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MH police to take down controversial crime prevention cameras

Mountain Home’s hotly debated crime prevention cameras are coming down. Mountain Home Police Chief Eddie Griffin announced in Tuesday’s Public Safety Committee meeting that he had asked the vendor, Critical Edge of Jonesboro, to remove their cameras from the city’s various intersections after determining that the camera’s license plate reading software did not work as…

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AGFC eyes purchase of MHPD station while City Council makes offer on new downtown location

The Mountain Home Police Department may be getting a new police station. During Thursday’s City Council meeting, Mountain Home Mayor Hillrey Adams presented a letter of intent from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to purchase the Mountain Home Police Department’s current station at 424 West 7th Street. The $1,118,000 offer, which includes $898,000 in…

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Mayor Adams casts rare tie breaking vote as City Council spars over fireworks ordinance

In a rare moment for the Mountain Home City Council, Mountain Home Mayor Hillrey Adams used his voting power to strike down an amendment to a proposed ordinance over the selling and discharge of fireworks within the city limits of Mountain Home. The amendment, which was proposed by City Councilwoman Paige Evans, would have completely…

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City Council approves digitization of records, grants Mayor power to place liens on properties for code violations

Mountain Home City Council approved a request by Mountain Home City Clerk Scott Liles to begin digitizing some of the city’s documents in an effort to cut down on the city’s storage needs for document retention. The ordinance, which passed by a 6-0 vote on all three readings, creates an official policy to address the…

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City of Mountain Home receives $7 million state loan to upgrade water treatment plant

On September 20, 2023, the Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Commission approved $217,767,302 in financial assistance for 16 water and wastewater projects serving more than 622,472 Arkansans. The projects are as follows: • City of Altheimer, Jefferson County, received a $1,606,172 loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund to install a…

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City Council holds hearing on Grandma’s House grant, renovations

The City of Mountain Home and the Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District closed out a $200,000 grant request on behalf of Grandma’s House Children’s Advocacy Center during a special hearing before last night’s regular City Council Meeting. The community development block grant, which was approved during a hearing in 2020, oversaw the renovation of Grandma’s…

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