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Court records reveal Sheriff knew of nude photos to King in 2019, held private meeting in vehicle with accused deputy

The case between Baxter County and former Baxter County Jailer Tabitha King continues to bring forth new evidence and questions over what occurred in the lead-up to King’s termination by Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery. Over the past month, court documents from the ongoing case have poked several holes in King’s story about her alleged…

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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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History is fun! Baxter County celebrates its pioneer spirit at the Historical Society’s Pioneer Celebration

The Baxter County Historical Society’s Sesqui-day Pioneer Celebration drew a healthy crowd to the Rapp’s Barren Settlement in Cooper Park this past Saturday. Friends and families from all over Baxter County came out in their “pioneer” costumes to enjoy guided tours of the Rapp’s Barren Settlement and Shady Grove School, before heading over to the…

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Bank OZK held in contempt in NABORS Landfill suit, court docs reveal ADEQ/bondholder plot for taxpayer bailout

Carroll County Circuit Court Judge Scott Jackson has found the Bank of the Ozarks, now Bank OZK, to be in contempt of court over refusing to return $433,987.10 in taxpayer money to the court’s registry after ruling that the Ozark Mountain Solid Waste District’s $18 NABORS tax was unconstitutional. Bank OZK was given until Aug.…

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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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Baxter County to ask OMSWD/ADEQ to issue certificate of closure for NABORS landfill

After a long stretch of relative silence, the Ozark Mountain Solid Waste District is experiencing some movement on the sale of NABORS landfill to waste company LRS. On Tuesday, Baxter County will formerly request a certificate of closure from ADEQ over the controversial landfill during a special waste district meeting in Harrison, Arkansas. The move…

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