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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
A National Guard tanker truck pumps water into the tank for the town of Fifty Six Monday morning. At least six Guard members are volunteering in shifts to drive trucks hauling the water.   - Photo … more
UPDATE: Water storage for the town of Fifty Six has been depleted and the National Guard plans to start hauling water to be transferred into the tank this weekend, according to Mayor Earnestine … more
Mountain View School Board approved the later start date for students, amid many questions about what the upcoming semester will look like. “Right now what we have planned, teachers will come … more
County officials reviewed another proposal that will be submitted to the city regarding the interlocal agreement on dispatching and housing of inmates. Justice of the Peace Stan Townsend … more
Be sure and catch the May 20, 2020 issue for a copy of the Salute to the Class of 2020 keepsake section. Each graduate is pictured, plus there is additional content and sponsor advertising. Graduates … more
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 page: … 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
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