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Lilly
Case update: Lilly and Greer were arraigned before Associate Judge Raymond Gross Oct. 9. Greer was released on supervised bond, and Lilly is scheduled to be released on supervised bond upon the installation of a GPS monitor.  ***** Adam D. Lilly, 30, of Winona, and Andrea J. Greer, 18, of West...

Wayne Sayles
When we think of “the mills of Ozark County” we generally envision a few water-powered mills on fairly large streams or constantly flowing springs. But what about those mills that have vanished over time? In a short article titled “Our Water Supply” published in the Sept. 24, 1909, edition of the...

Ozark County Recycling Center employees Eric Lee, left, and Truman King show some of the bales of cardboard that will be stored until prices rise – or the center runs out of room to store them. Ozark County Times/Amelia LaMair
Eastern Ozark County Commissioner Gary Collins gave a troubling update on the county’s recycling center at Monday’s regular meeting of the Ozark County Commission. Due to global economic forces, including the trade war with China, prices for recyclable materials have dropped significantly, Collins...
Banks, post offices and most government offices will be closed Monday, Oct. 14, in observance of Columbus Day. The Ozark County Courthouse, the Ozark County Recycling Center, the Gainesville License Office and The Center in Gainesville will be closed, along with Gainesville City Hall. The Ozark...

Lanell Long, center, wearing the red shirt, was greeted by several of her Pontiac-area mail customers at a retirement party held last week at the Pontiac post office. “I will miss these people,” said Long. “I thank them all for everything.”
“Never in my life have I ever dreaded going to work.” Lanell Long may be one of the few people who can honestly make that statement. And after 36 years of delivering mail, that is saying a lot. Long filled in on mail routes for 10 years before her first husband, Emmett Lewis, was hired for the...
It’s that time of year, when pumpkins, apple cider and crisp, fall air set a tone of festivity in the Ozarks. Listed here are Halloween and fall events that residents can visit or attend in the coming weeks. Watch the Times each week for an updated list of fall-related events. Those organizing a...

Savannah Leckie
It’s been over two years since Ozark County Sheriff’s deputies found the burned remains of 16-year-old autistic teen Savannah Leckie in a burn pile on her biological mother’s Theodosia-area property, and many residents wonder when justice will be served for the individual or individuals responsible...

Lilly
Case update: Lilly and Greer appeared before Associate Judge Raymond Gross Oct. 9. Greer was released on supervised bond, and Gross ordered Lilly's release on supervised bond after a GPS monitor is installed. Greer is scheduled to return to court Oct. 29, and Lilly is scheduled to return to court...

Wayne Sayles
When we think of “the mills of Ozark County” we generally envision a few water-powered mills on fairly large streams or constantly flowing springs. But what about those mills that have vanished over time? In a short article titled “Our Water Supply” published in the Sept. 24, 1909, edition of the...
Banks, post offices and most government offices will be closed Monday, Oct. 14, in observance of Columbus Day. The Ozark County Courthouse, the Ozark County Recycling Center, the Gainesville License Office and The Center in Gainesville will be closed, along with Gainesville City Hall. The Ozark...

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