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Jabet Wade
Mason Eslinger and Jabet Wade won the two open seats in the Gainesville School Board race during the April 2 General Municpial Election. The unofficial results recieved from the Ozark County Clerk's office showed the following votes cast: Mason Eslinger, 439 votes (31.29%) Jabet Wade, 442 votes (31...
The Ozark County Commissioners will hold a final community information meeting to discuss the proposed internet “use tax” this Thursday, March 28. The meeting will be held in the conference room on the second floor of the Ozark County Courthouse in Gainesville. Presiding Commissioner Terry Newton...
White River Connect, a subsidiary of White River Valley Electric Cooperative, has announced that work is now under construction in the Theodosia service area for its high-speed fiber internet service.  According to a White River Connect graphic posted to social media explaining the steps to...

photo by Amanda Mendez, Howell County News A long line of visitors waited patiently during a March 19 open house to enter the new St. Joseph's Monastery that's nearing completion in Douglas County a short distance north of Rockbridge.
On March 19, the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, welcomed a large crowd of curious visitors to an open house at their impressive new St. Joseph's Monastery that's nearing completion off N Highway in Douglas County just a few miles north of the Ozark County line. When finished, the $18...
Voters in Ozark County will take to the polls next Tuesday, April 2, for the General Municipal Election, where ballots will offer contested races for Bakersfield and Gainesville School Boards, a county “use tax” measure and other items. A sample ballot is available on page B6 in this week’s edition...
The Gainesville City council reviewed two bids for “codification,” a process to clean up, analyze and develop city ordinances so that they are easy to understand, enact and enforce. The process would also involve putting the ordinances on a website that would be available to the general public to...
Doug Hawkins attended the March 12 Gainesville City Council meeting to discuss plans he has for a potential 2025 Gainesville fireworks show and festival planned around the Fourth of July holiday. Hawkins said that he had been tossing around the idea earlier this year and had originally hoped to...

Times photo/Jessi Dreckman Quite a few drivers have been driving on the shoulders of High School Drive, which runs in front of Gainesville High School, to avoid going over the installed speed bumps with all four tires. It has resulted in damaged road shoulders, city officials say. The school and city are currently discussing what can be done in that area. The street is a city street; however, the school has taken over maintenance of the stretch of road where the speed bumps were installed. There are five speed bumps currently installed, two at each of the far entrances of the high school parking lot and one in the center area, pictured above, where a city fire hydrant is located. The city council members were in favor of allowing the school to outfit the street as it needs to as long as the fire hydrant is accessible from the roadway for the fire department’s needs. Superintendent Justin Gilmore said the school would seek advice of an engineer or other professional for recommendations and options.
At the March 12 Gainesville City Council meeting, Maintenance Supervisor Mike Davis said that an employee from the Gainesville School approached him to ask what the city would allow the school to do alongside High School Drive, where the school installed speed bumps last year in an effort to slow...
The Gainesville City Council also revisited the topic of contributing in some way to the Gainesville volunteer firefighters and first responders. City Clerk Lisa Goodnight said she researched what other towns do, and many offer a $10 stipend per responder, per call, she said. She explained that...
The Gainesville City will move forward to prepare a proposal for a Hazard Mitigation Grant, which, if funded, would allow the city to purchase one mobile well generator and three surge protectors to protect all of the city wells.  If approved, the federal grant would provide $178,848.34 of a $238,...

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