Douglas County

Ava Ambulance Unit Destroyed in Fire

 The Ava Area Ambulance District suffered a major setback on Thursday, October 15, when, due to a mechanical issue, one of the district’s ambulances caught fire and burned on Highway 60 east of Springfield, at Diggins.  Thankfully, the ambulance was not transporting a patient at the time and no one was hurt. However, the 2019…

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Associate Court Day October 15, 2020

During Associate Court Day on October 15, 2020, there was a total of 44 criminal cases on the docket. There were 26 felony cases and 18 misdemeanor cases. There were 5 misdemeanor guilty pleas and 1 failure to appear warrant was issued. Seven cases waived preliminary hearing and are now in Circuit Court. Source: Douglas…

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Douglas County Fair This Saturday

The Douglas County Fair board is hosting a Fall Festival on Saturday, October 24th!  The Livestock Show begins at 10:00 A.M. and includes goats, sheep, beef cattle and dairy cattle. Show participants can register at arrival on Saturday morning. Demolition Derby car inspection begins at 2:00 P.M. No cars will be alllowed after 5:30 P.M.…

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Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report

On the afternoon of September 27, 2020, Sheriff Degase arrested Matthew Frye, age 36, of Ava for multiple counts of burglary, property damage, and trespassing. Frye was found breaking into buildings and residence’s on CR 538 and upon arrival Sheriff Degase located Frye in a field with a stolen chainsaw. Frye was taken into custody…

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Rollover on Hwy 5

Christine Antinori, 70, of Mountain Home, Arkansas, received moderate injuries when her 2007 Hyundai Elantra ran off the side of Highway 5 and overturned. The incident happened seven miles south of Ava. Both the Squires Fire Department and Ava Rural Fire Departments responded. Antinori was transported by Cox Ambulance to Baxter Regional Medical Center in…

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Glade Top Trail Flaming Fall Revue – Canceled

At their monthly meeting, the Ava Chamber Board of Directors reluctantly, but unanimously, decided it best to cancel this year’s Glade Top event, which was scheduled for October 17th. This decision was based on other fall festivals in our area canceling and on the rising coronavirus cases in our county. Their main objective was to…

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A Letter from Judge Craig Carter: Jury Duty and COVID-19

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Circuit Courts of Wright, Douglas, and Ozark counties have postponed many cases, and have utilized various techniques for in-person cases in an attempt to both keep our citizens safe, as well as to keep the case load moving. Our courts now have several cases, both civil and criminal, which must…

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