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Work on the Tecumseh access on Norfork Lake is scheduled to be completed this May in a US Army Corps of Engineers project. A nearby Missouri Department of Transportation project to straighten Highway 160 at the curves just west of the access is slated to begin in January 2021 and will take approximately one year. The entrance to the boat ramp at the lake access will remain open during the project, but entrance to the access might take longer than normal because of the highway construction. Times photo/Jessi Dreckman
The highly anticipated project to realign Highway 160 at the Tecumseh curves is once again on the Missouri Department of Transportation’s schedule.Construction on the project was initially slated to begin in July 2020. However, complications involving the possible historical significance of several...
A new canine deputy will be joining the Ozark County Sheriff’s Office in a few months, thanks to a generous donation from the Harlin family and Century Bank of the Ozarks. OCSO Deputy Cpl. Curtis Dobbs, second from right, accepted the donation last week. Dobbs said John, pictured far left, and his...

Bob Main and Robin Deck
Veterinarians Robin Deck and Bob Main, who’ve operated the Gainesville Veterinary Clinic since moving here in 1985, say they’re ready to retire, but they don’t want to leave Ozark County without any practicing veterinarians. So they’re hoping two veterinarians from America’s Southwest will like...

Laird
For more than a month, Ozark County fugitive Jason Laird has evaded Ozark County Sheriff’s deputies and Missouri State Highway Patrol officers who sought to arrest him for active warrants in nine Ozark County cases. Laird’s lucky streak came to an end Thursday, Feb. 20, after Taney County...

Missouri Bat Census members braved cold temperatures, mud and water-filled passages to monitor 10 caves during their recent stay at Cloud 9. The group was founded in the winter of 2007-08 by Kirsten Alvey-Mudd, pictured ninth from left.
The Missouri Bat Census recently surveyed 10 caves at Cloud 9 Ranch in Ozark County, and many are surprised by what the survey found.The group, self-described as “bat and eco-conservation-minded cavers, educators, biologists, students and others who conduct and maintain a data base inventory of...
After more than an hour of testimony and about 45 minutes of deliberation last week, an Ozark County coroner’s inquest jury found reasonable cause to believe the Feb. 12 death of 26-year-old Robert Christian Chambers was justifiable homicide.The inquest was convened at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20,...
Dog lost after fatal crashis reunited with owner Washdae, a dog who went missing after a Feb. 17 crash on Highway 5 south that claimed the life of Michael “Micky” Clark of Flippin, Arkansas, was found Thursday, Feb. 20, at a residence on Highway 5 south. Washdae, who was riding in Clark’s truck...

Ozark County Clerk Brian Wise, far right, passed out paperwork Tuesday to candidates filing for county positions that are up for election in the Aug. 4 primary. These candidates were at the clerk's office at 8 a.m. when filing opened: (from left) Christy Thompson, incumbent candidate for treasurer; Jama Berry, incumbent candidate for assessor; Ozark County Deputy Cpl. Curtis Dobbs, who filed for sheriff; and Layne Nance, who filed for western district commissioner. Filing continues through March 31.
Filing for the Aug. 4 primary election opened at 8 a.m. Tuesday and will continue through March 31.Candidates can file for office by filling out the candidacy paperwork at the Ozark County  Clerk’s office on the main floor of the courthouse.  According to the Missouri Secretary of State’s...

Missouri Bat Census members braved cold temperatures, mud and water-filled passages to monitor 10 caves during their recent stay at Cloud 9. The group was founded in the winter of 2007-08 by Kirsten Alvey-Mudd, pictured ninth from left.
The Missouri Bat Census recently surveyed 10 caves at Cloud 9 Ranch in Ozark County, and many are surprised by what the survey found.The group, self-described as “bat and eco-conservation-minded cavers, educators, biologists, students and others who conduct and maintain a data base inventory of...

By 1908, Ozark County's "new" stone jail was housing prisoners on what is now Harlin Drive, just off what is now Third Street. The stone was quarried at a spot along Lick Creek south of Gainesville, and the original iron door and window bars were apparently manufactured by a local blacksmith whose shop was next door, where the old City Hall, now the 416th Bomb Wing Archive, now stands.
The Ozark County Jail made news statewide on Feb. 28, 1890, when an unidentified Kansas City Journal reporter wrote a scathing indictment of Ozark County and particularly of the County Jail. The article was picked up by several southwest Missouri newspapers, and local Gainesville residents took it...

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