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Livestock report

Posted on Jul 30th, 2016

Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday Jul 28, 2016   Cattle Receipts: 1101   Last week: 829   Last year:…

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Fundraiser for Community Outreach at Atwood’s Saturday

Posted on Jul 29th, 2016

HOPE--A hot dog fundraiser will be held Saturday, July 30 at Atwood's, on the corner of 3rd and Hervey. The fundraiser is for the Community…

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Hope police log

Posted on Jul 29th, 2016

WARRANTS: 7/26 Deatric Cherry, 25, Hope, failure to appear 7/28 Daniel Nelson, 24, Lewisville, failure to comply Frankie Wheat, 31,…

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Nevada schools get facelift

Posted on Jul 29th, 2016

ROSSTON – Summer improvements are nearly done at the Nevada School. The Nevada School Board was given a tour of the building prior to its July…

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Watermelon Idol Talent Contest Upcoming

Posted on Jul 29th, 2016

HOPE - The 8th Annual Watermelon Idol Talent Contest is approaching, in conjunction with the 40th Annual Hope Watermelon Festival. The contest…

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Quorum Court meets, passes ordinance

Posted on Jul 29th, 2016

Above, from left to right, Whitney Rook, Ruth E. Cook, and Tia Blakely, were present at the Quorum Court meeting Thursday night. Cook introduced the…

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President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Park Site To Reopen

Posted on Jul 29th, 2016

HOPE - President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home has been restored and is set to reopen for tours Saturday, July 30th at 9:00am after being…

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Train vs Truck Accident Leaves All Very Lucky

Posted on Jul 28th, 2016

HOPE - A train versus truck accident just before 10:00pm Thursday night left all involved counting their lucky stars. Hempstead County Sheriff's…

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Students, OES donate food

Posted on Jul 28th, 2016

HOPE - Members of the Order of the Eastern Star, along with Making Rainbow students with Rainbow of Challenges donated two wagons full of food. The…

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Okay Landing closed due to low water

Posted on Jul 28th, 2016

Okay Landing boat ramp on Millwood Lake has been temporarily closed by the Army Corps of Engineers Millwood Tri-Lakes Office due to low lake water…

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Posted on Jul 27th, 2016

Above, Steve Harris, longtime Hope resident, is the president of the Hempstead County Economic Development Corporation and hosted a meeting this…

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Bailey new dean of UAHT tech division

Posted on Jul 27th, 2016

HOPE - Jennifer Bailey of McNab, Arkansas, has been named the new Dean of the Technical and Industrial (T&I) Division at the University of…

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Coffee hosted by Hope Rotary Club well-attended

Posted on Jul 27th, 2016

Above, Dr. Bill Loe, left, accepts a token of appreciation from  Rotarian Terry James. HOPE--The Hope Rotary Club hosted the Chamber Coffee on…

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Piranhas Swim Team reps speak about team at Lions Club

Posted on Jul 25th, 2016

Above, Karen Smith, left, and Jodi Coffee gave a program on the need for a new facility where all the children in the community can use the Hope Fair…

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Hope police log

Posted on Jul 25th, 2016

WARRANTS: 7/22 Alejandro Hernandez, 19, Hope, failure to appear Michael Mitchell, 46, Rosston, failure to appear, failure to…

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National Night Out Aug. 2

Posted on Jul 25th, 2016

HOPE – From 6-8 p.m. on Aug. 2 people across the nation will be celebrating National Night Out – “America’s Night Out Against…

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Gospel concerts coming to Hempstead Hall

Posted on Jul 25th, 2016

HOPE – A trio of gospel concerts will be held at Hempstead Hall. The first is “The Road Home Tour” featuring Jason Crabb, Point of Grace and…

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Watson coming to Hempstead Hall

Posted on Jul 25th, 2016

HOPE - Gene Watson is coming to Hempstead Hall. He and his band will be there Oct. 13-14 and his concert will be held in conjunction with the…

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Dawn of Justice – movie review

Posted on Jul 25th, 2016

HOPE-PRESCOTT – By now fans of the superhero genre are familiar with DC comics’ latest release – “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of…

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McKenzie Golf tourney Aug. 6

Posted on Jul 25th, 2016

PRESCOTT  - It's time once again for the Annual Jim McKenzie Golf Tournament. The tourney is sponsored by the Nevada County Cancer Association…

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Plenty of vegetables and fruits available at Hope Farmers’ Market

Posted on Jul 24th, 2016

  HOPE--Expected at market Tuesday, July 26th, 7am-11am: Simply Created - Kaylyn Robertson - blueberry banana bread, blueberry scones,…

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School board splits duties, waits on policy

Posted on Jul 24th, 2016

Work is progressing on a new entrance and office renovations in the main building at Beryl Henry Elementary School as part of a $4 million expansion…

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Chronic Wasting Disease Regulations Go Into Effect

Posted on Jul 24th, 2016

Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of special regulations to combat the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Arkansas during the…

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Heat Advisory Issued Again

Posted on Jul 24th, 2016

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a Heat Advisory for both Hempstead and Nevada counties, in effect until 7:00pm tonight, Sunday,…

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Beware of Olympic scams

Posted on Jul 24th, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – The 2016 Summer Olympics are coming up, and many Arkansans are eagerly waiting to watch the events from the comfort of their own…

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Hot Springs man sentenced on child exploitation charges

Posted on Jul 24th, 2016

  HOT SPRINGS – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced that a Garland County man has been sentenced to 20 years in the…

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AG urges better federal regulation

Posted on Jul 24th, 2016

  LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge joined a coalition of 15 states urging Congress to better regulate and, when…

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Junior Auxiliary Hosts ‘Stuff the Bus’ School Supply Drive

Posted on Jul 23rd, 2016

HOPE - The Junior Auxiliary braved the temperatures Saturday to man the 'Stuff the Bus' school supply drive in front of Walgreens. The school…

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Livestock report

Posted on Jul 23rd, 2016

Hope Livestock Auction, Hope, AR Weighted Average Report for Thursday Jul 21, 2016   Cattle Receipts: 829           Last…

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Oak Ridge Boys Ticket Giveaway Approaching

Posted on Jul 22nd, 2016

Be sure to be checking in with HopePrescott.com from August 1 through August 10, when we'll be giving away general admission tickets to the Oak Ridge…

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Not much expected from Bears in 2016

Posted on Jul 22nd, 2016

SPRING HILL – A statewide publication predicts the Spring Hill Bears will finish near the bottom of the 7AA conference this football…

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Tourism Commission meets, several speakers featured

Posted on Jul 22nd, 2016

There was a packed house at the McLarty Room at the Hope train depot Thursday afternoon as several people gave presentations. The June minutes,…

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Kids get ready to perform under lights of Hempstead Hall

Posted on Jul 21st, 2016

Above, three little flowers and the sun practice their lines at one of the final rehearsals of the play "A Hopeful Destination." There was…

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Extension Homemakers Clubs host Community Coffee

Posted on Jul 21st, 2016

Above, Renee Willett, left, and Bertha Miller, were one of many hostesses at the Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee on Wednesday, July…

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‘Cats tabbed to finish fourth in 5A South

Posted on Jul 21st, 2016

HOPE – A statewide publication is predicting the Hope Bobcats won’t fare better than fourth in the 5A South conference this football…

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Preliminary NTSB Report On Local Plane Crash

Posted on Jul 21st, 2016

The preliminary report of the National Transportation Safety Board regarding Monday's aircraft crash has been released: On July 18, 2016, about…

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City Board meets, tables annexation ordinance

Posted on Jul 20th, 2016

The City of Hope Board of Directors met Tuesday night at the board room at City Hall, and had several items to discuss, including the second reading…

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Carson and Barnes coming to Hope

Posted on Jul 20th, 2016

HOPE - Carson and Barnes will be bringing the "World's Biggest Big Top Show" to Hope on Aug. 18. The public is invited to see the giant big top go…

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Red River symposium Saturday

Posted on Jul 20th, 2016

WASHINGTON - The 10th Annual Red River Heritage Symposium will take place on Saturday, July 23, at Historic Washington State Park. The conference…

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Lane Switch To Occur On I-30 Construction Zone

Posted on Jul 19th, 2016

According to a press release from Danny Straessle, public information officer for the Arkansas Highway Transportation Department, traffic within the…

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Hope For Paws Signups For Spay & Neuter Clinic

Posted on Jul 19th, 2016

HOPE - Hope For Paws will be signing up applicants for the upcoming spay and neuter clinic this fall. Pet owners can sign up beginning Friday,…

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Blood drives set to aid Baton Rouge

Posted on Jul 19th, 2016

HOPE - Because of the shootings in Baton Rouge, LA, there is a severe blood shortage. To help alleviate the problem, LifeShare Blood Services is…

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Therapy dog visits RoC

Posted on Jul 19th, 2016

HOPE - Several ROC individuals were recently treated to Max, a certified pet therapy dog, and his owner, Phyllis McGee of Texarkana. The individuals…

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Watkins turns 100, party held in her honor

Posted on Jul 19th, 2016

HOPE--Julia Watkins turned 100 years old Monday and many relatives and friends came to wish her well. Julia lives at Hope Haven in Hope and many…

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Lion John Collier relates trip to Japan to club

Posted on Jul 18th, 2016

HOPE--Longtime Lions Club member John Collier recently traveled to Japan to be sworn as District Governor for 7-A in Arkansas. He attended the…

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Small Plane Crash At Hope Airport Injures Two

Posted on Jul 18th, 2016

UPDATE - The pilot has been identified as Jerry Nelson and the passenger is Gene Walters. Both men remain hospitalized with broken bones and…

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Southwest Arkansas Health Care Ranks Low In Survey

Posted on Jul 18th, 2016

Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation that focuses on health care issues, has released their rankings for 2016, which shows the Southwest Arkansas…

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Music in the Park series highlights REAL Entertaining

Posted on Jul 17th, 2016

WASHINGTON--The second in a series named "Music in the Park' at Historic Washington State Park was enjoyed by a good crowd Saturday night. The lawn…

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Piranhas Swim Team competes in meet at Fair Park

Posted on Jul 17th, 2016

Above, a partial group of Hope's swim team, the Piranhas, wait to get into position and compete at the swim meet held at Hope Fair Park on Friday…

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Active LEO Shooting Ongoing In Baton Rouge

Posted on Jul 17th, 2016

UPDATE - The shooter has been identified as Gavin Long, 29, of Kansas City, MO. He has no known ties to Louisiana, but has recent inflammatory…

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AG opposes presidential plan

Posted on Jul 17th, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, along with nine other states, filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education,…

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Act protects servicemen, families

Posted on Jul 17th, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) offers a number of protections for active duty members of the military and their…

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St. John Methodist Church Hosts 1st Responder Appreciation Breakfast

Posted on Jul 16th, 2016

HOPE - St. John Methodist Church, with help from members of the First United Methodist Church held a 1st Responders Appreciation Breakfast Saturday,…

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Code Blue wins title

Posted on Jul 16th, 2016

HOPE - The girls of the Code Blue 07 softball team traveled to Mesquite, TX last week to compete in their first ever World Series. The team jumped…

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Hope police log

Posted on Jul 16th, 2016

WARRANTS: 7/11 Marco Bohorquez, 19, Hope, failure to appear 7/13 Martez Trotter, 28, Hope, foreign warrant ACCIDENTS 7/12 A two…

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Livestock report

Posted on Jul 16th, 2016

Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday Jul 14, 2016 Report delayed due to technical difficulties. Source: AR Dept…

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Hope Tire Company holds ribbon-cutting, grand opening

Posted on Jul 15th, 2016

HOPE--Hope Tire has opened a second location, which is next to Pafford Ambulance on E. 3rd Street, recently. The owner, Jeremy Tussey, held a…

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Donations sought for fallen hero program

Posted on Jul 15th, 2016

BEEBE - The Arkansas Fallen Heroes Traveling Memorial was founded in October 2005, by Gold Star dad, Rob Hopper, of Wynne, Arkansas. Hopper's…

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Books With Brats Program Continues At Hempstead County Library

Posted on Jul 15th, 2016

HOPE - The 'Books With Brats' children's story and crafts program continues Monday evening at the Hempstead County Library. Aimed at elementary…

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Storm Damage Reports Coming In

Posted on Jul 14th, 2016

UPDATE - A large branch and power line has been reported down on the area of the 900 block of East 2nd in Hope. A tree down and an abandoned vehicle…

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Hope police log

Posted on Jul 14th, 2016

WARRANTS: 7/5 Travis box, 31, Hope, failure to comply, foreign warrant 7/6 Dillon Derry, 20, Prescott, failure to comply 7/8 Nico…

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REAL entertainment at Old Washington

Posted on Jul 14th, 2016

WASHINGTON - There will be a free concert Saturday, July 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Historic Washington State Park. REAL Entertaining: With an acronym made…

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UAHT offers rural nursing consortium

Posted on Jul 14th, 2016

    HOPE - The University of Arkansas at Texarkana will offer the Arkansas Rural Nursing Education Consortium (ARNEC) LPN/LVN-to-RN…

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Hope Piranhas Host Chamber Coffee

Posted on Jul 13th, 2016

HOPE - The Hope Piranhas hosted the Chamber Coffee Wednesday July 13th, at the Chamber of Commerce. Members Karen Smith, Gillian Laughard, Allison…

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Kiwis get demonstration from HPD’s canine officer

Posted on Jul 13th, 2016

HOPE - Kiwanian Andrew Watson introduces K-9 Officer Scott Hurd from the Hope Police with the department's K-9 Tuesday, July…

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Hurd talks to Kiwanis Club

Posted on Jul 13th, 2016

HOPE - The Hope Kiwanis Club had an outstanding program from Hope K-9 officer Scott Hurd on Tuesday, July 12. Hurd put the dog through his paces…

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Extension office holding ServSafe class

Posted on Jul 13th, 2016

HOPE - There will be a ServSafe Course on August 1-2, at the Southwest Research and Extension Center, located at 362 Hwy 174 N., Hope. Class will…

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Hope City Board Meeting July 14

Posted on Jul 13th, 2016

HOPE - The City of Hope Board of Directors held their first meeting for July on Tuesday night, moved from July 5th due to the holiday. The first…

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UAT offers evening LPN program

Posted on Jul 12th, 2016

TEXARKANA – The University of Arkansas at Texarkana will offer an evening Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program beginning in the spring 2016…

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Lions Club July 11 Meeting

Posted on Jul 11th, 2016

HOPE - The Lions Club July 11th meeting was mainly a brainstorming event as to possible new members and who might sponsor them. Over a potato…

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Hempstead County Sheriff Singleton Elected To Executive Board

Posted on Jul 11th, 2016

Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton has been elected to the 2016 - 2017 Executive Board of the Arkansas Sheriff's Association during the…

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W. Ave. G closing temporarily

Posted on Jul 11th, 2016

HOPE - Due to street repair, West Avenue G (from the railroad tracks to South Elm) will be closed beginning 7 a.m. on July 20 until 4 p.m. on July…

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Red River Symposium

Posted on Jul 11th, 2016

WASHINGTON - On Saturday, July 23, the 10th Annual Red River Symposium will be held at the 1914 schoolhouse auditorium. The theme of this year's…

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Music in the Park

Posted on Jul 11th, 2016

WASHINGTON - The theme of this year's Music in the Park summer concert series will be "The Sounds of Quartets". A free concert will be held on the…

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House Destroyed In Sunday Afternoon Fire

Posted on Jul 10th, 2016

HOPE - A house fire Sunday afternoon on West Ave. C left the building in ruins and officials trying to figure out who may have lived there. At…

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Missing person’s website unveiled

Posted on Jul 10th, 2016

  LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, along with Rep. Bill Gossage and Arkansas Crime Information Center (ACIC) Director…

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AG hosts “Never Forgotten”

Posted on Jul 10th, 2016

  NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge recently hosted the fifth annual Never Forgotten – Arkansas Takes Action…

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AG warns of skimmers

Posted on Jul 9th, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Scammers are adapting as technology continues to advance. While card reader fraud has been around for a number of years, these con…

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Livestock report

Posted on Jul 9th, 2016

Hope Livestock Auction, Hope, AR Weighted Average Report for Thursday Jul 7, 2016 Sale closed for the holiday. Source: AR Dept of Ag-USDA…

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Veterans Prevail in HPD SantaCop Baseball Fundraiser

Posted on Jul 8th, 2016

HOPE - it was a great night for a ballgame Thursday night, as the Hope Police Department Veterans and Rookies met each other in a fundraiser for the…

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Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton Issues Statement

Posted on Jul 8th, 2016

HOPE - Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton issued the following statement regarding the ambush on Dallas Police Officers that occurred last…

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LifeShare coming to UACCH

Posted on Jul 8th, 2016

HOPE - LifeShare Blood Services will be on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope from 12:30-3:30 p.m. on July…

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4 Officers Dead, 11 Shot At Dallas Protest

Posted on Jul 7th, 2016

UPDATE - Five officers are dead, seven others wounded and two civilians also shot. Four Dallas law enforcement officers have been killed tonight…

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Arkansas Medical Cannabis Act Makes 2016 Ballot

Posted on Jul 7th, 2016

A citizen-driven initiative that would allow Arkansas doctors to recommend medical cannabis for sick and dying patients will be on the November…

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Trio earn Carolina Cross status

Posted on Jul 7th, 2016

HOPE - Three local businesses donated $5,000 each to the 2016 Hope Watermelon Festival. This earns them the title of Carolina Cross…

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Eight earn Black Diamond status

Posted on Jul 7th, 2016

HOPE - Eight businesses donated $2,500 to the Hope Watermelon Festival this year to achieve Black Diamond donor…

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Jubilee sponsors aplenty

Posted on Jul 7th, 2016

HOPE - A total of 22 businesses donated $1,000to earn the title of Jubilee Watermelon sponsor for the 2016 Hope Watermelon…

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Two donate to fund concert

Posted on Jul 7th, 2016

HOPE - Two businesses donated $10,000 each to sponsor this year's Watermelon Festival…

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Donations about for Melonfest

Posted on Jul 7th, 2016

HOPE - More than 30 businesses donated $500 to help sponsor the 2016 version of the Hope Watermelon…

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68 Draw Arkansas Alligator Permits

Posted on Jul 6th, 2016

LITTLE ROCK - Sixty-eight hunters will be heading for the swamps this September in pursuit of one of Arkansas' largest big game species. Arkansas'…

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Murder suspect surrenders

Posted on Jul 6th, 2016

HOPE - Courvoisier X. Trotter surrendered to  Hempstead County Deputies earlier today. Trotter was wanted by the Hope Police Department for murder…

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Law enforcement softball game on tap

Posted on Jul 6th, 2016

HOPE - A "Rookies vs Veteran" softball game will be held Thursday, July 7, at 7 p.m. and last as long as it lasts. Hot dogs and drinks will be…

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Hope police log

Posted on Jul 6th, 2016

WARRANTS: 7/1 India Williams, 25, of Lewisville, failure to comply Logan Toledo, 36, Hope, failure to comply Amber Torrence, 36, Camden,…

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Momon reported missing, found

Posted on Jul 6th, 2016

HOPE - William Momon, 73, of Hope, was reported missing  on July 3, but has since returned and informed the Hope Police Department he wasn't…

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Hope students become actors, actresses in play

Posted on Jul 6th, 2016

Above, Jamya Gamble, left, and Mikayla Clark give their best flower faces as they show off some of the props from the upcoming play, "A Hopeful…

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Dogs need furever homes

Posted on Jul 5th, 2016

Above, a male Chihuahua, about three years old, is held by Animal Control Officer Tammy Austin recently. The little fellow was picked up near Summet…

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Fireworks show in Hope draws crowd

Posted on Jul 5th, 2016

HOPE--A family from Hope enjoyed the fireworks show as did their children Monday night at the First United Methodist Church. A large crowd was on…

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Upcoming events at Daisy State Park

Posted on Jul 5th, 2016

Friday, July 8 1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Nature Scavenger Hunt This nature scavenger hunt is a great way to explore the outdoors and learn about…

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Blevins fireworks show well attended

Posted on Jul 5th, 2016

BLEVINS - Monday night saw a good crowd at the Blevins school for the annual hamburger supper and fireworks show. The supper and fireworks were…

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Motorcycle vs Truck Crash Leaves 1 Injured

Posted on Jul 4th, 2016

HOPE - At approximately 4:10pm Monday afternoon, Hope Police officers and Pafford EMS were dispatched to the scene of a motorcycle vs. pickup truck…

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