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Baxter County Sheriff’s Office receives $5,000 donation for animal control

The Baxter County Sheriff's Office announced that it received an anonymous donation in the amount of $5,000.00, made through the Baxter County Sheriff's Foundation. This donation will be used to pay for a video camera surveillance system and other improvements at the Baxter County Animal Shelter.  The Sheriff's Office has taken over animal control responsibilities…

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Sanders signs bill that would require LRS to pay $13 million to reopen NABORS landfill

Arkansas's popular Governor has signed HB1744. The bill, which was supported by Arkansas Senator Scott Flippo and Arkansas State Representative Stetson Painter, will require Illinois based LRS to reimburse $13 million to the state for the closure of NABORS Landfill, if the company decides to go ahead with its purchase and reopen the landfill.…

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LRS would be required to pay $13 million to reopen NABORS landfill if new bill signed by Sanders

The Ozark Mountain Solid Waste District’s attempted sale of NABORS landfill to Illinois based company Lakeshore Recycling System (LRS) may soon hit another speed bump if Governor Sarah Huckabee-Sanders signs a new bill amending the state’s environmental law surrounding its Landfill Post-Closure Trust fund. HB1744 was recently given the nod by the Arkansas State Senate…

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King breaks silence over Sheriff Montgomery, seeks rape charge against former Sergeant Goode

The lawsuit against Baxter County and its popular Sheriff has seen some movement over the past few months, with a new trial date being set for Sept. 25 following revelations that former Baxter County jailer Tabitha King was attempting to have rape charges filed against former Baxter County Sergeant Steven Goode. King’s court case has…

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Vendor qualifications due on Monday for new Baxter County Health Department building

A statement of qualifications from potential architect and/or construction vendors are due to County Judge Kevin Litty on Monday, April 3 for the possible design and construction of a new health department building for Baxter County's local health unit. Respondents intending to submit qualifications should avoid including cost data at this time, otherwise they will…

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