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Stories from Monday, August 22, 2011

Fulton County faced with $100,000 general fund deficit (08/22/11)
After voting July 19 to move ahead with a plan for a $2 million dollar jail, Fulton County Quorum Court is dealing with a $100,000 shortfall in its general fund, and raising the possibility some county employees may have to be laid off. "This time of the year, county general usually runs short," said County Judge Charles Willett at the August 8 Quorum Court meeting. "Anticipated revenue is down right now by about $100,000. Sales tax (collection) is down."...
Amick's lawyer files to withdraw from murder case (08/22/11)
Springfield defense attorney Dee Wampler also files for new trial
Mountian lion photographed in Shannon County (08/22/11)
A landowner's trail camera has confirmed a mountain lion sighting in Shannon County. The landowner emailed the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Mountain Lion Response Team on Aug. 6 with a camera image of a mountain lion walking through a clearing. The image was taken on July 29 on private land at the west edge of the county near Mountain View. Shannon County Conservation Agent Brad Hadley visited the site on Aug 9. and confirmed the location of the image...
Fulton County makes state news by prohibiting video taping of meetings (08/22/11)
"I cannot, as a citizen of Fulton County, sit here and watch you violate the rights of the citizens of this county," said Nancy Cole, interrupting an Aug. 8 meeting of the Fulton County Quorum Court. Cole's comments touched off a tense showdown over whether quorum court meetings can be video taped...
Drug Court team attends national conference in Washington, D.C. (08/22/11)
Members of the Drug Court team from the 16th Judicial District attended the 17th annual Drug Court Training Conference held in Washington, D.C. on July 17-20, 2011. The conference was sponsored by the national Drug Court Professionals Association and the National Drug Court Institute...
Road improvements to begin soon on Byron Road (08/22/11)
The Arkansas State Highway Commission has opened bids for improvements to a roadway in Fulton County, according to Commissioner John Burkhalter of Little Rock and Fulton County Judge Charles Willett. The purpose of the project is to resurface approximately two miles of Wheeling Road (County Road 27), near Byron. Twin Lakes Quarrys, Inc. of Mountain Home, Arkansas, was awarded the contract at $192,430.06...