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Lightning Causes Fire

A house located on Main Street and owned by the U.S. Forest Service caught fire the afternoon of July 29 after it was struck by lightning. See another photo and information in the Aug. 3, 2016 issue. ...

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Jake Newton is District Judge

Though he did not expect to become a judge someday when he began studying the law, Jake Newton feels the position of district judge is an important one and a great responsibility. Newton ran unopposed for district judge in Stone County during the judicial elections in March, after learning that Whit Fowlkes was not seeking re-election. Although Fowlkes’s term would have continued until the end of this year, ...

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Fatal Accident

One person died as the result of this two-vehicle accident on Highway 14 near Melrose June 7 around 9:00 a.m. All four people involved were transported to medical facilities. George Bryan, 82, of Marcella died later in the week at Little Rock. His 79-year-old wife, Helen, was driving a 2013 Hyundai (above, in road) and pulled from a driveway going east into the path of a westbound 2000 Nissan driven by 18-y ...

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Camping Area Permanently Closed

U.S. Forest Service officials have announced the lower campground loop at the Blanchard Springs Recreation Area will be permanently closed and the area converted for other uses. The loop was administratively closed on March 21, 2012 after heavy rains submerged the campground and damaged property. “The safety of our Forest visitors is important to us,” said Terry Krasko, staff officer for public services. “T ...

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Swimming Pool Opens

A youngster is encouraged to jump from the side of the pool June 6 in one of the first days of operation this season. The pool at the Stone County Recreation Complex opened June 3 after a leak in the main seam was repaired. From the June 8, 2016 issue. ...

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Highway 5 Construction Update

A view looking downhill on Freeze Mountain shows the area where work is concentrated currently. AHTD officials say the Coon Creek bridge will be open soon, and work will progress on the remainder of the realignment project. See the full story in the June 8, 2016 issue. ...

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SCMC’s Rodger Stone Retires

After 47 years in radiology at Stone County Medical Center (SCMC), Radiology Director Rodger Stone has announced his retirement. An old proverb states that “a rolling stone gathers no moss.” Rodger, much like a rolling stone, has been moving forward since making the decision to pursue a career in radiology nearly 50 years ago, and he says he has no regrets. As a teen nearing graduation from Concord High Sch ...

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Woman Dies in Vehicle Incident

A Southaven, Miss., man, 26-year-old Michael Shane Haddock, has been charged with negligent homicide as the result of an incident May 17-18 in Big Flat which resulted in a woman’s death. According to a news release from the Baxter County Sheriff’s Department, Brandy Lynn Honeycutt, 26, of 8649 Highway 14 in Big Flat was pronounced dead at 2:14 a.m. after she was reported being trapped under a vehicle at her ...

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Missing Person – Linda D. Brewer

The Mountain View Police Department is seeking assistance from the public with a missing persons case. Linda D. Brewer, 43, was last seen at her residence on Sarah Lane in Mountain View on Feb. 28. She was reported missing on April 14. Brewer is about five feet tall and has blonde hair and green eyes. Any information should be directed to Investigator Jeremy Beaudin or Chief Bobby Day at 870-269-4211. ...

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