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  • SEVERAL MEETINGS ARE SCHEDULED TODAY.  THE CHEROKEE VILLAGE SID COMMISSIONERS MEET AT 4 AT THE NORTH RECREATION CENTER.  THE LAWRENCE COUNTY QOURUM COURT MEETS AT 5:30 AT THE COURTHOUSE IN WALNUT RIDGE.  THE WALNUT RIDGE CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT AT 6 AT CITY HALL.  THE SALEM, CAVE CITYM NORFORK AND SLOAN HENDRIX SCHOOLS BOARDS  WILL ALL MEET TONIGHT.

  • SPRING CLEANUP WEEK IN SALEM BEGINS TODAY... SALEM RESIDENTS SHOULD HAVE ITEMS TO BE PICKED UP ON THE STREET BY 8 THIS MORNING.  HAZORDOUS MATERIALS WILL NOT BE PICKED UP..

  • A WOMAN HAS BEEN RFOUND DEAD IN BULL SHOALS LAKE.. SOME RESIDENTS FOUND THE BODY OF AN UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE FLOATING OFF-SHORR FROM THE LAKE..  MARION COUNTY DEPUTIES WERE CALLED TO THE BOAT LAUNCH.. THE BODY HAS BEEN SENT TO THE STATE CRIME LAB. THE NAME OF THE VICTIM HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED..

  • THE SHARP COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM PRODUCED 416 ACCUMULATIVE HOURS WORKED FROM MARCH 31 THRU APRIL 6TH..  SHERIFF SHANE RUSSELL SAYS SEVERAL PROJECTS WERE COMPLETED.. TIME WAS SPENT AT TRI-COUNTY RECYCLING, CHEROKEE VILLAGE ANIMAL SHELTER, SHARP COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENT, SHARP COUNTY COURTHOUSE, CITY OF HARDY, SHARP CEMETARY, SHARP COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT, WOODLAND HILLS AND IN POUGHKEEPSIE.. THE PROGRAM IS SUPERVISED BY SHARP COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICE COORDINATOR BRIAN WATSON AND WAS DESIGNED TO ALLOW INMATES TO PAY OFF FINES AND SERVICE THE COMMUNITIES AROUND SHARP COUNTY.

  • 37-YEAR-0LD GREGORY WARD OF MELBOURNE HAS BEEN ARRESTED BY IZARD COUNTY DEPUTIES AND CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, TERRORISTIC THREATENING, FIRST DEGREE, DISORDERLY CONDUCT, CRIMINAL MISCHIEF AND PUBLIC INTOXICATION.  WARD IS BEING HELD IN THE IZARD COUNTY DETENTION CENTER.  IN AN UNRELATED CASE, 37-YEAR-OLD JOHN ELLENBURG OF HORSESHOE BEND WAS JAILED AND CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT.  69-YEAR-OLD TIMOTHY WALSH OF HORSESHOE BEND WAS ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBTANCE.  WALSH IS NOW FREE AFTER POSTING BOND.

  • SHARP COUNTY AUTHORITIES HAVE ARRESTED 22-YEAR-OLD MASON LEWIS OF CAVE CITY.  LEWIS IS CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, CARELESS AND PROHIBITED DRIVING, POSSESSION OF SCEDULE VI DRUGS, SECOND OFFENSE.  LEWIS WAS BOOKED INTO THE SHARP COUNTY DETENTION CENTER AND IS NOW FREE ON BOND.  42-YEAR-OLD CASSIE McMAHON OF HARDY HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC BATTERY, THIRD DEGREE.  McMAHON IS FREE AFTER POSTING BOND.  41-YEAR-OLD JOSEPH MILLER OF ASH FLAT WAS ARRESTED ON HOLD FOR ANOTHER COUNTY AND STATE, FAILURE TO APPEAR AND MISDEMEANOR ON CRIMINAL TRESSPASSING AND OBSTRUCTION OF GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS.

  • THE MAN CHARGED IN CONNECTION TO A NEW YEAR'S CHASE IN INDEPENDENCE COUNTY THAT DAMAGED MULTIPLE ARKANSAS STATE POLICE UNITS, CAUSING INJURIES, HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON.  32-YEAR-OLD CORTLEN RAY ROUNDS ENTERED A NEGOTIATED PLEA OF GUILTY FOR FELONY FLEEING, AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND CRIMINAL MISCHIEF.  FOUNDS ALSO PLEADED GUILTY TO MISDEMEANOR CHARGES OF RECKLESS DRIVING AND DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED LICENSE.  A JUDGE SENTENCED ROUNDS TO 180 MONTHS IN THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS.  ROUNDS WAS ALSO ORDERED TO PAY COURT COSTS AND FEES, INCLUDING RESTITUTION OF $65,363.79 IN $100 MONTHLY INSTALLMENTS BEGINNING 120 DAYS AFTER HIS RELEASE.  THE ALLEGED CRIME OCCURRED NEW YEAR'S DAY.  A STATE TROOPER WITNESSED ROUNDS, TRAVELING AT 96 MILES PER HOUR ON STATE HIGHWAY 69 NEAR THE INDEPENDENCE AND JACKSON COUNTY LINES.  AFTER CROSSING INTO INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, THE TROOPER NOTIFIED TROOP B THAT HE WAS IN PURSUIT.  THE TROOPER REPORTED GOING UP TO 140 MILES PER HOUR TO GET CLOSER TO ROUNDS NEAR THE ENTERGY POWER PLANT.  THE TROOPER CAUGHT UP WITH ROUNDS AT THE RAILROAD CROSSING OVERPASS IN NEWARK AND WAS ABLE TO GET A DESCRIPTION OF THE VEHICLE THAT HAD NO LICENSE.  INDEPENDENCE COUNTY DEPUTIES JOINED THE PURSUIT.  AS THE CHASE SLOWED ON CURVES NEAR SULPHUR ROCK, THE TROOPER PERFORMED A PIT MANEUVER ON ROUNDS' VEHICLE, CAUSING IT TO GO OFF THE ROAD IND INTO A DITCH, SPINNING OUT OF CONTROL.  ROUNDS WAS ABLE TO GAIN CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND TOOK OFF AGAIN.  THE TROOPER PERFORMED ANOTHER PIT MANEUVER AT THE WILDCAT GAS STATION, CAUSING THE TROOPER'S UNIT TO COLLIDE WITH ROUNDS' VEHICLE, BUT ROUNDS CONTINUED AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED.  ROUNDS REGAINED SPEEDS OF 140 MILES PER HOUR.  WHEN HE REACHED A SPIKE STRIP THAT WAS PLACED ON HIGHWAY 69, HE MADE A U-TURN AND CONTINUED SOUTH ON HIGHWAY 69.  THIS IS WHEN ROUNDS HIT A RESPONDING TROOPER'S UNIT, DISABLING IT.  AS THE TROOPER WAS CATCHING UP WITH ROUNDS, ROUNDS BRAKED HARD RIGHT, CAUSING THE TROOPER'S UNIT TO STRIKE THE RIGHT SIDE OF ROUNDS' CAR.  THE TROOPER'S UNIT WENT AIRBORNE, LEFT THE ROAD AND LANDED IN A DITCH, INJURING THE TROOPER, WHO WAS TAKEN BY AMBULANCE TO WHITE RIVER HEALTH.  AFTER THIS CRASH, ROUNDS CONTINUED BEFORE BEING STRUCK BY AN INDEPENDECE COUNTY DEPUTY'S TRUCK.  ROUNDS' VEHICLE CAME TO A STOP, HE EXITED THE VEHICLE, DISOBEYED ORDERS FROM OFFICERS AND BEGAN TO RUN INTO THE WOODS.  THE CALICO ROCK DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS DOG TEAM WAS CALLED IN.  SHORTLY AFTER, ROUNDS WAS LOCATED.  HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT AND WAS TAKEN TO THE INDEPENDENCE COUNTY JAIL.
  • NORTH ARKANSAS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE WILL HAVE A PLANNED OUTAGE FOR MEMBERS SERVED BY THE HORSESHOE BEND SUBSTATION BEGINNING AT 10 FRIDAY NIGHT.  THE OUTAGE IS NECESSARY FOR PERSONNEL TO REPLACE AN INSULATOR IN THE SUBSTATION SAFELY.. IT IS EXPECTED TO LAST 45 MINUTES AND WILL AFFECT 927 MEMBER ACCOUNTS IN PARTS OF HORSESHOE BEND, FRANKLIN AND VIOLET HILL.  AFFECTED MEMBERS RECEIEVED AN AUTOMATED CALL AT THE NUMBER NAEC HAS ON FILE.  MEMBERS CAN CONTACT THE COOPERATIVE AT 870-895-3221 WITH ANY QUESTIONS..

  • A POCAHONTAS WOMAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR STEALING FLOWERS OFF GRAVES AT CEMETARIES AROUND POCAHONTAS AND RANDOLPH COUNTY.  52 YEAR OLD KATHERINE MARTIN IS CHARGED WITH MISDEMEANOR THEFT OF PROPERTY.. THE POCAHONTAS POLICE DEPARTMENT IS ASKING ANYONE THAT MAY HAVE FLOWERS STOLEN FROM A GRAVESITE BETWEEN DECEMBER 1, 2023 AND THIS PAST TUESDAY, APRIL 9TH TO CALL THE POCAHONTAS POLICE STATION AT 870-892-9887..  POCAHONTAS POLICE ARE ATTEMPTING TO LOCATE VICTIMS AND SEEK RESTITUION ON THEIR BEHALF...

  • SHARP COUNTY DEPUTIES HAVE ARRESTED  40 YEAR OLD JASON STRAIN OF SIDNEY ON A NUMBER OF CHARGES, INCLUDING THEFT OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS OR LESS, FINANCIAL IDENTITY FRAUD, FORGERY, FORGERY, SECOND DEGREE, POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, POSSESSION OF SCHEDULED DRUGS, FAILURE TO TIME PAY ON DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED OR REVOKED DRIVERS LICENSE, FLEEING ON FOOT, PROBATION-FAILED DRUG TEST AND PROBATION, FAILURE TO COMPLY.. STRAIN IS BEING HELD IN THE SHARP COUNTY DETENTION CENTER..  IN AN UNRELATED CASE, 55 YEAR OLD THOMAS WALTERS OF EVENING SHADE WAS ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, METH AND COCAINE AND POSSESSION OF METH AND COCAINE..  WALTERS WAS BOOKED INTO THE SHARP COUNTY DETENTION CENTER AND LATER RELEASED ON BOND..  44 YEAR OLD JEFFERY STANFIELD OF HARDY WAS ARRESTED IN SHARP COUNTY, CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC BATTERY, SECOND DEGREE, ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A MINOR.. STANFIELD IS NOW FREE AFTER POSTING BOND...

  • THREE MEN, INCLUDING ONE FROM NORFORK WERE INJURED IN A ONE VEHICLE CRASH ON JORDON ROAD IN BAXTER COUNTY.. A TRUCK DRIVEN BY 21 YEAR OLD HUNTER STONE OF SALESVILLE WAS TRAVELING AT SPEEDS OF 60 MILES PER HOUR WHEN THE TRUCK CRASHED AND ROLLED SEVERAL TIMES AND CAME TO REST ON ITS WHEELS AND CAUGHT FIRE.. THE TRUCK WAS FULLY ENGULFED WHEN A BAXTER COUNTY DEPUTY ARRIVED.. STONE, 20 YEAR OLD LOGAN HURST OF NORFORK AND 18 YEAR OLD GRAYSON HUNTER OR RURAL MOUNTAIN HOME WERE ALL INJURED AND TRANSPORTED TO BAXTER HEALTH FOR TREATMENT.....

  • THE FULTON COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY WILL HOLD THEIR COUNTY CONVENTION MONDAY NIGHT AT THE HICKINBOTHAM-MILLER BULIDING AT THE FAIRGROUNDS IN SALEM.. THE REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING WILL ALSO BE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE COUNTY CONVENTION..  SOCIAL HOUR BEGINS AT 5:30, THE COUNTY CONVENTION WILL CONVENE AT 6 FOLLOWED BY THE REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING..  THE PURPOSE OF THE COUNTY CONVENTION IS TO ELECT DELEGATES TO THE SPECIAL STATE CONVENTION ON JUNE 8TH IN LITTLE ROCK.. THE NEW ONLINE ETHICS REPORT FILING SYSTEM WILL ALSO BE PRESENTED TO THE MEMBERSHIP.. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT COUNTY CHAIR, HEATH SHRABLE AT 870-612-0374.

  • STATE LAWMAKERS CONVENED IN LITTLE ROCK WEDNESDAY FOR THE START OF THE 2024 FISCAL SESSION.  BY STATE LAW, THIS SESSION CAN ONLY DEAL WITH THE STATE BUDGET WITH ANY DISCUSSION ON LEGISLATION BEYOND THE BUDGET REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY AGREEMENT IN BOTH THE HOUSE AND SENATE.  REPRESENTATIVE TREY STEIMEL OF POCAHONTAS TELLS HOMETOWN NEWS HE IS PUTTING A PRIORITY ON THE STATE EMPLOYEE PAY PLAN.   REPRESENTATIVE STEIMEL BELEIVES THE SESSION WILL CONTINUE FOR APPROXIMATELY 3 WEEKS. MORE THAN 70 APPROPORATION BILLS WERE FILED PRIOR TO THE START OF THE SESSION. THE PROPOSED BUDGET CALLS ONE A 1.7% SPENDING INCREASE.. THE BUDGET PRIORITIZES EDUCATION WITH INCREASES PROPOSED FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING, CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND EDUCATIONAL FREEDOM ACCOUNTS.

  • IZARD COUNTY SHERIFF CHARLEY MELTON SAYS 25 YEAR OLD TAYLOR TIDWELL OF MELBOURNE IS BEING HELD IN THE IZARD COUNTY DETENTION CENTER, CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA AND MAINTAINING A DRUG PREMISES.. TIDWELL IS ALSO CHARGED AS AN HABITUAL OFFENDER.  IN AN UNRELATED CASE, 37 YEAR OLD JOHN ELLEBUR OF HORSESHOE BEND IS BEING HELD IN THE IZARD COUNTY DETENTION CENTER, CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT.

  • A ONE VEHICLE ACCIDENT SOUTH OF VIOLA EARLY WEDNESDAY RESULTED IN INJURIES TO A SALEM MAN.. A PICKUP DRIVEN BY 35 YEAR OLD THOMAS PEPPER WAS SOUTHBOUND ON HIGHWAY 223 WHEN PEPPER FAILED TO NEGIOATE A CURVE, LOST CONTROL OF HIS TRUCK, RAN OFF THE ROAD AND OVERTURNED SEVERAL TIMES..  PEPPER WAS INJURED AND TRANSPORTED TO BAXTER HEALTH IN MOUNTAIN HOME FOR TREATMENT.

  • OREGON COUNTY AUTHORITIES HAVE ARRESTED 45 YEAR OLD RICHARD MILDER, SENIOR OF THAYER.. MILDER IS CHARGED WITH FORGERY, A CLASS D FELONY AND STEALING, A CLASS D FELONY.. MILDER IS NOW FREE AFTER POSTING BOND.

  • THE CALICO ROCK CITY COUNCIL HAS ACCEPTED THE RESIGNATIONS OF CITY CLERK/TREASUER STACY STANFORD AND ALDERWOMAN, KIM PARNELL..   AFTER CONDUCTING INTERVIEWS WITH TWO CANDIDATES FOR THE CITY CLERK/TREASUER POSITION, THE COUNCIL AGREED TO APPOINT KIM PARNELL AS THE NEW CLERK.  THE COUNCIL WILL FILL THE VACCANCY ON THE COUNCIL AT A FUTURE MEETING.  STANFORD BECAME CITY CLERK FOURTEEN YEARS AGO.. DURING HER TERM IN OFFICE, SHE MODERNIZED AND COMPUTERIZED THE OFFICE, OVERSAW A STAFF OF THREE OFFICE PERSONNEL, MANAGED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN TAX AND GRANT REVENUE AND OVERSAW A NUMBER OF IMPROVEMENTS TO THE CITY.   STANFORD'S RESIGNATION IS EFFECTIVE APRIL 30TH.

  • THE LAWRENCE COUNTY FAIR SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS HAVE BEEN ANNOUCED.  THEY INCLUDE MAGGIE BRINSFIELD FROM WALNUT RIDGE, CADEE JOHNSON FROM SLOAN HENDRIX, BROOKLYN PENN, TAYLOR FOSTER AND KELLY SCROGGIN FROM HILLCREST HIGH SCHOOL.  THESE SCHOLARSHIPS ARE FUNDED THRU THE COOKIE JAR SCHOLARSHIP AUCTION THAT IS HELD DURING THE FAIR.

  • THE SOLAR ECLIPSE HAS COME AND GONE.. NOW, WHAT DO YOU DO WITH YOUR SOLAR ECLIPSE GLASSES.. ACCORDING TO NASA, IF ECLIPSE GLASSES ARE COMPLIANT WITH THE ISO  12312-2 SAFETY STANDARD AND ARE NOT SCRATCHED, PUNCTURED OR TORN, THEY MAY BE REUSED.  THE GLASSES WILL BE FORWARDED TO CHILDREN IN SOUTH AMERICA FOR USE IN AUGUST WHEN AN ECLIPSE OCCURS OVER THEIR MAINLAND.. DROP OFF BOXES TO COLLECT THE GLASSES ARE SET UP AT THE FULTON COUNTY FAIR OFFICE IN SALEM AND THE SPRING RIVER AREA CHAMBER  OF COMMERCE OFFICE AT RUBY'S ON MAIN, ON MAIN STREET IN HARDY... A DROP BOX IS ALSO SET UP AT SHAVERS PLUMBING ELECTRIC AND HARDWARE, HIGHWAY  62-412, SALEM.

  • LAKE CHARLES STATE PARK WAS PACKED WITH VISITORS FOR THE SOLAR ECLIPSE.. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR THE SPRING PARK CLEAN UP THIS SATURDAY.  THE CLEAN UP WILL BEGIN AT 10.  VOLUNTEERS ARE ASKED TO MEET AT THE SWIM BEACH TO GET YOUR ASSIGNMENT AND CLEAN UP SUPPLIES.

  • A MAN IS FACING A CHARGE OF TERRORISTIC THREATENING IN THE FIRST DEGREE AFTER AN INCIDENT AT THE MAMMOTH SPRING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL..
  • ACCORDING TO THE AFFIDAVIT FOR 43-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL SMITH, ON APRIL 4, AROUND 3:45 P.M., CHIEF JAMES TURNBOUGH RECEIVED A CALL FROM THE MAMMOTH SPRING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ABOUT A CUSTODY DISPUTE THAT HAD TAKEN PLACE AT THE SCHOOL WHEN THE MOTHER OF A STUDENT CONTACTED THE FATHER OF THE CHILDREN WHO CAME AND PICKED THE CHILDREN UP FROM THE SCHOOL. SMITH ARRIVED A SHORT TIME LATER TO PICK THE CHILDREN UP BUT WAS INFORMED THEY HAD ALREADY BEEN TAKEN HOME AT WHICH TIME HE PLACED HIS TRUCK IN REVERSE AND ACCELERATED AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED TOWARD THE SCHOOL IN AN AGGRESSIVE MANNER. AFTER SPEAKING WITH STAFF, IT WAS LEARNED SMITH SEEMED LIKE HE WAS GOING TO DRIVE INTO THE FRONT OF THE SCHOOL, BUT THEN EXITED THIS TRUCK, AND WENT INSIDE THE SCHOOL REPEATEDLY PUSHED THE BUTTON TO ENTER THE SCHOOL AND BEGAN BEATING ON THE DOOR. THE STAFF WERE AFRAID FOR THEIR SAFETY AND LOCKED THEMSELVES IN AN OFFICE ROOM TOGETHER AND CALLED CHIEF TURNBOUGH AT WHICH TIME SMITH LEFT. OFFICERS WHO ARRIVED ON SCENE WERE ALSO TOLD SMITH HAD THREATENED TO PHYSICALLY HARM A TEACHER THE WEEK PRIOR. IN SPEAKING WITH THE SCHOOL'S PRINCIPAL, IT WAS SAID SMITH HAD COME IN TO SPEAK A WEEK PRIOR ABOUT ONE OF THE SCHOOL'S STAFF MEMBERS AND SAID "I'LL GO SLAP THE B**** ON THE HEAD".
  • A WARRANT WAS ISSUED FOR SMITH WHOSE BOND HAS BEEN SET AT $5,000.

  • THE TALK REMAINS MONDAY'S SOLAR ECLIPSE.... WITH PEOPLE COMING INTO THE OZARK GATEWAY FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND FROM AROUND THE WORLD, SHARP COUNTY SHERIFF SHANE RUSSELL TOLD HOMTOWN NEWS YESTERDAY THAT FROM A PUBLIC SAFETY STANDPOINT, IT COULDN'T HAVE GONE ANY BETTER.

  • STATE LAWMAKERS WILL BE CONVENING AT THE STATE CAPITAL TODAY FOR THE FISCAL SESSION... A STATE AMENDMENT STIPULATES THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MUST FOCUS SOLEY ON THE BUDGET.… HOMETOWN NEWS ASKED REPRESENTATIVE TREY STEIMEL ABOUT THE MAIN FOCUS OF THE SESSION. THE MOST RECENT REVENUE REPORT SHOWED MARCH NET AVAILABLE REVENUE AT THIRTY FOUR POINT FOUR MILLION DOLLARS OR EIGHT POINT TWO PERCENT GREATER THAN LAST YEAR AND SEVENTEEN POINT FIVE PERCENT ABOVE FORECAST.. REPRESENTATIVE STEIMEL SAYS THE NET AVAILABLE REVENUE RESULTS LAST MONTH WERE ABOVE THE FORECAST IN INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX, CORPORATE INCOME TAX AND SALES TAX... YEAR TO DATE NET AVAILABLE REVENUE IS BELOW LAST YEARS LEVELS BUT EXCEEDS THE FORECAST BY ONE POINT SIX PERCENT...

  • A SALESVILLE WOMAN WHO WAS ARRESED FOR SELLING METHAPHETAMINE TO A CONFIDENTIAL INFORMANT MADE HER FIRST APPERANCE IN BAXTER COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT... 37 YEAR OLD HOLLY BETH EDGIN PLED GUILTY TO UNLAWFUL USE OF A COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE.. SHE WAS SENTENCED TO FOUR YEARS IN PRISON WITH A JUDICIAL TRANSFER TO ONE OF THE COMMUNITY CORRECTION CENTERS IN THE STATE FOR ADDICTION TREATMENT, FOLLOWED BY TWO YEARS SUSPENDED... IN LATE DECEMBER, TWO YEARS AGO, A CONFIDENTIAL INFORMANT TOLD DRUG INVESTIGATORS AN ARRANGEMENT HAD BEEN MADE WITH EDGIN TO PURCHASE 12.5 GRAMS OF METH FOR $475… THERE WERE TWO MALES INVOLVED IN THE SALE THAT EDGIN IS ALLEGED TO HAVE LATER IDENTIFIED AS WORKING FOR HER...

  • THE LAWRENCE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IS PARTNERING WITH THE CITY OF WALNUT RIDGE TO CELEBRATE THE CITY'S SESQUICENTENNIAL… THE SHOP LOCAL PASSPORT WAS INTRODUCED AT LAST SATURDAY NIGHTS ABBEY ROAD CRAFT FAIR IN THE CITY.... PICKUP A PASSPORT AT PARTICIPATING WALNUT RIDGE BUSINESSES, TAKE IT BY THE STORES YOU SHOP THIS WEEK.. LAWRENCE COUNTY CHAMBER EXECUTIVE RACHEAL KING HAS THE DETAILS.. HAVE YOUR PASSPORT STAMPED AT EACH BUSINESS, WHEN YOU GET 7 STAMPS, YOUR ELIGIBLE FOR A PRIZE DRAWING NEXT WEDNESDAY… 3 LUCKY WINNERS WILL BE DRAWN NEXT WEDNESDAY... PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES WHERE YOU CAN PICK UP A PASSPORT INCLUDE, WILLIAMS CORNER, REFLECTIONS SHOPPING CENTER, ELVEN POINT MERCHANTS, GUESS WHAT OF WALNUT RIDGE. BALANCED WEIGHT LOSS SOLUTIONS, TRACY AND COMPANY, THRIVE NUTRITION, ROSS EYE CARE, ASHLOCK TIRE, THE POST BAKERY AND BISTRO, BEAR CRAFT DESIGNS, ECLECTRIC GEEKERY, SHIELDS HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, LACASIA AND HYDES TERMITE AND PEST CONTROL....

  • THE CITY OF WALNUT RIDGE HAS REVISED ITS GARBAGE COLLECTION PROCEDURES.. RESIDENTS SHOULD HAVE THEIR TRASH OUT BY 7AM ON YOUR DESIGNATED PICKUP DAY. THE ARROW ON YOUR COLLECTION CART SHOULD BE POINTED TOWARD THE ROAD. ONLY CITY ISSUED TRASH CARTS WILL BE SERVICED... ALL TRASH MUST BE CONTIANED INSIDE THE CART FOR COLLECTION AND THE LID CLOSED... LOOSE TRASH, BAGS OR REGULAR GARBAGE CONTAINERS CANNOT BE SERVICED... A CART MUST BE PLACED AT THE EDGE OF THE STREET.. THE CART MUST BE THREE FEET FROM ALL OBJECTS SUCH AS VEHICLES, TRAILERS, UTLITY POLES. TREES, MAIL BOXES, OTHER CARTS IN ALL DIRECTIONS.. TO PREVENT LITTERING, LOOSE TRASH MUST BE BAGGED AND TIED BEFORE PLACED INSIDE THE CART FOR COLLECTION... THE CITY APPRECIATES RESIDENTS COOPERATION... IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, CONTACT WALNUT RIDGE CITY HALL AT 870-886-6638..

  • REGISTRATION IS IN FULL SWING AT OZARKA COLLEGE FOR CURRENT AND NEW STUDENTS.. BOTH SUMMER AND FALL COURSES ARE AVAILABLE AT EACH OZARKA CAMPUS IN MELBOURNE, ASH FLAT AND MOUNTIAN VIEW AS WELL AS ONLINE.. FOR ASSISTANCE WITH ADMISSIONS OR REGISRATION, PHONE OZARKA AT 870-368 2024 OR VISIT THE OZARKA COLLEGE LOCATION NEAREST YOU.

  • A MELBOURNE WOMAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH AN ERIN INCIDENT AT A MELBOURNE RESIDENCE... 39 YEAR OLD ERIC COUCH IS CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC BATTERY, THIRD DEGREE, CRIMINAL TRESPASS AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT... COUCH IS BEING HELD IN THE IZARD COUNTY DETENTION CENTER…

  • ONLINE ENTRIES ARE BEING TAKEN FOR THE FULTON COUNTY FAIR SPRING JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SHOW ON SATURDAY, MAY 18TH AT THE FAIRGROUNDS IN SALEM.. ANY JUNIOR EXHIBITOR IS ELIGIBLE TO SHOW.. THERE WILL BE SHOWS FOR BEEF CATTLE, DAIRY CATTLE, SHEEP, GOATS AND SWINE.. SALEM FFA FACULTY ADVISOR WAYNE NEAL COORDINATES THE SHOW... KIDS FROM A WIDE AREA HAVE ALREADY SIGNED UP… THS SHOW WILL START AT 10 ON SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 18TH WITH CHECK IN FROM 8 TIL 9 THAT MORNING.. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT WAYNE NEAL AT 870-371-3232 OR THE FULTON COUNTY FAIR OFFICE AT 870-895-5565...

  • HIGHLAND VEW POST 4772 IS NOW ACCEPTING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS FROM GRADUATING SENIORS OF HIGHLAND HIGH SCHOOL.. APPLICANTS MUST BE A DIRECT DESCENDANT OF A U.S. MILITARY VETERAN; A UNITED STATES CITIZEN, PERMANENT RESIDENT OF ARKANSAS, MUST PRESENT A LETTER OF ADMISSION TO AN ARKANSAS COLLEGE OR TRADE SCHOOL, MUST INCLUDE A TWO PAGE ESSAY ADDRESSING FAMILY BACKGROUND, COMMUNITY SERVICE, CAREER GOALS AND FINANCIAL NEED.. SCHOLARSHIP MONIES WILL BE PAID DIRECTLY TO THE COLLEGE OR TRADE SCHOOL TO COVER THE COST OF TUITION, BOOKS OR OTHER ACADEMIC RELATED EXPENSES.. . INTERESTED HIGHLAND GRADUATING SENIORS SHOULD CONTACT COUNSELOR KELLY MAYHAFFEE AT THE HIGHLAND HIGH SCHOOL OR WES AUSTIN AT 870-710-0729.. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS TODAY


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