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MH City Council approves controversial crime prevention cameras in 5-3 vote

Despite heavy push back from local activists and concerned citizens, Mountain Home Police Department's request for new crime prevention cameras has been approved. In a 5-3 vote, Mountain Home City Council approved the measure after participating in a back and forth debate with the packed crowd at City Hall on Thursday evening. The council pushed…

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MHPD Police Chief says proposed safety cameras are ‘beginning of a more interactive system’

Mountain Home City Council has pumped the breaks on a request by the Mountain Home Police Department to purchase nine public safety cameras from Critical Edge of Jonesboro following public comments from concerned citizens who attended Thursday's meeting. The ordinance, if approved, would see the cameras placed at intersections on State Hwy. 5N and U.S.…

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Baker, Bodenhamer issue apologies over contract mishap, Morgan asks for 30-45 day pause on deal

Members of Mountain Home’s City Council have issued a round of apologies for jumping the gun and skipping the required procedures to legally enter into a $40,000 economic development contract with the Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce’s Foundation. During their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, both city council members Jennifer Baker and Jim Bodenhamer said…

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County to hold joint committee meeting over Chamber proposal, President responds to public allegations

A joint meeting between Baxter County’s Economic Development Committee and its Budget Committee will be held on the 2nd floor of the Baxter County Courthouse at 5 p.m. this evening. The meeting will be attended by a majority of the Baxter County Quorum Court, with Justice of the Peace Tink Albright, Angela DeGroote, Charles Osgood…

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City Council agrees to $40,000 economic contract with Chamber Foundation

In its evening session last Thursday, Mountain Home’s City Council agreed to a contract with the North Central Arkansas Chamber Foundation for assistance with economic development. Under the agreement, the foundation will be responsible for assisting the city in attracting new businesses to the area and assisting current businesses in their growth, but also in…

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