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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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ATV Accident

A four-wheeler accident Oct. 23 took the life of a Paragould man who was in Stone County on a hunting trip.  Dewayne Scott Hopper, 58, was on his way to a deer stand off Turkey Creek Road when his four-wheeler overturned and landed on top of him. From the Oct. 30 issue. ...

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Wallace Fined By Ethics Commission

Fifty Six City Council members received information from the Arkansas Ethics Commission indicating Mayor Barbara Wallace had signed an Offer of Settlement regarding the commission's finding that she violated state law by using her position as mayor to obtain special privileges or exemptions in connection with failing to pay her personal water bill. The commission issued a Public Letter of Warning and fined ...

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