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The Stone County Quorum Court did some budget housecleaning last week, establishing funding for some projects approved in 2021, but set for funding this year, and County Judge Stacey Avey gave an … more
The Mountain View City Council increased the city’s starting pay as well as water and sewer rates at the regular meeting last week.After much discussion of pay raises and pay schedules for city … more
A Mountain View woman was killed Dec. 10 when her vehicle was struck by the trailer of an oncoming semi-truck around 1 p.m. Darla Furrer, 80, was driving a 2014 Dodge Caravan north on Highway 9 … more
A head-on collision Dec. 1 took the life of a Mountain View woman and injured her husband as well as three children. Shasta Corter, 38, was driving a 2016 Dodge Caravan south on Highway 5 when the … more
Mountain View Police Department is investigating the death of a 27-year-old Mountain View man Sunday evening. Investigator Sean Hickman said officers responded to Main Street at its intersection … more
The Mountain View City Council agreed at last week’s regular meeting to move forward with repaving some streets and beginning a new sidewalk project. Mayor Roger Gardner said Atlas Asphalt … more
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 … more
A documentary featuring the resurgence of the drive-in theatre and highlighting Mountain View’s own Stone Drive-In will premiere locally this Friday and Saturday. Students in the creative … more
The county government avoided a potential crisis at the Stone County Jail last Friday when four jailer/dispatchers who were set to resign showed up for work. The quorum court’s budget … more
Officials will be watching the Stone County Jail Friday morning when four jailier-dispatchers are set to resign over hourly wages they say are unsustainable. The  resignations would … more
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 … more
The list of problems impacting operations at the Stone County Jail is growing exponentially, and current staff is concerned about maintaining the ability to keep it running. Stone County Quorum … more
A shortage of child care options in Stone County can impact a family’s financial situation and the economy of the community as a whole, according to Debbie Mize, director of Child Care Aware of … more
A Fiddler’s Gathering featuring some of the best musicians from the region is scheduled this weekend at Meadowcreek near Fox. The event, which features the Arkansas State Old-Time Fiddle … more
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
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