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After being cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the Stone County Fair returns this year. Events are set to take place Sept. 13-18 at the Stone County Fairgrounds in Mountain … more
COVID-19 resurgence with a new variant virus is pushing area hospital facilities to maximum lengths as medical staff grow weary in year two of a pandemic that shows no signs of disappearing … more
After much discussion and some disagreements, Mayor Roger Gardner agreed to get a legal opinion from an attorney concerning the city’s food truck ordinance. Gardner said an Arkansas … more
The concrete portion of the downtown sidewalk project was completed last week with accessible ramps added to the east (above) and west ends. Orange barrels mark lcoations where street lights will … more
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 … more
With bids to build a new county jail exceeding the budget by more than $3.5 million, local officials are looking to model a jail design used in Greene County 10 years ago. Construction managers, … more
The newly formed recreation committee agreed to move forward with hiring a leak detection company to check for leaks on the pool at the Stone County Recreation Complex. more
Two local restaurant owners addressed the Mountain View City Council at last week’s meeting regarding food trucks and other mobile food vendors. more
Local health officials and other organized efforts tracking COVID-19 cases across Arkansas now say Stone County is at “high risk” for infection, and they point to the county’s low … more
Renea Turner Luster addressed the Mountain View City Council last Tuesday night, presenting plans to renovate and reopen Marie’s Dairy Creme on East Main Street, asking the council to create an ordinance to allow food trucks within the city. more
The swimming pool at the Stone County Recreation Complex is set to open June 11, Mayor Roger Gardner told the council last Tuesday night. more
Mountain View School District’s request for a 7-mill property tax increase was defeated in last week’s countywide vote, 927-826. more
Mountain View city employee Josh Lawson puts finishing touches on some paint detail work at the city swimming pool. Maintenance work this year includes new paint and repair to a major leak in pool … more
The sidewalk project is progressing from east to west along the south side of Main Street on the courtsquare in Mountain View. Above, a section  including the accessible ramp off the crosswalk … more
Fruit growers in Stone County still don’t know the damage extent, but unseasonably hard overnight freezes in February and April took a toll on a crop that won’t see bumper yields this year. more
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
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