Ozark Mayor Mark Blankenship highlights city's progress and future endeavors

By Christina Faulkner

In a recent Rotary Club meeting, Mayor Mark Blankenship delivered an in-depth overview of Ozark's current status, ongoing projects, and ambitious initiatives. With an extensive background of 27 years in construction, spanning both residential and commercial properties, Blankenship has been a stalwart public servant for 18 years. His contributions include seven years on the Planning Commission, four years on the Ozark City Council, eight years as Dale County Commission Chairman, and currently serving his fourth year as Mayor.

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Ozark pageant shines at Civic Center: A night of beauty and talent

By Christina Faulkner

The Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce played host to the Ozark Pageant at the Ozark Civic Center, Saturday, January 27. The event showcased the beauty and talent of its contestants, leaving a lasting impression on both participants and attendees alike.

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Dale County gears up for 2024 primary elections: Key races, candidates, and a proposed amendment on the horizon: Voter’s List in this Issue

By Christina Faulkner

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Dollar General located on East Avenue in Ozark will remain closed until further notice

The Dollar General located on East Avenue in Ozark will remain closed until further notice after a pick up truck crashed into the front windows earlier today. 

According the Ozark Department of Public Safety Director and Police Chief Charles Ward, the driver of the pick up was parking in front of the store when his foot slipped off the break, causing the vehicle to propel forward through the stone facade column and into the front windows. However, the vehicle did not proceed into the store. 

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Dr. Jack Hawkins inspires vision at FOL annual meeting

By Christina Faulkner

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Mary Hill Family Service Center among recipients of over $6.4 million in grants aimed at child abuse prevention

Staff Reports

One local Ozark agency will be among the 63 organization and 97 programs to receive a portion of the almost $6.5 million being presented by the Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention to local organizations in Alabama’s 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Congressional Districts today. Joined by state leaders at the Alabama State House in Montgomery, Mary Hill Family Service Center of Ozark was among the local organizations that joined state leaders for the presentation of $6,439,500 in grants, receiving a total of $71,000.

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Congressman Jerry Carl headlines Dale County Republican meeting

Staff Reports

Dale County Republicans will have the opportunity to hear Congressman Jerry Carl as the keynote speaker at their upcoming meeting on Monday, February 19, at 6 p.m. The event will be held at Hoppergrass in Ozark, offering attendees the chance to hear directly from the representative of Alabama's First Congressional District.

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Art Dodge and Ecore: Pioneering towards a rubber waste-free planet through innovative upcycling

By Christina Faulkner

Have you ever heard the story of Arthur “Art” Dodge, III, the Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chairman of the Board of Ecore? Yes, Ecore, the company that came to Ozark just over a year ago to recycle tires. But there’s more to the story than just recycling tires. Dodge was in Ozark visiting the plant recently. This will be Dodge’s fourth visit to Ozark, but his first since the plant has been fully operational.

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Deciphering the stakes: A comprehensive guide to the 2024 primary election

By Christina Faulkner

As the 2024 Primary Election approaches in Alabama, Dale County residents are gearing up to cast their votes on March 5, weighing the choices for presidential candidates, judicial positions, and a significant constitutional amendment.

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