Category Archives: Local News

Rotary scholarship winners 2016

         The Rotary Club of Mountain Home recently honored 10 of their 20 scholarship winners for 2016.      The young people from Cotter, Mountain Home and Norfork High Schools will each receive a $1000 scholarship from the club

Gauger among several given probation

    Matthew Gauger of Mountain Home was among those put on probation during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday.     Gauger was put on probation for 10 years after pleading guilty to charges including aggravated assault, residential

Standridge arrested again

    Tracy Standridge, a former resident of Baxter County who now lists an address in Branson, has been arrested yet again in Baxter County. He is currently charged with felony fleeing and entered a not guilty plea to

Week in Review 8-21 to 8-27

Grayham pleads guilty to reduced charges, sentenced to 25 years      Nine months after being arrested in the double homicide of a Midway couple, Zach Grayham has admitted his role in the crime. During Thursday’s session of Baxter

BC JURY DUTY CANCELLED FOR 8-29

     The Baxter County Circuit Court jury panel will not need to report for duty Monday. According to Baxter County Circuit Clerks office, the next date jurors will need to report is August 31th at nine a.m. at

Nabors bids wanted for landfill

    Construction of the closure of inactive N.A.B.O.R.S landfill located in Northern Baxter County for the Arkansas Department of Environment Quality is going on now. Kim Gwynn for the ADEQ talks about the bid process. Listen: right-click to

Roads to be resurfaced in 4 area counties

     The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has announced improvement projects on several roads in four area counties. All projects are scheduled to begin in two-to-four weeks, weather permitting.      In Marion County, 2.4 miles of County Road

Flooding impacts senior center

     The Van Matre Senior Activity and Wellness Center in Mountain Home is in serious need of help after rains in July and August flooded their facility. Senior Director at Van Matre, Kimberly Beasley, said the center was

Marion Co. quorum court to meet

     The Marion County Quorum Court will meet Tuesday evening at 6. The meeting agenda includes department, commission and committee reports and six new business items. The to be considered include the appropriation of a refund to the

Fall armyworms visit Twin Lakes Area

     The Twin Lakes Area is starting to have a group of visitors that are not considered a welcome site. The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service has received reports of fall armyworms appearing on

Week in Review 8-14 to 8-20

Nearly 3900 students return to the classroom in Mtn. Home      Mountain Home students were welcomed back to the classrooms by teachers, staff and administrators Tuesday. Dr. Jake Long, superintendent of schools, says bus routes went smoothly and

Gainesville woman injured in 1-vehicle crash

     An Ozark County woman was involved in a single-vehicle accident Saturday morning. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 30-year-old Rosand Edwards of Gainesville was transported by aircraft to Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains with moderate

2 arrested in Newton County drug bust

     An ongoing investigation led to the recent arrest of two individuals on various drug charges in Newton County. According to Sheriff Keith Slape, 58-year-old Mark Mock and 51-year-old Debbie Vanderpool were taken into custody from Mock’s residence

Oxford woman accused of identity fraud

     An Izard County woman was arrested last week on accusations of identity theft. Sheriff Tate Lawrence says 55-year-old Genena Snyder, also known as Genena Johnson and Genena Adams, of Oxford is in the Izard County Detention Facility

Cotter school board to meet Thursday

     The Cotter School Board will meet in regular session Thursday evening at 7 in the administrative building. Items on the meeting’s agenda include reports; a presentation from Gary Atkins, CEF; special education budget presentation by Gwen Benton;

Roos hearing held Wednesday

    Judge Gordon Webb spent part of Wednesday afternoon in a hearing in Marion County Circuit Court attempting to hack away some of the legal entanglements which now surround Nicholas Roos' attempt to obtain post conviction relief from

NE public water assoc. board to meet

     The regular meeting of the Northeast Public Water Authority board of directors will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:15 in the water authority office at 66 Florence Drive in Mountain Home.     WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

Nine filings for November election in BXCO

     Filings for municipal positions in the November General Election accelerated Tuesday in Baxter County as the Friday noon deadline to file draws near.      Baxter County Clerk Canda Reese reported nine filings including two Norfork City Council incumbents;

Security video reveals car thief

     A Midway man has been charged in the burglary of a local car dealership from where authorities say he stole a 2009 Dodge Avenger.      Arkansas State Police and Baxter County Sheriff's Deputies responded to Car Mart in

Yellville-Summit school board to meet

     The Yellville-Summit School Board will meet in regular session Tuesday evening at 5 in the administration building. Items on the meeting agenda include used school bus purchases, financial interest transaction disclosure, a proposal to rescind CEP application,

Two charged in Dora church burglary

         Two people have been charged in the burglary of the Sweeton Pond Church in Dora and the theft of a cattle gate from a nearby cemetery.      Ozark County Times reports, 33-year-old Jami Lynn Vance of Hartshorn

Lakeview City Council to meet Tuesday

     The Lakeview City Council will meet in regualr session Tuesday night at 7 at the Lloyd Travis Municipal Center. Items on the agenda include reports from the police and the building inspector. WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

Week in Review 8-7 to 8-13

Body found in Norfork Lake Friday morning      A body was reported floating in Norfork Lake near Point 6B at 6:32 Friday morning.           According to Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery, 76 year old Samuel A. Balsano, Jr., a

Week in Review 8-7 to 8-13

Body found in Norfork Lake Friday morning      A body was reported floating in Norfork Lake near Point 6B at 6:32 Friday morning.           According to Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery, 76 year old Samuel A. Balsano, Jr., a

Week in Review 8-7 to 8-13

Body found in Norfork Lake Friday morning      A body was reported floating in Norfork Lake near Point 6B at 6:32 Friday morning.           According to Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery, 76 year old Samuel A. Balsano, Jr., a

Week in Review 8-7 to 8-13

Body found in Norfork Lake Friday morning      A body was reported floating in Norfork Lake near Point 6B at 6:32 Friday morning.           According to Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery, 76 year old Samuel A. Balsano, Jr., a

Week in Review 8-7 to 8-13

Body found in Norfork Lake Friday morning      A body was reported floating in Norfork Lake near Point 6B at 6:32 Friday morning.           According to Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery, 76 year old Samuel A. Balsano, Jr., a

Week in Review 8-7 to 8-13

Body found in Norfork Lake Friday morning      A body was reported floating in Norfork Lake near Point 6B at 6:32 Friday morning.           According to Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery, 76 year old Samuel A. Balsano, Jr., a

Week in Review 8-7 to 8-13

Body found in Norfork Lake Friday morning      A body was reported floating in Norfork Lake near Point 6B at 6:32 Friday morning.           According to Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery, 76 year old Samuel A. Balsano, Jr., a

Hathaway to serve BRMC clinic in Flippin

         The Baxter Regional Medical Center in Flippin will have new hours beginning August 15. The clinic will open Monday-Thursday from 8 to 5 and Friday from 8 to 12.      Sylvia Hathaway, Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner,

Norfork School Board holds August meeting

         The Norfork School Board met for their regularly scheduled August meeting Thursday night with several items on the agenda. Superintendent Mike Seay has the report. Listen: right-click to download mp3          After the meeting, members of

Cotter School Board summary

         All members of the Cotter School Board were present during Wednesday’s meeting. Superintendent Chard Harp has the report. Listen: right-click to download mp3           The board adjourned at 5:25. WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

Norfork school board meets Thursday

     The Norfork School board will meet in regular session Thursday evening at 6 at the Norfork School administration office. Items on the meeting’s agenda include financial and principals’ reports; the annual meeting; the resignation of bus driver

Fire destroys factory in Forsyth

     A fire destroyed a factory in Taney County Tuesday evening. According to Springfield television station KSPR, nearly 150 employees are out of work after a fire burned down the National Enzyme Company's manufacturing plant on Highway 76

Boone County voters approve jail tax

     Boone County voters went to the polls Tuesday and said yes to continue the jail sales tax. According to a spokesperson with the Boone County Election Center, the quarter-percent tax used to operate and maintain the county

Structure fire near Isabella

     Emergency personnel are on the scene of a structure fire near Isabella. According to an Ozark County Sheriff's Department spokesperson, the Theodosia Area Volunteer Fire Department says the house on Highway 160 is fully engulfed. The Pontiac-Price

Cotter School Board to meet Wednesday

         Cotter Public Schools will hold a special board meeting tonight at 5 in their administration board room.      Items on the agenda include a petition for transfer of students and an executive session, if needed.      The meeting

Man dies in mobile home fire

media/09690_graphic-fire.jpg          A Howell County man is dead after a fire destroyed his mobile home in Pottersville.      The Ozark Radio Network reports firefighters were called to the home just before noon on Monday. The man was pulled

Week in Review 7-30 to 8-6

Summit woman’s marijuana proposal rejected by Attorney General      Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has rejected a proposed constitutional amendment for the 2018 ballot that would legalize marijuana in the state.      The proposal by Mary Berry of Summit

STUFF THE BUS!

         The Junior Auxillary of Mountain Home is encouraging Baxter County residents to STUFF THE BUS! Many children look forward to arriving to their first day of school with new school supplies, but for some children that