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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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Voting Machines Tested

Election Commission members Betty Allred and Vernon Humphrey conduct testing of the voting machines that will be used in the upcoming election. Logic and accuracy testing was conducted April 25. See photo and story about early voting in the April 30 issue. ...

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Funding For New Courtroom In Place

Plans for the new Stone County courtroom are progressing slowly, but the funding is in hand, thanks in part to state legislators who helped secure general incentive funds for the county. Sen. Missy Irvin presented county officials with a check for $95,000 during the quorum court meeting April 10. (Full story in the April 16 issue). ...

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McCoy Dies In Wreck

A motorcycle accident April 12 claimed the life of a Big Flat area resident, 32-year-old Justin A. McCoy. McCoy was traveling west on State Highway 14 just west of Big Flat when the 2003 Honda cycle crossed into the eastbound lane and struck a 1998 Ford Ranger head-on. (From the April 16 issue) ...

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Man Dies in Accident

Shane Younger, 36, of Mountain View died April 5 as the result of a gas fire that occurred while he was working on a vehicle at a friend's house in the Desha area April 4. ...

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Body Found Near Bridge

A fall from the bridge near the intersection of South Bayou Drive and Highway 5 South took the life of a Mountain View resident. The body of Robert Davis, 31, was found March 28. He had been reported missing by his mother, Carol Norris, two days prior. From the April 2 issue. ...

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Bridge Takes Shape

The bridge over Little Raccoon Creek on Highway 5 South takes shape, as seen from the south end. The road project is on track to be complete by the end of this year. Full story in the March 26 issue. ...

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Business Fire

A fire in the body shop at Altman Motor Company is believed to have started around the flue in the attic. The fire broke out just before 11 a.m. monday, but was quickly extinguished by the Mountain View Fire Department. From the March 12 issue. ...

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