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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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Council Positions at Fifty Six Filled

The Fifty Six City Council met at its regular time last Monday despite Mayor Barbara Wallace announcing a postponement. She remains on medical leave and did not attend the meeting, nor did council member Oma Jean Balentine. About 25 members of the community attended. The three remaining council members – Johnny Jones, Jerry Butler and Cindy Branscum – discussed a financial review from Arkansas Natural Resou ...

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New Horizons to Close

New Horizons Daycare in Mountain View, a facility in operation for the past 20 years, will close this month as the result of loss of state funding and other circumstances. The center has enrolled as many as 67 students and had 50 students at the end of May. Read the full story in the July 17 issue. ...

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