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Women of Hope host Chamber Coffee

Posted on Aug 20th, 2014

The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee Wednesday, August 20 was hosted by the "Women of Hope". This group does a lot of…

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Hope City Hall

Resident angered over election restrictions

Posted on Aug 20th, 2014

HOPE – A local resident voiced her displeasure at not being able to run for a seat on the Hope Board of Directors. At Tuesday night’s meeting…

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Hempstead Chamber

HHC Chamber events

Posted on Aug 20th, 2014

  There will be a special "afternoon" Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee on Thursday, Aug. 21, from 4:30-6 p.m. at the…

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Arkansas State Police

Marks new commander of Troop G

Posted on Aug 19th, 2014

  LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas State Police Commission has approved the recommendation for promotion of Lieutenant Forrest Marks to the rank of…

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HPD cracking down on impaired driving during Labor Day

Posted on Aug 19th, 2014

HOPE  - The Labor Day holiday is a time to enjoy a weekend and celebrate with friends and family.  Unfortunately the holiday is often marred with…

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Hart speaks to Kiwanis Club

Posted on Aug 19th, 2014

You may be more used to seeing this man standing in front of a Rotary banner because he is President of the Hope Rotary Club but on Tuesday, Aug. 19,…

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Karate Pig Ribbon Cutting

Karate Pig ribbon cutting

Posted on Aug 19th, 2014

The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting on Thursday, Aug. 14, for the Karate Pig Bakery & Bistro. The new restaurant…

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Family Health Expo

Family Health Expo Saturday

Posted on Aug 19th, 2014

The H.O.P.E. Coalition invites everyone to join them for the 19th Annual Family Health Expo Saturday, August 23 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at…

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HC Fair Sept. 2-6

Posted on Aug 19th, 2014

  HOPE – It’s almost time for the Hempstead County Fair. This year’s fair will be held Sept. 2-6 at the Hempstead County…

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UACCH-Campus

Freer first Nevada County U Can @ Hope Scholarship recipient

Posted on Aug 19th, 2014

The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope recently announced the expansion of the U Can @ Hope Scholarship into Nevada County and  Angela…

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PRISON

Hope ponders prison project

Posted on Aug 19th, 2014

HOPE – One of the things Hope’s City Board of Directors will discuss at tonight’s meeting will be a regional state prison project. A…

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Watermelon Weigh-off

Official Watermelon Weigh-Off set

Posted on Aug 18th, 2014

On Saturday, August 30, the Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the Old Washington Farmer’s Market, will host an…

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Drug court gets grant

Posted on Aug 16th, 2014

HOPE - David "Bubba" Powers and Judge Randy Wright accepted a check for $2,000 for the Hempstead County Juvenile Drug Court Friday. The money will be…

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McNab gets grants for community center sign

Posted on Aug 16th, 2014

HOPE - James Conway, the mayor of McNab, accepted a check for $3,000 from the Southwest Arkansas Planning and Development District for a sign for the…

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Area youngsters fare well at Simmental Summer Classic

Posted on Aug 16th, 2014

LOUISVILLE, KY - Kelsey Hockaday, Kalli Smith, Sara Sweat and Anna Sweat recently participated at the 34th American Junior Simmental Association…

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Livestock report

Posted on Aug 16th, 2014

Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday Aug 14, 2014 Cattle Receipts: 1446 Last week: 1044 Last year:…

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McLarty has “fireside chat” with HCEDC

Posted on Aug 15th, 2014

HOPE – Mack McLarty’s talk at the Hempstead County Economic Development Luncheon Thursday was reminiscent of FDR’s Fireside Chats. McLarty…

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Dog show popular at festival

Posted on Aug 14th, 2014

HOPE - Byreview Veterinary Clinic hosted the 38th annual Watermelon Festival Dog Show the Thursday evening of the festival. This was the 17th year…

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UNITED WAY COFFEE

UW hosts coffee

Posted on Aug 14th, 2014

HOPE - The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee on Wednesday, Aug. 13, was hosted by the Hempstead County United Way Board to…

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SIMONE WHITE

White receives BJW Scholarship

Posted on Aug 14th, 2014

The BJW Committee announces Simone E. White, a Hot Springs native and daughter of Frankie and Patricia White, has been chosen as the 1st Annual…

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The McWilliams Family

Final “Music in the Park” concert set for Saturday

Posted on Aug 14th, 2014

Historic Washington State Park announces the last installment of its annual summer concert series “Music in the Park” with the theme “America…

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Watermelon 5k results and photos

Posted on Aug 13th, 2014

MALE OVERALL: Place Name City Age Total Time Pace 1 Carter Witt Dardanelle AR 20 17:07.2 5:31/M 2 Brian…

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Driver flees scene after passenger ejected in rollover

Posted on Aug 13th, 2014

A teenager found himself in trouble after trying to hide from Hempstead County Sheriff's Deputies after leaving the scene of a crash that sent an…

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HAPPY CHICKEN

Ribbon cut for new chicken restaurant

Posted on Aug 13th, 2014

The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting Tuesday, Aug. 12 for The Happy Chicken On The Grill.  The new restaurant at 1100…

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ROBIN LEE

Kiwanis updated on park activities

Posted on Aug 13th, 2014

The Hope Kiwanis Club heard an outstanding program Tuesday. Aug. 12, from Robin Lee of the Hope Parks Department. Lee talked about the new disc golf…

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WINNER

Wade wins grill

Posted on Aug 13th, 2014

Brazzel Insurance had a booth at the Hope Watermelon Festival to give away a grill.  Charles Flowers and Ben Brazzel manned the booth and enjoyed…

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Medical condition causes man to crash into apartment

Posted on Aug 13th, 2014

An Emmet man is in critical condition after a medical condition resulted in him crashing into an apartment Monday. The crash occurred shortly…

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Driver sought after leaving crash and critically injured passenger

Posted on Aug 13th, 2014

Law enforcement is looking for the driver of a white Chevy Silverado who abandoned their passenger in critical condition after crashing into a deep…

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Two arrested on gun and drug charges

Posted on Aug 12th, 2014

  HOPE – Two 18-year-old boys were arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop made by Hope Police. According to a release…

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Arkansas State Police

Law enforcement cracking down for Labor Day

Posted on Aug 11th, 2014

  LITTLE ROCK – For many Arkansans the Labor Day holiday is an extended weekend that includes backyard cookouts and celebrations enjoyed with…

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Blood drive at Health Expo

Posted on Aug 11th, 2014

Texarkana, TX - LifeShare is having a blood drive August 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Hempstead County Health Expo(Bloodmobile in front of…

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Rain fails to dampen festival

Posted on Aug 11th, 2014

HOPE – Weather proved to be the story of the 2014 Watermelon Festival this past weekend. Thursday and Friday had near perfect weather, with…

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Livestock report

Posted on Aug 9th, 2014

Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday Aug 7, 2014 Cattle Receipts: 1044 Last week: 1143 Last year:…

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Scott faces multiple gun charges after allegedly firing from car

Posted on Aug 8th, 2014

A Hope man is in jail today after allegedly firing multiple shots from a vehicle early Friday morning. At around 1 a.m., Friday, August 8,…

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Chicken dinner successful

Posted on Aug 8th, 2014

HOPE - There's nothing like a chicken dinner, especially when someone else does the cooking. The Hope Kiwanis Club held its annual chicken dinner…

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Deadline set to schedule appointments for county tax equalization

Posted on Aug 7th, 2014

According to Hempstead County Clerk Sandra Rogers, the Hempstead County Equalization Board met Friday, August 1 to set dates for appointments for…

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Lift station abandoned in wastewater project

Posted on Aug 7th, 2014

HOPE – Hope’s City Board of Directors, Tuesday night, agreed to abandon the lift station at Hwy. 278. The line was surveyed in April with the…

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Hope City Hall

City facing financial shortfall

Posted on Aug 7th, 2014

HOPE – Hope faces a possible $250,000 shortfall by the end of the year. According to Hope City Manager Catherine Cook, who presented the Hope…

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First step taken in major project

Posted on Aug 7th, 2014

HOPE – Step one in what will be a $28 million project was accomplished by the Hope City Board of Directors Tuesday night. The panel approved…

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National Night Out a success

Posted on Aug 6th, 2014

The 2014 National Night Out was held in Hope and other communities across the country Tuesday night and a large number of families turned out with…

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UACCH

UACCH orientation scheduled

Posted on Aug 6th, 2014

  HOPE – The Fall Semester at the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope and Texarkana begins Monday, August 25. An…

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Archery

Watermelon Festival Invitational Archery Shoot this weekend

Posted on Aug 6th, 2014

The Dyke Springs Archery Club is raising money for the Hempstead County 4-H Shooting Sports during its last shoot of the season this weekend. The…

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Silver Alert issued for Texarkana man

Posted on Aug 6th, 2014

The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department has requested activation of a Silver Alert. Point of contact for additional information is Chief Robert…

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CHICKEN TICKETS

Tickets available for Kiwanis chicken dinner

Posted on Aug 6th, 2014

Kiwanians Bob Willis and Bill Barham give a subtle reminder at Tuesday's Kiwanis Club meeting that the annual Kiwanis Bar B Que Chicken Dinner is…

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JILL BOBO

Bobo gives Naill update

Posted on Aug 6th, 2014

Jill Bobo of the UACCH Foundation spoke to the Hope Kiwanis Club Tuesday, August 5, about the upcoming David Nail concert set for August 9 at the…

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Mail

Circut Clerk warns about mailed deed notices

Posted on Aug 5th, 2014

According to Hempstead County Circuit Clerk Gail Wolfenbarger, citizens of Hempstead County need to be aware of recorded deed notices that are being…

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HPD Incident Log July 28-August 3

Posted on Aug 5th, 2014

WARRANTS SERVED: Monday, July 28 Daryl Thomas, 27, of Hope, AR                      Failure to Appear Eric Easterling, 29,…

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National Night Out fun on for tonight

Posted on Aug 5th, 2014

The City of Hope invites the community to get out tonight for the national "America's Night Out Against Crime" event from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday August…

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Fish fry tickets on sale

Posted on Aug 5th, 2014

The annual Hope Lions Club Fish and Chicken Dinner is set for Friday August 8th at the Fair Park Community Center.  For $12 adults can enjoy great…

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Nevada school supply lists

Posted on Aug 5th, 2014

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RoC graduation held

Posted on Aug 4th, 2014

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

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Watermelon festival schedule

Posted on Aug 4th, 2014

2014 Festival Schedule (Tentative) Brochure/Festival Map (click images to view/download) Thursday August 7th ... 12 Noon - Arts &…

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SADA kicks off

Posted on Aug 4th, 2014

HOPE - It was primarily a planning meeting with eight counties working together on economic development. The Southwest Arkansas Development…

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Martin receives donations

Posted on Aug 4th, 2014

HOPE - Senator Linda Pondexter Chesterfield presented Hempstead County Judge Wallace Martin a check for $23,470 to pave the streets at Cave Hill…

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HopePrescott.com wants to send you to see David Nail in concert

Posted on Aug 4th, 2014

HopePrescott.com wants to send you to the David Nail Concert this Saturday, August 9 at the  38th Annual Hope Watermelon Festival. We will be…

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Sherwood woman killed in fiery crash in Prescott

Posted on Aug 2nd, 2014

A Sherwood woman was killed and her roommate injured in an early morning, single-car crash in Prescott Friday. According to Arkansas State Police,…

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Livestock report

Posted on Aug 2nd, 2014

Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday Jul 31, 2014 Cattle Receipts: 1143 Last week: 1196 Last year:…

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Yerger getting donations

Posted on Jul 31st, 2014

HOPE – Two checks will be presented to the Yerger School Museum next Monday, August 4, at 1 p.m. by the Honorable Linda Chesterfield. Senator…

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Melon eating contest on tap

Posted on Jul 31st, 2014

HOPE – The Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce is expecting a big showdown this year at the Politically Correct Watermelon Eating Competition…

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Melonfest pitched at Nashville Rotary

Posted on Jul 31st, 2014

The Nashville Rotary Club invited Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Director Mark Keith to give a program on the Hope Watermelon Festival…

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BRENTWOOD

Brentwood hosts coffee

Posted on Jul 31st, 2014

The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee on Wednesday, July 30, was hosted by Brentwood Industries.  This is a…

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Hope police log

Posted on Jul 30th, 2014

WARRANTS 7/25 Justin Phillips, 24, Hope, failure to appear Orlando Valdez, 27, Hope, failure to comply, foreign warrant Chris Blair, 40,…

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Naill concert tickets on sale

Posted on Jul 30th, 2014

HOPE –David Nail will be the headlining entertainer at the 38th Annual Hope Watermelon Festival. This country music superstar has had several…

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KIWANIS

Kiwanians told of human trafficking

Posted on Jul 30th, 2014

Dr. Carla and Carroll Bryant brought a program on human trafficking to the Hope Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, July 29.  Dr. Bryant explained that human…

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SADA hosting project kickoff Thursday

Posted on Jul 30th, 2014

The Southwest Arkansas Development Alliance in cooperation with Southwest Arkansas Planning and Development District will hold a project kick-off…

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Cleanup a success

Posted on Jul 30th, 2014

 HOPE - The City Public Works Department held a special city wide clean up this last weekend. Forty workers and volunteers worked on the city wide…

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Three injured in head-on crash

Posted on Jul 29th, 2014

Three people were injured Tuesday morning in a head-on collision on Highway 278 near Nashville. According to a coworker, at about 7:20 a.m.,…

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Easterling charged with burglary, theft

Posted on Jul 29th, 2014

HOPE – Eric Easterling, 29, of Hope, has been arrested and charged with commercial burglary, breaking and entering, theft under $10,000 and theft…

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Two injured in ATV rollover

Posted on Jul 29th, 2014

A Patmos couple was injured Monday night when their ATV apparently malfunctioned and led to them crashing near the intersection of Highway 29 South…

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SCOTT JESTER

Jester talks about RoC

Posted on Jul 29th, 2014

The Hope Lions Club heard a great program from Rainbow of Challenges Development Coordinator Scott Jester on Monday, July 28. Jester gave a history…

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LIONS

Wal-Mart donate’s to Lions Christmas project

Posted on Jul 29th, 2014

The Hope Lions Club received a $2,000 donation from Wal-Mart towards the annual Lions Christmas Basket project. Making the presentation to Lions…

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Sweesy guilty of possession of paraphernalia

Posted on Jul 28th, 2014

HOPE – When in court it’s always a good idea to keep the story simple and straight. This didn’t prove to be the case with Mike Sweesy, who…

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Anderson guilty of animal cruelty

Posted on Jul 28th, 2014

HOPE – An unbelievable story didn’t help Kharie Anderson in Hope district court as he was found guilty of animal cruelty. The story he told…

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Allen found guilty on multiple charges

Posted on Jul 28th, 2014

HOPE – Jasmine Allen was in Hope District Court facing 16 charges. She wound up being found guilty of 15 of them. A third degree battery charge…

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HPD investigating second July break-in at Barry’s

Posted on Jul 28th, 2014

The Hope Police Department is investigating an early morning break-in of Barry's Grocery in Hope. This is the second time in less than a month the…

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Trinity hosting colorful fun run

Posted on Jul 28th, 2014

TEXARKANA, AR – A 5K family fun run will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, at Trinity Baptist Church in Texarkana, TX. Registration for the run will…

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Three transported to hospital after crash on 278

Posted on Jul 28th, 2014

Three people were transported to the hospital after Sunday evening after a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Rosston Road and Center Street in…

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Two injured in semi vs car crash in construction zone

Posted on Jul 28th, 2014

A man and woman were injured Saturday evening in a crash on I-30 West when a semi crashed into a small car as traffic slowed to a stop in the…

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Money

Counterfeit money circulating in Hope

Posted on Jul 28th, 2014

HOPE – Counterfeit money has been found circulating in Hope. According to a release from the Hope Police Department, 16 counterfeit bills were…

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Party turns into fight

Posted on Jul 28th, 2014

HOPE – A party at the gym at the former Lincoln school turned into a massive fight that required not only the Hempstead County Sheriff’s…

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Chamber coffees announced

Posted on Jul 28th, 2014

HOPE – Coffees for the month of August for the Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce have been announced. Wednesday, July 30, the coffee…

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August blood drives

Posted on Jul 28th, 2014

HOPE - Several blood drives will be held in Hope during August. The first will be during the Hope Watermelon Festival. One will be on Aug. 8 from…

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Spay, neuter clinic scheduled

Posted on Jul 28th, 2014

An inexpensive spay and neuter clinic for low income families will e held Aug. 19-21 at Hope's Fair Park. The event is sponsored by Hope for…

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UACCH sponsoring Watermelon Idol

Posted on Jul 26th, 2014

HOPE – It is time for the Watermelon Festival Concert and the popular Watermelon Idol Talent Competition. Officials at the University of…

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Livestock report

Posted on Jul 26th, 2014

Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday Jul 24, 2014 Receipts: 1196 Last week: 1521 Last year: 1052 Compared to…

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Book signing at Tailgater’s Aug. 1

Posted on Jul 25th, 2014

HOPE – A book signing will be held Friday, Aug. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Tailgater’s with author Joshua Williams signing his book about…

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HCQC approves circuit clerk, sheriff to collect fines, costs

Posted on Jul 25th, 2014

HOPE – It didn’t take long for the Hempstead County Quorum Court to take care of business Thursday evening as there was only one item on the…

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UACCH offers free class to Hempstead, Nevada county residents

Posted on Jul 25th, 2014

HOPE – Have you always wanted to improve your accounting or business skills? “U Can” take that three hour class for free this spring. Are…

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Nevada sets open house

Posted on Jul 24th, 2014

ROSSTON – Nevada School will have its annual open house for the upcoming school year from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12. All families with children…

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Police log

Posted on Jul 24th, 2014

WARRANTS   7/18   Andrew Mack, 50, Texarkana, AR, foreign warrant   7/19   Kathy Brown, 56, Ashdown,…

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McKenzie tourney Aug. 2

Posted on Jul 24th, 2014

PRESCOTT - The annual Jim McKenzie Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Prescott Country Club. This will be a four-person scramble…

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Marriage

HopePrescott.com adding Birth and Marriage Announcements

Posted on Jul 23rd, 2014

HopePrescott.com invites you to share your joy with the rest of the community with our new Birth and Marriage Announcements section on the…

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Watermelon Festival Aug. 7-9

Posted on Jul 23rd, 2014

HOPE - The 38th annual Hope Watermelon Festival is set for August 7-9 in Hope’s Fair Park. The festival opens at noon Thursday, August 7.  Jim…

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Wilson Furniture hosts coffee

Posted on Jul 23rd, 2014

The coffee on Wednesday, July 23, was hosted by Wilson Furniture at their historic downtown store at Third and Main. This was the first Wilson coffee…

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Lions updated on Watermelon Festival

Posted on Jul 23rd, 2014

The Hope Lions Club heard from one of their own on Monday, July 23. Lion Mark Keith gave an update on the Hope Watermelon Festival. In addition to…

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Blue and You donates to UACCH foundation

Posted on Jul 22nd, 2014

HOPE – The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope recently held a reception for the Blue & You Foundation site visit and check…

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Farmer’s Market doing well

Posted on Jul 22nd, 2014

Carla Bryant from the Word of Faith Church shows off her booth at the Hope Farmer's Market Tuesday, July…

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Eakleys arrested after argument

Posted on Jul 21st, 2014

HOPE – An argument led to the arrest of two people Thursday night. According to a release from the Hope Police Department, a call came in around…

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

Posted on Jul 21st, 2014

HOPE – A traffic stop lead to the arrest of James Patrick King, 47, of Little Rock. King was later charged with possession of a controlled…

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UACCH gets McDonald’s grant

Posted on Jul 21st, 2014

    HOPE – The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope Foundation announces it has received a matching grant from the…

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