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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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More Snow

Heavy equipment is used to clear highways and parking lots Monday morning after another winter storm left an accumulation of snow and sleet across the county March 2. Photo page included in the March 5 issue. ...

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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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