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CATTLEMEN

Cattlemen hear from young exhibitors

Posted on Mar 26th, 2015

HOPE - The Hempstead County Cattleman's Association met on March 23 and heard from some of the young people who show their beef exhibits at the fair.…

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Stueart charged with sexually grooming child

Posted on Mar 26th, 2015

HOPE – A 67-year-old Nashville man has been charged with sexually grooming a child. According to a release from the Hempstead County Sheriff’s…

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Missing man found

Posted on Mar 25th, 2015

CLARK COUNTY- The body of Wesley Livingston, 24, was found by Clark County Search and Rescue at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March…

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Arts League plans busy season

Posted on Mar 25th, 2015

HOPE – Hempstead Hall will be the scene of a murder mystery on April 17. The Southwest Arkansas Arts Council will be hosting a murder mystery…

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High speed chase in Hope leads to arrest

Posted on Mar 24th, 2015

HOPE – A high speed chase ended in the arrest of Logan Ortez recently. According to a release from the Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office,…

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DARE graduations held in county

Posted on Mar 24th, 2015

HOPE – DARE graduation was held for students in Garret Memorial, Spring Hill and Blevins schools. Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton and…

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Carter named to UACCH board of visitors

Posted on Mar 24th, 2015

  HOPE – The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees recently voted to approve Dr. Robert A. Carter to serve on the U of A…

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HCSO gets grant for body cameras

Posted on Mar 23rd, 2015

Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton announced Monday his office has received a $4,200 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Grant to purchase body…

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HOPE LIONS

Lions updated on fountation

Posted on Mar 23rd, 2015

HOPE - The Hope Lions Club heard from Dave Degraff on Monday, March 23. Degraff is Past Council Chairman of District 7. He talked about the Lions…

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Bobo recognized as weather ambassador

Posted on Mar 23rd, 2015

HOPE - KTSS Talks host Robin Bobo was honored Monday by the US National Weather Service in Shreveport as a Weather Ready Nation Ambassador for her…

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RoC Hawgs second in tourney

Posted on Mar 23rd, 2015

HOPE - Pictured are the ROC Ballhawgs as they competed in the Special Olympics State games held in Russellville recently. The 'Hawgs posted a 3-1…

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BBB huge success

Posted on Mar 22nd, 2015

HOPE – The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope Foundation thanks the 250 people who attended the 9th Annual Beads, Bags, and the Bayou…

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FOIA for everyone

Posted on Mar 22nd, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – As taxpayers who support governmental entities, Arkansans have a right to review an array of records at every level of government –…

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Crossroad VFD fundraiser April 25

Posted on Mar 22nd, 2015

HOPE - A hamburger and hot dog fundraiser for the Crossroad Volunteer Fire Department will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 25 at the station on…

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BOOTH BROTHERS

Booth Brothers at Hempstead Hall tonight

Posted on Mar 21st, 2015

HOPE - The Booth Brothers will be in Hope tonight. This trio, known for their harmony-drenched vocals and warm, easy voices, are coming for an…

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Fire damages Amigo Juan’s

Posted on Mar 21st, 2015

HOPE- At approximately 8 p.m. Friday, March 20, Hope Fire Department responded to an electrical fire at Amigo Juan's Mexican Restaurant located at…

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AG opposes proposed ozone changes

Posted on Mar 21st, 2015

  LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced she has submitted comments in a letter to the Environmental Protection…

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Livestock report

Posted on Mar 21st, 2015

Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday Mar 19, 2015 Cattle Receipts: 1072 Last week: 1150 Last year:…

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Jonquil Festival underway

Posted on Mar 20th, 2015

WASHINGTON - The first day of the 47th Annual Jonquil Festival at Historic Washington was well attended as many came out despite the overcast and…

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Rotarians learn about astronomy

Posted on Mar 20th, 2015

HOPE - The Hope Rotary Club heard from Richard Read, who presented on Astronomy practices in Southwest Arkansas. Read informed the group of the…

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LIONS

Lions clubs host coffee

Posted on Mar 19th, 2015

HOPE -  The two Lions Clubs of Hope hosted the Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee on Wednesday, March 18. The Hope Lions…

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RoC rocks St. Patrick’s Day

Posted on Mar 19th, 2015

HOPE - Green was the color of the evening recently at the annual Rainbow of Challenges/Civitan Club St. Patrick's Dinner and Dance held at the Fair…

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Board approves loader purchase, remembers Woodard

Posted on Mar 18th, 2015

HOPE- Hope City Board of Director members voted to replace the broken loader at the landfill during the meeting Tuesday, March 17. It would cost…

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Hope police log

Posted on Mar 18th, 2015

WARRANTS 3/13 Printis Weston, 51, Hope, three foreign warrants Jared Cole, 24, Hope, failure to appear Tara Nelson, 33, Hope, failure to…

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Relay for Life golf tourney April 17

Posted on Mar 18th, 2015

HOPE - Southern Bakeries will be hosting the 15th Annual Relay for Life Golf Tournament at the Hope Country Club on April 17. Proceeds from the…

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Jonquil Festival this weekend

Posted on Mar 17th, 2015

  WASHINGTON- This weekend marks the 47th annual Jonquil Festival at Historic Old Washington. From Friday, March 20 to Sunday, March 22,…

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Attendees go “wild” at chamber banquet

Posted on Mar 17th, 2015

HOPE- "Wild about Hope" was the theme for this year's Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Banquet featuring a program from well-known…

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Lions setting up Book Nook

Posted on Mar 17th, 2015

HOPE- Work is underway in setting up the Lion's Club Book Nook in the Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce. The goal behind Book Nook is to…

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Manus retires from RoC

Posted on Mar 17th, 2015

HOPE - At the turn of the New Year Patti Manus took a new turn of her own. Rainbow of Challenges’ founder and longtime CEO cleaned off the desk in…

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NSD parent-teacher conference Thursday

Posted on Mar 16th, 2015

Nevada School District will host parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, March 19, from 4-7 p.m. All families are encouraged to attend. The nurse…

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RoC has team in Special Olympic basketball tourney

Posted on Mar 16th, 2015

RUSSELLVILLE - Special Olympics Arkansas will host fifty teams for the 2015 State Basketball Tournament. The two day event beginning March 20 will be…

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SHSD announces make up days

Posted on Mar 16th, 2015

SPRING HILL - The five school days students in the Spring Hill School District missed due to inclement weather will be made up by going 60 minutes…

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Good crowds for SHHS rodeo

Posted on Mar 14th, 2015

SPRING HILL- The first night of the 16th Annual Spring Hill FFA Rodeo kicked off to a large crowd. Parents, students, and fans of the games…

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CPS students learn transportation

Posted on Mar 14th, 2015

HOPE - This week, the class of room 8 at the Hope ABC Preschool, completed a unit about transportation and roads. To conclude our unit, the Arkansas…

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Beware of sweepstake scams

Posted on Mar 14th, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – A consumer answers their phone and a stranger immediately says, “Congratulations, you are a winner.” Over the past several weeks,…

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Shaw charged with battery, fleeing, other crimes

Posted on Mar 14th, 2015

HOPE – Elmore Shaw, 22, of Hope, has been charged with battery second degree, domestic battery third degree, fleeing on foot, resisting arrest,…

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Livestock report

Posted on Mar 14th, 2015

Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday Mar 12, 2015 Cattle Receipts: 1150 Last week: 299 Last year:…

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Plenty of fun at BBB

Posted on Mar 13th, 2015

HOPE- This years UACCH Beads, Bags, and the Bayou fundraiser at Boonies Bar & Grill had a big turnout. With the country/rock music of Memphis'…

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SHHS rodeo tonight

Posted on Mar 13th, 2015

SPRING HILL - Parents and students are getting ready for the 16th Annual Spring Hill FFA (Future Farmers of America) Rodeo  scheduled for tonight,…

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Good turnout for cornbread, bean supper

Posted on Mar 13th, 2015

HOPE- Several employees with thee Hempstead County Courthouse and volunteers arrived to cook and serve for the 13th Annual Hempstead County…

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April is Parkinson’s awareness month

Posted on Mar 13th, 2015

HOPE-PRESCOTT - April 11 marks the 260th birthday of Dr. James Parkinson, who first recognized the disease now named for him. Parkinson’s Disease…

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Pafford under house arrest

Posted on Mar 12th, 2015

HOPE – James C. Pafford, 71, was arraigned in circuit court Thursday afternoon and placed under house arrest. According to a release from the…

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Mass Search Organized

Posted on Mar 12th, 2015

HOPE- Family and friends of missing Ashley County man are organizing a mass search for Wesley Livingston, 24.  Livingston walked off from his job…

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Huckabee Lake offers fishing fun

Posted on Mar 12th, 2015

HOPE- Finished in 2005, Huckabee Lake, a 12.8 acre divided lake, offers a host of fun activities for the coming spring and summer months. Stocked…

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ACSO Asks for Help in Search for Missing Man

Posted on Mar 12th, 2015

HOPE- Ashley County Sheriffs are asking for help in finding a missing man. Wesley Livingston, 24, was last seen walking down Highway 67 towards Hope…

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Team Hope does well at marathon

Posted on Mar 12th, 2015

HOPE - The members of Team Hope have once again represented their home town proudly, this time at the Little Rock Marathon on Sunday, March…

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RoC hosts coffee

Posted on Mar 11th, 2015

HOPE - The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee on Wednesday, March 11, was hosted by Rainbow of Challenges. The coffee had a…

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Hope Chamber Banquet Monday

Posted on Mar 11th, 2015

HOPE - The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Banquet will be Monday, March 16, at Hempstead Hall. The annual event celebrates the…

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Fink building razed

Posted on Mar 11th, 2015

HOPE- The Fink building at 102 South Hazel in Hope burned about two years ago rendering the structure useless. After the fire it was abandoned.…

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Jonquil Festival March 20-22

Posted on Mar 10th, 2015

WASHINGTON - Jonquils are in bloom at Historic Washington State Park, which means it's time for the Annual Jonquil Festival. The arrival of these…

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Health Check will be at Train Days

Posted on Mar 10th, 2015

HOPE- Events for the 3rd Annual Hope Train Day are still being added to make this the biggest Train Day yet. Bands, food, antique cars, magic…

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Kids’ College registration begins Thursday

Posted on Mar 10th, 2015

HOPE – With Kids’ College Sign-up beginning this week, the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope announces the community has voted to…

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BSD hires new nurse, meets in new ag building

Posted on Mar 10th, 2015

BLEVINS – Blevins School District opted out of being part of the North Central Association (NCA) at its March meeting Monday night. The Blevins…

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TOURISM

Tourism officials attend conference

Posted on Mar 10th, 2015

TEXARKANA - The annual Governor's Conference on Tourism is underway in Texarkana, Arkansas through today. Representatives from the Hope Tourism…

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Pafford arrested for rape

Posted on Mar 9th, 2015

HOPE – A 71-year-old Hope man has been arrested and charged with rape of a person younger than 14-years-old, sexual assault in the second degree…

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REDLAND

Redland history group meeting Saturday

Posted on Mar 9th, 2015

MCCASKILL - The Redland Township group working on the community's history will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 14, at the McCaskill Community Center.…

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Beans, cornbread supper Thursday

Posted on Mar 9th, 2015

HOPE - The Annual Hope-Hempstead County Women's Beans and Cornbread Supper will be held from 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday at the Fair Park Community…

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Local horse second at Oaklawn

Posted on Mar 7th, 2015

HOPE - Richard and Rosetta Hogue saw their horse "Miss Beautiful" finish second in the eighth race at Oaklawn Friday, March 6. The horse held the…

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Livestock report

Posted on Mar 7th, 2015

Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday Mar 5, 2015 Cattle Receipts: 299 Last week: NS Last year:…

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One injured in ATV mishap

Posted on Mar 6th, 2015

HOPE – One person was injured in an ATV accident Thursday. According to a release from the Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office, the call came in…

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Spring Hill rodeo Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Posted on Mar 6th, 2015

HOPE - The 16th Annual Spring Hill Rodeo will be held March 13-14 at the Southwest District Coliseum at Fair Park. The events include: barrel…

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HCQC approves new dispatch system for HPD, HCSO

Posted on Mar 6th, 2015

HOPE- During the second meeting of the year, the Hempstead County Quorum Court approved a new emergency call and dispatch system for the Hope Police…

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RoC basketball team second in tourney

Posted on Mar 6th, 2015

HOPE - Congratulations go to the ROC Basketballers for the team's second place finish in the Special Olympics Area 11 games held recently in Ashdown.…

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Friday weather delays

Posted on Mar 5th, 2015

The Bank of Prescott will open at noon Friday. Prescott/Nevada Co Special Services will open at 10:00 on Friday. Buses will run about 2 hours…

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Weather pretty, but dangerous

Posted on Mar 5th, 2015

HOPE - These photos were taken at 2:20 a.m. While the freezing rain was pretty, it makes driving conditions…

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Thursday’s weather delays, closings

Posted on Mar 4th, 2015

HOPE-PRESCOTT - Due to predicted inclement weather, the Hope and Prescott School Districts be closed Thursday. David Parker Insurance will open at…

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Girl Scouts host coffee

Posted on Mar 4th, 2015

HOPE - The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee on Wednesday, March 4, was hosted by the Melonvine Girl Scouts.  The Girl…

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More winter weather predicted

Posted on Mar 4th, 2015

HOPE-PRESCOTT – More winter weather has been predicted for the area over the next 48 hours. While rain is currently pushing through the area, it…

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Carson-Harris charged with battery in shooting

Posted on Mar 4th, 2015

HOPE – A 33-year-old Hope woman has been charged with battery second degree in connection with a shooting incident Tuesday. According to a…

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Board approves youth police program

Posted on Mar 4th, 2015

HOPE- At Tuesday's City Board meeting, Criminal Investigative Division Commander, Lt. Jimmy Courtney, spoke to the board about a proposed…

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RoC in UACCH Career Fair

Posted on Mar 4th, 2015

HOPE – Rainbow of Challenges will participate in the annual UACCH Career Fair on Thursday, March 19. The Career Fair will be held from 10 a.m.…

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Hope Evening Lions meet

Posted on Mar 4th, 2015

HOPE - Hope Evening Lions Club President, Jessica Trauger, congratulates Nick Britt of Tyson, for being the first official guest speaker for the…

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Morse talks to Kiwanis Club

Posted on Mar 3rd, 2015

HOPE - Hempstead County Judge Haskell Morse gave the program to the Hope Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, March 3. The judge noted that not only is he over…

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Ceramics class set

Posted on Mar 3rd, 2015

HOPE - A children's ceramics class will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Art Station at 200 E. Division in…

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Beads, bags and the bayou Thursday

Posted on Mar 2nd, 2015

HOPE – The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope Foundation invites the community to attend this year’s Beads, Bags, and the Bayou…

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Lions updated on Hempstead Hall

Posted on Mar 2nd, 2015

HOPE - The Hope Lions Club heard from Hempstead Hall Technical Director Valerie Sanders Monday, March 2. Sanders, a member of the Lions Club, gave…

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March Developmental Disabilities month

Posted on Mar 2nd, 2015

HOPE - The late President Ronald Reagan proclaimed in 1987 that the month of March would serve as the National Developmental Disabilities Awareness…

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Hope gets evening Lions club

Posted on Mar 2nd, 2015

HOPE - One of the newest Lions Clubs in the world is the newly minted Hope Evening Lions Club. The new club was formally chartered Friday night,…

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Farmer’s Market training March 10

Posted on Mar 2nd, 2015

  HOPE - An Arkansas Farmers Market Vendor and Manager training will be held on Tuesday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Hope at Hempstead…

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Hope police log

Posted on Mar 2nd, 2015

WARRANTS: 2/24 Shalunda Johnson, 36, El Dorado, failure to comply Michael Osborne, 33, Abilene,TX, failure to appear David Hughes, 41,…

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Train Day May 9

Posted on Mar 1st, 2015

HOPE- Mark those calendars for the 2015 Annual Train Day on May 9. For the third year in a row the City of Hope will celebrate its rich railroad…

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Garcia charged with rape

Posted on Mar 1st, 2015

HOPE – A 21-year-old Hope man has been arrested and charged with rape. According to a release from the Hope Police Department (HPD), Erik Garcia…

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McCaskill building community scrapbook

Posted on Feb 28th, 2015

MCCASKILL - Members of the McCaskill community gathered Saturday morning to discuss how to compile a history of the area. Ann Bittick, of Historic…

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Johnson arrested for aggravated robbery

Posted on Feb 28th, 2015

HOPE – A meeting at a car wash turned into aggravated robbery on Feb. 20. According to a release from the Hope Police Department (HPD), Shelton…

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Hope Chamber Banquet March 16

Posted on Feb 28th, 2015

HOPE - The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee on Wednesday, March 11, will be hosted by Rainbow of Challenges. The Coffee is…

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Livestock report

Posted on Feb 28th, 2015

Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday Feb 26, 2015 Sale closed due to inclement weather. Source: AR Dept…

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Spring Break movies at HC Library

Posted on Feb 27th, 2015

HOPE - With Spring Break right around the corner, the Hempstead County Library is offering free movies for students, and anyone else wanting to…

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Snowman built on gridiron

Posted on Feb 27th, 2015

HOPE - This family took advantage of there being no school to take to the turf at Hammons Stadium on the campus of Hope High School and build a…

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Hope police log

Posted on Feb 27th, 2015

WARRANTS: 2-20 Cathy McKinnon, 53, Prescott, failure to appear Katillya Fisher, 20, Hope, failure to comply Sequoia Grundy, 24, Fulton,…

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Benefit fish fry, concert Saturday

Posted on Feb 27th, 2015

HOPE - A fish fry and concert benefit will be held at Garrett Memorial Baptist Church in Hope, on Saturday, Feb. 28. The benefit will raise funds…

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Fun in the snow

Posted on Feb 27th, 2015

HOPE - These youngsters took advantage of being out of school because of the recent bad weather to make a snow…

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Cannon named to Bancorp South board

Posted on Feb 27th, 2015

TUPELO, MS – BancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE: BXS) announced the Company’s Board of Directors has nominated Deborah M. Cannon of Houston, Texas for…

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Sand truck wrecks

Posted on Feb 26th, 2015

HOPE- At approximately 8 a.m. Thursday Feb. 26, authorities responded to a one vehicle accident involving an Arkansas Highway Department sand truck…

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Snow fun

Posted on Feb 26th, 2015

HOPE-PRESCOTT - While schools and businesses closed because of the winter storm Wednesday, some took advantage of the time off to have fun and play…

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Missing man found

Posted on Feb 25th, 2015

HOPE - Larry Smith, 58,of Hope, has been found. According to a release from the Hope Police Department, Smith had been out of town. He was…

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Thursday closings

Posted on Feb 25th, 2015

HOPE-PRESCOTT- Because of inclement weather conditions, the Hempstead and Nevada County courthouses will be closed Thursday. Prescott City Hall…

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Snowstorm hits with vengeance

Posted on Feb 25th, 2015

HOPE-PRESCOTT - Winter hit the area with a heavy snowstorm Wednesday morning. While the snow was predicted to hit around 5 a.m., it arrived late,…

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More Winter Cancellations

Posted on Feb 25th, 2015

Nevada and Hempstead County Health Units Girl Scouts Troop 2292 Community Coffee has been Cancelled Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce…

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Update on Wednesday Closings & Cancellations

Posted on Feb 25th, 2015

“SOUP & SERMON” SERIES AT HOPE IS CANCELED.  IT WILL RESUME MARCH 4. HOPE PUBLIC SCHOOLS CLOSED. U of A/HOPE CLOSED. U of A/TEXARKANA…

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HPD searching for missing man

Posted on Feb 24th, 2015

HOPE – Hope Police are searching for 58-year-old Larry Smith. Smith was last seen at his apartment in Hope on Feb. 4. According to the HPD, he…

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