Silver Dollar City Continues Run Nationally Ranked as a Top Amusement Park

by: Scott McCaulley Silver Dollar City continues to get support from their guests in a National Poll. For the fourth year in row, the City has ranked in the top five in the USA Today 10 Best Reader’s Choice Awards, taking the second spot in the 2021 survey. According to a press release. Silver Dollar …

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Former Harrison Band Director Charged With Multiple Counts of Sexual Assault

by: Emilee Kuschel, Ozarks First Prosecutors in Boone County charge a former Harrison School District employee with 50 counts of 1st-degree felony sexual assault on July 2nd, 2021. Randell W. Mealer, 56 years old, has been employed as the band director for Harrison Schools, according to his LinkedIn page, since 2006. Court documents show the …

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Report: City of Branson Water Quality High

by: JonChristopher Collins According to a Branson press release, the annual Water Quality Report for the 2020 calendar year shows the drinking water in Branson meets or surpasses requirements. The report is a requirement of “all water systems, both municipal and private, by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to inform the residents of a community …

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Branson Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Accident

by: Scott McCaulley A motorcycle accident has claimed the life of the driver. The Branson Police Department reports that they are investigating the fatal crash that occurred around 3:45 Friday morning near the intersection of State Highway 165 and Van Buren Road. According to the release from the City of Branson, Police investigators state that …

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Cooking for Kids Event Part of Harrison 4th of July Celebration

by: JonChristopher Collins Harrison Assistant Police Chief John Cagle spoke with KHOZ’s Around The Table on Friday about the July 4 cookout; Cagle will be cooking there. The Cooking for Kids barbeque will raise money for children benefit group Christian Children’s Ministry. The proceeds will also go toward the Shopping with a Cop event from …

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Branson Hospital Staff’s Quick Actions Foil Attempted Parental Kidnapping

Press Release from the City of Branson On June 28, 2021, Branson police officers responded to the Labor and Delivery floor at Cox Medical Center Branson for a report of a male attempting to kidnap an infant. Officers quickly arrived and were able to arrest the suspect, who is also the baby’s father. The initial …

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Guy Fieri Visits Branson to Surprise Restaurant Staff, Tease New Show

by: Jacob Blount and Chris Six, Ozarks First The Mayor of Flavortown himself, Guy Fieri, visits Branson this week to give thanks to the staff at his Branson location of Guy Fieri’s Branson Kitchen and Bar and to tease an upcoming show. Fieri told Ozarks First he and his crew came down Wednesday night to …

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