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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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Student Charged In School Incident

A Mountain View High School student has been charged with "communicating a false alarm," a Class A misdemeanor, in connection with an incident at the school Feb. 4. A threatening note and four rounds of ammunitition were found in a high school gym restroom, resulting in a campus-wide lockdown. Full story in the Feb. 24 issue. ...

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Assistant Superintendent Seay Resigns

Mountain View School District Assistant Superintendent Mark Seay resigned, effective immediately, and the school board accepted Seay's resignation during the Feb. 8 meeting. Supt. Rowdy Ross said Seay left for personal reasons, and there is no problem with the school. It was uncertain when the position would be filled. ...

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School Incident Investigated

As of Feb. 8, no arrests had been made and no students had been removed from school in connection with the campus-wide lockdown the previous Thursday afternoon at Mountain View. Items discovered in a restroom in the Mountain View High School gym included a “threatening note” written on a paper towel, along with four rounds of ammunition, according to Lieutenant Jeremy Beaudin with the Mountain View Police D ...

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Rocky Bayou Wreck

Wrecker cables are hooked to a semi truck filled with sand which overturned around 3 a.m. Feb. 3 at Rocky Bayou Curve on Highway 14 East. From the Feb. 10 issue. ...

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