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JP Districts To Change Slightly In Redistricting

Justice of the peace boundaries in Stone County will remain almost identical with only minor variations in districts 3, 5, and 6 following a decision by the county election commission on …
Schools

New Bus Routing System Approved

Mountain View School District will introduce a new bus routing system that allows buses to be tracked via an app. The board approved the purchase Oct. 11, along with several facility additions and …

Rebel Basketball Teams Gear Up For Season

Coming off last year’s fairy tale state championship season for the senior girls (and the loss of three key players and the coach from that team), Rural Special School is preparing for a new …

Lady Rebel Team Receives Rings

Rural Special senior girl basketball players received their state champion rings last Thursday, with Principal Junior Barham saying it was a well-deserved honor that he wished could have been …
Business

Kendrick Takes Point For Chamber

A familiar face returns to the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce as Rianna Kendrick takes point for the organization.Kendrick’s history as both a part-time and full-time assistant at the …

City Continues Food Truck Debate

After more discussion concerning food trucks during its regular meeting last week, the Mountain View City Council agreed to get an opinion from the city’s attorney and the municipal league …

Lumber, materials prices high

Local builders and suppliers can only guess at what’s driving construction material prices to their highest levels ever, but the demand isn’t slowing down, and the construction market is as strong as it’s been in years.
Sports
Basketball Photo Gallery

Timbo High School baketball teams hosted  South Side (Bee Branch) for games Oct. 19. This gallery includes photos from the senior girls and senior boys games. Game details were published in …

Features
Even if you don’t know Joe Stewart personally, odds are that if you’ve driven Highway 9 South you’ve admired his garden just outside the sharp curve at Sugar Hill Road. He’s …
Opinion
It’s the time of year to count blessings and take stock of the many reasons we have to be thankful, despite hardships and losses that may be on our minds. The staff of the Stone County Leader …
You’ve probably seen the memes on social media. Some man or woman sitting at a table at a place where there’s heavy foot traffic. There’s a sign on the table declaring some “truth” with a …
A while back, I found an online list of the top 25 iconic vehicles from television and movies. I was not surprised to see vehicles like the “Ectomobile” from Ghost Busters, “General Lee” from …
Starting out three weeks and 400 miles earlier, I had a goal of walking into Santiago de Compostela on Thanksgiving Day. It would be a milestone moment and a memorable way to give thanks for so many …
Let’s catch up on a few stories behind the stories -- items that didn’t make the headlines above the fold in recent weeks. A recent phone interview with Mountain View Band Director …
Music, Arts, Crafts
Art Is Life's Purpose for Lisa Crews

Making art was never an option for potter and contemporary folk artist Lisa Crews. “Creating art has been my purpose since I was a young girl when I realized this is what I am good at, this …