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Hope police log

Posted on Sep 1st, 2015

WARRANTS: 8/28 Rakiya Spellman, 25, Hope, failure to comply 8/29 Doris Jones, 33, Hope, failure to comply Brandon Mallory, 30, Hot…

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Drug Court receives donation from Wal-Mart

Posted on Aug 31st, 2015

The Hempstead County Drug Court, with Judge Duncan Culpepper as its head, received a donation from Billy Simms, of Wal-Mart recently. The Drug Court…

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Farmer’s Bank school contest starts Tuesday

Posted on Aug 31st, 2015

MAGNOLIA – Farmers Bank & Trust announces it will once again be hosting the second annual Farmers Bank & Trust Grant Program for…

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RoC at Health Expo

Posted on Aug 31st, 2015

HOPE - Rainbow of Challenges joined numerous health-related businesses recently at the 20th annual Health Expo held at Hempstead Hall. Screenings of…

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Rodeo planned for Labor Day weekend

Posted on Aug 31st, 2015

NASHVILLE - The Cross Point Cowboy Church invites the community to attend the IRA/ARA rodeo that will be held on September 5 at 8 p.m.,  and…

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Emmet library fundraiser held

Posted on Aug 31st, 2015

EMMET - A fundraiser to help purchase lighting for the new Emmet Public Library was held Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Chuck Wagon. Those attending…

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Last hoorah of summer

Posted on Aug 31st, 2015

HOPE - With school now in session summer is "officially" over for children in the area. However, several took advantage of the warm weather to make…

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Farmer’s Market vendors named

Posted on Aug 30th, 2015

Expected at market Tuesday, September 1st: Arnold Farms - Lynn Arnold - plenty of squash, limited tomatoes and assorted jams and…

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Thomason addresses Lions Club

Posted on Aug 30th, 2015

Chris Thomason, chancellor at University of Arkansas Community College at Hope-Texarkana spoke to the Hope Lions Club Monday and many positive facts…

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75+ Acre Wildfire Burns In South Hempstead County

Posted on Aug 30th, 2015

At approximately 2:00 Sunday afternoon, Patmos and Spring Hill Volunteer Fire Departments were alerted to a large, out of control fire on Hwy. 29…

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Burn Ban To Be Reinstated For Hempstead County

Posted on Aug 30th, 2015

The recently lifted burn ban for Hempstead County will be reinstated Monday, according to County Judge Haskell…

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20th annual Health Expo well-attended

Posted on Aug 30th, 2015

The 20th annual Health Expo at Hempstead Hall was well-attended on Saturday. The first Health Expo was organized through the Hope Rotary Club and the…

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Watermelon Weigh-Off expected to draw crowd

Posted on Aug 29th, 2015

On Saturday, September 5, the Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the Old Washington Farmer’s Market and Historic…

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Hope High School AF ROTC Holds Fundraiser

Posted on Aug 29th, 2015

HOPE - The Hope High School Air Force ROTC held their first fundraiser of the school year Saturday outside of Atwoods. According to Arabia Conway,…

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Livestock report

Posted on Aug 29th, 2015

Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday Aug 27, 2015   Cattle Receipts: 1490           Last week:…

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Single Vehicle Accident On Hempstead 248

Posted on Aug 28th, 2015

HOPE - A single vehicle accident Friday afternoon on Hempstead County 248 left a driver counting their 'lucky stars'. Hempstead County Deputies…

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2 Vehicle Accident Stops Traffic On N. Hervey

Posted on Aug 28th, 2015

HOPE - At approximately 3:30 pm Thursday, a 2 vehicle brought afterschool traffic to a halt on N. Hervey in Hope. Pafford EMS and three Hope…

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Wreck on Third and Main involves two vehicles

Posted on Aug 28th, 2015

HOPE--A late afternoon accident occurred at Third and Pine on Friday. Pafford EMS was on scene and it is not known if any victims were transported.…

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“Just a Couple of Country Kids”

Posted on Aug 28th, 2015

Who knew when two young people met in 1957 that they would be celebrating their 58th anniversary on August 25? Johnny and LaJuan Thompson are those…

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Airlift Required For Single Vehicle Accident Hwy. 29S

Posted on Aug 28th, 2015

            Early Thursday afternoon emergency services were alerted to a single vehicle crash on…

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Feral hog workshop held

Posted on Aug 28th, 2015

    HOPE - There was a packed house for the Feral Hog Workshop at the U of A Research and Extension offices. Dr. Vic Ford…

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Good news at Nevada school board meeting

Posted on Aug 28th, 2015

ROSSTON - There was pretty much nothing but good news at the Nevada School Board meeting Thursday night. Nevada School District Superintendent…

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Sheriff addresses Quorum Court

Posted on Aug 27th, 2015

The Hempstead County Quorum Court met Thursday evening and discussed a volunteer tax that would have gone towards Hempstead County deputies'…

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Shuttle bus service available for Health Expo Saturday

Posted on Aug 27th, 2015

The 20th annual Family Health Expo, which will be held on Saturday, August 29, will be easier to get to because of a school bus shuttle service being…

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Sonic donates to Hope High School

Posted on Aug 27th, 2015

Sonic of Hope and the Jirous Foundation, which is based in Oklahoma City, Okla. gave a donation to Tommy Campbell, principal of Hope High School this…

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Easter delivers tabs to Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Posted on Aug 27th, 2015

Reginald Easter, an employee of the Arkansas Transportation and Highways Department, always manages to get people to donate a great many tabs to…

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AFJROTC fundraiser Saturday

Posted on Aug 27th, 2015

HOPE - Hope High School's AFJROTC will be having a fundraiser from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at Atwood's. All proceeds will be used…

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20 Acre Grass Fire Contained Wednesday Afternoon

Posted on Aug 27th, 2015

A large grass fire off Allen's Ferry Road, northwest of Fulton, required not only three Hempstead County Volunteer Fire Departments but also the…

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City of Washington hosts Community Coffee

Posted on Aug 26th, 2015

The City of Washington hosted the Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee on Wednesday, August 26th. Refreshments were homemade and delicious and LuGene…

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Corey Franks hosts Coffee

Posted on Aug 26th, 2015

The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee on July 29th was hosted by Family Heritage Insurance. The local agent is Corey Franks.…

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Hope police log

Posted on Aug 25th, 2015

WARRANTS: 8/21 Colvin Beasley, 34, Prescott, failure to appear, body attachment Appollonia Rowe, 30, Hope, failure to appear Juvenile…

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Hunter ed course set

Posted on Aug 25th, 2015

COLUMBUS - An Arkansas Hunter Education class will be held at the Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.…

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3D archery tourney set

Posted on Aug 25th, 2015

COLUMBUS - A 3D archery tournament will be held Sept. 5 from 8 a.m. until noon at the Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education…

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Shooting course set

Posted on Aug 25th, 2015

COLUMBUS - Friday on the Range is being offered by the Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center. The course is for those who…

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HC pageant deadline nears

Posted on Aug 25th, 2015

HOPE - The deadline for entering the Hempstead County Pageant is Aug. 28. The categories are as follows: tiny miss, 2-3; little miss, 4-5; petite…

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Watermelon weigh-off Sept. 5

Posted on Aug 25th, 2015

HISTORIC WASHINGTON STATE PARK - On Saturday, September 5, the Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the Old Washington…

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Hope for Paws hosts neuter/spay clinic

Posted on Aug 25th, 2015

Hope for Paws will be hosting the next low cost spay/neuter clinic Sept 22nd, 2015- Sept 24th, 2015. We will begin taking applications and signing…

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Blood drive saturday

Posted on Aug 25th, 2015

HOPE - LifeShare is having a blood drive Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Hempstead County Health Expo, Hempstead County Fairgrounds Hope from 9:30 a.m.…

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Health expo Saturday

Posted on Aug 25th, 2015

HOPE - The 20th Annual Family Health Expo will be held Saturday, August 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hempstead Hall, on the campus of UACCH.…

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Hempstead County Burn Ban Lifted

Posted on Aug 24th, 2015

The burn ban for Hempstead County has been lifted, effective…

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Singleton seeks help for raises

Posted on Aug 24th, 2015

  Dear Citizens of Hempstead County, August 24, 2015   The following is a letter I sent to the Hempstead County Quorum Court on…

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Hempstead/Nevada County School Districts Present ‘Rachel’s Challenge’ Program

Posted on Aug 24th, 2015

HOPE - Spring Hill, Hope and Blevins School Districts, along with the Prescott and Nevada districts have teamed together to present Rachel's…

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Woodard Scholarship endowed

Posted on Aug 24th, 2015

HOPE - The Hempstead County Economic Development Corporation announced this week the establishment of the Wesley Woodard Economic Development…

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Hempstead Hall and SWAAC partner for programs throughout next year

Posted on Aug 23rd, 2015

  HOPE-- With the start of the fall semester, it is time to get your calendars out and prepare for an amazing line-up of events at Hempstead Hall…

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National Park celebrates Clinton’s birthday

Posted on Aug 23rd, 2015

  On Wednesday August 26, 2015 at 6 p.m. join Park Rangers and community members as we celebrate the 69th  birthday of President Clinton and…

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Hempstead County Office of Emergency Management Hosts Hazard Mitigation Plan Meeting

Posted on Aug 23rd, 2015

HOPE - The Hempstead County Office of Emergency Management hosted a Hazard Mitigation Plan Meeting Thursday. Attendees included Hope Fire Department…

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Mid-morning crash injures one

Posted on Aug 23rd, 2015

A single-car crash occurred at approximately 9:30 a. m. Saturday on Hwy. 278, near Washington. No details were available at the scene, but Hempstead…

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Technology program held at Historic Washington

Posted on Aug 22nd, 2015

Historic Washington State Park showed the technology of the 19th Century and the technology of today through several exhibitions that were set up at…

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Hope police log

Posted on Aug 22nd, 2015

WARANTS: 8/17 Tiangela Harris, 26, of Hoe, failure to appear, two foreign warrants 8/18 Senecca McFadden, 28, Hope, failure to…

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Livestock report

Posted on Aug 22nd, 2015

Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday Aug 20, 2015   Cattle Receipts: 1749           Last week:…

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Body Discovered In Saratoga Friday Morning

Posted on Aug 21st, 2015

At approximately 9:30 am Friday morning, a body was discovered at a home on Hwy. 32W outside of Saratoga. Saratoga first responders, Pafford EMS and…

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Health scan coming to Hope

Posted on Aug 21st, 2015

HOPE - The Wadley health scan van will be in hope from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24. Those interested can be screened for stroke, with an…

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Courses offered for small business

Posted on Aug 21st, 2015

HOPE – The Division of Industry Outreach & Continuing Education is providing a free series of small business development classes beginning…

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The man with the big smile

Posted on Aug 20th, 2015

When anyone goes into Wal-Mart to shop, they remember Edgar, the one with the big smile and the one in the wheelchair. Edgar Pineda, of Hope, has…

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City Board meeting addresses zoning changes, grants

Posted on Aug 20th, 2015

At the Tuesday night Hope City Board meeting, ordinance approval, several grants, and a zoning change were discussed. The somewhat controversial…

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RoC having good first week

Posted on Aug 20th, 2015

HOPE - Classes at Making Rainbows preschool in Hope got underway for the 2015-16 school year with lots of excitement and a spoonful of trepidation.…

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Full slate of events on tap at Hempstead Hall

Posted on Aug 20th, 2015

HOPE - With the start of the fall semester, it is time to get your calendars out and prepare for an amazing line-up of events at Hempstead Hall on…

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CASA needs volunteers

Posted on Aug 20th, 2015

HOPE/PRESCOTT - Summer break is winding down, and the back-to-school season is in full swing. The start of the school year can be a new and exciting…

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Burn banss still in effect

Posted on Aug 20th, 2015

HOPE/PRESCOTT - Regardless of Wednesday's downpour, burn bans remain in effect in both Hempstead and Nevada Counties until further…

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Crowd Attends United Way 2016 Campaign Kickoff Community Coffee Wednesday

Posted on Aug 19th, 2015

The United Way of Hempstead County hosted Wednesday's Community Coffee, in celebration of the kickoff of the 2016 Campaign, drawing quite a…

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ADC Work Release Inmate Escapes, Quickly Arrested In Hope

Posted on Aug 19th, 2015

 A work release inmate walked away from his job in Texarkana on Tuesday, but was arrested at a Hope apartment just hours later. 31 year old Torey…

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HopePrescott.com Makes Donation to the United Way of Hempstead County

Posted on Aug 19th, 2015

At this Wednesday's Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee, sponsored by the United Way of Hempstead County, Wendell Hoover, President of…

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City of Hope Raising Awareness of Code Red Emergency Notification Program

Posted on Aug 19th, 2015

In conjunction with the Hope Fire Department, Hope Public Works placed a banner in front of Fire Station No. 1 Tuesday, promoting the CodeRED…

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Bancorp South Employees Observe United Way Campaign 2016 Kickoff

Posted on Aug 19th, 2015

Several Bancorp South United Way members observed the kickoff of the United Way of Hempstead County 2016 Campaign on Wednesday. Bancorp South,…

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Welcomed Rain Also Causes Problems

Posted on Aug 19th, 2015

While the afternoon rains dumped almost 1" of liquid sunshine on the Hempstead County area Wednesday, it also brought the western County areas a…

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State doing well in area of economic development

Posted on Aug 19th, 2015

HOPE - Mike Preston, director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, was the keynote speaker at the 29th Annual Hempstead County Economic…

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National Park celebration Aug. 16

Posted on Aug 19th, 2015

HOPE - Wednesday August 26, at 6 p.m., join Park Rangers and community members as we celebrate the 69th birthday of President Clinton and the 99th…

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Scouts enjoy swim time

Posted on Aug 19th, 2015

HOPE - Less Paterson, Cub Master of Scout Pack 5, took his troops to the pool recently for an evening of fun and to cool…

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Hope Fire Department receives donation from Georgia Pacific

Posted on Aug 19th, 2015

HOPE--Members of the Hope Fire Department as well as City Manager Catherine Cook, and Mayor Dennis Ramsey were on hand when Andrea Hale, representing…

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First day of school came quick

Posted on Aug 19th, 2015

Administrators, teachers, and secretaries were ready for the kids to come back to school yesterday. Parents also visited the office to straighten out…

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Ross introduces Snickers to Lions Club

Posted on Aug 19th, 2015

HOPE--Lions Club member Mark Ross introduced his service dog, Snickers, to the Lions Club at the meeting this week. Ross received the dog with a…

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Young booked for rape

Posted on Aug 18th, 2015

HOPE - A 19-year-old Hope man has been booked into the Hempstead County Detention Facility for rape. According to a release from the Hempstead…

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Third Elkins Ferry event Saturday

Posted on Aug 18th, 2015

PRESCOTT - The third and final Save Elkins Ferry Tour and Dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22. The tour will be from 5:30-8 p.m.…

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Hope police log

Posted on Aug 18th, 2015

WARRANTS: 8/16 Daniel Smith, 30, Hope, failure to appear ACCIDENTS: 8/14 A two vehicle hit and run accident occurred on private…

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ASP gearing up for Labor Day holiday

Posted on Aug 18th, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Colonel Bill Bryant, Director of the Arkansas State Police and the Governor’s Highway Safety representative, today announced the…

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HSD readies for new school year

Posted on Aug 17th, 2015

HOPE - Last week parents took their children to Clinton Elementary School to get them signed up for the 2015-16 school year, and to help them find…

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Graduation held for DDS class

Posted on Aug 17th, 2015

HOPE -  "Pomp and Circumstance" was the song of the morning recently as the children of Rainbow of Challenges' Making Rainbows DDS class conducted…

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Burn ban in effect for Hempstead County

Posted on Aug 16th, 2015

HOPE--A burn ban is now in effect for Hempstead County until further notice, according to Hempstead County Judge Haskell Morse. No open burning of…

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Jason Helms completes Music in the Park series

Posted on Aug 16th, 2015

The Jason Helms Band wowed the crowd at Historic Washington State Park Saturday night as they appeared as the last concert in a series of " Music in…

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Hope police log

Posted on Aug 15th, 2015

WARRANTS: 8/12 Jordan Graves, 25, Texarkana, TX, failure to appear Todd Stuart, 45, Hope, failure to comply, two foreign warrants Shannon…

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Livestock report

Posted on Aug 15th, 2015

Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday Aug 13, 2015   Cattle Receipts: 1622           Last week:…

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Rosenbaum charged with manslaughter

Posted on Aug 13th, 2015

HOPE - Shawn Rosenbaum, 53, of Hope, has been arrested and charged with manslaughter. According to a release from the Hempstead County Sheriff's…

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Annual Spring Hill School Teacher and Employee Appreciation Luncheon Held

Posted on Aug 13th, 2015

The Annual Spring Hill School Teacher and Employee Appreciation Luncheon was held Wednesday at Bethany Baptist Church in Spring Hill. Sponsored…

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UAHT has new orientation program

Posted on Aug 13th, 2015

  HOPE – The fall semester at the University of Arkansas at Hope and Texarkana begins Monday, August 24.  An orientation for new…

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HPD cracking down drunk driving for Labor Day

Posted on Aug 13th, 2015

  HOPE - As summer winds down, Hope Police Department is ramping up its enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on drunk…

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UPDATE: Suspect Pictures Released In Morning Robbery

Posted on Aug 12th, 2015

Hope Police Department Assistant Chief of Police, Kimberly Tomlin, released these two pictures of the suspects in the early morning robbery of the…

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Hope Man Dies in Morning Vehicle Accident

Posted on Aug 12th, 2015

A 42 year old Hope man died in a two-vehicle  accident Wednesday on Hempstead County Road 52, shortly before 11:00 am. According to the Arkansas…

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Two sought in morning robbery

Posted on Aug 12th, 2015

    HOPE - On August 11, at approximately 4:10 a.m., officers of the Hope Police Department responded to the 2600 block of North…

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Pups looking for furever homes

Posted on Aug 12th, 2015

Pedro, above, is looking for a new home after his owner moved away. He is a four-year-old Yorkie and is very sweet, according to Animal Control…

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Festival Fishing Derby a biting success

Posted on Aug 12th, 2015

This little one caught the fish and wanted to show it off, but touching it--that was a different story at the Watermelon Festival Youth Fishing…

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Lions Club fish fry a success

Posted on Aug 12th, 2015

Lions President Nancy Bailey listens Monday August 10th as Fish Fry Chairman Sharon Wright reports that the club fed 606 people at the Hope…

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Kershaw wows crowd at festival

Posted on Aug 11th, 2015

HOPE--Sammy Kershaw gave the crowd what they came for Saturday night with a concert that brought back many memories. Kershaw performed songs that…

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Watermelon tradition–Bingo–popular again

Posted on Aug 11th, 2015

HOPE--Bingo at the festival began as a fundraiser for the B & PW Club and is now managed by the Women of Hope. It was popular as ever at the…

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Seed-spitting winners announced

Posted on Aug 11th, 2015

HOPE--The seed-spitting champions have been announced from the Watermelon Festival. Dave and Judy Phillips were co-chairs for the event as they have…

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Hope Police release

Posted on Aug 11th, 2015

WARRANTS SERVED: 08.07.15 Vicki Loudermilk, 58, of Hope, AR Failure to Comply Windell Ross, 61, of Hope, AR Failure to Comply Tevin McKillion,…

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Short meeting for Blevins board

Posted on Aug 11th, 2015

BLEVINS - An executive session lasted longer than the regular meeting of the Blevins School Board Monday night. The session of the August meeting…

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Kevin McKinnon HopePrescott.com Scholarship Awarded

Posted on Aug 10th, 2015

Rebecca Ward, a Nevada High School graduate, has been awarded the Kevin McKinnon HopePrescott.com Scholarship. Ms. Ward will be attending UACCH,…

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Stretch of Hwy 278 dedicated to Sgt. Young

Posted on Aug 10th, 2015

ROSSTON - It was a solemn, yet joyous, occasion Saturday when a stretch of Hwy. 278 in Rosston was named for a fallen local soldier. From the city…

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Jester competes in 35th Melonfest 5k

Posted on Aug 10th, 2015

HOPE - Longtime local runner Sandy Watkins Jester recently completed her 35th consecutive Watermelon Festival 5K. The veteran runner was among a…

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RoC water day fun

Posted on Aug 10th, 2015

HOPE - The children of Making Rainbows' preschool of Making Rainbows recently beat the summer heat with a special water fun day. It took nothing more…

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