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Hunter Jack Black, 36, of Bakersfield, was scheduled to appear before Associate Judge Raymond Gross at 11 a.m. today, May 5, for a bond hearing in connection with an April 22 incident in which he is alleged to have slammed his truck into another man’s truck, causing one man to be thrown out of the...
At their Monday morning meeting, the Ozark County Commissioners discussed the ever-changing water situation at Haskins Ford, the new signs ordered for the recycling center and an upcoming courthouse holiday before turning the meeting over to citizens’ comments, where three local residents asked for...

First Baptist Church Pastor Mason Eslinger
Two Gainesville-area churches are expanding their activities into recently purchased or rented buildings here.   Restoration Church, a ministry of Mammoth Assembly of God Mammoth Assembly of God will hold its first service in the former Suter Pawn Shop building on First Street in Gainesville at 6:...

Lions Club members, from left, Josh Gaulding, Chris Harlin and Bill Trivitt show several of the items that will be auctioned or raffled off as part of the annual Lions Club auction, to be held at 6 p.m. this Friday, May 7, at the Gainesville High School.
The annual Gainesville Lions Club Auction will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 7, at the Gainesville High School. A dinner featuring chili and cinnamon rolls will be served at 6 p.m. The cost is $1, which also enters the attendee into several drawings throughout the evening.  This year’s sportsman’s...

After their riverside cabin was wrecked by the historic 2017 flood, retired Gainesville teacher Robin Mustion and her husband, Rich, moved to a hilltop home on Highway 181.
Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part story marking the four-year anniversary of an historic flood that devastated parts of Ozark County on the weekend of April 29-30, 2017. In this story, retired Gainesville teacher Robin Mustion and her husband, Rich, share the story of how the...
The Dora High School class of 2021 has officially graduated following Sunday night’s ceremony. Dora, the first of Ozark County’s four high schools to hold its graduation, originally planned to hold the graduation ceremony outside on the school’s baseball field; however, it was announced last Friday...
Following a three-day civil trial, a unanimous jury on Wednesday, April 21, awarded a $22 million judgment against Tracy Todd Presson, a former Gainesville resident who is currently serving a 70-year sentence for coercion and enticement of a minor, and sexual exploitation of a minor.  Attorney...

The Ozark County Commissioners signed a proclamation Monday designating April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the county. The proclamation was prompted by advocates from Christos House, a non-profit agency aimed at helping domestic and sexual assault victims in Ozark County and several other nearby counties. Pictured, from left: Christos House advocate Ginger Chalmers, Eastern District Commissioner Gary Collins, Presiding Commissioner John Turner, Western District Commissioner Layne Nance and Christos House advocate Kenya Cook.
The Ozark County Commissioners’ weekly meeting Monday morning lasted just under 30 minutes but covered a wide variety of topics. The public meetings are open to anyone who would like to attend.   Rock spread at conservation areas Presiding Commissioner John Turner said the eastern and western...

For retired Gainesville teacher Robin Mustion and her husband, Rich, their cabin on Bryant Creek, upstream from Warren Bridge, was a sanctuary, a place to grieve and heal after the death of their 15-year-old son, Ted, in November 1997. 
Editor’s note: This week marks the four-year anniversary of an historic flood that devastated parts of Ozark County on the weekend of April 29-30, 2017. In this two-part story, retired Gainesville teacher Robin Mustion and her husband, Rich, share the story of how the flood changed their lives.  ...
Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part story detailing the April 14 preliminary hearing of Timothy Kyle Sprague, charged in connection with the July 15, 2020, shooting death of Kameron Stillwell. See last week’s Times for the first part of the story, which outlined Kimberly Morris’...

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