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Neal retires after 21 years at Arkansas State Police

Posted on Jul 1st, 2016

HOPE--Trooper Darren Neal was sent to Southwest Arkansas in August, 1995 by the Arkansas State Police, and he stayed. He is originally from…

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HCSO warns of IRS scam

Posted on Jul 1st, 2016

HOPE - Over the past few days the Hempstead County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) has been flooded with calls about the Internal Revenue…

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Fire consumes vacant house

Posted on Jul 1st, 2016

HOPE--A late evening fire threatened surrounding light poles and trees in the neighborhood Thursday night as a residence at 702 Hayward was…

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Shots Fired Call Results In Aggrevated Assault Charge

Posted on Jul 1st, 2016

At approximately 1:50pm Thursday, June 30th, Hempstead County Sheriff's Department and Arkansas State Police were dispatched to an address in the…

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McCaskill Man Arrested On Rape Charge

Posted on Jul 1st, 2016

Hempstead County Investigators have arrested 69 year old Arthur Barto Hill of McCaskill, after an investigation into an allegation of sexual abuse…

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Ribbon-cutting held at S. W. Arkansas Title Company

Posted on Jun 30th, 2016

HOPE--The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting for Blake Montgomery, attorney-at-law, who recently opened the Southwest…

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HPD,HFD visit RoC

Posted on Jun 30th, 2016

HOPE - The children of Making Rainbows in Hope were recently treated to a visit from the Hope Fire and Hope Police Departments. The children were…

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UAT offers course in Power Plant tech

Posted on Jun 30th, 2016

HOPE - The University of Arkansas at Texarkana is offering new programs in Power Plant Technology. The new programs at UofA Texarkana beginning…

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Explosion In Mailbox Starts Fire

Posted on Jun 29th, 2016

At approximately 1:20pm Tuesday, Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department and a Hempstead County Deputy were dispatched to a location on Hempstead 10, to…

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Tom Beene Bank coming to Hope

Posted on Jun 28th, 2016

HOPE--You have probably noticed that land has been cleared in the two square block area between Hervey and Pine Streets and Avenue C and Avenue…

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Spring Hill School Board June Meeting

Posted on Jun 28th, 2016

SPRING HILL - It was a very short meeting for the Spring Hill school board Monday night, as the agenda was relatively small and not much discussion…

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Holiday closings

Posted on Jun 28th, 2016

HOPE/PRESCOTT - Hempstead County Offices and Road/Waste Depts. will be closed on Monday, July 4, to observe the Independence Day holiday. Regular…

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HPD cracking down on DWI over holiday

Posted on Jun 28th, 2016

HOPE – Every year Americans hit the road headed for destinations to celebrate the Fourth of July at picnics, parties, parades and many other…

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Cool summer recipe

Posted on Jun 28th, 2016

SAVORY BRUNCH RICE Serves: 12 Ingredients: 2 cups rice, cooked ½ lb. ground turkey sausage ½ cup red bell pepper, chopped ½ cup…

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Hempstead County Holiday Schedule Announced

Posted on Jun 28th, 2016

HOPE - Hempstead County Judge Haskell Morse has announced the county closures and trash pickup: Hempstead County offices and Road/Trash…

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Mark Ross named Lion of the Year

Posted on Jun 28th, 2016

Above, incoming secretary Doyle Brewer, right, presents Mark Ross with the Lion of the Year plaque at the annual installation banquet at Hempstead…

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Blevins annual fireworks show set

Posted on Jun 28th, 2016

BLEVINS - The annual Blevins Community Fireworks show will be held Monday, July 4, near the Blevins School Cafeteria and field next to Blevins…

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Food “meetups” help local markets

Posted on Jun 28th, 2016

  Fast Facts: Five upcoming meetups Help develop & support local food markets Register online at…

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Fall army worms

Posted on Jun 28th, 2016

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5th Annual Junior Ranger Camp Coming Up

Posted on Jun 27th, 2016

HOPE - The Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site and UACC Hope-Texarkana will offer a Junior Ranger Explorer Summer Camp July 25 -…

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Beware of botulism contamination

Posted on Jun 27th, 2016

HOPE - Home canning is an excellent way to preserve garden produce and share it with family and friends, but it can be risky or even deadly if not…

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Daisy State Park’s holiday plans

Posted on Jun 27th, 2016

Friday, July 1 Nature Scavenger Hunt This nature scavenger hunt is a great way to explore the outdoors and learn about nature. This activity…

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Hempstead County Sheriff's Department

HCSO log

Posted on Jun 27th, 2016

BATTERY: Hempstead County Deputy Jim Bush was dispatched to a residence on Hwy. 371 around 12:30 a.m. on June 25, concerning a domestic…

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New Hempstead County Library Construction To Begin In Fall

Posted on Jun 26th, 2016

HOPE - Construction of the new Hempstead County library is expected to begin this fall, according to Courtney McNiel, library director. Work is…

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Bored Kids? Library Program Starts Tuesday

Posted on Jun 26th, 2016

HOPE - The Hempstead County Library's summer reading program for children, On Your Mark, Get Set... READ! begins Tuesday, June 28th. June 28 -…

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McCaskill Hosts 2nd Annual Community Celebration

Posted on Jun 26th, 2016

McCASKILL - Despite the oppressive heat and humidity, a good sized crowd turned out for the 2nd Annual McCaskill Community Celebration and BBQ…

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AG suggests investigating pet shelters before boarding

Posted on Jun 26th, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Oftentimes, four-legged family members are left at home while the rest of us take a summer getaway. Some Arkansans will have…

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AG challenges President’s immigration plans

Posted on Jun 26th, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released a statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 4-4 decision in the…

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Quorum Court meets, discusses several topics

Posted on Jun 25th, 2016

HOPE--The Hempstead County Quorum Court met Thursday night at the courthouse and discussed several issues. The board approved the minutes from the…

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Sara Evans rocks the hall

Posted on Jun 25th, 2016

HOPE--Sara Evans came to Hope to entertain the crowds and that's just what she did Friday night at Hempstead Hall. A large crowd came out to hear…

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ASP cracking down on DWI during holiday

Posted on Jun 25th, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Every year Americans hit the road headed for destinations to celebrate the Fourth of July at picnics, parties, parades and many other…

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Hines named Ms. Arkansas

Posted on Jun 25th, 2016

TEXARKANA  - Vickie Bobo Hines of Texarkana, Arkansas has recently been awarded the Ms. Arkansas 2016 title by the Ms. America® Pageant. The…

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Arkansans to get part of e-book settlement

Posted on Jun 25th, 2016

  LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said eligible Arkansans who have purchased electronic books (e-books) will begin…

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Westbound I-30 Crash Snarls Traffic

Posted on Jun 25th, 2016

Westbound traffic on Interstate 30 is currently stalled due to a crash near the 34 mile marker. At approximately 6:00am, Arkansas State Police,…

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Livestock report

Posted on Jun 25th, 2016

Hope Livestock Auction, Hope, AR Weighted Average Report for Thursday Jun 23, 2016 Sale not reported due to absence of reporter. Source:…

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Rollover Accident On Hwy. 32 E

Posted on Jun 24th, 2016

A Friday evening rollover accident near the intersection of Hwy. 32 E and Hempstead 56 amazingly produced no injuries. At approximately 5:50pm,…

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Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Vote On CWD Regulations

Posted on Jun 24th, 2016

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission voted unanimously today during a special meeting to approve a Chronic Wasting Disease Management Zone made up…

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EHC Council meets, makes plans

Posted on Jun 24th, 2016

Above are four ladies who participated in Walk Across Arkansas, which is a program that shows the benefits of walking. From left to right are LaJuan…

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Shooting victim identified

Posted on Jun 24th, 2016

HOPE - The victim in this case had been identified as Tommy Hamilton Jr., 24, of Hope. A felony warrant for first degree murder has been issued…

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All systems go at NSD

Posted on Jun 24th, 2016

ROSSTON - All systems are go for the Nevada School District so far. This is what Nevada Principal Michael Odom told the Nevada School Board at its…

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Final Planning Session Held For McCaskill 2nd Annual Community Celebration

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2016

McCASKILL - The final planning session for the 2nd Annual McCaskill Community Celebration was held Thursday night in the Community Center. The…

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Hope Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 1 On The Run

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2016

HOPE - A shooting in Hope this afternoon has left one dead and one man on the run. When Hope Police arrived, at approximately 4:25pm, they found a…

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Shooting In Hope Northside

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2016

HOPE - A shooting has occurred at approximately 4:25pm today, Thursday, June 23rd, in the area of the intersection of North Walker and East Ave.…

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Hempstead County Sheriff's Department

HCSO log

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2016

HOPE - Deputies were sent to Clingan Country Road shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday in reference to a family argument involving a knife. According…

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Hope Tourism Commission meets

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2016

HOPE--The Hope Tourism Commission met Tuesday for their regular monthly meeting and discussed many issues. The May minutes, revenue, and expenses…

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Hempstead County Library hosts Coffee

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2016

HOPE--The Hempstead County Library hosted the Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee Wednesday, June 22 at the library. An artist's conception of…

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Farm School coming to Hope

Posted on Jun 22nd, 2016

HOPE - Arkansas Farm to School will be coming to Hope on July 7 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope (UACCH). The school will…

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City Board meets, holds first reading of annexation plans

Posted on Jun 22nd, 2016

HOPE--The City Board of Hope met Tuesday, June 21 and the first reading of the annexation ordinance was held. The City Board held a public hearing…

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Linzy retires, Brewer buys business

Posted on Jun 21st, 2016

HOPE--After 20 years in business, Melva Linzy has decided to retire and spend some time with her family. Daulton Brewer, owner of First State…

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2 Vehicle Crash Snarls Mid-day Traffic

Posted on Jun 21st, 2016

HOPE - A two vehicle crash slowed traffic Tuesday afternoon on North Hervey. At approximately 2:20pm, the Hope Police Department and Pafford EMS…

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Lions Club honors Trauger

Posted on Jun 21st, 2016

HOPE--James Griffin, longtime Lion, right, presented a certificate of appreciation to John Trauger, who was president of the Lions Club last year.…

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Lions Club honors Phillips

Posted on Jun 21st, 2016

HOPE--James Griffin, longtime Lion, left, gives Dave Phillips a certificate of appreciation for being a Guiding Lion at the Lions Club meeting on…

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Lions Club recognizes Gathright

Posted on Jun 21st, 2016

HOPE--Nancy Bailey, right, presented Jack Gathright a coffee cup for his 50 year membership in Lions on Monday, June 20. Gathright is known as the…

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Hope School Board keeps election calendar, adopts policy revisions

Posted on Jun 21st, 2016

HOPE – Voters in the Hope Public School District will not need to concern themselves with a complicated election process fostered by changes in…

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Recovering from clover bloat

Posted on Jun 21st, 2016

HOPE - Adding legumes to grass pastures and hay fields offers many benefits to forage system sustainability. Legumes in grass pastures improve animal…

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One vehicle accident injures driver

Posted on Jun 20th, 2016

HOPE--A mid-afternoon accident left the driver of this SUV injured and transported to Wadley Regional Medical Center in Hope,  by Pafford…

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Arkansans For Compassionate Care Submit 117,000+ Signatures

Posted on Jun 20th, 2016

Volunteers for the Arkansas Medical Cannabis initiative delivered more that 117,000 signatures to the office of the Arkansas Secretary of State…

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Hope police log

Posted on Jun 20th, 2016

WARRANTS: 6/17 Kindalynn Williams, 22, Hope, failure to appear 6/18 Deshawn Williams, 45, Hope, failure to…

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Blood drives today

Posted on Jun 20th, 2016

HOPE - According to Karen Siefert, with LifeShare Blood Services, blood supplies are very low and help is needed to replenish them. There will be…

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Plans underway for McCaskill BBQ

Posted on Jun 20th, 2016

MCCASKILL - The McCaskill community will have its 2nd annual celebration fundraiser with a barbecue dinner on June 26. The price is $6 for adults and…

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Work continues on McCaskill park

Posted on Jun 20th, 2016

MCCASKILL - The McCaskill community continues to work on a community center with the addition of a pavilion and playground equipment. Saturday it was…

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Local Family Fighting Rare Disease

Posted on Jun 20th, 2016

HOPE - The local family of Tommy and Jackie Harris is participating in a fundraising and awareness raising program, Pies For PSP. Progressive…

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Juneteenth celebration held

Posted on Jun 19th, 2016

Above, even the littlest ones were there at Northside Park as a good crowd celebrated Juneteenth, and raised money for the Nashawn Garland Memorial…

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Trade Days held at Old Washington Farmers’ Market

Posted on Jun 19th, 2016

Above, a ribbon-cutting was held by the Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Saturday for the Old Washington Farmers' Market. WASHINGTON--A…

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Talleys to perform in Nashville

Posted on Jun 19th, 2016

NASHVILLE -The Talleys are one of Christian music's most beloved and respected families. Their commitment to excellence and creativity in music…

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Livestock report

Posted on Jun 18th, 2016

  Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday Jun 16, 2016   Cattle Receipts: 1006           Last…

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Patmos Road Reopened

Posted on Jun 17th, 2016

HOPE - Patmos Road has been reopened to traffic. Alternating lanes near the 28th Street intersection will be closed for finish work. Completion…

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Friday Afternoon Single Vehicle Wreck On Bypass

Posted on Jun 17th, 2016

HOPE - A single vehicle crash on the Bill Clinton Bypass Friday afternoon left the driver being transported with unknown injuries. At…

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AKC Texarkana Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show This Weekend

Posted on Jun 17th, 2016

TEXARKANA - The Texarkana Kennel Club is holding an AKC sanctioned, non-benched, all breed dog show Saturday and Sunday at the Four States…

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Horse seminar June 23

Posted on Jun 17th, 2016

HOPE - The Hempstead County Rowdy Young Riders 4-H Club will be hosting a horse seminar at the Hope Fair Park Coliseum at 5:30 p.m. on June…

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Staff Sgt. Robinson gets his proper procession

Posted on Jun 16th, 2016

HOPE--Although Staff Sgt. Carlo Robinson was killed in Afghanistan in 2009, a procession began at the Hope Airport Thursday morning, went through…

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Hempstead County Farm Bureau Holds Member Appreciation Day

Posted on Jun 16th, 2016

HOPE - Hempstead County Farm Bureau held its annual Member Appreciation Day at their Third Street office Thursday. Numerous give always, onsite…

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Patmos Road closed from bypass to 28th Street

Posted on Jun 15th, 2016

UPDATE: Patmos Road is now open for traffic, however, beginning Monday, the road will be one lane while work is finished. HOPE--Patmos Road from…

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HHS JAFROTC cadets attend leadership course

Posted on Jun 15th, 2016

HOPE - Seven Hope High School AFJROTC Cadets attended a rigorous 18-hour days week long Cadet Leadership Course sponsored by Houghton High School LA…

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Alligator Hunt Permits Available Online

Posted on Jun 15th, 2016

Applications for the 2016 Arkansas alligator season are available online at www.agfc.com. The deadline to apply is midnight, June 30th. Alligator…

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Tuesday’s Flooding In Hempstead County

Posted on Jun 15th, 2016

If you were trying to get anywhere Tuesday morning in southern Hempstead County, you likely ran into roads closed due to the flooding that impacted…

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Hope police log

Posted on Jun 15th, 2016

WARRANTS: 6/10 Thomas Jordan, 25, Hope, failure to comply 6/12 Seth Maroon. 22, Waldo, failure to appear ACCIDENTS: 6/10 A one…

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Gathright honored at Lions Club for 50 years of service

Posted on Jun 14th, 2016

HOPE--Secretary of the Lions Club John Collier, left, presented Jack Gathright a certificate designating him as a 50 year  member of the Lions Club…

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Service to be held for fallen hero

Posted on Jun 14th, 2016

HOPE--A local soldier, Carlo Robinson, was killed in Afghanistan on January 17, 2009 and his body was brought back to where he was born and…

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Tuesday Morning Flooding In Hope

Posted on Jun 14th, 2016

Photos courtesy of Mark Keith. An excellent job by local law enforcement officials, fire departments, road departments and wrecker services was…

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Hearing On Pilkinton Civil Motions Held

Posted on Jun 14th, 2016

HOPE - A hearing on motions filed in the civil lawsuit involving local attorney James Pilkinton was held June 6, 2016, in the courtroom of the…

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Blevins boardroom packed; reason not given

Posted on Jun 14th, 2016

BLEVINS - More than 50 people crowded into the administration building of the Blevins School District for the June meeting of the Blevins School…

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Hempstead County Judge Haskell Morse Advises Motorists Use Caution

Posted on Jun 14th, 2016

6:00pm Tuesday - From Hempstead County Judge Haskell Morse: "County Road 145 and County Road 54 are the only county roads closed at this time. Other…

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New gallery opens featuring local artists

Posted on Jun 13th, 2016

Above are the artists whose art will be on display at the gallery, otherwise known as the ArtsDepot at Walnut and Division Streets in Hope. A…

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Tax collection down in state

Posted on Jun 13th, 2016

HOPE/PRESCOTT - Statewide only two counties don't have a sales tax, though cities within those counties do. Saline and Monroe are the two counties…

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All-Care hosts ribbon-cutting

Posted on Jun 13th, 2016

Above, Senator Percy Malone, owner of All-Care Pharmacy in Hope cuts the ribbon at the facility located on S. Main recently. A large crowd of…

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Hope police log

Posted on Jun 13th, 2016

WARRANTS: 6/6 Curtis Sullivan, 56, Hope, failure to comply 6/7 Maynor Castell, 35, Hope, failure to comply Antonio Evans, 32, Hope,…

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World Blood Donor Day

Posted on Jun 13th, 2016

TEXARKANA, TX - The public is invited to join LifeShare Blood Centers in celebrating World Blood Donor Day this week. Donors will get a free…

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AG inks anti-exemption column

Posted on Jun 12th, 2016

  LITTLE ROCK – An op-ed written by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge appeared in the Washington Examiner, which explains why she has…

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AG urges using GI Bill

Posted on Jun 12th, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – The GI Bill has grown and changed since it was signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1944, but the goal of the bill…

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Arkansas in group suing Deleware

Posted on Jun 11th, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton are co-leading a group of 21 states in an original…

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Livestock report

Posted on Jun 11th, 2016

  Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday Jun 9, 2016   Cattle Receipts: 1137           Last…

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Minivan vs. Motorcycle Crash Injures One

Posted on Jun 10th, 2016

HOPE - A rush hour crash on North Hervey involving a minivan and a motorcycle turned out much better than it could have. At approximately 4:40pm,…

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Cuffs and Hoses June 16

Posted on Jun 10th, 2016

HOPE - It’s that time of year to donate in honor of your favorite Police or Fireman on  Thursday, June 16, at the Fair Parks Community Room from…

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Several blood drives scheduled in June

Posted on Jun 10th, 2016

HOPE - The following is a list of LifeShare blood drives in Hope: June 14 is World Blood Donor Day, and a blood drive will be held at Rainbow of…

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2 Vehicle Crash Snarls Traffic On Bypass Friday

Posted on Jun 10th, 2016

HOPE - A lunchtime two-vehicle crash snarled traffic on the Bill Clinton Bypass Friday and left occupants of both cars injured. At approximately…

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Texarkana String Quarted to perform at Old Washington

Posted on Jun 10th, 2016

WASHINGTON - Historic Washington State Park announces the annual summer concert series “Music in the Park” with the theme “Sounds of…

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SW AR Arts Council Holds Annual Membership Party Tonight

Posted on Jun 9th, 2016

HOPE - The Southwest Arkansas Arts Council will hold their annual membership drive/party tonight, Thursday, June 9, at 6:30pm in the yard of Paul and…

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Music in the Park June 18

Posted on Jun 9th, 2016

WASHINGTON - Historic Washington State Park announces the annual summer concert series “Music in the Park” with the theme “Sounds of…

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Blood drive at RoC June 14

Posted on Jun 9th, 2016

    HOPE – LifeShare Blood Centers will be conducting a summer blood drive at Rainbow of Challenges on Tuesday, June 14. Donations…

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