May 24, 2016
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Rain: 7am to 7am: .00"  Month: 6.59”  Year: 18.49"  |  Recorded temps:  High: 80  Low: 63
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Past Weeks :  
        Friday, Nelson Wilkes Herron Elementary School capped off their Arkansas Week Celebration by bringing their chairs outside on the damp morning to watch the Principal's Challenge ...Read More
    Mark Galloway, who faced charges stemming from the abduction of a 19-year-old female from the Walmart parking lot in May last year, was sentenced to three years in the Arkansas Department of Correction and to seven years ...Read More
    The Volunteer Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic announced it will be holding an 'in person' registration on May 21st from 10 AM until 2 at the Yellville City Hall. The registration is for the July 19 through 21st Clinic. ...Read More
     An Ozark County man who was charged with statutory sodomy of a seven year old girl has been released from the Ozark County Detention Center after posting $2,000 cash bond Monday. Fifty-seven year old Danny Williams had ...Read More
     Bull Shoals White River State Park will host a full moon kayaking tour of Bull Shoals Lake Saturday night from 6:30 to 9. While paddling along the shores and coves near Browns Beach, participants will look at rock ...Read More
    The Boone County Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a man has registered as a Sex Offender at the Sheriff’s Office and is now residing in the County.    According to Boone County Sheriff Mike Moore, ...Read More
    Sean Ford of Mountain Home was given three years in prison to be followed by seven years probation after pleading guilty to charges related to physical injuries done to the two-year-old daughter of his then live-in ...Read More
         Authorities in Marion County are investigating what they are calling a suspicious church fire in Lakeway. Officials said a passerby reported the fire just before midnight ...Read More
     The Mountain Home School Board, with all members present, faced a lengthy agenda last night which included awards and recognition of students, teachers, staff members and the board.      One ...Read More
     Clarkridge fire fighters were called out early this morning to what was reported as a structure fire in that area. A spokesperson at the Baxter County 911 Operations Center said the fire was reported on County Road ...Read More
    The Cotter School Board last night filled the high school principal's position for the 2016-2017 school year and also acted on a number of staff resignations and hirings. Superintendent Don Sharp with a recap of the ...Read More
     The largest and final Class of 2016 in the Twin Lakes Area will receive their diplomas Friday night when Mountain Home High School holds commencement exercises at 8 at Bomber Stadium. Two hundred and seventy eight ...Read More
    The Mountain Home City Council met in regular session Thursday evening with five members present. Absent was Carl Graves, Rick Pierce, and Wayne Almond.      The council members reviewed the Babe Ruth ...Read More
     Baxter County jurors do not need to report for duty Monday, according to the office of the Baxter County Clerk Canda Reese. The next date jurors need to report is Monday, May 31th.     WebReadyTM ...Read More
    Charges in the rape and sexual assault case against Carl Burton of Mountain Home have been dropped by the state.     14th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney David Ethredge said that he was withholding ...Read More
    The Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery is notifying the public that a Level 2 Sex Offender (moderate risk to re-offend with community notification justified) has moved from the Midway area into the City of Mountain Home. ...Read More
    A spokesperson for Baxter County 911 wanted to inform Centurylink customers in the Norkfork area, that 911 is down for land line users.      WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More
         At least two area school district superintendents say they don't foresee changes in their bathroom policies as a result of the letter of guidelines for handling transgender students released by the ...Read More
    Steven Sanders Jr. has joined the Baxter Regional Medical Center Board. Sanders is the President and General Manager of NATCO Communications in Flippin.     Sanders is a graduate of Mountain Home High ...Read More
      Cotter has become the latest home of what the Arkansas Department of Community Correction hopes will be a state wide series of community based re-entry centers designed to try and cut the recidivism rate of ...Read More
     High school commencement ceremonies in Calico Rock will take place Thursday evening at 7 in the elementary school auditorium where 32 seniors will receive diplomas. The Class of 2016 will represented by co-Valedictorians ...Read More
    A man from Mississippi is being charged with Negligent Homicide fellowing an investigation into a person was trapped underneath a vehicle and was injured off Highway 14 in Big Flat. According to Baxter County Sheriff John ...Read More
     A recent Nelson-Wilks-Herron School assembly, which was held at an off-campus facility, has raised concerns from some parents. School Principal Rita Persons says the all school assembly, which kicked-off the annual ...Read More
    A Mountain Home man charged with capital murder has  entered a not guilty plea to charges filed against him in Marion County. 23-year-old Cody Allen appeared in Circuit Court Wednesday morning to face the charge against ...Read More
    The Mountain Home City Council will meet in regular session Thursday evening at 6 at Mountain Home City Hall.     Item's on the meetings agenda include announcements and committee reports. Under new ...Read More
    An unregistered level 3 sex offender was arrested in Boone County. According to Boone County Sheriff Mike Moore, a joint investigation between the Boone County Sheriff’s Department and the Harrison City Police Department led ...Read More
         Teens are invited to participate in a Table Tennis tournament, Thursday evening from 4 to 6 at the Donald W. Reynolds Library. All teens in grades 7th-12th are invited to attend. ...Read More
    The Cotter Planning Commission will be having its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Thursday evening at 6 at the Cotter City Hall.     WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More
     The Gassville City Council tackled a busy agenda last night in a nearly two hour session. Mayor Jeff Braim said after department and financial reports which included increased funding for employee health insurance ...Read More
     Cotter Mayor Peggy Hammack said she feels a little more comfortable and confident after paying an unannounced visit Monday to the Arkansas Department of Community Correction Twin Lakes Re-entry Center that she did not ...Read More
    The Cotter School Board will meet in regular monthly session Thursday night at 7 at the Cotter Public Schools Administration Building.     Items on the agenda include: a financial report, annual ...Read More
    A Bull Shoals man is in custody after being arrested following a weekend domestic dispute standoff in Bull Shoals caused the evacuation of several apartments. According to information from the Bull Shoals Police Department, ...Read More
    The Norfork City Council will be meet Tuesday evening at 6:30 at Norfork City Hall.     The Council will hold the third reading and vote for the City of Norfork Zoning Ordinance and Map for 2016 as well as ...Read More
    The Flippin City Council will meet in regular session Tuesday evening at 6 at Flippin Public School Center. The agenda will include an ordinance covering conduct for the Dog Park, as well as the financial report and the 2014 ...Read More
    The two circuit judges from this area, who both won seats on the Arkansas Supreme Court in the March primary, spent just over half-a-million dollars in their statewide campaigns.      According to ...Read More
    Kendall Skye Desetta, one of two Gassville teens charged with being involved in a stabbing incident at a Lake Norfork marina in late August last year, appeared in Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday where it was reported ...Read More
    It had to be moved inside due to the rain, but that didn't dampen the enthusiasm for the Class of 2016 that graduated last night at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home.        The ...Read More
    The ceremony will take place at 6:30 P.M. Due to inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to the Vada Sheid Community Development Center and seating will be limited to five tickets per student. WebReadyTM Powered by ...Read More
    The Bull Shoals City Council is having a workshop tonight at 6:30 in the council chambers in city hall. The meeting is open to the public.     WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More
     Baxter County Judge Mickey Pendergrass will hold a public hearing Wednesday morning on the issuance of nearly $57.2 million dollars in Hospital Revenue Refunding Bonds for Baxter Regional Medical ...Read More
   A teenage girl from Rogers died Sunday in a fall from a popular hiking area in the Ozark National Forest in Newton County. Authorities say 19 year old Jessamy Samuels fell near Hawksbill Crag while hiking with a ...Read More
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The number of Arkansas state employees whose salaries are at least $100,000 a year increased by 137 to 2,722 this year with four on the list from this area. All four from this area are employed ...Read More
     The Norfork School Board will meet in regular session Monday evening at 5 at the administration building. Items on the meeting's agenda include financial reports, principal reports, hire elementary teacher, and teacher ...Read More
    Arkansas State University-Mountain Home will hold its annual commencement on Monday evening at 6:30. According to ASU-MH spokesperson Chrisy Keirn it is an important milestone for the university as well as those getting ...Read More
       United State Senate candidate Conner Eldridge of Fayetteville was in Mountain Home Saturday serving as the keynote speaker for the Baxter County Democratic Club's annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner. Eldridge, ...Read More
    Taylor George of Mountain Home wasted little time in pleading guilty to charges against him stemming from the theft of a maroon 2001 Dodge Dakota pickup truck from the parking lot of the Old Chi Mill on U.S. Highway ...Read More
    A Mammoth Springs teen was air evacuated after his vehicle ran off the roadway and overturned on Saturday afternoon.     The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that 16-year-old Sammy Poulette sustained ...Read More
Watson gets 26 years Capital murder charges filed against Cody Allen     On Tuesday, charges of Capital Murder were filed against 23-year-old Cody Allen of Mountain Home in connection with the death of a two-year-old ...Read More
    Mountain Home Post Office letter carriers participated Saturday in the 24th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive benefiting the Mountain Home Food Basket. Kay Owens, a board member of the Food Basket, says this years collection ...Read More
    Two people who were recently arrested, including one who allegedly shot a neighbor, made first appearances in Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday to answer charges filed against them.     Kenneth Jackson ...Read More
      Former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas Conner Eldridge, who is the Democratic nominee for the U. S. Senate, was the keynote speaker at last nights Baxter County Democratic Club annual ...Read More
    The Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery annoused the Sheriff's Office will participate in the National “Click It or Ticket” campaign starting Monday and runs until June 5th. This is a national campaign involving law ...Read More
    Two cars collided on Highway 62 in Mountain Home on Friday the 13th around 1 in the afternoon. The crash caused a traffic back up and impacted travel around Mountain Home until police could clear the scene. ...Read More
    A 24 hour stakeout resulted in the apprehension of an Arkansas man, George Jason Kursick, on Friday night in Ozark County, according to Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed. Kursick was wanted out of Van Buren County for ...Read More
    Three members of one family entered guilty pleas to charges stemming from the operation of a large indoor marijuana growing operation which was discovered when a search warrant was served on a resident on Elm Street in ...Read More
    To celebrate National Tourism Week the Buffalo National River and the Harrison Welcome Center teamed up recently to provide a day of activities at Buffalo Point. According to Casey Johannsen, Centennial Coordinator, the day was ...Read More
     The Mruk Family Education Center on Aging will host their annual fund raising event, Hangin Out in the Hangar Saturday evening at 5 at the Baxter County Airport in Midway.      Tickets are $25 ...Read More
   Democratic U. S. Senate nominee Conner Eldridge of Fayetteville will be the keynote speaker at Saturday night's annual Baxter County Democratic Party Jefferson-Jackson Dinner. Eldridge, who is a former U. S. Attorney for the ...Read More
     The sounds of Pomp and Circumstance will be ringing throughout the Twin Lakes Area this weekend as six local high schools hold commencement ceremonies.   Seniors will put on their caps and gowns Friday ...Read More
    The Donald W. Reynolds Library will be open on Sundays again, beginning in September of this year.     According to Library Director, Kim Crow Sheaner, members of the Library Board voted to reinstate ...Read More
     Motorists traveling on Highway 62 East in Mountain Home may experience traffic delays. Authorities are working a two-vehicle accident near Hardee's, and caution is advised for anyone traveling in that area. We'll have ...Read More
    The Fulton County Fair Foundation presented five $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors in Fulton County who have participated in county, district and state fairs. Scholarships were presented to Hailey Godfrey and Jesse ...Read More
    In order to find and encourage new volunteers, a group of the area's cultural, historical, civic and charity-oriented organizations will hold a Volunteer Fair Saturday from 11-2 at the Wayne Wood activity center adjacent the ...Read More
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has rejected the wording of a proposed ballot measure aimed at allowing three casinos including one in Boone County to operate in Arkansas. Rutledge on Thursday ...Read More
     The Bull Shoals-White River State Park will be hosting an Introduction to Kayaking Course on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The class will teach the basics of kayaking, including: safety, gear, laws, ...Read More
     Letter carriers in Mountain Home and around the country will take part Saturday in what has become the largest one-day food drive in America. Nonperishable food donations will be collected throughout city and along all ...Read More
    A lengthy investigation by four area law enforcement agencies has led to the arrest of a Gassville man on felony drug charges. Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery said 58-year-old Roger Lyle Benedict of Gassville has been ...Read More
    Arkansas State Police Lieutenant Mark Hollingsworth of Mountain Home has been promoted to the rank of captain and will assume the statewide administrative duties as commander of Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation ...Read More