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  In response to increased numbers of active covid-19 cases in the county and in the district, Gainesville Schools announced Thursday that, beginning Friday, Sept. 25, it will institute block scheduling in its junior high and high school buildings and that virtual learning from home will be...
Warrants with $3,500 cash-only bonds each have been issued for Summer Dawn Luna, 34, and Thomas Stephen Pettit, 53, both of Isabella, in connection with a case of possession of methamphetamine. According to the probable cause statement prepared by Ozark County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeffrey Lane, the...

Nicholas Keeling
A warrant with a $2,500 cash-only bond has been issued for the arrest of 28-year-old Nicholas James Keeling of Gainesville in connection with a case in which he’s charged with possessing methamphetamine.  Public defender Lauren Kate Welborn entered her appearance as Keeling’s attorney. If convicted...
Bonnie Honeycutt Hathaway, 95, of Springfield, died Sept. 1, 2020, in Springfield. A memorial service will be held at a later day. She was born Dec. 21, 1924, in Theodosia, the daughter of Willis and Dora Pellham Honeycutt.  Mrs. Hathaway loved caring for those in need. She enjoyed working as a...

Joseph Lee Beard
Joseph Lee Beard, 36, of Caulfield, is being held in the Howell County Jail in West Plains on a $100,000 cash-only bond in connection with a Sept. 18 incident in which he’s alleged to have broken into several residences, stolen a Missouri State Highway Patrol van and then fled from officers. ...

Times photos / Jessi Dreckman Brandon Tanksley, shown here with wife Whitney and their son, Camdon, 2, will serve as location pastor of Real Life Church, which plans to hold its first services Oct. 4 in Gainesville  in a converted airplane hangar at Gainesville Memorial Airport.
Real Life Church will host its first services in Gainesville at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, in a former airplane hangar at the Gainesville Memorial Airport on Bulldog Drive across from Gainesville High School. The church is being opened here by Real Life Church in Mountain Home, Arkansas,...

Joey Horn
Joey Ray Horn, 50, of Gainesville, was killed Sept. 15 in an accident in Hollister.  Hollister Police said Horn was standing on a median in Highway 65 in Hollister when he stepped into the road  in front of a semi-truck.  According to news reports, police said the driver had little or no time to...

Times reporter Jessi Dreckman took this photo of the recently completed J Highway bridge over Lick Creek Monday afternoon. See below for nearby resident Kim Uchtman’s series of photos showing the five-month construction process from tearing down the old, 1948 bridge to reopening the new structure.
The new J Highway bridge over Lick Creek at Howards Ridge opened to traffic Wednesday, Sept. 16, after being closed since April 27 so the old bridge, built in 1948, could be replaced. The new bridge,  about 3 miles south of Highway 160, was originally projected to open in August, but heavy rain...
Following a 10-day closure, the Gainesville School District returned to in-person classes Monday with some additional covid-19 measures, including new guidelines regulating extracurricular activities.  “We greatly appreciate your support during this transition,” the school’s Facebook page said. “We...
As the number of covid-19 cases increases in the county – and after two cases were confirmed in its district Friday, bringing its total to three for the school year – Dora School is finding that, so far at least, flexibility is the key to continued in-place learning.  “We’re always adjusting to...

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