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This still image was taken from a video posted on Facebook in August 2020 that shows a man hitting a horse with a shovel, eventually breaking the shovel. The post, which had been shared more than 5,000 times before it was removed, prompted messages of concern and outrage to the Ozark County Times and the Ozark County Sheriff’s Office.
Gainesville resident Darrell Logan Sr. submitted an Alford guilty plea March 25 to the class A misdemeanor of animal abuse before Associate Judge Raymond Gross in open court. The case stems from an August 2020 incident in which Logan is alleged to have hit a horse in the head with a shovel. An...
Gainesville School has announced that its 2021-22 school schedule will operate Monday through Thursday. Students will not be in school most Fridays, school officials say. The board announced after its Feb. 22 meeting that the district would transition into a four-day school week but wanted more...
  Editor’s note: 1998 Gainesville High School graduate Jabet Morgan Wade, local business owner and mother of fourth-grader Lola and second-grader Finn, serves as vice president of the Gainesville R-V Board of Education. When the U.S. Department of Education announced last fall that it was accepting...
This week the Times publishes profiles of five of the eight Ozark County candidates running for positions in the April 6 General Municipal Election.  Two candidates, incumbent Dana Crisp and challenger Debbie Miller, are running for the East Ward seat on the Gainesville City Council, a two-year...
The Gainesville High School Lady Bulldogs softball team began their season with a 6-5 conference tournament win over Conway on Friday, March 19. The win meant the team continued on to Hartville, where they faced the Mansfield Lions on Saturday.   “We found ourselves down 0-5 against the Conway...
Bakersfield resident Elizabeth Meskimen, 36, has been charged with driving while intoxicated (prior offender), three counts of endangering the welfare of a child and operating a vehicle in a careless manner involving an accident in connection with a Valentine’s Day crash. She is scheduled to make...
Bakersfield resident Elizabeth Meskimen, 36, has been charged with driving while intoxicated (prior offender), three counts of endangering the welfare of a child and operating a vehicle in a careless manner involving an accident in connection with a Valentine’s Day crash. She is scheduled to make...
The Ozark County Health Department is taking appointments for a first-dose Moderna vaccination clinic to be held Tuesday, April 6, at the OCHD office on Third Street in Gainesville. To make an appointment, call OCHD at 417-679-3334. Because this is a locally managed vaccination event, appointments...

GHCC resident Dorcas Rackley was delighted to have a recent in-person visit with her daughter, Barbara Luna.
Gainesville Health Care Center announced last week that indoor visitation for all residents (regardless of vaccination status) has resumed, with a few exceptions. GHCC administrator Sherri Beasley said that visitation would still be limited in a few circumstances when there is a high risk of covid-...

Times photo/Jessi Dreckman Ozark County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Brown demonstrates the department’s new software, which officers can access from portable laptop/tablet computers from anywhere.
The Ozark County Sheriff’s Department has begun implementing a new software program, Omnigo, which will totally change the playing field, officers say. “It’s going to, first off, let me know where everyone’s at. So, I can look at the map and say, well, I’ve got one [deputy] down here working in...

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