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After surviving overseas hack, Baxter County officials await to learn costs

Baxter County officials are moving to fortify the county’s various servers following a series of hacking attempts that targeted the Baxter County Collector’s and Assessor’s Offices and the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office. The attempted hacks were first discovered in November of last year, prompting Apprentice Information Systems (AIS), a Northwest Arkansas IT company that serves…

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Where good ideas come to die: QC Justices comment on Chamber proposal and benevolence of taxpayers

The debate of the Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce’s proposed economic development deal is still weighing on the minds of some members of the Baxter County Quorum Court. Following the final resolution of the court’s August meeting, Justice of the Peace Cameron Davis took to the microphone to lay out his thoughts on the Chamber’s…

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Baxter County justices table Chamber economic development proposal indefinitely

Baxter County officials dusted off the Baxter County Quorum Court’s Economic Development Committee to hold a joint session with the county’s Budget Committee to discuss the Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce’s proposed $40,000 economic development contract. The packed meeting ran for an hour and a half before justices decided to table the proposal indefinitely, effectively…

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County to hold joint committee meeting over Chamber proposal, President responds to public allegations

A joint meeting between Baxter County’s Economic Development Committee and its Budget Committee will be held on the 2nd floor of the Baxter County Courthouse at 5 p.m. this evening. The meeting will be attended by a majority of the Baxter County Quorum Court, with Justice of the Peace Tink Albright, Angela DeGroote, Charles Osgood…

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Chamber’s economic development presentation receives mixed reaction from public during Quorum Court meeting

There was a mixed reaction of public support and dissent in the crowd following Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce President Dani Pugsley’s economic development presentation to the Baxter County Quorum Court Tuesday evening. Pugsley is currently calling on local governments to provide $40,000 in funding from Baxter County to help get an economic development initiative…

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Quorum Court to vote on election coordinator, hear proposal from Chamber

The Baxter County Quorum Court agenda is jammed pack for tonight’s monthly court session. To start, the court will hear a presentation from Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce President Dani Pugsley over a proposed economic development contract between the North Central Arkansas Chamber Foundation and Baxter County. The Chamber Foundation is currently seeking to become…

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Baxter County Personnel Committee votes to create Election Coordinator position, request sent to Quorum Court for approval

Election changes may be coming. Last Thursday, the Baxter County Personnel Committee voted unanimously to put forth an ordinance to the Baxter County Quorum Court to hire a County Election Coordinator to assist the Baxter County Election Commission in its efforts to conduct transparent and timely elections. Voter Registration and Elections Deputy Clerk Lindsay Roberts…

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