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Weekly Column From The House Of Representatives

Posted on Jan 22nd, 2017

LITTLE ROCK - From the Arkansas House of Representatives for the week ending January 29, 2017: "Currently there are 3,000 Arkansans with…

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Student- Led ‘Prayers For Hope High School Scheduled For Monday

Posted on Jan 21st, 2017

HOPE- A student-led 'Prayers For Hope High School; Join Us At The HHS Flagpole' has been scheduled for 7:30am Monday, January 23rd. Everyone is…

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Spot Daniel Art Show Coming To Southwest Arkansas ArtStation

Posted on Jan 21st, 2017

HOPE - A retrospective art show showcasing Prescott artist Spot Daniel will be featured from January 31st through February 24th at the ArtStation in…

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Livestock report

Posted on Jan 21st, 2017

  Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday Jan 19, 2017   Cattle Receipts: 1403           Last…

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Hope Man Arrested After Friday Footchase

Posted on Jan 20th, 2017

HOPE - A 45-year old Hope man, Cecil L. Harris, was arrested Friday morning after a footchase by Hope Police Department officers. Mr. Harris was…

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Two-Vehicle Accident Friday PM On Hempstead 4

Posted on Jan 20th, 2017

HOPE - A two-vehicle accident has occurred on Hempstead 4, also known as the Old Experiment Station Road, Friday afternoon. At approximately…

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Community Summit To Be Held Saturday

Posted on Jan 20th, 2017

UPDATE - Directions to the Flenory Recreation Center: Take West Avenue B to where it crosses Melrose Lane (West Avenue B becomes Hempstead 2 once it…

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HAPS Students To Generate Sole

Posted on Jan 20th, 2017

HOPE - Students at the Hope Academy of Public Service want some 'sole'. The student body at HAPS is in a partnership with Sole Hope, a non-profit…

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Hope Public Schools District Issues Statement On Tuesday Fights

Posted on Jan 20th, 2017

HOPE - Hope Public Schools Superintendent Bobby Hart said today that the campuses in the Hope District are as safe as any in the state. Hart…

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Few tax changes this year

Posted on Jan 20th, 2017

HOPE/PRESCOTT – It’s tax time, a time few look forward to. However, this year, according to CPA Brad Crain, with Dalrymple-Crain Accounting,…

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Beryl Henry Elementary Leadership Council Honors Board Members

Posted on Jan 20th, 2017

HOPE - The Beryl Henry Elementary Leadership Council members presented certificates of appreciation to each member of the Hope Public Schools Board…

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Special Quorum Court Meeting About Courthouse Future Scheduled

Posted on Jan 20th, 2017

HOPE - A special Quorum Court meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, January 26th at 5:30pm regarding the future of the Hempstead County…

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Prescott Man Arrested In Hope For Forgery

Posted on Jan 20th, 2017

HOPE - A Prescott man, Robert Weaver, 22, was arrested Thursday afternoon for felony forgery. At approximately 3:30pm, Hope Police Department…

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Relay For Life Hosts Chamber Coffee

Posted on Jan 20th, 2017

HOPE - Relay For Life hosted the Hope/Hempstead County Chamber Coffee Wednesday. Members Susie Malone, Donna Brown, Jessie Lewis, Crystal Morton…

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Hope School Board Discusses HAPS Transition

Posted on Jan 20th, 2017

HOPE - The Hope Public School Board tabled action Tuesday night concerning a proposal to create a ninth grade cohort for the eighth grade class from…

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Hope High School Students Arrested For Campus Fight

Posted on Jan 20th, 2017

HOPE - A press release from the Hope Police Department Thursday states: "On January 17, 2017 at approximately 12:00pm, officers of the Hope Police…

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Georiga Pacific Donation for Vests and Plates

GP donates to HCSO

Posted on Jan 19th, 2017

HOPE - Georgia Pacific donated $5,000 to the Hempstead County Sheriff's Office recently to purchase armor plated vests for the deputies. According…

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Dolly Henley Of Hempstead Hall Addresses Kiwanis Club

Posted on Jan 19th, 2017

HOPE - The Hope Kiwanis Club heard from Dolly Henley of Hempstead Hall on Tuesday January 17th. Henley noted that Hempstead Hall has placed host…

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Hope City Board Waives Bidding, Makes Boards Appointments

Posted on Jan 19th, 2017

HOPE - The Hope Board of Directors met Tuesday night for their regular session. The first item on the agenda was a proposed ordinance that would…

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Mark Keith Resigns As Director Of Hope/Hempstead Chamber Of Commerce

Posted on Jan 18th, 2017

UPDATE - Mitch Bobo, newly elected President of the Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Board, gave this statement Friday: "I appreciate all…

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Hope Public School District Releases Statement On HHS Fights

Posted on Jan 18th, 2017

HOPE - Almost 24 hours after Hope High School experienced numerous fights between students in the office, cafeteria and a classroom, the Hope Public…

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UAHT employees building bridge to future

Posted on Jan 18th, 2017

HOPE - Each year the faculty and staff at the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana are given the opportunity to support the college and students by…

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Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic Scheduled

Posted on Jan 17th, 2017

HOPE - A low cost spay and neuter clinic has been scheduled for April 11 - 13th in Hope. Sponsered by Hope For Paws, applications will be…

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Milsap coming to HH

Posted on Jan 17th, 2017

HOPE - Country music superstar Ronnie Milsap earned six GRAMMY ® Awards, eight gold records and 40 No. 1 hits. Milsap is one of Nashville's most…

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Spinners coming to HH

Posted on Jan 17th, 2017

HOPE - Relive some of the greatest vocal harmonies, doo wop, R&B, pop, and lightly funky rhythms that define the seductive sound of Philly…

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Triumphant coming to HH

Posted on Jan 17th, 2017

  HOPE - Voted "Favorite Traditional Male Quartet" every year since 2009, Triumphant also holds the record for being the only established…

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Morgan at HH Feb. 3-4

Posted on Jan 17th, 2017

HOPE - Country music star Craig Morgan will headline the ARK-LA-TEX Outdoor Expo concert. A ticket to the concert includes admission to…

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration Reminds Of Original Message

Posted on Jan 17th, 2017

HOPE - A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday left all with the echo of Dr. King's message, how far we've come and how far we've…

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Hope Lions Club Celebrates 70 Years

Posted on Jan 16th, 2017

HOPE - The Hope Lions Club celebrated 70 years in Hope on Monday. The speaker was Membership Chairman Mark Ross, who spoke to the crowd about a…

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Melonvine Girl Scouts Hold Food & Blanket Drive

Posted on Jan 16th, 2017

HOPE - Despite threatening skies Monday afternoon, members of the Melonvine Girl Scout Association were out in the elements to collect canned goods,…

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Plyler represents Arkansas at convention

Posted on Jan 16th, 2017

PHOENIX - Caleb Plyler, Arkansas Farm Bureau State Board Member, of Hope took part in the delegate session of the 98th American Farm Bureau…

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Quail Habitat Management Meeting Scheduled

Posted on Jan 16th, 2017

LITTLE ROCK - A quail habitat management meeting has been scheduled for landowners in Hempstead and Nevada counties this Thursday, January 19th, at…

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Cotton, Boozman Vote For GOP Restructuring Social Security

Posted on Jan 15th, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C. - Both Arkansas senators, Tom Cotton and John Boozman, voted along party lines against an amendment which would formally embrace…

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Girl Scout Canned Food & Blanket Drive; COOKIES!!!

Posted on Jan 15th, 2017

HOPE - The Girl Scouts will be holding a canned food and blanket drive Monday, January 16th, on the grassy area in front of Fred's on North Hervey.…

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House Fire Claims A Life; Community In Mourning

Posted on Jan 15th, 2017

SPRING HILL - A house fire on Hempstead 11 late Saturday claimed the life of the homeowner and has left the community in mourning. Peggy Powell,…

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UAHT offers drone class

Posted on Jan 15th, 2017

HOPE - The University of Arkansas at Hope Community Education Department will host an Introductory Drone Education course on Saturday, January 28,…

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Saturday Rollover Accident Results In Fatality

Posted on Jan 15th, 2017

A single vehicle rollover accident Saturday afternoon resulted in the death of the driver. According to the accident report filed by Arkansas…

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BHE Fifth/Sixth Grades Choir Performs

Posted on Jan 14th, 2017

HOPE - The Beryl Henry Elementary School Fifth/Sixth Grades Choir, under the direction of Sandra Jones, presented two selections in honor or Dr.…

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Former Hope High Principal Campbell Releases Statement

Posted on Jan 14th, 2017

HOPE - Tommie Campbell, former Principal of Hope High School has submitted the following statement: "I was privilege to serve the students and…

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Forum Offers Insights For Hope Public Schools District

Posted on Jan 14th, 2017

HOPE - Hope Schools Superintendent Bobby Hart was on a mission Thursday night to learn something from the parents, students and stakeholders in the…

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Livestock report

Posted on Jan 14th, 2017

 Hope Livestock AuctionWeighted Average Report for Thursday Jan 12, 2017 Cattle Receipts: 1349           Last week:…

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Black History Commission Of Arkansas/Arkansas State Archives Event

Posted on Jan 13th, 2017

LITTLE ROCK - The Black History Commission of Arkansas and the Arkansas State Archives will be hosting a symposium on Saturday, February 4th at its…

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Hope School System MLK Day Holiday Schedule

Posted on Jan 13th, 2017

HOPE - Classes in the Hope Public School District will not be in session Monday in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. national…

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Clinton Birthplace Home Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Posted on Jan 12th, 2017

HOPE - The President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site will present a program entitled 'The Story of Martin Luther…

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Craig Morgan at HH

Posted on Jan 12th, 2017

HOPE - Craig Morgan will be hosting Ark-La-Tex Outdoors Feb. 3-4, at Hempstead Hall. Admission will be $3. On Feb. 3, the expo will be from 12-8…

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Clinton Primary School To Honor Dads

Posted on Jan 12th, 2017

HOPE - Students at Clinton Primary School will recognize their Dads with a pair of Donuts For Dads Events. CPS Parent Center Coordinator Gina…

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Hope School Board Sessions Planned

Posted on Jan 11th, 2017

HOPE - A national holiday will move the regular monthly session of the Hope Public School Board to January 17th. Monday is Dr. Martin Luther King,…

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Hope-Hempstead County Black Historical Society To Hold MLK Celebration

Posted on Jan 11th, 2017

HOPE - The Hope-Hempstead County Black Historical Society will be presenting a Martin Luther King Day Celebration on Monday, January 16th, at 12:00om…

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Blonde Ambition Hosts Hope/Hempstead County Chamber Coffee

Posted on Jan 11th, 2017

HOPE - Blonde Ambition Salon and Boutique hosted the Hope/Hempstead County Chamber coffee Wednesday, January 11th. Co-owners Jessie Lewis, Brooke…

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UAHT accepting applications for auxiliary officer training

Posted on Jan 11th, 2017

HOPE - The Division of Industry Outreach and Continuing Education and the Hope Police Department are accepting interest applications for individuals…

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Hempstead County MLK Holiday Schedule

Posted on Jan 10th, 2017

HOPE - Hempstead County Judge Haskell Morse has announced the following county services schedule for the upcoming Martin Luther King holiday: The…

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Bonner agrees to public apology

Posted on Jan 10th, 2017

BLEVINS – Only 28 members of the public were allowed in the Blevins School Board meeting room Monday night for the board’s January…

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Lee’s contract extended at Blevins

Posted on Jan 10th, 2017

BLEVINS – Following a 44-minute executive session, the Blevins School Board voted to extend the contract of Superintendent Billy Lee another…

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Hope police log

Posted on Jan 10th, 2017

WARRANTS: 1/6 Dartelli Turner, 31, Hope, foreign warrant, failure to appear ACCIDENTS: 1/6 A two vehicle hit and run accident occurred…

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Miss SWAR pageant returns to Hope

Posted on Jan 10th, 2017

HOPE - The Miss Southwest Arkansas and Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen Pageant has been moved back in Hope. The pageant will be held February 25 at…

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Arkansas State Representative Danny Watson Sworn In

Posted on Jan 10th, 2017

LITTLE ROCK - The 2017 Regular Session of the Arkansas House of Representatives is now underway, having sworn in all members, including Danny Watson,…

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Hope Street Closures For Construction

Posted on Jan 9th, 2017

HOPE - Due to sewer construction, Midland Street will be closed to through traffic between Alpha and Berry Sts., on January 10th and 11th. Additional…

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Weekly Column From The Arkansas House Of Representatives

Posted on Jan 8th, 2017

LITTLE ROCK - Work for the upcoming legislative session will begin just minutes after we are sworn in on Monday. The 2017 Regular Session begins at…

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AG tabs lawyers for state agencies department

Posted on Jan 8th, 2017

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge named Olan “Butch” Reeves of Bryant as deputy attorney general for the State Agencies…

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HAPS Holds Santa’s Workshop

Posted on Jan 7th, 2017

HOPE - Hope Academy of Public Service students solved some of their individual gift-giving choices during a recent Santa's Workshop on campus, where…

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Power Outages Affecting South Hempstead County

Posted on Jan 7th, 2017

Many areas of Southern Hempstead County are experiencing power outages this morning, Saturday January 7th. Most of Lafayette County is also out…

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Special Youth Moden Gun Deer Hunt This Weekend

Posted on Jan 7th, 2017

LITTLE ROCK - In all zones, youths 6-15 years of age may harvest deer during the special modern gun deer hunt, January 7-8th. Youths who have…

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Livestock report

Posted on Jan 7th, 2017

Hope Livestock Auction, Hope Weighted Average Report for Thursday Jan 5, 2017   Cattle Receipts: 1359           Last week:…

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UAHT closing early

Posted on Jan 6th, 2017

HOPE/TEXARKANA - Hope and Texarkana campuses are closing at 3:30 p.m. today because of inclement weather. Registration will resume Monday morning…

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University Of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana Closing Early

Posted on Jan 6th, 2017

HOPE/TEXARKANA - Due to inclement weather, the Hope and Texarkana campuses are closing early, at 3:30pm, today, Friday January 6th. Registration…

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Spring Hill School Buses Leaving Early

Posted on Jan 6th, 2017

SPRING HILL - The Spring Hill School buses will be leaving the school early today, at 3:00pm. Parents should be advised that their children may…

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Winter Weather Advisory For Hempstead & Nevada Counties

Posted on Jan 6th, 2017

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Hempstead and Nevada counties, in effect until 9:00pm today,…

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Milsap coming to HH

Posted on Jan 6th, 2017

HOPE – Country music legend Ronnie Milsap will be performing at Hempstead Hall at 7 p.m. on April 28. Preferred customers can purchase tickets…

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Postage rates going up

Posted on Jan 6th, 2017

WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) of price changes for Mailing Services…

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Hope Sonic Drive In Robbed Wednesday Night

Posted on Jan 5th, 2017

HOPE - On Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at 10:15pm, Hope Police Department officers responded to the Sonic Drive In located in the 100 block of South…

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Clinton Primary School Game Night

Posted on Jan 5th, 2017

HOPE - Students and parents at Clinton Primary School had fun at a holiday game night recently. With a variety of games from which to choose, the…

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Hope Public Schools Bands Perform

Posted on Jan 5th, 2017

HOPE - The Hope Public Schools band program presented their winter concert recently with performances by each student group. Directed by Sid…

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Innovation Expansion Meetings Scheduled

Posted on Jan 5th, 2017

HOPE - Expansion of the "school of innovation" model launched this year by the Hope Public Schools will be the subject of two parent/stakeholder…

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Kiwanis Club Hears From HHS Basketball Coaches

Posted on Jan 4th, 2017

HOPE - The Hope Kiwanis Club had a great program to kick off 2017 on January 3rd, as they heard from the Hope High School basketball…

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Weekly Column From The Arkansas House Of Representatives

Posted on Jan 4th, 2017

LITTLE ROCK - From the 12-30-2016 Arkansas House of Representatives weekly column: You can never tell where a teacher's influence will end.…

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Hope City Board Meeting Sees New Mayor, Vice Mayor

Posted on Jan 4th, 2017

HOPE - The first City Board meeting took place Tuesday night and saw the election of a new mayor and vice mayor, as well as the swearing in of the…

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UAHT registration underway

Posted on Jan 4th, 2017

HOPE - Registration for spring classes at the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana is open now through January 11. The college will hold extended…

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Hope/Hempstead County Chamber Board Hosts Coffee

Posted on Jan 4th, 2017

HOPE - The first Hope/Hempstead County Chamber Coffee of the year was hosted by the Chamber Board on Wednesday. New board members were introduced…

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February busy at HH

Posted on Jan 4th, 2017

HOPE - Events at Hempstead Hall are off to a fast pace for February. All events are ticketed events and tickets are available at…

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Letter To Hempstead County Residents From Sheriff Singleton

Posted on Jan 3rd, 2017

HOPE - In an open letter to the citizens of Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton wrote Tuesday: I am humbled and honored to be sworn in as…

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Hempstead County Quorum Court Meets

Posted on Jan 3rd, 2017

HOPE - The Hempstead County Quorum Court met Tuesday morning following the swearing in ceremony of County officials. In new business, an ordinance…

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Hempstead County Officials Sworn In

Posted on Jan 3rd, 2017

HOPE - Hempstead County officials were sworn in Tuesday morning by Judge Randy Wright. County Clerk Karen Smith, new and veteran Justices of the…

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Hope Police Department Asks For Help

Posted on Jan 3rd, 2017

HOPE - The Hope Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying this man in reference to an ongoing criminal investigation. If…

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Hope police log

Posted on Jan 3rd, 2017

WARRANTS: 12/20 Unarita Peters, 36, Prescott, failure to comply Coy Anderson, 37, Hope, failure to comply 12/31 Jeremiah Muldrew, 23,…

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Lions hear about rehab facility

Posted on Jan 3rd, 2017

HOPE - Angelyn McMurray, from We Are Free, gave the Hope Lions Club an update on the progress of their human trafficking aftercare/rehabilitation…

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Hope Public Schools Christmas Parties

Posted on Jan 2nd, 2017

HOPE - Students and faculty in the Hope Public Schools enjoyed some holiday festivity prior to the annual Christmas break, with holiday parties at…

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Yerger Middle School Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest

Posted on Jan 2nd, 2017

HOPE - Ugly Christmas sweaters were a big hit nationwide this holiday season; faculty and students at Yerger Middle School joined the "fashion" trend…

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Beryl Henry Elementary School Leadership Council

Posted on Jan 2nd, 2017

HOPE - Members of the Beryl Henry Elementary School Leadership Council wrapped donated Christmas gifts to be distributed as part of a holiday project…

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Beryl Henry Elementary Top Spellers

Posted on Jan 2nd, 2017

HOPE - Battling through a total of 24 rounds overall, the top two spellers in each grade in the Beryl Henry Elementary School Spelling Bee will…

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Top Local Stories Of 2016 On HopePrescott.com

Posted on Jan 2nd, 2017

HOPE/PRESCOTT - A retrospect of the top local stories from 2016: January saw the first female firefighter being hired by the City of Hope,…

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Guard deploys to Africa

Posted on Jan 2nd, 2017

HOPE - Members of the Arkansas National Guard deployed from the Deloney-Cook armory in Hope Sunday, heading to the Horn of Africa. According to…

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Hope Police Department Looking For Auxiliary Officers

Posted on Dec 31st, 2016

HOPE - Are you a civic-minded person looking for a unique and exciting way to serve your community? Are you a person who is always there with a hand…

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Arkansas State Archives Announces 2017 Lecture Series

Posted on Dec 31st, 2016

LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas State Archieves, in conjunction with its sister agency Historic Arkansas Museum, is launching a series of book lectures in…

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Hope police log

Posted on Dec 30th, 2016

WARRANTS: 12/27 Dwantesha Ross, 29, Hope, body attachment Taylor Duncan, 26, Maud, TX, failure to comply 12/28 Jordan Royall, 22,…

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A Plethora Of Pups Available At Hope Animal Shelter

Posted on Dec 30th, 2016

HOPE - The Hope Animal Shelter currently has a large number of pups available for adoption. The first three, believed to be Catahoula/Labrador mixes…

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Resolutions from BES sixth grade

Posted on Dec 30th, 2016

These are New Year’s resolutions from students in the sixth grade at Blevins Elementary School. You may call me a nerd, but I’m just a reader.…

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Livestock report

Posted on Dec 30th, 2016

HOPE - No livestock report. Auction suspended for the…

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Hempstead County Receives Check From Hempstead County Economic Development Committee

Posted on Dec 29th, 2016

HOPE - On December 16th, the Hempstead County Economic Development Committee presented County Judge Haskell Morse with a check for $30,000 to help…

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Heather Manor Holds New Years Party

Posted on Dec 29th, 2016

HOPE - It was New Year's Party day at Heather Manor on Thursday, December 29th. The nursing home's activity director is joined by Shaun Smith of…

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Chamber Board Nominates New Board Members & Officers For 2017

Posted on Dec 29th, 2016

HOPE - The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has nominated five candidates to serve on the Chamber Board for three-year…

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