Day: January 15, 2021

Next Phase of COVID-19 Vaccination Plan Activated in Missouri

by: Scott McCaulley (additional reporting from Ozarks First) The State of Missouri is entering the next phase of the COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. Missouri Governor Mike Parson made the announcement on Thursday stating that Phase 1-B will be broken down into three tiers. Governor Parson stated in the press release that although initial tiers within Phase …

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Recycle Center One Step Closer to Transition from Branson to Taney County

by: JonChristopher Collins The first reading of Bill 5947 occurred at the Tuesday Branson Board of Aldermen meeting over Zoom. The ordinance passed and will bring changes to the Branson Recycle Center. City Attorney Chris Lebeck opened discussion of the bill with a staff report. Lebeck reminded those in attendance that in 2020 the recycle …

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Ozark Man Found Guilty of Statutory Rape

by: Bryce Derrickson, Ozarks First An Ozark man is found guilty of first-degree statutory rape on Wednesday according to Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson. James Rankin, 44-years-old, began sexually abusing the daughter of an acquaintance when she was 12-years-old while living in Christian County. When the victim was 13-years-old, Rankin took the victim to …

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Arkansas Attorney General Says to Not Throw Away Stimulus Debit Cards

From: Ozarks First The Arkansas Attorney General, Leslie Rutledge, issued an advisory for Arkansans not to throw out their stimulus debit card. The Treasury Department began issuing the next round of stimulus checks and Arkansas residents who got paper checks or debit card last time may see the same form of payment again. Rutledge wants …

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