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Drug take back underway

Posted on Apr 25th, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced she will participate in Arkansas’s Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday,…

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Firestone hosts E-recycling

Posted on Apr 25th, 2015

PRESCOTT - An electronic recycling program was held at Firestone Friday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Residents were encouraged to bring their old…

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Fun Day for grant program

Posted on Apr 25th, 2015

PRESCOTT - Students in the 21st Century grant program enjoyed a fun day Thursday after school. The students played games on the football practice…

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Livestock report

Posted on Apr 25th, 2015

Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday Apr 23, 2015 Sale not reported due to absence of reporter. Source: AR Dept of…

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Rain floods low areas

Posted on Apr 24th, 2015

HOPE-PRESCOTT -  Sudden torrential downpour Friday morning caused a lot of flooding in culverts, ditches, and yards along Highway 67 East between…

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NHS gets C, NES earns B

Posted on Apr 24th, 2015

ROSSTON – Nevada High School got a C, while Nevada Elementary School got a B under the new school grading system. Nevada School District…

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Livestock Club holds first meeting

Posted on Apr 24th, 2015

PRESCOTT -The Nevada County 4-H Livestock Club met for the first time Thursday night at the Extension office in Prescott. There were several new…

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PHS FBLA team does well at state

Posted on Apr 24th, 2015

PRESCOTT - Prescott High School's Future Business Leaders of America Chapter was well represented at the State FBLA competitions in Little Rock on…

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NSD event calendar

Posted on Apr 24th, 2015

ROSSTON - Nevada Schools has scheduled the following events: Prom - Friday, April 24. Those attending the prom will be locked in until it's over…

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4H O’rama April30

Posted on Apr 23rd, 2015

PRESCOTT - The annual 4H O'rama will be held Thursday, April 30, at the Extension Office. A pizza dinner will begin at 5 p.m. with competitions…

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Efforts continue to purchase Elkins Ferry

Posted on Apr 23rd, 2015

PRESCOTT – Efforts to obtain 478 acres of the Elkins Ferry Battlefield continue. A group interested in getting the land was at the Nevada County…

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Teacher needed for PES, reading teacher needed at PHS

Posted on Apr 23rd, 2015

PRESCOTT – Principals with the Prescott School District presented reports to the Prescott School Board at its April meeting Tuesday. Kimberly…

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PSB told of new letter grade system

Posted on Apr 23rd, 2015

PRESCOTT – Schools across Arkansas are now being given letter grades, A-F, based on their performance. This law was passed by the Arkansas…

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Deadline revised for new school

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2015

  PRESCOTT – Because of inclement weather, the projected completion date for the new school has been moved back to July 17. The…

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Rose Garden Club hosts coffee

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2015

PRESCOTT - Prescott's Rose Garden Club hosted a community coffee Wednesday morning at the Nevada County…

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NHS schedules final blood drive of year

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2015

ROSSTON - Nevada High School invites all eligible school and community members to participate in their final blood drive for the school year on…

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Nevada schedules kindergarten roundup

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2015

ROSSTON - Nevada Elementary School is eager to meet its incoming kindergarten students for the 2015-2016 school year. Families residing in the…

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Billing concerns not addressed by council

Posted on Apr 21st, 2015

PRESCOTT – No mention was made of the billing problems during Monday night’s meeting of the Prescott City Council. The issue was brought up…

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NC has new weather warning system

Posted on Apr 20th, 2015

PRESCOTT – There’s a new system to warn Nevada County residents when severe weather is approaching. There are 38 weather sirens in Nevada…

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Citizen named at Upchurch banquet

Posted on Apr 20th, 2015

PRESCOTT – Wanda Jones was named Citizen of the Year at the annual Ila Upchurch Banquet Saturday night. FeDarius Miller was awarded the Upchurch…

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ATTORNEY GENERAL

Posted on Apr 19th, 2015

  LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the winners of the 2015 Child Safety Poster Contest, which is sponsored…

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AG holding FOI tele-town hall meeting

Posted on Apr 19th, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced she will hold a statewide tele-town hall meeting to educate the public about the…

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BHS CHEERLEADERS

New BHS cheer squad

Posted on Apr 18th, 2015

BLEVINS -  Cheerleaders for the 2015-2016 school year have been selected. They are: bottom from left to right: Wyatt Parker, Rhett Gentry, Cameron…

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Livestock report

Posted on Apr 18th, 2015

Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday Apr 16, 2015 Cattle Receipts: 1025 Last week: 1386 Last year:…

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Questions raised over utility billing

Posted on Apr 16th, 2015

PRESCOTT – Questions were raised as to why the county neither received an electric bill for the courthouse or jail and why it wasn’t…

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Vines has his say at QC meeting

Posted on Apr 16th, 2015

PRESCOTT – Justice of the Peace Harold Vines had his say at the April meeting of the Nevada County Quorum Court Tuesday. Vines voiced his…

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DHS hosts coffee

Posted on Apr 16th, 2015

PRESCOTT - With April being Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Nevada County Department of Human Services office hosted a community…

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DRUG TAKEBACK

Drug take back April 25

Posted on Apr 15th, 2015

PRESCOTT - From 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, April 25, prescription drugs can be turned in at Munn's Chapel Life Center for disposal. According to…

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Reception welcomes Hillery to Chamber

Posted on Apr 15th, 2015

PRESCOTT - A reception was held at the Nevada County Library Tuesday to welcome Jamie Hillery as the new executive director of the Prescott-Nevada…

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Fulton joins Blevins School Board

Posted on Apr 15th, 2015

BLEVINS- At Monday's meeting, Blevins School Board of Directors approved Superintendent Billy Lee's recommendation to appoint Josh Fulton as an…

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Coffee celebrates library week

Posted on Apr 15th, 2015

PRESCOTT - National Library Week was celebrated at the Nevada County Library Wednesday morning with a community coffee. The event was well attended…

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Master Gardener seminar successful

Posted on Apr 13th, 2015

PRESCOTT - Visitors flocked to the Stokes Center at Central Baptist Church Saturday for the annual Master Gardener seminar and plant sale. Several…

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Medical, legal workshop set

Posted on Apr 13th, 2015

DEQUEEN -The Area Agency on Aging of Southwest Arkansas, Inc. and University of Arkansas, Community College, Cossatot are presenting a workshop on…

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Band does well at regionals, preps for concert

Posted on Apr 13th, 2015

PRESCOTT - On March 5, 2015, the Prescott High School band competed at the Region II Concert Assessment. The band performed well, taking a Superior…

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Lowdermilk joining Hog Wild band

Posted on Apr 13th, 2015

PRESCOTT - Prescott High School senior bandsman Caleb Lowdermilk has been accepted into the University of Arkansas and was offered a band scholarship…

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ATTORNEY GENERAL

Settlement funds to be distributed

Posted on Apr 12th, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the $21.5 million from the Standard & Poor (S&P) settlement will be…

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UACCH FISH FRY

UACCH fish fry April 16

Posted on Apr 12th, 2015

 HOPE - The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope would like to invite the community to join us on the UACCH front lawn for the 22nd…

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Chamber banquet April 28

Posted on Apr 12th, 2015

PRESCOTT – This year’s Prescott-Nevada County Chamber of Commerce banquet will be held in the Stokes Center at Central Baptist Church. The…

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Text, drive, get a ticket

Posted on Apr 11th, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – State Troopers and local law enforcement officers will be watching more closely in the coming days for drivers who violate the…

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Scholarship deadline April 15

Posted on Apr 11th, 2015

HOPE -April 15 is the priority application deadline for several scholarships at the University of Arkansas Hope – Texarkana. The College…

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Livestock report

Posted on Apr 11th, 2015

Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday Apr 9, 2015 Cattle Receipts: 1386 Last week: 1164 Last year:…

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Hillery new Chamber director

Posted on Apr 10th, 2015

PRESCOTT – Jamie Hillery is the new director of the Prescott-Nevada County Chamber of Commerce. She assumes duties Monday, April 13, with a…

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Fish fry enjoyed

Posted on Apr 10th, 2015

PRESCOTT - There was a packed house at the Stokes Center Thursday night for the Lions Club's annual appreciation dinner for emergency…

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Earth Day celebration planned

Posted on Apr 10th, 2015

The Nevada Co. Depot and Museum and the Nevada County Library are sponsoring an Earth Day Fair this April. The event will be open to the public…

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CASA recoignizing child abuse prevention month

Posted on Apr 10th, 2015

TEXARKANA - CASA for Children is recognizing April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month with its 10th Annual Songwriters on the Edge of Texas…

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ATTORNEY GENERAL

AG launches intern program

Posted on Apr 9th, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced her office is launching an intern program for college students seeking to learn…

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Nominations sought for outstanding alumus/alumna

Posted on Apr 9th, 2015

HOPE - The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope is currently accepting nominations for the 2015 Outstanding Alumnus or Alumna from…

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Special Olympics set for HHS

Posted on Apr 9th, 2015

HOPE – A large contingent of athletes will represent Rainbow of Challenges in the annual Special Olympics area competition on Saturday, April…

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LI-HEAP program ends April 16

Posted on Apr 9th, 2015

PRESCOTT - Southwest Arkansas Development Council’s Winter Session of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program for 2015 will end on Thursday,…

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NCAS coffee celebrates new location

Posted on Apr 8th, 2015

PRESCOTT – Nick Hibbs has been the director of the Nevada County Ambulance Service since Feb. 2004. When he took over the service was located in…

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Twin River Festival April 25-26

Posted on Apr 8th, 2015

MCNAB -It's almost festival time in McNab as the community is gearing up for the 14th Annual Twin River's Festival. The festival is set for April…

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UACCH offers forklift training

Posted on Apr 8th, 2015

HOPE - The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope is currently enrolling students for Forklift Certification Training scheduled on the Hope…

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UACCH hosting admin professional’s luncheon

Posted on Apr 8th, 2015

HOPE – The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope and Texarkana is accepting registrations from Business and Industry Partners who want…

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YOUTH CONFERENCE

Youth conference May 2

Posted on Apr 7th, 2015

PRESCOTT – A youth enrichment conference will be held Saturday, May 2, at Munn’s Chapel Baptist Church. The theme for the conference is…

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Health Fair summit April 23

Posted on Apr 7th, 2015

PRESCOTT – A pre-health fair summit will be held prior to the Mind, Body and Soul health fair on April 25. The summit will be held at 6:30 p.m.…

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Health Fair April 25

Posted on Apr 7th, 2015

PRESCOTT – A “Mind, Body and Soul” health fair will be held at Munn’s Chapel Baptist Church from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, April…

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Master Gardener applications being accepted

Posted on Apr 7th, 2015

By Ryan McGeeney Cooperative Extension Service U of A System Division of Agriculture Fast Facts: Arkansas Master Gardener program is…

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Kindergarten registration for BES set

Posted on Apr 6th, 2015

BLEVINS - Registration for kindergarten at Blevins Elementary School will be April 16-17. Children must be five-years-old on or before Aug. 1,…

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NC Courthouse closing early

Posted on Apr 6th, 2015

PRESCOTT - To honor Geraldine Stockton, mother of Nevada County Clerk Julie Oliver, who passed away, the Nevada County Courthouse will be closed at 1…

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DINNER THEATER

Murder mystery at Hempstead Hall April 17

Posted on Apr 6th, 2015

HOPE - There are still tickets available for the April 17 Murder Mystery Dinner Theater presentation of What Dies in Vegas Stays in Vegas! Patrons…

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Be wary of scams following storms

Posted on Apr 5th, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Spring is officially here, but with the milder temperatures comes the increased possibility of severe weather. Arkansans know all too…

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Livestock report

Posted on Apr 4th, 2015

Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday Apr 2, 2015 Cattle Receipts: 1164 Last week: 1005 Last year:…

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Home health seminar held

Posted on Apr 3rd, 2015

HOPE - On April 1,  the Arkansas Department of Health In-Home Services Personal Care Program presented the first of four mandatory In-Services for…

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Health Fair April 25, pre-fair April 23

Posted on Apr 3rd, 2015

PRESCOTT – A health fair will be held at Munn’s Chapel Baptist Church from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, April 25. The Mind, Body and Soul…

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ASP seizes record amount of meth

Posted on Apr 2nd, 2015

LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas State Troopers have seized a record amount of methamphetamine during an arrest along Interstate 40 earlier this…

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Arkansas Great Southwest donates to Elkins project

Posted on Apr 2nd, 2015

PRESCOTT - Mary Godwin representing the Arkansas Great Southwest Tourism Group presented a $500 check to the Friends of the Elkins Ferry Battlefield…

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Glass proclaims April child abuse prevention month

Posted on Apr 2nd, 2015

PRESCOTT - Nevada County Judge Mark Glass signed a proclamation for April to be Child Abuse Prevention Month for Nevada County. Pictured with Judge…

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Registration underway for UACCH

Posted on Apr 1st, 2015

HOPE – The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope-Texarkana is beginning today to register students for the Summer and Fall…

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Rabies clinic April 11

Posted on Apr 1st, 2015

PRESCOTT – Spring is here, which means it’s mating season for wildlife as well as being the prime time for rabies. Nevada County Judge Mark…

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P/NC Chamber coffees set

Posted on Apr 1st, 2015

PRESCOTT - There will be three community coffee's sponsored by the Prescott-Nevada County Chamber of Commerce in April. The first will be hosted…

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Grazing school set

Posted on Mar 31st, 2015

NASHVILLE - A grazing school will be held from 3-8 p.m. Monday, April 16, at the Clyde Keaster Farm near Nashville and in the Extension Service's…

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Peach Blossom Festival May 2

Posted on Mar 31st, 2015

NASHVILLE - From 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on May 2, the annual Peach Blossom Festival will be held on Main Street in Nashville. There will be an…

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CASA asking for online help

Posted on Mar 31st, 2015

  TEXARKANA - CASA for Children - Texarkana asks Miller, Little River, Howard, Hempstead, Lafayette and Nevada counties to Give Online…

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“Happy Days” at Hines banquet

Posted on Mar 30th, 2015

  PRESCOTT - It was a return to the 1950s for the Hines Awards Banquet Saturday night as the Southwest District Coliseum was decorated with a…

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Nothing but winners at Easter Egg hunt

Posted on Mar 30th, 2015

PRESCOTT - Chilly and overcast weather failed to prevent children and their families from flocking to the Nevada County Fairgrounds Saturday for the…

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Beware of phone scams

Posted on Mar 29th, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Unsolicited telephone calls can be annoying to Arkansas consumers, especially if the calls are from a business or marketing company…

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Livestock report

Posted on Mar 28th, 2015

Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday Mar 26, 2015 Cattle Receipts: 1005 Last week: 1072 Last year:…

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Nominations sought for Citizen of the Year

Posted on Mar 25th, 2015

PRESCOTT – It’s time once again to nominate someone as Citizen of the Year for Nevada County. Any county resident can submit a nomination. The…

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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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Cattlemen told of rural health clinic

Posted on Mar 24th, 2015

PRESCOTT – John Bowen, administrator of Baptist Hospital in Arkadelphia talked to the Nevada County Cattlemen’s Association about the new rural…

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Ribbon Cutting at Izzy’s Place

Posted on Mar 24th, 2015

PRESCOTT -  A ribbon cutting was held Tuesday morning, March 24, for Izzy's Place, a new restaurant in town. The business is owned by Jeremy…

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ATTORNEY GENERAL

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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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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Ila Upchurch banquet set

Posted on Mar 20th, 2015

PRESCOTT - The Annual Ila Upchurch Community Corporation will hold its banquet Saturday, April 18 at 6 p.m. at the McRae Middle School cafeteria. The…

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Exquisite Stylz open for business

Posted on Mar 20th, 2015

PRESCOTT - A ribbon cutting was held for Prescott's newest hair salon, Exquisite Stylz, Friday morning. The business is owned and operated by Pam…

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PSB examines eight period days for PHS

Posted on Mar 18th, 2015

PRESCOTT – When the 20-15-2016 school year begins, students in Prescott High School (PHS) will most likely have eight class periods per day. PHS…

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21st Century program successful at PSD

Posted on Mar 18th, 2015

PRESCOTT – Prescott’s School Board was updated on the 21st Century program during its March meeting Tuesday night. Shelly Applegate, program…

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Six days added to end of school year

Posted on Mar 18th, 2015

PRESCOTT – While getting a mid-winter break from school because of bad weather may have been fun for students, the aftermath won’t be. The…

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Truck stuck on tracks

Posted on Mar 18th, 2015

PRESCOTT- At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday March 17, authorities responded to a semi stuck on the railroad crossing on County Road 48 South, off…

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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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Problems arise over mobile home

Posted on Mar 17th, 2015

PRESCOTT – After a lengthy discussion, Robbie Franks, Prescott’s Code Enforcement Officer, was told to follow the city ordinance concerning…

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Council discusses animal control issue

Posted on Mar 17th, 2015

PRESCOTT – Prescott’s City Council discussed the animal control issue, or lack thereof, at its March meeting Monday night. Mike Goodwin,…

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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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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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Prescott Chamber Easter Egg Hunt March 28

Posted on Mar 16th, 2015

PRESCOTT - It's time for the 21st Annual Prescott-Nevada County Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt. This year the hunt will be held at the Nevada…

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GIFT program helps with college

Posted on Mar 16th, 2015

PRESCOTT – In 1986 the US Congress passed a law to help families and individuals pay for college expenses. The program was placed under Internal…

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Ledbetter new Miss PHS

Posted on Mar 16th, 2015

PRESCOTT- The 2015 Miss PHS Pageant took place on Saturday, March 14 in the Prescott High School Auditorium. Along with Miss PHS, Mr. PHS, the…

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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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