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Fifty Six delinquent on loan payments

Residents of Fifty Six learned Sept. 10 that the city is behind $40,000 on payments (principal only) to the Arkansas Natural Resource Commission, raising the total now owed to about $80,000 including federal withholding and unemployment taxes. See the full story in the Sept. 18 issue. ...

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Miss Stone County

The Stone County Fair concluded Sept. 7 with crowning of Miss Stone County being one of the final events. This year's title went to McCartney Drouin, while first runner-up was Emily Bauerlein, left, and second runner-up was Karissa Harris. See all pageant winners in the Sept. 11 issue. ...

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Water Deposit Increase Recommended

Mountain View City Council members are considering a suggestion from Mayor Ron Sterling that the city raise the water deposit required because it does not cover people who move in, get behind on their bill, and move out. See the full story in the Sept. 4 issue. ...

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City of Fifty Six Owes Back Taxes

The Fifty Six City Council learned at its regular meeting Aug. 12 that federal withholding and unemployment taxes have not been paid since 2010, meaning the city owes about $39,000 plus any penalties. Read the full story in the Aug. 21 issue. ...

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Fifty Six Mayor Faces Felony

At a special meeting Aug. 7, Fifty Six City Council members made plans to change authorized signatures on bank accounts and computer passwords following the arrest of Mayor Barbara Wallace on charges of theft of services over $1,000, a Class D felony; and abuse of office, a misdemeanor.  Full story published in the Aug. 14 issue. ...

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County Officials Disagree About Plans

Everybody agrees Stone County's court facilities need to be updated. That's where the agreement ends, however. A marked conflict has arisen among officials about how to solve the ongoing problems while maintaining an efficient court system, and determining a fitting role for the 90-year-old downtown courtroom. Full story in the Aug. 7 issue. ...

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Freeman Reinstated

Fifty Six Water Superintendent Delvin Freeman was reinstated by the city council after being fired July 23 by Mayor Barbara Wallace after he pulled her water meter for non-payment. Full story in the July 31 issue. ...

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