Day: February 5, 2021

Harrison City Council Passes Resolution For Addendum to Public Safety Building Contract

by: Scott McCaulley At a Special Meeting of the Harrison City Council Thursday night, a Resolution was presented that allows for three parts of the new Public Safety Building to go forward. The add on costs are for a Sally Port to aid in Prisoner Transfers from a Patrol Vehicle to the Police Department, a …

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Crime Stats Report Aids Branson Police in Planning

by: Scott McCaulley The Branson Police Department uses the Unified Crime Statistics for not only reporting trends but also for planning purposes within the Department. Police Chief Jeff Matthews talked about how that works during an interview Thursday on KRZK’s “Ozarks Now” Program. The Preliminary Report issued by the Department continues to show a downward …

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Hollister School District Puts Two Issues on April Ballot

by: Scott McCaulley The Hollister School District will present their patrons with two No-Tax-Increase Ballot Issues to vote on in the upcoming April Election. One will provide for Renovations for the Middle School Facility and the other will allow the District to finance better Base Pay for Teachers. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Wilson explained …

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Student With Special Needs Gets Surprise Visit to Branson Water Tower

by: Jacob Blount, Ozarks First One student in a collegiate program for students with special needs was surprised with a special twenty-first birthday gift to Branson’s Water Tower. When Paul Ferguson, a member of Barnabus Prep, arrived at the water tower, Branson’s Risk Manager Bob Smither played him a song. “I was just kind of …

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Volunteers Needed for Historic Cemetery Cleanup in Searcy County

From: KTLO Volunteers are needed for a cleanup of the historic Nars Cemetery in Searcy County. Officials with the Buffalo National River park in a social media post encourage helping bring stories of the past back to life by working together to restore the cemetery. Beginning Feb. 17 and 18 and from Feb. 22-24, Buffalo …

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