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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
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
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