Day: June 4, 2020

Shooting Incident in Stone County Leaves One Dead, One in Custody

by: Beth Finello, Ozarks First According to the Stone County Sheriff’s Office, one man is now dead and one man has been taken into custody after an altercation on Thursday. Stone County Deputies were dispatched to a residence just outside of Branson West, approximately three miles from Ance Creek Road, after a report of an …

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College of the Ozarks Spring Sports Honors

Press Release College of the Ozarks student-athletes who were scheduled to participate in spring sports found their seasons cut short or totally canceled due to COVID-19.  These included men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s track and field, and men’s baseball. While team champions could not be named, the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.), chose …

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Storms Roll Through Lakes Region Wednesday Afternoon, Thursday Morning

by: Scott McCaulley Rounds of Strong to Severe Thunderstorms have impacted the Lakes Region over the last 24 hours. Early this morning, Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were issued for the Lakes Region. Initial Storm Reports to the National Weather Service Office indicate strong winds caused power lines to go down and power to be out in …

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COVID-19: Two More Cases in Stone County, More in Northern Arkansas

by: Scott McCaulley More areas of the Lakes Region are seeing increased number of COVID-19 Cases. Wednesday, the Stone County Health Department announces the County’s sixth and seventh confirmed cases of COVID-19.  According to a Facebook Post from the Health Department, the individuals who tested positive are close contacts to a confirmed out of county case …

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Woman Arrested in Stone County Charged With Several Crimes

by: Scott McCaulley The Stone County Sheriff’s Office releases information on their Facebook Page about an arrest of a woman charged with several crimes in different locations. On Tuesday around 1:00 pm, Narcotic Investigators with the Stone County Sheriffs Office were conducting an investigation on YY Hwy in Shell Knob when they located and stopped …

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Aurora Man Injured in Motorcycle Crash Near Barry-Stone County Line

by: Scott McCaulley A man from Aurora is injured in a motorcycle crash in Barry County near the Stone County Line west of Cape Fair. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 10:40 Tuesday night when 60-year-old David Long lost control of his motorcycle on Highway 76 and overturned. Long sustained …

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Buffalo River Elk Festival Canceled, Elk Drawing to be Held On-line

From: KTLO The Buffalo River Elk Festival, originally planned for June 26-27 in Jasper has been canceled, according to a social media post from the festival planning committee. The cancellation was in accordance with Arkansas Department of Health guidelines amid the continuing battle to slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.”This decision was …

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