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© 2024 Google This photo, taken from Google Earth’s Street View, shows the home earlier this year before it was demolished. The heavy machinery pictured in the background is part of the working construction zone for the school’s new baseball and softball complex, which is scheduled to be completed this spring.
A house that stood on Highway 181 at the corner adjoining Gainesville’s former airport for at least 75 years was demolished over the weekend after falling into disrepair in recent times.  Known by many longtime residents as “the Barrett house” or “the yellow house at the airport,” the structure and...

Ryan and Dana Shute of Isabella own Blackberry Valley Coffee Roasters, offering freshly roasted coffee locally and online.
Ryan and Dana Shute of Isabella say that it was their own desire for local, freshly roasted coffee beans that led them down a path to open their new business, Blackberry Valley Coffee Roasters. Now, they’re sharing their passion with the local community through the sale of their freshly roasted...

photo by Karla Smith Bakersfield Lion Ethan Cotter drives past a Thayer Bobcat player during a Jan. 23 game in the Lions’ home gym.
There’s no denying that Bakersfield Lions’ #10, Ethan Cotter, is a force to be reckoned with on the basketball court, but the 5-foot 10-inch guard has earned a new level of notoriety after making his way into a selective group of accomplished ball players who have made 2,000 points during their...
Times ad manager Jenny Yarger has been busy working with area business owners on ads for the upcoming annual publication of The Real Ozarks Magazine.  The glossy-covered, magazine-style book, published once a year in the spring, serves as a guide to Ozark County and the surrounding area. Although...

This stack of returned assessment forms is just one day’s worth of mail, says Ozark County Assessor Jama Berry.
Ozark County Assessor Jama Berry reminds residents that they need to call the assessor’s office directly to notify staff of a new address anytime it is changed in order to receive their personal property assessment forms each year.  With the photo at right, Berry said: “If you haven’t received your...

Century Bank of the Ozarks is providing special eclipse viewing eyeglasses (photo below) to all students and faculty in Ozark County schools. Scientists warn that special dark glasses must be worn while viewing the eclipse; ordinary sunglasses don't provide enough protection for the eyes. Only during the period of totality is it safe to take off the glasses and look directly at the sun.
After reading the story in last week's Times about the upcoming total solar eclipse that will pass over parts of Ozark County on April 8, Ozark County native Monte Roy, now living with his wife Patti near St. Louis, shared photos he took of the previous eclipse from his home in Wildwood.  Monte is...

After its impact with a car driven by Brittany Escobedo, who was later arrested on DWI-related charges, the Toyota pickup Jeff was driving with his two children in safety seats behind him rolled across the pavement and came to rest upside-down with the cab crushed against a large boulder.
In the blink of an eye, on Nov. 8, Jeff Barry, 39, went from being a muscular, physically fit farmer and athlete to being paralyzed and helpless.  It was in that instant that a drunk driver collided with the 29-year-old Toyota pickup truck Jeff was driving, with his two young children in the...

The Gainesville City Council denied a request to allow this building on the Gainesville square to be used as residential space.
The four Gainesville City Councilmen who were present at the Dec. 21, 2023, monthly meeting voted unanimously to deny a request for a variance that would allow a building on the northwest corner of the square to be marketed and used as residential space.  The decision was made “Citing the lack of...

This photo, taken Jan. 10, shows a vehicle parked partially on a sidewalk on Third Street in Gainesville. The Gainesville City Council says parking on the sidewalk is not allowed, and those who continue to park on the sidewalk will be ticketed.
During the Jan. 9 regular Gainesville City Council meeting, Councilwoman Treva Warrick brought up the topic of motorists parking on the Gainesville city sidewalks, particularly on Third Street, making the ADA-compliant sidewalks inaccessible to those in a wheelchair or with other mobility issues....
The Bakersfield and Gainesville School Districts will have contested races in the April 2 General Municipal Election.  At Bakersfield, incumbent Chris Bales has refiled to run in the race. The other incumbent, Jonathan Lashley, chose not to sign up to run for another term. Other candidates who have...

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