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Courtroom Project Progressing

The county is progressing well on its courtroom construction project and has employed local labor wherever possible throughout the project. Above, the form for the judge's bench, at left, and jury seating area is taking shape. See the full story in the July 15 issue. ...

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Police Dispatch Management Debated

County officials blame lack of funding for any deficiencies in dispatching at the Stone County Sheriff’s Office, but Mountain View Police Chief Bobby Day doesn’t think money is the answer. “It’s not just about money. It’s about accountability, which there’s a lack of at the sheriff’s office right now,” Day told the Leader. *** The conclusion of county officials, including Judge Stacey Avey and Chief Deputy ...

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Harris Found Guilty

Kirk Harris, 25, of Fox was found guilty of criminal attempted murder in the second degree in a jury trial in Stone County Circuit Court last week. The jury decided against the more serious charge of criminal attempted murder in the first degree. The charges stemmed from a 2014 incident in which Harris attacked Michael Pringlemeir with a knife and stabbed him multiple times. The men had been drinking. Harri ...

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Rappelling Accident Claims Life

A Louisiana woman died May 15 in a rappelling accident near Gunner Pool Campground in the Ozark National Forest. 29-year-old Amy Alexander of Jena, La., was among a group of people from Louisiana and Mississippi who were rappelling about one-quarter mile downstream from the campground. Witnesses told First Responders that Alexander was attempting to rappel down a bluff when she had trouble negotiating aroun ...

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Flood Stage

Several inches of rain fell in Stone County and surrounding areas Friday through Sunday, resulting in flood conditions on streams and rivers, including White River off Highway 5 North, pictured Monday (May 11). From the May 13 issue. ...

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Third Turner Trial Continued

A third trial of Wayne and Rickey Turner on charges of manufacturing marijuana has been set for Sept. 2-4 in Stone County Circuit Court. Judge John Dan Kemp granted a continuance for both defendants during a pretrial hearing April 30. Complete story appears in the May 6 issue. ...

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Council Loses Longtime Member

Richard Hubberd dies following battle with cancer Mountain View City Councilman Richard Hubberd, 70, died March 26 following a long battle with cancer. Hubberd had recently begun his fifth term on the city council, having served more than eight years since 1999. He was first elected in 1998, served a second term in the mid 2000s, and was elected again in 2010, 2012, and 2014. See full story and obituary in ...

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