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During a DWI saturation conducted June 30 on Highways 5 and 160 in Ozark County by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a total of 11 citations and 26 warnings were issued. Two people were arrested for drug violations and one for driving while intoxicated. Other totals from this saturation included...

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Fireworks reflect off Bull Shoals Lake at Pontiac Cove’s fireworks display  Tuesday, July 3. Fundraisers held throughout the year helped make this year’s show a big success, said Pontiac Cove Marina manager. Jabet Wade. “It’s been a community effort to be able to do this each year,” she added. “...
The Gainesville Lions Club is accepting nominations for this year’s Barney Douglas Citizen of the Year award, to be presented to an Ozark County resident who has made a difference in our community. The citizen of the year will be recognized at Hootin an Hollarin.Nominations can be made by emailing...
Girl Scout Alana Kimmen, center, was misidentified in the photos accompanying last week’s story about Sampson Masonic Lodge’s flag retirement ceremony on June 30 in Theodosia. Also shown are emcee Len Modlinski, left, and Theodosia Area VFD firefighter Craig Mierkowski. The flag shown was being...
Registration for Ozark Football Association’s 2018 tackle football and cheerleading will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at Gainesville High School. Football is open to third through sixth graders, with third and fourth graders in one division and fifth and sixth graders in the...
The following criminal cases, traffic/municipal tickets and infractions were filed in Ozark County Court between Monday, July 2, and Monday, July 9. All those charged are presumed innocent pending final court action. Scotty R. Meier, Kissee Mills, tampering with a motor vehicle, possession of a...

In this Ozark County Times file photo, Robert Peat Jr. stands with his attorney, special public defender James R. Hayes, before Ozark County Circuit Judge Craig Carter at his Sept. 26, 2017, arraignment on murder charges. Ozark County Prosecuting Attorney John Garrabrant is seated behind them, and behind Garrabrant are Minnesota residents Tamile Leckie-Montague, adoptive mother of murder victim Savannah Leckie, center, and her fiance (now husband) Cary Steeves. With them is victim's advocate Nicole Graham, left. In a surprising turn of events last week, a Greene County judge released Peat from custody on his own recognizance, with GPS monitoring by Court Probationary Services.
Reed: 'What the heck just happened?' Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed said Monday he was "as appalled as everyone else was" when a Greene County court ruled last week that Robert Peat Jr., accused of murder in the 2017 Savannah Leckie case, could be released on his own recognizance with electronic...
Two local events are planned this month to help voters gather information before casting their votes in the Aug. 7 primary election.  The Gainesville R-5 Board of Education will host an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, July 16, about Proposition Gainesville Bulldogs, the district’s proposal...
Theodosia Area Volunteer Fire Department hosted a joint training exercise June 6 with Timber Knob VFD in which new volunteers were able to experience a real house fire in a controlled-burn environment, reports TAVFD spokesperson Tracy Meal. An Isabella-area house was destroyed at the request of...

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Brett Meints has resigned as emergency management director for Ozark County, the city of Gainesville and the village of Theodosia, effective June 28. In an email to Ozark County fire department chiefs, the Ozark County Sheriff, the Ozark County Times and others, Meints said Thursday his reason for...

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