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Jo Kirker of Tuckerman reacts after being informed by Stone County Sheriff's Deputy Tony Trammell that two missing girls were safe. A search for the two teenagers was conducted May 30 after the two … more
Another proposal for a tax to fund jail improvements will mostly likely go before voters next March, according to a timeline approved by the jail steering committee May 23. Officials are seeking … more
The Stone County Honor Guard prepares to fold a U.S. flag to be presented to Joey Thomas, formerly of Fifty Six, who is retiring this year after 29 years with the U.S. Air Force. The flag was flown … more
From the March 20, 2019 issue: Stone County voters who participated in a special election last week soundly rejected the sales tax proposal for construction and maintenance of a new county jail. … more
Rescue personnel work to evacuate a burn victim from the roof. Two employees of Fiber Energy Products were seriously injured in a fire at the plant in Stone County’s industrial park last Friday … more
The March 6, 2019 issue contains diagrams of the proposed Stone County Jail floor plan and site plan, as well as coverage of two informational meetings regarding the proposed sales tax measures to … more
A local applicant is expected to receive a license for a medical marijuana dispensary and plans to open in April. Fiddler’s Green, owned by Stone County resident Lisa Murphy and her son, Kent … more
A head-on collision on Highway 14 East near the county line in Independence County took the life of a local man and injured four others just after noon on New Year’s Eve. Adalberto Diaz, 57, of … more
Stone County and Circuit Clerk Angie Hudspeth-Wade (pictured) and other public officials were sworn into office on Jan. 1 by Circuit Judge Lee Harrod. The swearing-in took place at the Stone County … more
Blanchard Springs Caverns reopened Dec. 28 after being closed since Dec. 22 because of the federal government shutdown. Although the shutdown continues, the Caverns is able to operate using its … more
Investigators search through the remains of the John Battaglear residence where a fire is believed to have taken the life of 91-year-old Lois Vannatter on Nov. 13. See the Nov. 21, 2018 issue for … more
This 2000 Ford Expedition collided with the 18-wheeler hauling lumber (in background) on Highway 5 North Nov. 5 just after 1 p.m. The SUV was driven by Roland Powell, 41, of Marcella. Sources at the … more
Above, the east side of the Stone County Jail is being considered for expansion potential. Changing standards for jail operation are mainly responsible for the problems forcing Stone County to … more
Receiving the Farm Family of the Year honor has a bittersweet aspect for the Olen Wilson family of Timbo. With Olen and Elma Wilson not only farming but with him having taught agriculture for … more
District Judge Jake Newton uses a new video conferencing system at the Stone County Detention Center, technology that has potential to save the Stone County Sheriff's Department both time and money. … more
Jail administrator Kirk Green assists with a demonstration of a new video visitation terminal at the county jail. Visiting at the windows inside the jail will no longer be available. The video … more
The Dick Powell House on Main Street in Mountain View was demolished last week and the three-acre commercial lot is actively for sale. The structure of the house was unstable with the floor and … more
Photo courtesy of Amber Masterson/Skylar's Voice A Stone County jury convicted Victoria A. Dycus, 30, of first degree murder last week in the death of her 4-year-old daughter, Skylar Shellstrom, in … more
A Stone County man with obvious emotional issues created quite a scene April 3 on Main Street in Mountain View, then the next day burned down his mother’s house. Foy Densmore, 56, withdrew $921 in … more
Stone County Judge Stacey Avey received word Monday that the county has been approved for a $1 million grant to help construct an 18,000-square-foot building to be leased to Excel Boats for an … more
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