MH police to take down controversial crime prevention cameras
Mountain Home’s hotly debated crime prevention cameras are coming down. Mountain Home Police Chief Eddie Griffin announced in Tuesday’s Public Safety Committee meeting that he had asked the vendor, Critical Edge of Jonesboro, to remove their cameras from the city’s various intersections after determining that the camera’s license plate reading software did not work as advertised . . .
Marion County Man Arrested After Pursuit in Boone County
A Marion County man has been arrested following a disturbance at a local grocery store in Boone County. 52-year-old Michael John Guthrie of Flippin is facing multiple charges including fleeing and destruction of grave markers. According to the probable cause affidavit on Jan. 31, the Boone County Sheriff’ Office responded...
UPDATE: Salesville girl found safe after being reported missing
A female juvenile reported missing in Salesville has been located. Eleven-year-old was Elise Herbert was found safe early Monday evening. Herbert was originally reported missing Monday morning from a location on Cedar Drive. A Baxter County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson says she was located in the woods, nearly 400 yards from the residence.
Mountain Home NJROTC defeats Hereford MCJROTC
Mountain Home NJROTC defeated Hereford MCJROTC 905.4 to 884.4 in the 2024 National Air Rifle New Shooter League. Mountain Home NJROTC was led by Lukas Pool who shot a 256.9. The remaining contributing members were MaKynley Smith, Karhys Herbert, and Aspen Douglas. They are from Mountain Home, AR, and are coached by Jason Williams.
Mountain Home cadets set sights on Air Rifle National Championships
The results have been released for the Southeast Regional Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) Qualifier, and the Bombers are in. Thousands of young competitors from across 10 states competed in the regional qualifier postal match and Mountain Home NJROTC made the cut, placing 15th overall with a combined score of 935 points out of 1200 possible, putting them one step closer to becoming air rifle regional champions.
Bakersfield and Norwood advance to Class 2 District 10 championship game
Bakersfield and Norwood will play for the Class 2 District 10 championship on Friday evening after the fourth-seeded Lady Lions upset top seed Hartville and No. 2 seed Norwood rolled by No. 3 Gainesville. Bakersfield jumped on Hartville early taking a 12-8 lead after one quarter and 24-16 lead at...
Fire destroys home in Elizabeth leaving 9 residents displaced
Residents say a woman in the attic of the three-floor home on Franklin Street was rescued by firefighters.
How personal income has changed in Marion County—plus, see how it compares to the rest of the state and country
Stacker analyzed Bureau of Economic Analysis data to see how personal income has changed in Marion County, Arkansas and how it compares to state and national levels.
Mountain Home NJROTC Dominates at the Fort Smith Grizzly Mega Meet
On February 16 and 17, Mountain Home High School’s NJROTC Bomber Battalion competed in the Fort Smith Grizzly Mega Meet at the Fort Chaffee Joint Maneuver Training Center in Fort Smith, hosted by Fort Smith Northside Army JROTC. During two full days of competition against Army, Air Force, and Marine JROTC units from Arkansas and Oklahoma in drill, marksmanship, and raider events, the Bombers made the Navy proud with First Place overall honors in both the Armed and Unarmed Drill Divisions.
MHPS asks stakeholders for planning feedback
Allyson Dewey, Superintendent of Mountain Home Public Schools, is asking for stakeholder feedback related to the district’s future goals and direction. Dewey said the district’s current Strategic Plan was created in the 2015-2016 school year. “The Board and I agree that while our current plan has been very effective, it’s time to collect feedback again to ensure that our goals reflect those of our students, staff, parents, and community members,” she said.
Gassville City Council Initiates Litigation over Water Well Defect, January 2024 Meeting Recap
On January 16, 2024, the Gassville City Council, Arkansas, convened a regular meeting at the Gassville Community Center. Mayor Jeff Braim chaired the meeting, with council members and city officials in attendance.
First day of early voting dismal at 0.74% turnout, 217 ballots cast in Baxter County
The first day of early voting in this year’s presidential primary left Baxter County officials underwhelmed. Only 217 ballots were cast yesterday. There are 29,339 eligible voters in the county, leaving turnout at a dismal 0.74% for Tuesday. “This is by far the slowest first day of early voting...
Class 2 District 10 boys basketball quarterfinal recap
The Class 2 District 10 quarterfinals featured an instant classic between Bakersfield and Mansfield followed by a pair of 20-plus point wins for Gainesville and Norwood in the final two quarterfinals. No. 5 seed Bakersfield entered the fourth quarter trailing No. 4 seed Mansfield by 10 points. Then Ethan Cotter...
Arkansas man sentenced to 30 years for convincing minor to live with him in cave
A Yellville man was sentenced on Tuesday to 30 years in prison without parole for convincing a minor to live with him in a cave, according to a news release from the United States Attorney's Office Western District of Arkansas.
Viola School District in Arkansas gets new superintendent
The Viola School District in Arkansas has hired a new superintendent. The hire is Kyle McCarn, who most recently led the junior high school in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Viola is about 26 miles east of Mountain Home.
City Council delays vote of AGFC/MHPD deal
Mountain Home City Council has delayed the vote on its AGFC/MHPD deal until its next meeting on March 8. The delay comes after AGFC was unable to get a copy of its approved agreement to the council in time for its session this past Thursday evening. The deal is expected...
Letter to the Editor: Why you should vote for Russell Luder
As you read this editorial, early voting has already begun for the March 5th Primary Election. My name is Russell Luder. I’m running for position #5 on the Mountain Home School Board (MHSB). My worthy opponent is a wonderful person. She is a long time resident of the Mountain...
Class 2 District 10 girls basketball quarterfinal recap
All of the higher seeds advanced in the first round of the Class 2 District 10 girls basketball quarterfinals. Bakersfield held off a furious fourth-quarter rally by Mansfield to win 61-58. Bakersfield carried a 48-40 lead into the fourth quarter. Mansfield outscored Bakersfield 18-13 in the final frame, but Bakersfield held on for the win. Callie Smith led four Bakersifled players in double figures with 19 points. Jessie Keith (15 points), Rienna Velasquez (13 points) and Hadley Stevens (11 points) also scored in double digits for Bakersfield.
Swim Sets Records on Conference Opening Night
CLEVELAND, Miss. - It took head coach Scotty Serio and the Henderson State Red Wave all of one event to make a splash at the 2024 New South Intercollegiate Swim Conference Championships. Tuesday night served as the opening session for the week as teams swam the 800-yard freestyle relay in...
MH’s Leonard, Norris named as AAA Outstanding Coaches
Two Mountain Home coaches have been named as the Arkansas Activities Association coaches Outstanding Coaches this year in their respective sports. Dell Leonard was named Outstanding Coach for boys golf and Wil Norris was named Outstanding Coach for boys cross country. MHPS Athletic Director Mitch Huskey said this honor is...