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Skyler Ledbetter. Ozark County Jail photo.
The Ozark County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Dora High School student Tuesday, Sept. 25, after the student allegedly made a threat through a private Facebook message, sharing a plan to drive a truck through the school wall into the cafeteria, detonate explosives inside the room and “kill...

Bette Brewer
A missing 63-year-old woman who had wandered into a wooded area adjoining her home near the Missouri-Arkansas line spent nearly 24 hours in the woods before she was found alive Sept. 25 with the aid of a bloodhound tracking dog. “It was a bad day that turned out good,” said Ozark County Sheriff...

After returning to Fort Stewart from Korea, Hartley and his wife, Shea, with infant daughter Kori Jean, headed to the nearby football stadium to surprise their older children, Kain, left, and Kodi.
Sgt. Jordan Hartley’s young children Kain and Kodi got a grand surprise recently when they attended a high school football game at Donnie Clack Stadium in Rochelle, Georgia, near Fort Stewart. As the kids’ great-grandmother, Pauline Bean of Bakersfield, tells it, the announcer told the crowd a...

Hootin and Hollarin volunteer Pamela Sisney, center, directed a new free attraction for kids this year, a hillbilly candy walk. The event, similar to a traditional cake walk, had children walking in a circle to the sound of music. When the music stopped, the children stopped on the nearest number. Whoever was standing on the number that was drawn got to choose a prize from the candy bin.
Hootin an Hollarin volunteer Pamela Sisney led two rounds of free kids games just after the terrapin races Friday and Saturday mornings. The games, held from 11 a.m. to noon each day, included a corn-digging tub, a tin can ball throw and a candy walk. 

Grand champion: Michael Blanks with Molly
It was a little rainy Saturday morning, so the 2018 Hootin an Hollarin pet show, so the judging was done under the store awnings on the east-side sidealks rather than in front of the bleachers as usual. There were a great variety of pets including a rooster, a lemur, a cat, a deer, several dogs,...
Terrapin races were held both Friday and Saturday mornings.Valerie Campbell, pictured at the far right in both photos, took the first place prize with her turtle Star in both races. Lucas Wrinkles, pictured in the front row, center, in the second photo, took third place in both races with his...

The Top Dog Fitness team won first place in the Hootin an Hollarin outhouse race. From left: Jared Prater, Jaxon Britt, David Rosas, Tyler Headrick and Garrett Morgan.

The Gainesville Junior High cheerleaders won the best dressed award in the Hootin an Hollarin bed races. From left: Ashley Dunn, Olivia Milligan, Sarah Hawkins, Madison Petter and Diana Wages.

Judges’ choice: Aims Collins
The Hootin an Hollarin costume parade was held at 2 p.m. Friday. There were 34 entries in the parade and contest. These are the winners. 

Hootin an Hollarin pie contest winners were, from left, Bonnie Bean, third place for her peach pie; Lotus Jacob, first place for her Kentucky Derby pie; Kerith Yarger, judges’ choice for her butternut squash pie (pictured at right); and Marcia Lyon second place for her strawberry pie. Tying for second place, but not pictured, was Rosa Sanchez with her caramel apple upside-down pie. The contest was held in the Shelter Insurance office under the direction of contest chairman Betsie Ritchie.
Hootin an Hollarin pie contest winners were, from left, Bonnie Bean, third place for her peach pie; Lotus Jacob, first place for her Kentucky Derby pie; Kerith Yarger, judges’ choice for her butternut squash pie(pictured at right); and Marcia Lyon second place for her strawberry pie. Tying for...

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