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Historic District Proposed

A group of downtown Mountain View property owners and merchants attended a meeting Feb. 6 to hear plans for a proposed commercial historic district in the courtsquare area. See more in the Feb. 12 issue, with a follow-up on Feb. 19. ...

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Wallace Pleads Guilty

Fifty Six Mayor Barbara Wallace pleaded guilty to theft of services, a class A misdemeanor, and abuse of office, a class B misdemeanor, recently in circuit court. She was sentenced to 12 months suspended imposition of sentence, was fined $500 and charged $170 in court costs and fees. She was also removed from office as mayor in accordance with Act 995 ACA 25-16-1101. See the full story in the Feb. 5 issue. ...

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Winter Weather

Winter weather on Feb. 2 caused many vehicles to be stranded on Highway 14 at Rocky Bayou, making the highway impassable for some time. Several remained on Monday morning when this photo was taken. About six inches of snow fell across the county. From the Feb. 5 issue. ...

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2013 ‘Down Year’ for Construction

Last year was one of the slowest in recent years for construction in Mountain View. This medical office building on Highway 14 East was the only new commercial construction project permitted by the city during 2013. It will be leased by Health Resources of Arkansas. See the full story in the Jan. 29 issue. ...

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County Grants Employee Raises

Stone County employees will receive a raise thanks to a vote by the quorum court Jan. 16. Budget Committee Chairman Stan Townsend presented a proposal for a schedule of raises with an average 3 percent increase. He said the raises will cost an additional $33,646 for county general and $22.020 for the road department. See the full story in the Jan. 22 issue. ...

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Icy Weather

Icy weather Jan. 8-9 caused schools to close and made driving dangerous for two days last week. See the Jan. 15 issue for a photo page. ...

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Fatal Accident

Scotty L. Richie, 60, of Mountain View died Friday when the 1989 Chevrolet truck he was driving left the highway and struck a tree. His passenger, 59-year-old Mary J. Richie, was injured. (See more in the Jan. 15 issue.) ...

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Officials Seek Tony Lee Easter

The Stone County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking an individual on a felony warrant for domestic battery in the second degree, a Class B felony. The subject, Tony Lee Easter, 33, is known to have ties to White County (Searcy area) and Baxter County (Big Flat area). His last-known address is 203 S. Blanton St. in Searcy, and he also has an address of 266 Treat Rd. in Big Flat. He is 5’10” and 170 pounds ...

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Ordinance Reconsidered

The Fifty Six City Council took no action to fill the mayor's seat at a meeting Dec. 16 after city attorney Joshua Collums voiced his opinion that the ordinance declaring a vacancy was not legal. Read the full story in the Dec. 25 issue. Full access to the e-edition is available to subscribers. ...

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