courtesy of Howell County Sheriff's Office
The Howell County S.W.A.T. unit responded to a residence on County Road 8270 on Thanksgiving Day. Two 911 calls on the holiday at approximately 11:40 a.m. reported a man in the roadway pouring gasoline on himself. 
A stray comb is swept into a dustpan.  Straight and black, the barber’s comb had looked at home on the black and white checked floor, but now it seems out of place.
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
In downtown Willow Springs Saturday night, the Star Theatre was the scene of musical holiday festivities that spanned from spooky Halloween tunes to Christmas standards.
NPS photo.
Searchers located the body of 58-year-old Phillip Carnell on the morning of November 16, not far from the area he had planned to hunt when he was last seen on November 13.
courtesy of Howell County Sheriff's Office
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
NPS photo.
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
courtesy of Howell County Sheriff's Office
The Howell County S.W.A.T. unit responded to a residence on County Road 8270 on Thanksgiving Day. Two 911 calls on the holiday at approximately 11:40 a.m. reported a man in the roadway pouring gasoline on himself.  Deputies responded and made contact with the man, whose identity has not been...
A stray comb is swept into a dustpan.  Straight and black, the barber’s comb had looked at home on the black and white checked floor, but now it seems out of place. The 300-pound, leather barber’s chair has been loaded into a truck and moved away. The counter that held scissors, combs, and...
Twenty-one days into a 30-day period allotted for forward momentum, Main Street Willow Springs did not appear at the Board of Aldermen's November meeting. Main Street Willow Springs, LLC is the nonprofit organization that owns a dilapidated two-story building at the corner of Main and Center. The...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
In downtown Willow Springs Saturday night, the Star Theatre was the scene of musical holiday festivities that spanned from spooky Halloween tunes to Christmas standards. The Southern Ozarks Community Orchestra performed a concert called "Happy Hallowthanksmas." Moving through the calendar of...
NPS photo.
Searchers located the body of 58-year-old Phillip Carnell on the morning of November 16, not far from the area he had planned to hunt when he was last seen on November 13. Carnell, of Sikeston, was deer hunting in Ozark National Scenic Riverways, near Cave Spring in Carter County.  He was...
City governments Willow Springs   The mayor's seat and two aldermen positions will be on the ballot on April 4. Mayor Brooke Fair's two-year term is set to expire. Aldermen seats currently held by Danny Bradley and Phil Knott seats will also be on the ballot.  The mayor of Willow Springs...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
13,477 registered voters turned out to the polls last Tuesday for the General Election. Because the Friday after the election fell on Veterans Day this year, the results of the election could not be certified until noon on Monday, Nov. 14, County Clerk Kelly Waggoner said.  "Nothing was that...
courtesy of Howell County Jail
A West Plains man is facing multiple felony charges following an incident at a city residence on Nov. 3. Andrew D. Carter, 35, is being held on a $100,000 bond stemming from gunshots fired from a residence on Ozark Street. Court records state police were called to the area of Ozark and...
After claiming 57% of the vote in the Nov. 8 election, Janet Crow is the County Collector-elect. She will take office on March 1.  Crow stopped by the Howell County News office on Nov. 10 to discuss her win in the hotly contested election. When Crow initially filed to run for office, she...
The Willow Springs Police Department invites the public to a citizens' forum at the Star Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 6:00 p.m. All stakeholders in the Willow Springs community are invited to attend to raise their concerns.  The forum is a chance for citizens to ask their questions, raise...

Sports

Kacey Blunk for Howell County News
It was late in the game on Saturday before the Liberty Eagles football team got going. The result was a state quarterfinal loss at Seneca. They were outscored 14-0 at half, and down by 21-0 mid-way...
 
 

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