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Tracy Todd Presson. Ozark County Jail photo.
Tracy Todd Presson, 53, of Gainesville, is being held in the Ozark County Jail on a total of $300,000 in cash only bonds, after Ozark County Prosecuting Attorney John Garrabrant filed two seperate cases in which Presson is charged with 10 felony counts including statutory rape, statutory sodomy,...

Robin Greathouse. Missouri Department of Corrections photo.
Robin Greathouse, 57, sentenced to life in prison without the option of parole nearly 40 years ago in an Ozark County jury trial in connection with the violent murder of his uncle, Clayton Loy Dawson, came before the court again on Oct. 3 and was resentenced by Ozark County Circuit Judge Craig...
Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed confirmed Monday that a threat was made by a juvenile at Gaines-ville High School last week, adding that “the juvenile authorities have taken it over.” Reed was unable to provide any other details because the student is younger than 17. The call from the school is...

The historic April 29, 2017, flood caused damage throughout Ozark County,, including Gainesville, where North Main Street was inundated by Lick Creek’s high water Some residents who received financial assistance from FEMA after the flood have now received letters saying they may have been ineligible for assistance and may have to repay the money.
Some Ozark County residents who received financial assistance from FEMA after the devastating 2017 flood recently received letters from the agency saying they may have to give the money back.  The upsetting surprise was revealed during a recent meeting of the Ozark County Long-Term Recovery...

Part-time Theodosia resident Michael Atkins, below, was close to drowning in Bull Shoals Lake Saturday when Pastor Davin Friend, above, and his wife Kasey spotted him in the water as they started across the Theodosia Bridge.
Usually, Davin and Kasey Friend head from Gainesville to Salem General Baptist Church in Ocie plenty early on the day of the church’s annual fish fry, which this year was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. But various jobs around the house delayed their departure this time, and they ended up westbound...
Ozark County Clerk Brian Wise reminds residents that today, Oct. 10, is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election.  The county clerk’s office will be open until 5 p.m. today. For more information, call the clerk’s office at 417-679-3516.

Scott and Wanda Brown were recognized for their Missouri Century Farm on Friday during Hootin an Hollarin. Also pictured are MU Extension staff members Traci Foster, left, and Randy Wiedmeier.
Scott and Wanda Brown of Theodosia were recognized for their Missouri Century Farm on Friday during Hootin an Hollarin. The award was presented by Randy Wiedmeier representing the MU Extension Service here. The Brown family farm was established Aug. 27, 1898, by Scott Brown’s great-great-...

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With fall firearms turkey season and archery season underway, the Missouri Department of Conservation predicts it could be a challenging season because this year’s annual wild turkey brood survey shows statewide turkey production was below average.  The statewide poult-to-hen ratio (PHR) for this...
Thomas & Douglas Certified Public Accountants this week moved to its new location on the east side of the Gainesville square. Pictured, from left: staff accountants Kellie Thomas and Annette Lane, and CPA/partner Jennifer Douglas. Founding partner Kenny Thomas opened the accounting firm as...

Owen and Emery Hogan, children of Gainesville residents Kyle and Sarah Hogan, visited the McWilliams Pumpkin patch near West Plains on Sunday.
Fall is here, and autumn events around the Ozarks are being held to celebrate the season and in anticipation of Halloween. Listed below are events happening soon in this area. Watch the Times each week for an updated list of seasonal events. Those organizing a local fall or Halloween-themed event...

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