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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 local … 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 the … 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 system … 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
Conditions have been right for three prescribed burns to be conducted on U.S. Forest Service land in Stone County this month, the latest involving a small tract around Blanchard Campground, and 243 … more
Three men were transported to hospitals as the result of this two-vehicle accident on Highway 66 Dec. 8 just after 4 p.m. in front of Red Doors Church. According to investigating officer Arkansas … more
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