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Data Breach

The Mountain View Police Department is investigating several recent unauthorized charges on individuals’ debit/credit cards. The average transaction for each unauthorized charge was less than $10. After obtaining permission from each account holder, their transaction history was reviewed. It was determined that everyone who had unauthorized charges had used their debit/credit card at Pizza Inn of Mountain V ...

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Trail Work

Prisoners from Calico Rock's North Central Unit of the Arkansas Department of Correction work to clear a section of the Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail. See full story in the Jan. 14 issue. ...

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Heavy Rainfall

Four to five inches of rain fell across Stone County between Thursday and Saturday, causing low-water bridges to become dangerous. Pictured is Tomahawk Creek crossing Hanover Road. From the Jan. 7 issue. ...

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Sanitation Policies May Help Recycling

Changes in city sanitation policies might be the best hope for the county recycling program, according to county and recycling board officials. The recycling program has been struggling financially for some time after experiencing a decrease in revenue from the materials that it collects locally and sells. See the complete story in the Dec. 31 issue. ...

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Dedicated Committee Responsible for Lights

Tourists and locals alike enjoy driving through downtown Mountain View on early winter evenings and seeing the beautiful displays of lights and Christmas decorations that seem to appear magically around mid-November. But this transformation is not as magical as it seems. in fact, it is the result of a lot of hard work by a few dedicated people. See the full story in the Dec. 24 issue. ...

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Employee Raises Budgeted

County officials approved a 2015 budget that includes a small raise for employees, amid ongoing concerns about the recycling program and its affect on county finances. Justice of the Peace Stand Townsend presented a few amendments to the proposed budget recommended after a recent budget committee meeting. These included raises of 3 percent for elected officials (does not include JPs) and 2 percent raise for ...

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Recycling Budget Reviewed

Budget problems at the Recycling Center prompted a discussion by the county Sanitation Committee about the possibility of abolishing the Recycling Board and taking over operation of the center. Read the full story in the Dec. 10 issue. ...

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Gardner Wins Mayor’s Race

City councilman Roger Gardner was successful in his bid to become mayor of Mountain View, winning the Nov. 25 General Election runoff 420-362 over incumbent Ron Sterling. Sterling led a three-way race in the Nov. 4 General Election, drawing 424 votes to Gardner’s 360, and Curtis Decker’s 308. Also decided in the runoff election was the Dist. 7 constable position, which was won by Jim Ed Cash over Tom Robert ...

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Former Deputy, Inmates Indicted

Former Stone County Deputy and jail administrator Randel Branscum, 54, and two former inmates at the Stone County jail, Matthew McConniel, 42, and James Beckham, 34, have been indicted on charges of conspiracy to violate the rights of inmates at the jail and deprivation of rights under color of law, the Justice Department announced. Full story published in the Nov. 26 issue. ...

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Autumn Snowfall

Stone County received the first measurable snow of the season Nov. 16, with amounts ranging from a dusting in the northern part of the county to about three inches on the southern edge. ...

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