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Unofficial Election Results

Following is the list of winners in Stone County voting based on unofficial results from Tuesday's General Election. U.S. Senate: Tom Cotton U.S. Congress Dist. 1: Rick Crawford Governor: Asa Hutchinson Lt. Gov.: Tim Griffin Atty Gen.: Leslie Rutledge Sec. of State: Mark Martin State Treasurer: Dennis Milligan Auditor of State: Andrea Lea Land Commissioner: John Thurston State Rep. Dist. 62: Michelle Gray T ...

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After Dark in the Park

The Ozark Folk Center State Park hosted After Dark in the Park on Halloween night, inviting families for trick-or-treating and other free activities in the Craft Village. From the Nov. 5 issue. ...

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Overturned Truck

This Pilgrim's Pride semi truck overturned on Rocky Bayou hill Sept. 24. The driver received only minor injuries and was cited for three violations. From the Oct. 1 issue. ...

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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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