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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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Wintery Weather Hits

Wintery weather struck Dec. 5, first glazing roads with sleet and/or freezing rain and then adding 4 to 8 inches of snow. The weather caused cancellation or postponement of many events. ...

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Fifty Six Mayor’s Seat Declared Vacant

The Fifty Six City Council adopted an ordinance declaring the mayor’s seat vacant, approved a proposed budget for 2014, and heard the first reading of a new ordinance establishing rules and regulations for the water department, all at a special meeting Nov. 25. The votes were unanimous with four council members present. Oma Jean Balentine was absent. The ordinance declaring the vacancy states that Mayor Bar ...

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Avey Appointed Clerk

Darlene Avey was appointed Nov. 14 to complete Donna Wilson’s term as county and circuit clerk for Stone County. Avey will serve from now through 2014, until a newly elected clerk takes over Jan. 1, 2015. She will not be eligible to run for the office during the 2014 elections. Avey is a deputy clerk in the circuit clerk’s office and has worked in that office for 14 years. The Stone County Quorum Court appr ...

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Drug Suspect Roundup

Months of undercover investigative work by law enforcement officials resulted in a large roundup and filing of charges against 22 suspected drug offenders in Stone County the first week of November. In a combined effort Stone County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigator Dammon McGilton and Mountain View Criminal Investigator B.J. Day began working last March on an investigation named “Operation Ice Pic ...

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Vehicle Accidents

One man was injured in a rollover accident on Luber Road Oct. 31 (pictured) where authorities believe wet pavement contributed. In a separate accident, a Mountain View man, Paul Davis, was killed Nov. 3 when his truck left Highway 5 and overturned, ejecting him. See full details in the Nov. 6 issue. (Subscribers get free access to the online edition) ...

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