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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
The April 29 issue has a healthcare focus as well as stories about cancellation of the 2020 Arkansas Folk Festival, uncertain high school graduation plans and more, plus a photo page of iris photos … more
Stone County Judge Stacey Avey is recovering from COVID-19 and described the virus as "flu times 12" in cautioning residents to take it seriously. See the full story in the April 8 issue, along with … more
This week's issue contains stories on local impact of COVID-19 and necessary precautions. Also, there are features about how residents are assisting with sewing medical masks and "bear hunting." … more
After a few days of sanitizing outdoor play structures, the City of Mountain View announced Wednesday that public playgrounds would be closed until further notice. This affects playgrounds at the … more
A Stone County employee was confirmed positive for the COVID-19 virus Sunday, and County Judge Stacey Avey and nine other employees are under voluntary quarantine this week as a precaution. The … more
The expense and liability issues of city employees driving city-owned vehicles to and from work was discussed by Mountain View City Council last week, with aldermen deciding to get an opinion from … more
The Stone County Leader broadcast the county's public meeting regarding the Stone County Jail proposal Thursday evening. Watch the video recorded via Facebook Live on the Leader Facebook … more
A Rural Special High School senior was killed and the driver of a propane service truck was injured in wreck Jan. 22 on Highway 66 west of Timbo. Briley Morgan, 17, of Fox was driving west when her … more
The residence of John and Cheryl Roper on Big Springs Road was destroyed by a fire around 4 p.m. Jan. 2. The Ropers had gone to the store and found their home ablaze when they returned, according to … more
C. Eric Hance, prosecuting attorney for the 16th Judicial District, has determined that deadly force was used appropriately by Stone County Deputy Michael Stephen and another deputy at the scene of a … more
Above, a crew from Anderson Striping puts the final touches on a paving project on Luber Road Nov. 18. State funding helped pay for re-paving on a mile of Luber Road and a mile of Misenheimer. The … more
A Stone County man has been charged with murder in the first degree in the shooting death of his wife Sept. 23. Nathaniel A. Freeman, 54, is accused of shooting Dora Freeman, 46, at their Lee Hiil … more
Stone County officials reviewed plans for the new jail last week and were scheduled to meet again this week to discuss the budget and details of the proposed tax increase. Shawn Harding from HMN … more
Drivers on some county roads have become very familiar with rough patches like this one on Misenheimer Road. Judge Stacey Avey explained that the subgrade had failed in sections of Misenheimer and … more
Under current regulations, a large sign frame at the junction of 5-9-14 in Mountain View will have to be reduced to 150 square feet in order to remain, the city council was told. FROM THE SEPT. 4, … more
Rescue personnel from Ben, Iron Mountain, Drasco and Mountain View work to extract Joe Blackwell from the semi truck he was driving July 30 on Highway 5 South near the county line when the load of … more
The Mountain View City Council abolished the Ozark Folk Cultural Center Commission at last week’s meeting after a lengthy discussion about the commission’s authority and lack of communication … more
Kyle Ogden, 49, of Warren awaits assistance from a wrecker after the truck he was driving overturned on the sharp curve near Iron Mountain Fire Department on Highway 5 South. He was northbound with … more
A Stone County Sheriff’s Deputy and a resident were killed and a woman was wounded when gunfire erupted after officers responded to the residence for a welfare check July 18. Sgt. Michael Stephen … more
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