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A historic residence known as the Doc Monroe Place on Highway 14 just west of St. James was destroyed by fire March 21. more
Arkansas State Police and local officers are investigating a two-vehicle crash on Herpel Road that took the life of 25-year-old Blake Brown of Mountain View Wednesday around 5:45 p.m. more
After being postponed and then cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 58th Arkansas Folk Festival is set next month, April 16-17. more
The discovery of two apparent murder victims inside a home north of Mountain View yesterday (Tuesday, March 9th) has led to Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police being requested to investigate the homicides. more
Stone County Medical Center held the second of four planned mass vaccination events at Flatwoods Baptist Church last Thursday and was able to vaccinate 250 people with the Moderna vaccine. more
The first public school millage increase proposal in 36 years is the key issue on a ballot now being prepared for a May 18 election in the Mountain View School District. more
Sub-freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall during the past week created problems for the Mountain View Water Plant and the rural water associations who purchase water from it. more
Arkansas Department of Transportation officials say they expect to manage a different road scenario this week than they did just a week ago, and that heavy snows over several days may not be as difficult to clear as just a few hours of ice were in the region’s first winter weather event. more
A standard procedure to put private club permit applicants on a “level playing field” is still under development, and could be formalized when the Stone County Quorum Court meets this Thursday (Feb. 11). more
The quorum court’s law enforcement committee was to meet Feb. 2 to formalize a process for business owners seeking a private club application to serve alcoholic drinks.  more
State Sen. Missy Irvin of Mountain View said a bill introduced in the Arkansas House of Representatives would bring greater consistency to wet-dry laws that have been in place for decades. She is lead senate sponsor of HB 1148, which would authorize cities to conduct their own local option elections to manufacture and sell alcoholic beverages. more
Stone County’s COVID-19 vaccine roll-out has been a team effort resulting in the county being able to advance slightly ahead of the target dates for specific segments of the population. more
A 2017 law that shifted the first hurdle of “private club” status approval to local governments is getting its first test before Stone County’s governing body. more
Protecting local businesses against a spike in unemployment insurance rates, and a measure that further limits the tax on used vehicles will be top priorities for local legislators settling into what could be a long session for the Arkansas General Assembly that gets under way this week. more
A National Guard tanker truck pumps water into the tank for the town of Fifty Six Monday morning. At least six Guard members are volunteering in shifts to drive trucks hauling the water.   - Photo … more
UPDATE: Water storage for the town of Fifty Six has been depleted and the National Guard plans to start hauling water to be transferred into the tank this weekend, according to Mayor Earnestine … more
Mountain View School Board approved the later start date for students, amid many questions about what the upcoming semester will look like. “Right now what we have planned, teachers will come … more
County officials reviewed another proposal that will be submitted to the city regarding the interlocal agreement on dispatching and housing of inmates. Justice of the Peace Stan Townsend reported … more
Be sure and catch the May 20, 2020 issue for a copy of the Salute to the Class of 2020 keepsake section. Each graduate is pictured, plus there is additional content and sponsor advertising. Graduates … more
See this week's issue for stories about the upcoming city sales tax election, Mountain View's study of concession regulations, the Ozark Folk Center seamstress sewing face masks, more iris photos … more
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