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Circuit Judge Craig Carter processed five civil cases and 17 criminal cases during the Jan. 6 session of Ozark County Law Day. Updates on the criminal cases are listed below.    Guilty plea, sentenced to prison Christopher S. Davis pleaded guilty to aiding the escape of a prisoner confined for a...
Ozark County has been awarded $4,244 in federal funds through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. Now local agencies are invited to apply for the money, which is intended “to help expand...

Gainesville High School student Liz Kinworthy fills a water bottle at one of the new “touchless” water fountains the school purchased with money from the county’s allotment of federal CARES money. As a precaution to help prevent the spread of the covid-19 virus, students are encouraged to have their own water bottles, which can be filled by simply holding it in the designated spot on the new devices.
Ozark County Commissioners on Monday shared a list of the reimbursements that were made from Ozark County’s approximately $1.1 million portion of the more than $2 trillion in federal funds appropriated the by Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stability (CARES) Act when it was passed by Congress...
  Cass Martin began his term as Ozark County Sheriff on Jan. 1, and one of the changes he’s making is to the  officers’ uniforms. Martin says sheriff’s deputies will now be sporting different black uniform pants and different patches on their uniform shirt sleeves. The new patches, pictured at...
The Dora Lady Falcons basketball team hosted Chadwick (7-2) on Monday, Jan. 4, and pulled out a thrilling 42-41 victory over the  Cardinals. “We came out really strong to start the game,” said Dora coach Cole Garnette. “We were hoping to start off strong and be able to push them the whole game and...

Photo by Teresa Shipley After a time-out and some coaching by Bulldog head coach Morris Jenkins, Gainesville basketball team members fist bump and return to the court to defeat the Conway Bears 52-45. Pictured, clockwise from left, assistant coach Seth Lash, Landry Jenkins, Andrew Hambelton, Easton McGee, Ryan Poe, Carter Wise, Wyatt Alms and coach Morris Jenkins.
The Gainesville Bulldogs were on the road last week, taking on the Thayer Bob-cats on Tuesday, Jan. 5, and the Conway Bears on Friday, Jan. 8. “We competed well and gave really good effort,” Gainesville head coach Morris Jenkins said after the 57-42 loss to Thayer. “We had some key turnovers during...

Photo by Karla Smith 1,000 Points Gainesville High School senior Shayla Wages scored her 1,000th point during the Sparta Invitational Tournament last week and was named to the all-tournament team. At Monday night's game against Bakersfield, GHS coach Lance West presented Shayla with a plaque and a ball commemorating her achievement. Gainesville's JV won 26-15, and Gaines-ville's varsity won 56-41.
The Gainesville Lady Bulldogs brought home third place at the Sparta Invitational Tournament held last week. Bulldog fans had an exciting game to watch when the number 4 seed Gainesville girls took on number 5 Bradleyville Thursday, Jan. 7, and squeaked by with a 57-54 win.  Shayla Wages led with...

Dora 2021 Homecoming king Waylon Masters and queen Riley Collins
Dora homecoming, held Friday, Jan. 8, was topped off with an exciting basketball contest with Licking. The Falcons jumped out to an early lead and led at halftime by one point, 35-34. The game was close the rest of the way, and Dora got a good look at a potential winning 3-point basket at the...

The Gainesville Lady Bulldogs brought home the consolation trophy (seventh place) at the seventh annual 16-team Mountain Grove Holiday Tournament held Dec. 26-30 at Mountain Grove High School. Members of the team are, from left (from row) Macenzie Avila, Lakyn Suter, Jillian Morse, Emory Warden and Sarah Hossman; (back row) Erin McKinzie, Gracyn Blackburn, Debra Winrod, Shayla Wages, Elizabeth Kinworthy, Gracie Strain, Mercedes Shaw and Hallee Donley.
The Gainesville Lady Bulldogs went 3-1 at the Mountain Grove Holiday Tournament held Dec. 26-30, and brought home the consolation trophy. The wins bring the Lady Bulldogs’ record to 5-5 for the year. Gainesville fell to Mansfield 52-42 in the first-round game. Liz Kinworthy led the scoring with 14...

The Dora Lady Falcons took fifth place at the seventh annual Mountain Grove Holiday Tournament held Dec. 26-30 at Mountain Grove High School. Members of the team are, from left (from row) Mia Gray, Hanna Bunch, Kaitllin Hambelton, Cassidy Hambelton, Chesney Luna, Shauna Lake; (back row) team manager Kinley Luna, Callen Depriest, Autumn Nold, Vanessa Woolbright, Kenley Howard, Riley Collins, Lauren Martin, Natasha Slavik, McKenna Miller and team managers Olivia Martin and Laney Miller.
The Dora Lady Falcons brought home fifth place in the 7th Annual Mountain Grove Holiday Tournament held Dec. 26-30 at Mountain Grove High School. Seeded in the number 8 spot of the 16-team tournament, a 63-54 win over fifth-seed Mansfield in the third game of the tourney put Dora in position to...

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