Day: February 4, 2021

Highway Projects Scheduled for Newton, Searcy Counties

From: KTLO The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved bids for improvements to roadways in Newton and Searcy counties, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials. In Newton County, the project will resurface 13.4 miles of Arkansas Highway 7 between the Pope County Line and Arkansas Highway 16. Blackstone Construction, LLC, of Russellville was …

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Missouri House Speaker Asks Indicted State Rep to Resign

by: JonChristopher Collins Following revelations of charges filed against Missouri State Representative Tricia Derges, House Speaker Rob Vescovo asks her to resign. Representative Derges, elected in 2020 to represent part of Christian County, faces a 20-count indictment from a grand jury. The indictment was unsealed Monday. The felony charges surround allegations of a stem cell …

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Hollister High School Courtwarming PPD Till February 12

by: Scott McCaulley Friday night’s Courtwarming Events at Hollister High School have been postponed a week due to COVID-19 Contact Tracing. A release from the school says a number of student-athletes have been quarantined due to contact tracing. That also caused the postponement of Wednesday’s Basketball Game at Springfield Catholic and also of this Friday’s …

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AYS Podcast: Stone County Health Department Talks Vaccines

by: Scott McCaulley Community Health Specialist for the Stone County Health Department Monica Mueller talks about some of the issues they have dealt with in getting residents pre-registered for the COVID-19 Vaccine in the latest edition of the “At Your Service” Podcast. According to Mueller, the Health Department had to pause the Pre-Registration Process due …

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Branson Fire Rescue Urges Building Owners to Check Sprinkler Systems Ahead of Cold Temperatures

Press Release Branson Fire Rescue is urging all Branson area businesses to prepare now for the expected drop in temperatures by double checking all fire sprinkler systems in buildings. If a fire sprinkler system is exposed to sub-freezing temperatures for two or three days in a row, sprinkler pipes and domestic water lines can expand …

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Scammers Using COVID-19 Vaccination Cards People Posting Online to Get Information

by: Jesse Inman, Ozarks First People are posting their vaccination cards online after getting their COVID-19 vaccine shots. However, The Better Business Bureau (BBB) says you should think twice before posting. Southwest Regional Director of the Better Business Bureau Stephanie Garland said there is too much valuable information on the cards to pass them around. …

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Around the Table: Boone County Sheriff Discusses Budget, COVID Impact

by: JonChristopher Collins Boone County Sheriff Tim Roberson appeared on “Around The Table” on KHOZ  Tuesday. Sheriff Roberson said the Police Department budget is being worked on. The new budget allows for updates their computer system. He said COVID-19 has affected the department. “We had a few employees probably, I think we’ve been pretty lucky. …

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“Stand Your Ground” Law Rejected by Arkansas House Panel

by: JonChristopher Collins The ‘Stand Your Ground’ bill was defeated on Tuesday by an Arkansas House panel. The proposed law would have diminished limitations imposed on the use of deadly force in self-defense. It was after hearing three hours of testimony that the bill was voted on and defeated. According to the National Conference of …

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