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High School Football Week 14

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2016

Local Teams Home Away Quarter Prescott  41 Newport  8 Final 2A Teams Home Away Quarter…

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Musical entertainment set for Christmas and Candlelight

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2016

WASHINGTON - Come out and enjoy the 30th Annual Christmas and Candlelight event at Historic Washington State Park. Tours are from 1-8 p.m. and…

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Millwood Dam & Reservoir 50th Anniversary Celebrated

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2016

(courtesy Saratoga Arkansas Digest) The past, present and future of Millwood Lake were all touched on Thursday morning at the 50th observance of…

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Annual Lions Auction Underway

Posted on Dec 1st, 2016

  HOPE - The much-anticipated annual Hope Lions Club Christmas Auction is underway! Whether you are looking for Razorback items, shelf…

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December 3rd Trade Day RESCHEDULED To December 10th

Posted on Dec 1st, 2016

HOPE - The Hope/Hempstead County Trade Day scheduled for Saturday, December 3rd has been postponed due to a forecast of heavy rain. Trade Day has…

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Hope- Christmas Open House Merchant’s

Posted on Dec 1st, 2016

HOPE - Shop in Hope for the holidays!! The Merchant's Christmas Open House will be here Tuesday, December 6th, from 4:00pm until 7:00pm. Once again,…

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First Part Of Youth Waterfowl Hunt On Saturday

Posted on Dec 1st, 2016

LITTLE ROCK - Despite some rainfall earlier this week, dry conditions persist for much of The Natural State and many Arkansas wildlife management…

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Questions about college addressed

Posted on Dec 1st, 2016

  HOPE - Do you continue to find reasons why college is not a possibility for you? Those reasons are nonsense and are in many cases just excuses.…

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Washington prepares for Christmas and Candlelight

Posted on Dec 1st, 2016

WASHINGTON - Volunteers of the Washington community gather in order to help decorate this historic village. The town will be kicking off its 30th…

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Successful Sales Class To Be Held

Posted on Dec 1st, 2016

HOPE - The SAU Small Business and Technology Development Center will be presenting a Build Revenue With Successful Sales class in Hope on Tuesday,…

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Schools Seek Parental Feedback

Posted on Dec 1st, 2016

HOPE - A parent survey to determine support for expanding the 'academy' concept in the district has been posted on four Hope Public School District…

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Spring Hill Elementary Awarded Outstanding Educational Performance Awards

Posted on Dec 1st, 2016

SPRING HILL - Spring Hill Elementary has been awarded Outstanding Educational Performance Awards in Literacy and Science. The awards, which…

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Hope Lions Readying For Christmas Auction

Posted on Nov 30th, 2016

HOPE - The Hope Lions Club are busy readying for their annual Christmas Auction that begins tomorrow, Thursday December 1st, and runs through…

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Express Employment Hosts Chamber Coffee

Posted on Nov 30th, 2016

HOPE - Express Employment Professionals hosted Wednesday's Chamber Coffee at the Hope Hempstead Chamber of Commerce. Express is The Source for…

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RoC helps make luminaries

Posted on Nov 30th, 2016

HOPE - Rainbow of Challenges’ individuals recently took part in the assembly of luminaries at Washington Historic State Park to be used during…

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Emmet Xmas parade Dec. 10

Posted on Nov 30th, 2016

EMMET - The 23RD Annual Emmet Christmas Night of Lights Parade will be held Saturday, December 10, starting at 6 P.M., sponsored by EVA, the Emmet…

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‘Student Voice’ Debuts At School Board Session

Posted on Nov 30th, 2016

HOPE - The Hope Public Schools Board heard new voices Monday night with the introduction of the 'Student Voice' teams at Hope Hogh School and Yerger…

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Aerial Survey Reveals Very Low Duck Numbers In State

Posted on Nov 30th, 2016

LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists conducted the November 2016 aerial waterfowl survey last week and the prior week in…

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Lions Club Gives To Hope Public Schools

Posted on Nov 30th, 2016

HOPE - The Hope Lions Club recently presented $300 to Hope Public Schools for their reading initiative program. Receiving the money from Lions…

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Posted on Nov 30th, 2016

HOPE - Hope City crews are putting the finishing touches on Christmas decorations throughout downtown. Here, Charles Martin and Kirk Gray are seen…

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Hope Auto Donates SUV For Lions Auction

Posted on Nov 29th, 2016

HOPE - A local dealership donated a SUV Tuesday to the Lions Club, to be auctioned off in their annual Christmas auction, which takes place this…

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Emmet Woman Wins 12 Gauge From Hope Auto

Posted on Nov 29th, 2016

HOPE - An Emmet woman won a 12 gauge shotgun from Hope Auto in a drawing they had this month. Tracy Ditzler entered the drawing recently when her…

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Hope High School Incident Under Investigation

Posted on Nov 29th, 2016

HOPE - The report Tuesday morning of what was determined to be a BB gun brought onto the Hope High School campus remains under investigation.…

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Missing Person Case Opened By Hope Police Department

Posted on Nov 29th, 2016

Mr. Haddix has been located. He is unharmed and reportedly was staying with friends. HOPE - 60 year old Glenn 'Aggie' Haddix, of Hope, was last…

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Hope police log

Posted on Nov 29th, 2016

WARRANTS: 11/24 Brian Guidry, 35, Hope, failure to comply John Greene, 51, Hope, failure to appear 11/25 Shunquiz Trotter, 25, Hope,…

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Hope School Board Meets Monday Night

Posted on Nov 29th, 2016

HOPE - The Hope School Board met Monday November 28th for their regular meeting. Vice President Jesus Coronado presided in the absence of President…

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Spring Hill School Board Meeting Minutes

Posted on Nov 28th, 2016

SPRING HILL - The Spring Hill School Board held its November meeting Thursday, November 17th. Members present were Mary Harrison,  Joey Anderson,…

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Arkansas State Archives Named One Of Best State Genealogy Websites

Posted on Nov 28th, 2016

LITTLE ROCK - On November 10, the Arkansas State Archives was named to Family Tree Magazine's list of 75 Best State Websites for Genealogy for 2016.…

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Hope Lions Club Readies For Annual Christmas Auction

Posted on Nov 28th, 2016

HOPE - Monday's Noon Lions Club meeting was all about plans for the Annual Christmas Auction, which takes place this coming Thursday, Friday and…

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HopePrescott.com Donates To Hope Police Department’s Santa Cop Program

Posted on Nov 28th, 2016

HOPE - Wendell Hoover, President of HopePrescott.com made a donation to the Hope Police Department's Santa Cop Program Monday morning. Chief of…

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Boating classes offered

Posted on Nov 28th, 2016

COLUMBUS - The Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center in Columbus invites you to take the Arkansas Boating Education…

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Hunter ed courses set

Posted on Nov 28th, 2016

COLULMBUS - The Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center in Columbus invites you to take the Arkansas Hunter Education…

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Second Saturday fishing derby’s set

Posted on Nov 28th, 2016

COLUMBUS - Join the Staff at Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center for the 2nd Saturday Fishing Derby. All children ages 15 and…

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3-D archery at Grandview Prairie

Posted on Nov 28th, 2016

COLUMBUS - Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center invites everyone to join us for the First Saturday of the month 3-D Archery…

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UAHT adds rankine-cycler

Posted on Nov 28th, 2016

  HOPE - The University of Arkansas at Hope-Texarkana recently added a RankineCycler steam turbine engine lab to the Technical and Industrial…

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Commission Approves Feral Hog Harvest on WMAs During Firearm Deer Season

Posted on Nov 27th, 2016

LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission unanimously voted to allow the harvest of feral hogs during firearms seasons of deer, bear or elk…

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Dog Fighting Difficult To Catch Until Remains Of Losers Found

Posted on Nov 27th, 2016

HOPE/HEMPSTEAD COUNTY - Bait dogs, those being small, scared  or perhaps wounded already, are being tossed aside after their purpose is no more,…

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Update: escapee captured

Posted on Nov 26th, 2016

HOPE - Christopher A. Love who escaped Custody has been apprehended, Love was taken into custody without incident in Nashville,  at approximately…

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Hope Holiday Hullabaloo Held Today

Posted on Nov 26th, 2016

HOPE - The Hope Holiday Hullabaloo was held Saturday at the Fair Park Coliseum. Organized by Tonya Robb and Shea Fogerty, in order to showcase…

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Livestock report

Posted on Nov 26th, 2016

HOPE - No livestock report. No auction due to Thanksgiving…

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High School Football Week 13

Posted on Nov 25th, 2016

Local Teams Home Away Quarter Fordyce 26 Prescott 29 Final 2A Teams Home…

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Hope police log

Posted on Nov 24th, 2016

WARRANTS: 11/21 William White, 54, Hope, failure to comply Timothy Artis, 23, Glenwood, IL, failure to appear Porcha Muldrew, 23, Hope,…

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Theft Reported At John Deere Tractor Monday

Posted on Nov 24th, 2016

HOPE - According to a police report obtained this week, John Deere Tractor Company at 3862 H278 West reported three STIHIL chainsaws stolen on…

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Spring Hill High School InvenTeam To Travel To MIT

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2016

SPRING HILL - The Spring Hill High School InvenTeam has been invited to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) this June to showcase their…

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Tuberville busted for drug possession

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2016

HOPE - Todd Tuberville, 36, was arrested on warrants from Clark County. During the arrest deputies found a small plastic baggie containing a crystal…

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Christmas and Candlelight at Washington

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2016

  WASHINGTON - Join the staff of Historic Washington State Park for its 30th Annual Christmas and Candlelight which will be held December 3 and…

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Two Vehicle Motor Vehicle Accident Leaves One Dead

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2016

A two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon left one Prescott man dead. John Pennington, 40, was eastbound on State Highway 371, in a 2004 Ford F-150…

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Drivers Reminded To Use IDriveArkansas.com For Thanksgiving Day Holiday Travel Information

Posted on Nov 22nd, 2016

LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) reminds drivers to 'know before you go' and visit IDriveArkansas.com…

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Motor Vehicle Accident Stalling Traffic On Hwy. 371-Hempstead 290

Posted on Nov 22nd, 2016

A serious motor vehicle accident has occurred on State Highway 371, near Hempstead 290, just about half way between Nashville and McCaskill, today,…

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Dr. Kirkpatrick Brings Program For Kiwanis Farm/City Day

Posted on Nov 22nd, 2016

HOPE - The Hope Kiwanis Club had a great speaker for their annual Farm/City Day program Tuesday November 22. Southwest Research and Extension…

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Hope Kiwanis Club Welcomes Farm Family Of The Year

Posted on Nov 22nd, 2016

HOPE - The Hope Kiwanis Club was pleased to have the Hempstead County Farm Family of the Year at the annual Farm/City Day program…

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Hope police log

Posted on Nov 22nd, 2016

WARRANTS: 11/18 Ivory Conway, 52, Hope, failure to comply Cassa Beasley, 24, Hope, failure to comply 11/20 James McKamie, 46, Hope,…

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Ribbon Cutting Held For Apartments Of Hope

Posted on Nov 22nd, 2016

HOPE - A ribbon cutting was held Tuesday morning for Apartments of Hope, a 74-unit apartment complex located at 3000 West Avenue B, just outside of…

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HCSO probing chainsaw theft

Posted on Nov 22nd, 2016

HOPE – Hempstead County Sheriff’s investigators are looking into bad checks used in the theft of three chainsaws. According to a release from…

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Clinton Birthplace Home Holiday Closures

Posted on Nov 21st, 2016

HOPE - The President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site hours of operations during the season of holidays are as…

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New Members Sworn In To Lions Club

Posted on Nov 21st, 2016

HOPE - Two men were sworn in to the Lions Club Monday afternoon. Craig Robinson and Jack Still were sworn in by Lion Bill Freeman. Claudia Griffin…

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Grace Leonhart Honored At Lions Club

Posted on Nov 21st, 2016

HOPE - Grace Leonhart, long-time Hope resident and reporter, was honored Monday by the Lions Club. Ms. Leonhart is leaving the Hope area after…

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Officers honored at banquet

Posted on Nov 21st, 2016

HOPE - Officers with the Hope Police Department were honored for their service at the department's annual Award's Banquet. This year's banquet was…

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HCSO probes robbery

Posted on Nov 21st, 2016

HOPE – An aggravated robbery is being investigated by the Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO). According to a release from the HCSO,…

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Family suffers carbon monoxide poisoning

Posted on Nov 21st, 2016

HOPE – Deputies from the Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) were called to a medical emergency Sunday morning. According to a release…

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Hope police log

Posted on Nov 21st, 2016

WARRANTS: 11/14 Andria Johnson, 32, Hope, failure to comply Marcellous Turner, 34, Hope, failure to appear 11/15 Carl Maddox, 49,…

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Click it or ticket this holiday season

Posted on Nov 21st, 2016

  HOPE – This Thanksgiving, Hope Law Enforcement is teaming up with law enforcement agencies across the country on a high-visibility Click It…

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Prize-winning Trout Coming To Community Ponds For Thanksgiving

Posted on Nov 21st, 2016

LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commision's Family and Community Fishing program is kicking off the winter in style, by releasing hundreds…

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Suspected Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Sends 3 To Hospital

Posted on Nov 20th, 2016

HOPE - Suspected carbon monoxide poisoning sent three people to a local hospital early Sunday morning. Pafford EMS units and the Hempstead County…

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Hope Police Department To Sponsor Santa Cop Program

Posted on Nov 19th, 2016

HOPE - The Hope Police Department is asking for donations for their 2016 Santa Cop Program. The Santa Cop program serves families nominated by our…

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City Of Hope Thanksgiving Schedule

Posted on Nov 19th, 2016

HOPE - The City of Hope has announced their Thanksgiving schedule. Hope Public Works will be closed Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November…

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AGFC Urges Hunters To Use Caution With Trees Stands, Guns

Posted on Nov 19th, 2016

LITTLE ROCK - A successful Arkansas hunting season can be marred by the rare story of a hunting accident that proved fatal when it could have been…

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Freeze Warning In Effect For Hempstead & Nevada Counties

Posted on Nov 19th, 2016

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a Freeze Warning for both Hempstead and Nevada counties, in effect from 12:00am until 9:00am…

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High School Football Week 12

Posted on Nov 18th, 2016

Local Teams Home Away Quarter Prescott  59 Piggott  37 FINAL 2A Teams…

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Ribbon-cutting held for Blonde Ambition

Posted on Nov 18th, 2016

Above, the official opening for Blonde Ambition was held Thursday morning. The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting for…

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UAHT hosts Coffee, unveiling of sculpture

Posted on Nov 18th, 2016

Above, Jan Wright Walter, designer of the sculpture that was unveiled at UAHT Wednesday, spoke to the crowd and explained the meaning of…

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Arkansas Education Association Calls For Bonner’s Resignation

Posted on Nov 18th, 2016

LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Education Association has now joined the Arkansas NAACP in calling for the resignation of Blevins School Board member Ted…

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Tips for cooking turkey

Posted on Nov 18th, 2016

  TEXARKANA - Cooking the turkey for Thanksgiving is a family tradition for many. I prefer the traditional baked bird, but many other options…

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Hempstead County Burn Ban Temporarily Lifted

Posted on Nov 18th, 2016

HOPE - Hempstead County Judge Haskell Morse has temporarily lifted the countywide burn ban, due to recent rainfall over the…

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Hempstead County Thanksgiving Week Schedule

Posted on Nov 18th, 2016

HOPE - The Hempstead County Courthouse, Road and Waste Departments will be closed Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th, with the…

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Hempstead County Quorum Court meets with much discussion

Posted on Nov 18th, 2016

HOPE--The Quorum Court met a week early Thursday evening and much discussion was heard about the purchase of Farmer's Bank. “I think we're going…

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NSB updated on end of semester activities

Posted on Nov 18th, 2016

ROSSTON – With little on the agenda, it didn’t take the Nevada School Board long to conclude its November meeting. Superintendent Rick McAfee…

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ASP to be out in force during holidays

Posted on Nov 18th, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansans are expected to get an early start on their Thanksgiving holiday travel plans. Beginning Monday (November 21), Arkansas…

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Hempstead County Road 7 To Be Closed For Construction

Posted on Nov 18th, 2016

HOPE - According to a press release from Hempstead County Judge Haskell Morse, a segment of Hempstead 7 will be closed, beginning Monday, November…

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Livestock report

Posted on Nov 18th, 2016

Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday Nov 17, 2016   Cattle Receipts: 1657           Last week:…

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Dry Conditions For Duck Season Opener

Posted on Nov 17th, 2016

LITTLE ROCK - Despite a chance for rainfall later in the week, it looks like the opening weekend of Arkansas' duck season will be dominated by dry…

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Leonhart reception well attended

Posted on Nov 17th, 2016

HOPE - A reception was held for Grace Leonhart at the Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Wednesday evening. Leonhart will be leaving…

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HCSO launched new website feature

Posted on Nov 17th, 2016

  HOPE – In May 2015, the Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office launched a new website. Now, the site has been updated and includes a jail…

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RoC Angel Tree drive underway

Posted on Nov 17th, 2016

  HOPE – Making Rainbows childcare center of Hope will again conduct its annual “ROC Angel Tree” drive. The goal of the project…

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PNCSS hosts Thanksgiving lunch

Posted on Nov 17th, 2016

PRESCOTT - The staff of Prescott/Nevada Country Special Services Child Center held a special Thanksgiving feast for the little ones and their…

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UAHT sending care packages to soldiers

Posted on Nov 17th, 2016

HOPE - The University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana collected enough donations Tuesday to supply 37 care packages to troops in Afghanistan. Also,…

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Arkansas State Conference NAACP Calls For Bonner’s Resignation

Posted on Nov 17th, 2016

BLEVINS - Arkansas State Conference of the NAACP President Rizelle Aaron released the following statement Wednesday: "In light of the offensive…

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Fatality Crash On I-30 Wednesday

Posted on Nov 17th, 2016

HOPE - A single vehicle accident that occurred Wednesday has left one Texas woman dead. According to an Arkansas State Police accident report, the…

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Jessups celebrate 62 years of marriage

Posted on Nov 16th, 2016

Above, Forrest and Nadra Jessup celebrated 62 years of marriage with a reception recently. The reception was held at the same time as the Hogues'…

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Hogues celebrate 63 years of marriage

Posted on Nov 16th, 2016

Above, Richard and Rosetta Hogue visit at a reception recently held in observance of their 63rd anniversary. HOPE--Richard and Rosetta Hogue…

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I-30 Westbound Crash Leaves One Critical

Posted on Nov 16th, 2016

HOPE - A mid-day crash on Interstate 30, westbound, near the Exit 30 off-ramp, has left one person in critical condition. The Arkansas State…

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Hope Lions Club Announces Auction Details

Posted on Nov 16th, 2016

HOPE - Hope Lions Club members announced the details of the upcoming annual Christmas auction Tuesday at a joint taping for KTSS and press…

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Blevins School Board Member Mired In Controversy

Posted on Nov 16th, 2016

BLEVINS - A sitting school board member for the Blevins School System has found himself embroiled in controversy after pictures of him in costume…

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I-30 Improvements Ribbon Cutting Held

Posted on Nov 15th, 2016

  HOPE - A ribbon cutting for the two recently completed improvement projects on Interstate 30 was held today, Tuesday, November 15th at…

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Student updates board on agriculture class

Posted on Nov 15th, 2016

BLEVINS – Allen Hash, president of the Blevins FFA chapter, addressed the Blevins School Board at its November meeting Monday night. Hash talked…

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Hope police log

Posted on Nov 15th, 2016

WARRANTS: 11/10 Keith Brown, 41, Hope, failure to comply Tadeo Villanueva, 30, Hope, failure to comply 11/11/16 Johnny Williams, 56,…

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Plyler on resolution’s committee

Posted on Nov 15th, 2016

HOPE - Arkansas Farm Bureau State Board member Caleb Plyler of Hope was among the 85 Farm Bureau leaders participating in the State Resolutions…

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Mid-morning wreck on Hwy. 67 sends four to hospitals

Posted on Nov 14th, 2016

HOPE--A mid-morning accident on Hwy. 67 sent four people to two different hospitals Monday. Law enforcement were dispatched to the scene at 10:24 a.…

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Democrats host thank you reception

Posted on Nov 14th, 2016

Above, Hazel Simpson looks on as James Thurman, center, is presented a flag that flew over the capitol recently. Brent Talley presented Mr. Thurman…

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Fundraiser held for Paula Glass

Posted on Nov 14th, 2016

Above, a fundraiser was held for Paula Glass recently at the Place of Meeting Church in Perrytown. From left to right are the Rev. Jerry Crane,…

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