickey Turner last week in circuit court. The father and son were both charged with manufacture of marijuana in excess of 100 pounds and possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use (farm machinery and equipment), in connection with a raid on Wayne Turner’s property in 2011. Judge John Dan Kemp declared ...

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Projects Delayed

A delay by the architect preparing plans for the new court complex and sanitation project has Stone County officials uncertain how to proceed. County Judge Stacey Avey told the quorum court May 8 that architect Ken Stacks has not been able to complete the plans for either project yet because of some health and computer problems. See the full story in the May 14 issue. ...

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Two Juveniles Injured

Two juvenile girls, one of them the driver, were injured in this one-vehicle accident May 9 on Main Street in Mountain View. The driver was charged with DUI drugs with accident (huffing canned air), careless driving and no seat belt. From the May 14, 2014 issue. ...

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Dodd Mountain Truck Wreck

An 18-wheeler owned by the McLane Company overturned near the top of Dodd Mountain May 2. The truck was northbound hauling frozen food for a company supplying the chain that includes Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. The driver apparently lost control of the truck on the first curve coming down the mountain, and it rolled over, coming to rest on its top in the trees just above Herst Road. He was initially pinned by ...

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