Day: October 15, 2014

Branson Asks to Amend Expressway Agreement

The City of Branson is looking to amend an intergovernmental agreement pertaining to ownership and maintenance of Shepherd of the Hills Expressway. Planning Director Joel Hornickel addressed Taney County Commissioners Tuesday morning… http://mp3/template_maxi/player_mp3_maxi.swf The agreement was established between Branson and Taney County back in 1995. Commissioners were inclined to approve the request as presented, but …

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Quorum Court Approves Transfers, Reimbursements

The Boone County Quorum Court receives reimbursement from the Army Corps of Engineers for the sheriff’s office patrol of state parks. The amount, totaling nearly 9-thousand dollars, is deposited into the County General Fund, with no new funds appropriated. Also this week, the Quorum Court approves a transfer within the Designated County Road Fund of …

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Forsyth Fire Department Open House Friday

The community is invited to an open house hosted by the Forsyth Fire Department Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Station 1 adjacent to City Hall. Chief Nathan Bower says the event provides an opportunity for potential volunteers to tour the facilities and meet with firefighters… http://mp3/template_maxi/player_mp3_maxi.swf The open house includes an agility test …

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Prison Sentences Handed Down in Stone County

Prosecuting Attorney Matt Selby provides updates on several pending cases in Stone County Circuit Court. Nineteen-year-old Kelby Tettenhorst of Mount Vernon is sentenced to 7 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to charges of burglary and theft. Twenty-three-year-old Tara Carroll of Branson is sentenced to 5 years in prison after pleading …

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Reward Paying Off in Boone Co. Burglary Cases

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office has identified persons of interest in recent residential burglaries, thanks in part to assistance from the public. The owners of a home on Tennyson Loop are offering a 500-dollar reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspects involved in 2 separate break-ins. Firearms, jewelry and other items …

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Newton County Jail Inmate Roster Now Online

The Newton County, Arkansas Sheriff’s Office is now providing inmate information, including an active inmate roster, through its website. Sheriff Keith Slape says a new QuickTip app is also available for iPhone and Android users. Residents can send information and photos anonymously via text message. To view the inmate roster, visit http://www.newtoncountysheriff.org, click on the …

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Smoke-Free Ordinance Passes on First Reading

Public indoor smoking will soon be a thing of the past in Branson as aldermen approve first reading of a much-debated smoke-free ordinance. The bill received unanimous support from the board after undergoing a total of 4 amendments. President of Cox Medical Center Branson William Mahoney attended the regular council meeting Tuesday and offered these …

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