Taney County, MO

Arkansas woman killed in head-on crash near Branson

A woman from Arkansas was killed in a head-on vehicle collision on Friday, Aug. 5, seven miles north of Branson. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported Carla McSpadden, 50, of Bradford, Arkansas was traveling south in the northbound lane of Highway 65 at 12:14 a.m., when her 2011 Chevrolet Equinox struck a northbound 2021 Dodge Durango head-on, being driven by Crystal Thompson, 42, of Clever.
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Woman killed in head-on collision

TANEY COUNTY, Mo. (KAIT) - A White County woman died early Friday morning in a head-on collision near Branson, Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported the crash happened at 12:41 a.m. on U.S. Highway 65, seven miles north of Branson in Taney County. Carla J. McSpadden, 50, of Bradford,...
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Missouri fugitives arrested in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. — Two Missouri fugitives were caught in an east Tulsa motel room Thursday by Tulsa police. Colby Fitts and Kayla Fitts were wanted on charges out of Taney County, Mo. Police said officers went to a motel near East 31st Street and South Memorial Drive around 3...

Executive Director Rosenkranz announces retirement from OACAC

Following 51 years as an employee of Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC), with 48 of those years as Executive Director, Carl Rosenkranz has announced he will be retiring in December 2022. “It has been a privilege to be a part of the OACAC family all these years and to...

Wrong-way accident in Taney County kills driver

In Taney County, a wrong-way crash that took the life of an Arkansas woman is under investigation. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 50-year-old Carla McSpadden of Bradford, Arkansas lost her life in that accident. It took place just before midnight on Thursday at US 65 and Bear Creek Road.

Plummer, Spencer, Dickens among primary winners

Taney County voters have chosen their next Presiding Commissioner and County Clerk, while also electing an incumbent judge back for another full term. Nick Plummer took a huge early lead in the absentee balloting and ended with a strong win in the four-man Presiding Commissioner race. He finished with 3,524, 44.79% of the vote, well ahead of second-place Noah Prahlow (2,354, 29.92%) and Ken Roten (1,744, 22.17%.)

Daniels to appear at Republican women’s event

Taney County residents will have an opportunity to ask questions of the county’s top law enforcement officer. Sheriff Brad Daniels will be the guest at the Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022 meeting of the Taney County Federated Republican Women. The meeting’s topic will be concerns and items of interest to residents of Taney County.The public is invited to attend the meeting which will be held at 6 p.m. at Golden Corral, located at 3551 Shepherd of the Hills Expy. in Branson.

Firefighters hold Back to School Bash

Taney County families can have some fun while also getting some school supplies at the Back to School Bash event by the Central Taney County Volunteer Firefighters Association. The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Central Taney County Fire Station 5,...

Taney County assessors working in Hollister and Branson

The Taney County Assessor’s Office announced they will be conducting assessments in the Hollister school district and along 76 Country Blvd. in Branson throughout the month of August. The appraisers will be wearing bright yellow vests with “Taney County Assessor” printed on the back. All appraisers will have a...

Stone and Taney County Unofficial Aug. 2 Election Results

U.S. Senate (showing top 4 candidates) U.S. Senate (showing top 2 candidates) Taney County Voter Turnout: 24.64% 21/21 precincts. U.S. Senate (showing top 4 candidates) U.S. Senate (showing top 2 candidates) Lucas Kunce 307. Trudy Busch Valentine 351. U.S. Representative District 7:. John Woodman 218. Kristen Radaker-Sheafer 501. Bryce Lockwood...

Missouri primary election set for Tuesday

Registered voters in Missouri will be able to go to the polls on Tuesday. Voting in the primary election will begin a 6 in the morning, and the polls will close that evening at 7. There are two local races in Ozark County on the Republican ballot. Incumbent Presiding Commissioner...