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Sworn testimony reveals Montgomery’s side of story in King lawsuit, filing seeks to dismiss

Former Baxter County Sergeant Steven Goode has officially requested that the lawsuit filed by former Baxter County Jailer Tabitha King over her alleged rape and wrongful termination from the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office be dismissed due to lack of credible, competent, and admissible evidence. King made waves in Baxter County last year after filing a…

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Budget Committee sees big increases for some Baxter County departments in 2024

Another year, another budget. The Baxter County Budget Committee met Thursday afternoon to review the proposed 2024 budget for Baxter County and its various departments. If approved by the Baxter County Quorum Court, the 2024 budget would come in at $28,606,008.15, with an expected revenue stream of $39,797,102.57. Roughly $11,191,094 of the county’s expected income…

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Baxter County OEM wins Arkansas Whole Community Preparedness Award

The Arkansas Division of Emergency Management has awarded the Baxter County Office of Emergency Management with the 2023 Arkansas Whole Community Preparedness Award for exemplifying distinguished leadership in preparing Baxter County communities for disasters.   The award was presented to OEM Director David Stults by Gary Regan, ADEM’s community preparedness coordinator, during a presentation at…

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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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