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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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City’s Sales Tax Receipts Grow

Two sales tax revenue records were set during 2015 and Mayor Roger Gardner said Jan. 26 that he believes the city is "back on a growth path again." His comments were part of a State of the City address. See the full story in the Feb. 3 issue. ...

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Republican Candidates for Sheriff

Three candidates are on the ballot for the Republican nomination for Stone County Sheriff in the March 1 primary election: Jimmy Carter, Johnny Rose and Junior Golden. The candidates are profiled in the Feb. 3 issue of the Leader. ...

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Power Outage Explained

A widespread power outage that began early morning Jan. 18 coincided with the season's first appreciable snowfall, with some residents measuring nearly two inches and others receiving only a dusting. Cold temperatures along with the weather front affected power lines that were strung in a temporary configuration at a construction site north of Calico Rock. The lines constricted more than anticipated and cam ...

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No Injuries in Nursing Home Fire

A fire at Highlands of Mountain View Therapy and Living Center on Sunday resulted in minimal damage and no injuries, according to a report filed by Jeremy Beaudin, assistant fire chief with the Mountain View Fire Department. The fire was reported at about 9:45 p.m. Along with Mountain View Volunteer Fire Department, personnel from Vital Link Ambulance Service, Stone County Sheriff's Department, Mountain Vie ...

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As much as 10 inches of rainfall was recorded over the weekend, causing extensive flooding throughout the county. This scene is the Turkey Creek crossing on Coleman Morris Road, submitted by Renee Carr. From the Dec. 30, 2015 issue. ...

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Johnsons Perish in Accident

A Mountain View couple was killed in a two-vehicle accident in Texas Nov. 29. Walton Wayne Johnson, 65, and Serelda Faye Johnson, 62, were traveling north on Highway 59 when their vehicle hydroplaned across the median and was struck by a southbound semi-truck. From the Dec. 2 issue. ...

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