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Baxter County recognized for safety program efforts, sells 10.4 acres to Black Mountain Energy Storage

Baxter County’s Quorum Court had a packed agenda Tuesday evening that saw the county sell off some of its property for new business development, and the presentation of an award plaque that was presented to Baxter County Safety Coordinator Joe Quinn after the county won the Association of Arkansas Counties Workers’ Compensation Trusts Safety Program…

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Quorum Court votes to use American Rescue Plan funds for land purchase and construction of new Health Department building

The Baxter County Quorum Court passed several resolutions Tuesday evening to advance several ongoing projects. Those resolutions included the appropriation of $4 million to purchase land and construct a new Health Department building, as well as appropriations for an additional $300,000 to the Denton Ferry Road Bridge project. Baxter County's Health Department has been in…

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Baxter County Quorum Court July Journal of Proceedings

The Baxter County Quorum Court met in regular session at 6:00 PM in the Baxter County Courtroom with County Judge Mickey Pendergrass presiding.  Members present were:  Rhonda “Tink” Albright, Ty Chapman, Cameron Davis, Angela DeGroote, Maryanne Edge, Dennis Frank, Kevin Litty, Charles Osgood, Roger Steele, and Dirk Waldrop.  Justice Roth was not in attendance.  The…

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Quorum Court gets ask for better fire equipment, approves K9 fund during Tuesday meeting

The decision to grant taxpayer money to the Mountain Home Saddle Club continues to loom over the Baxter County Quorum Court as JP Dirk Waldrop and Fire Commissioner Tony Chamberlain referenced the decision when addressing other county needs. During a presentation by Heather Powell of the Twin Lakes Literacy Council, the court was told the…

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Former BCSO Sergeant denies sexual assault, alleges behavior ‘encouraged’ in response to complaint

As the case management hearing for the federal lawsuit against Baxter County, Sheriff John Montgomery, and former Sergeant Steven Goode approaches, both sides have begun to hone in on their final narratives in recent court filings. Goode, the last of the defendants to respond to Tabitha King’s allegations after missing his first filing deadline, finally…

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Baxter County Library reports pay hikes, continued growth in annual report

Despite the ups and downs of COVID-19, the annual report from Baxter County’s Donald W. Reynolds Library shows that the library continues to grow and thrive despite the once-in-a-generation challenges from the past few years. The report, presented to the Baxter County Quorum Court during their April session, also revealed that the library has taken…

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