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Hope Kiwanis Club honors farmers

Posted on Nov 26th, 2014

  HOPE- Hope's Kiwanis Club held its annual City Farm Day Tuesday to recognize and honor local farmers, agri-teachers, and agri-business…

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Hope decorating for Christmas

Posted on Nov 25th, 2014

HOPE - Kirk Gray of the city of Hope Parks Department smiles down from a light pole on Main Street as the parks department began hanging Christmas…

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RoC blood drive Dec. 2

Posted on Nov 25th, 2014

HOPE – LifeShare Blood Centers will be conducting a special holiday blood drive at Rainbow of Challenges on Tuesday, December 2. Donations may…

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Wilson challenges Home Security Shield report

Posted on Nov 25th, 2014

  Recently I became aware of information posted on the website of Home Security Shield entitled “15 Most Dangerous Cities in Arkansas.”…

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Power Outage Cause

Posted on Nov 25th, 2014

**WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES** HOPE - The South Substation transformer of Hope Water and Light was zapped when a racoon made contact. The contact…

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District farm families named

Posted on Nov 25th, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – District winners for the 68th Annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year Program have been selected. The district winners will now be…

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HCSO warns of scam

Posted on Nov 24th, 2014

HOPE – Someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service has reportedly been making calls in Hope and Hempstead County. According to a…

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Pair charged with burglary, criminal mischief

Posted on Nov 24th, 2014

HOPE – Two Hope residents have been arrested and charged in connection with a residential burglary that occurred on Oct. 19. According to a…

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EHC offers tips for holiday turkey

Posted on Nov 24th, 2014

Chances are, you will be having a frozen turkey as the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving celebration. Since it is the day before Thanksgiving, if you…

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HCQC raises county’s millage

Posted on Nov 24th, 2014

HOPE- Hempstead County Quorum Court members voted unanimously to raise the county general millage at Thursday's meeting. The increase from 3 mill…

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Hope Kiwanis Club honors law enforcement

Posted on Nov 24th, 2014

HOPE- Hope Kiwanis offered a meal and a handshake to local law enforcement Tuesday afternoon as a thank you to an oftentimes thankless job. The…

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Hope Christmas parade Dec. 8

Posted on Nov 24th, 2014

  HOPE - It's that time of year for hoodies, hot cider, and ho, ho, ho's as the Christmas season is kicked off with Hope's annual Christmas Parade…

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SWREC hosts field day

Posted on Nov 24th, 2014

PERRYTOWN- Farmers and agri-enthusiasts came from all over to attend the event hosted by the UA Southwest Research and Extension Center that focused…

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Historic Washington Park of the Year

Posted on Nov 24th, 2014

  HISTORIC WASHINGTON- For the third year in a row, Historic Washington State Park has been recognized and awarded the Region IV Park of the Year…

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Fire destroys vehicle on I-30

Posted on Nov 24th, 2014

Fulton- Shortly before 9:30 P.M. Saturday, authorities responded to a call regarding a car on fire on the shoulder of I-30 outside of Fulton near…

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UACCH expands U Can program

Posted on Nov 24th, 2014

HOPE – The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope and Texarkana recently announced the expansion of the U Can@ Hope-Texarkana Scholarship…

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HWL warns of Green Dot scam

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2014

HOPE - Hope Water & Light (HWL) is warning customers about a scam involving a telephone caller posing as a utility company disconnect and billing…

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Laurel Place celebrates Thanksgiving

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2014

Laurel Place Health & Rehab hosted a Thanksgiving lunch for its resident's and family on Friday, Nov. 21. Serenity and Deirkson Hospice also…

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Hempstead County Sheriff's Department

HCSO seeks donations for Sheriff’s Ranch

Posted on Nov 22nd, 2014

  HOPE - For the third year in a row Sheriff James Singleton plans to make Christmas a little better for the girls at the Arkansas…

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UALR partners with UA Texarkana

Posted on Nov 22nd, 2014

  HOPE, – The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) has partnered with U of A Texarkana to offer Bachelor degrees on the Texarkana…

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Texas man charged with several crimes

Posted on Nov 22nd, 2014

HOPE – A 26-year-old Lake Jackson, Texas man has been charged with aggravated residential burglary, aggravated assault, battery third degree and…

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Livestock report

Posted on Nov 22nd, 2014

Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday Nov 20, 2014 Cattle Receipts: 1552 Last week: 1440 Last year:…

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Arkanasas High School Football Week12

Posted on Nov 21st, 2014

Arkanasas High School Football Week 12 Local Games Quarter 3A Prescott (30) Booneville (42) final Div 2A Home…

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Hope police log

Posted on Nov 21st, 2014

WARRANTS SERVED: 11.17.14 Amanda Faulkner, 35, of Hope, AR                                       …

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HCHU flu clinic successful

Posted on Nov 20th, 2014

HOPE - A move was made for the Hempstead County Health Unit's mass flu clinic. Last year the clinic was held at the Southwest District Coliseum,…

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Board discusses budget woes

Posted on Nov 20th, 2014

  HOPE - A budget for 2015 was the topic of a nearly two-hour discussion at Tuesday's City Board meeting. With a bottom line of $9.1…

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Historic Washington Christmas plans

Posted on Nov 20th, 2014

HISTORIC WASHINGTON - Join the staff of Historic Washington State Park for its 28th Annual Christmas and Candlelight which will be held December 6…

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HC holiday garbage schedule

Posted on Nov 20th, 2014

HOPE - Trash pickup for Thanksgiving will be as follows: Closed Thursday and Friday The county will pick up as follows: Thursday Nov. 27,…

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RoC hosts coffee

Posted on Nov 20th, 2014

HOPE - The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee on Wednesday November 19th was hosted by Rainbow of Challenges.  Staff and…

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SWAR Arts Council details plans

Posted on Nov 20th, 2014

HOPE - The Southwest Arkansas Arts Council, in partnership with Hempstead Hall, invites the public and its valued members and friends, to the events…

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Teague addresses Rotary

Posted on Nov 20th, 2014

HOPE - State Senator Larry Teague spoke to the Hope Rotary Club on Thursday, Nov. 20.  The Senator is Joint Budget Chairman and he spoke about his…

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Plans begin for 2015 Train Day

Posted on Nov 20th, 2014

Planning is underway for Train Day in 2015.  The Train Day Committee held their first meeting for the new year Wednesday November 19th at the Arts…

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Paws fundraiser successful

Posted on Nov 18th, 2014

HOPE- Hope for Paws held its bake sale Saturday at Amigo Juan's Banquet Hall raising more than $1,500 from the silent auction, bake sale, and private…

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RoC Fall Festival fun

Posted on Nov 18th, 2014

HOPE - The children of Making Rainbows in Hope felt the chill in the air while participating in a special organized Fall Festival. While all the fun…

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Buddy Greene featured for Garrett Christmas concert

Posted on Nov 18th, 2014

HOPE -- the Christmas concert this year at Garrett Memorial Baptist Church in Hope will feature the multi talented musician Buddy Greene along with…

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Grant to help automate records for Hempstead County Clerk’s Office

Posted on Nov 17th, 2014

HOPE- In October Circuit Clerk Gail Wolfenbarger received an Automated Records System Fund grant to help incur the cost of transferring original…

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Upcoming NSD events

Posted on Nov 17th, 2014

ROSSTON - These are upcoming events at the Nevada School District: Monday, Nov. 17 – Progress reports will be sent home. Tuesday, Nov. 18 –…

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More from Hope open house

Posted on Nov 17th, 2014

HOPE - Businesses in Hope, in conjunction with the Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce, held an open house Thursday, Nov. 13, to display their…

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ASP, law enforcement watching for seat belt use

Posted on Nov 17th, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas State Troopers are joining forces with other state and local law enforcement officers over the 2014 Thanksgiving holiday. …

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Hope businesses hold open house

Posted on Nov 17th, 2014

HOPE - The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce held its annual "Christmas Open House" event Thursday, Nov. 13.  Thirty-five local merchants…

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Ford earns Forestry fellowship

Posted on Nov 16th, 2014

  HOPE — Vic Ford, director of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture's Southwest Research and Extension Center, was…

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Eskimno Bros. in concert

Posted on Nov 16th, 2014

HOPE – U of A Hope-Texarkana is pleased to present the Eskimo Brothers live in concert on Friday,  December 5 at 7p.m. in the Hempstead Hall…

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Cold weather tips given

Posted on Nov 15th, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Recent weather reports indicate that Arkansas consumers are in for a chill in the upcoming weeks, and with the colder weather comes…

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UACCH/UALR offer bachelor’s degrees

Posted on Nov 15th, 2014

  TEXARKANA –The University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope-Texarkana are…

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Livestock report

Posted on Nov 15th, 2014

Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday Nov 13, 2014 Cattle Receipts: 1440 Last week: NR Last year: 1590 …

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Arkanasas High School Football Week 11

Posted on Nov 14th, 2014

Arkanasas High School Football Week 11 Local Games Quarter 3A Prescott (52) Lavaca (14) final Div 2A Home…

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HCHU flu clinic Wednesday

Posted on Nov 14th, 2014

HOPE -  The Hempstead County Mass Flu Clinic has been rescheduled to Nov. 19, at the Hempstead Hall on the campus of UACCH.  The hours will be from…

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SARA hosts coffee

Posted on Nov 12th, 2014

HOPE - The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee on Wednesday, Nov. 12, was hosted by the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives…

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Marine talks to Lions

Posted on Nov 12th, 2014

The Hope Lions Club heard from one of their own on Monday, Nov. 11. Leon Prince is the Hempstead County Veterans Service Officer and a member of the…

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Legion hosts veteran’s program

Posted on Nov 12th, 2014

HOPE - American Legion Post #427 hosted a Veteran's Day Program at the Fair Park Community Center. Speakers included Sheriff James Singleton, former…

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RoC has Angel Tree

Posted on Nov 12th, 2014

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

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Hempstead County GOP celebrates win

Posted on Nov 12th, 2014

HOPE - A celebration party was held Wednesday from 11 to 1 celebrating the victories throughout the state as well as the local county Judge. Haskell…

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Field Day at SWERC

Posted on Nov 12th, 2014

PERRYTOWN-  A field day is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 3-7 p.m. at the Southwest Research and Extension Center near Perrytown. The focus…

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UACCH, civic clubs honor veterans

Posted on Nov 12th, 2014

HOPE - Veteran's Day celebrations took place at Hempstead Hall on the UACCH campus Tuesday afternoon. The Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, Rotary Club,…

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Hope’s Christmas Open House Thursday

Posted on Nov 11th, 2014

HOPE - Christmas will soon be here, and with the season comes the giving of gifts. For many the hardest part about Christmas is finding the…

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Blevins board takes care of business

Posted on Nov 11th, 2014

BLEVINS – It didn’t take long for the Blevins School Board to take care of business Monday night. There were few items on the agenda for the…

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HPD encourages buckling up for holiday trips

Posted on Nov 10th, 2014

  HOPE – Hope's Police Department is joining in a national effort to reach out to all Thanksgiving travelers with one important message: Buckle…

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Tips concerning Johnsongrass

Posted on Nov 9th, 2014

Do you have Johnsongrass? Has it frosted at your farm? Precautions for Using Sorghums or Johnsongrass Do not allow animals to graze fields…

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‘Cats fall in season finale

Posted on Nov 8th, 2014

MAGNOLIA – Hope’s Bobcats ended the regular season against the Magnolia Panthers Friday night in a losing effort falling 27-22. Both teams…

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Livestock report

Posted on Nov 8th, 2014

Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday November 6, 2014 Sale not reported due to absence of reporter. Source: AR…

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Arkanasas High School Football Week 10

Posted on Nov 7th, 2014

Arkanasas High School Football Week 10 Local Games Quarter 5A Hope (22) Magnolia (27) final 3A Prescott…

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Hope Water and Light

Posted on Nov 7th, 2014

Hope Water and Light will be closed on November 11th to observe Veteran's Day. We are sorry for any…

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UACCH honors veterans

Posted on Nov 7th, 2014

HOPE- UACCH held a ceremony Thursday afternoon to honor veterans for the upcoming Veteran's Day. The college presented Certificates of…

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Garrett students participate in injury prevention program

Posted on Nov 7th, 2014

HOPE - A group of Garrett Memorial Christian School students are participating in the "Statewide Injury Prevention Program" in conjunction with…

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Two injured in early morning wreck

Posted on Nov 7th, 2014

MCCASKILL - Authorities responded to a one vehicle accident on Highway 371 near McCaskill shortly before 6 a.m. Friday. There were five passengers in…

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Fire damages Hope home

Posted on Nov 7th, 2014

HOPE- Shortly before 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Hope Police and Fire Department responded to a house fire at 513 South Walnut. The owner of the house…

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UACCH honoring veterans

Posted on Nov 7th, 2014

HOPE - The annual Salute to Veterans will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11 at Hempstead Hall. Doors will open at 11 a.m. with…

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Phone pioneers host coffee

Posted on Nov 7th, 2014

HOPE - The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee on Wednesday, Nov. 5, was hosted by the Southwest Arkansas Telephone Pioneers.…

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RoC gets $1,400 donation

Posted on Nov 6th, 2014

 HOPE - Pictured from left to right are Misty Banks, Rainbow of Challenges CEO Judy Watson, and Randy Banks as he presents a check of more than…

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Massanelli charged with forgery

Posted on Nov 5th, 2014

HOPE - Robin Massanelli, 35, of Hope, has been charged with three counts of forgery second degree. According to a release from the Hope Police…

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Kiwanis welcomes new ministers

Posted on Nov 5th, 2014

HOPE - The Hope Kiwanis Club held the club's annual program to salute area ministers on Tuesday, Nov. 4.  Mike Harper brought the program and…

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White Oak burning rules and regs

Posted on Nov 5th, 2014

BLUFF CITY - White Oak Lake State Park manages 725 acres of land in Nevada and Ouachita Counties.  As part of management activities at the site, a…

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Huston tells FCCLA members to never quit

Posted on Nov 5th, 2014

HOPE – New officers were inducted and old officers left at the District V meeting of the Family Career and Community Leaders of America…

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GOP takes Hempstead County

Posted on Nov 5th, 2014

HOPE - With a Presidential race-like turnout, the voters of Hempstead County spoke at the polls and the majority spoke Republican. Besides Circuit…

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Haskell Morse New HC County Judge

Posted on Nov 5th, 2014

    HEMPSTEAD COUNTY- Haskell Morse (R) won the election for County Judge of Hempstead County Tuesday night. Judge Morse spoke…

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Five Fatalities in I-30 Wreck

Posted on Nov 5th, 2014

HOPE- Around 7:00 p.m. Tuesday night, authorities responded to a two vehicle accident on I-30 eastbound near mile marker 31 involving a semi and a…

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Hempstead County 2014 Early Election Results

Posted on Nov 4th, 2014

Hempstead County U.S. Senate Candidate Party Vote Mark H. Swaney Green 1% Tom…

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State 2014 Early Election Results

Posted on Nov 4th, 2014

U.S. Senate Candidate Party Vote Mark H. Swaney Green 1% Tom Cotton Republican 54% Mark…

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HPD imposes beard tax

Posted on Nov 4th, 2014

HOPE - The Hope Police Department has taken it upon themselves to introduce a “Beard Tax” and a "Make-Up Tax" for their personnel. For the month…

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Hope police log

Posted on Nov 4th, 2014

WARRANTS 10/31 Jorge Reza, 57, Hope, failure to appear Frank Lomax, 28, Hope, failure to appear Latonya Brown, 34, Hope, failure to…

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Hope Christmas open house

Posted on Nov 4th, 2014

The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce will hold Christmas Open House Thursday, Nov. 13, from 4-7 p.m.  Thirty-three participating businesses…

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Williams talks to Lions

Posted on Nov 4th, 2014

The Hope Lions Club heard from Josh Williams on Monday, Nov. 3d.  Williams showed photos and talked about his book "Washington" in the Images of…

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Registration underway at UACCH

Posted on Nov 4th, 2014

HOPE – The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope-Texarkana began, November 3, registering students for the 2015 Spring…

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Murder suspect captured

Posted on Nov 3rd, 2014

HOPE – Corey Turner, a suspect in the murder of Thomas Youngblood, has been captured. According to a release from the Hope Police Department,…

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Fundraiser set for PAWS of Hope

Posted on Nov 3rd, 2014

HOPE – A fundraiser will be held for PAWS of Hope Saturday, Nov. 15, at 10 a.m. at Amigo Juan’s Banquet Building. There will be a bake sale…

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RoC Halloween

Posted on Nov 3rd, 2014

HOPE - The spirit of Halloween was in the air as the children, adults, and staff of Rainbow of Challenges celebrated throughout the day. The children…

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Bluegrass festival held at Fair Park

Posted on Nov 3rd, 2014

HOPE - The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce held its annual Fall Bluegrass Festival Saturday, Nov. 1, at Hope's Fair Park Community Center.…

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Skirmish at Historic Washington

Posted on Nov 3rd, 2014

WASHINGTON- Old Washington held it's annual Civil War Days this past weekend. Living demonstration were scattered throughout the park to educate…

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Trick or Treat, Hope style

Posted on Nov 3rd, 2014

HOPE - Youngsters in Hope dressed for Halloween Friday night, going out in hopes of making a big haul in…

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‘Cats close home season with win

Posted on Nov 3rd, 2014

  HOPE - The game was an even match between the Hope Bobcats and the White Hall Bulldogs. The Bulldogs fumbled the ball with the…

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Senior night for ‘Cats

Posted on Nov 3rd, 2014

It was senior night at the Hope Bobcat Summit Bank Stadium. All the football, band, golf, and tennis seniors were recognized and applauded before…

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UACCH gets shooting sports grant

Posted on Nov 3rd, 2014

HOPE – The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope-Texarkana Shooting Sports Club has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the National…

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UACCH hosting veteran’s programs

Posted on Nov 3rd, 2014

  HOPE – The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope-Texarkana will hold recognition ceremonies for area Veterans on the…

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Hope for PAWS Fundraiser/Bake Sale

Posted on Nov 1st, 2014

HOPE for PAWS will be holding a fundraiser/bake sale/silent auction on November 15th, 2014 at Amigo Juan's Banquet Hall from 10 am until.  All…

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Livetock report

Posted on Nov 1st, 2014

Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday Oct 30, 2014 Cattle Receipts: 1663 Last week: 1738 Last year:…

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Arkansas High School Football Week 9

Posted on Oct 31st, 2014

Arkansas High School Football Week 9 Local Games Quarter 5A Hope (27) White Hall (20) final 3A Prescott (52) Bismarck…

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Turner sought as murder suspect

Posted on Oct 31st, 2014

  HOPE – Hope Police are searching for Corey Ray Turner in connection with the death of Thomas Youngblood on Oct. 27. According to a…

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District to pilot ACIP program

Posted on Oct 31st, 2014

  ROSSTON – Nevada’s School Board meeting mostly dealt with updates Thursday night. Nevada Principal Lori Finley told the board, at…

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Blowout results in wreck

Posted on Oct 31st, 2014

A van driven by Billy Joe Autrey of Camden left the roadway and traveled several feet before hitting a large tree. The vehicle and worker for United…

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NSD Fall Fest a success

Posted on Oct 31st, 2014

ROSSTON - Students were happy to return to school at Nevada Thursday night. That's because the school held its annual Fall Festival and there were…

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