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AG urges caution in online posting

Posted on May 29th, 2016

  LITTLE ROCK – When reports of sexual abuse of a child or an individual viewing explicit images of children emerge, Arkansans often wonder…

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AG hosting “Never Forgotten” program

Posted on May 29th, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge will host the Never Forgotten – Arkansas Takes Action event on Thursday, July 7, at Camp…

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Livestock report

Posted on May 28th, 2016

  Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday May 26, 2016   Cattle Receipts: 905           Last…

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AGFC Holds Chronic Wasting Disease Public Forum

Posted on May 27th, 2016

HOPE - A standing room only sized crowd filled the Hope Community Center Thursday night to hear about Chronic Wasting Disease and how it could impact…

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Guard gets unexpected break

Posted on May 27th, 2016

PRESCOTT - Members of the Arkansas National Guard got an unexpected break Friday afternoon when the air bag exploded on the bus they were on. The…

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Jail grand opening June 2

Posted on May 27th, 2016

PRESCOTT - At 11 a.m. Thursday, June 2, the new Nevada County Jail will be officially opened with a ribbon cutting and grand opening…

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Memorial Day closings

Posted on May 27th, 2016

HOPE-PRESCOTT - All city, state and federal offices will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. There will be no garbage pickup…

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NSD ends year on good note

Posted on May 27th, 2016

ROSSTON - Nevada's School Board wasted no time in getting through its agenda for the May meeting Thursday night. The agenda was short with no real…

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Crawfish boil successful

Posted on May 27th, 2016

PRESCOTT - More than 345 pounds of crawfish was sold at the Second Annual Crawfish Boil Thursday. The event, held in late June last year, moved…

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MMS a high-performing school

Posted on May 27th, 2016

PRESCOTT - McRae Middle School has been named one of the highest-performing schools in the state by the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the…

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Three retire from PSD

Posted on May 27th, 2016

PRESCOTT - The Prescott School District celebrated the retirement of Mary Spearman, 20 years; Jewel Briggs, 39 years and Kim Jester, 32 years with a…

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Graduations continue at Nevada Elementary

Posted on May 26th, 2016

ROSSTON - While high school seniors graduated earlier this month, graduations were still to be had at Nevada Elementary School Thursday. Students…

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NC Library summer reading program June 8 – July 13

Posted on May 26th, 2016

PRESCOTT - It's time to bring your children in to sign up for the summer reading program. This year's theme is "On Your Mark, Get Set ... Read!"…

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Memorial Day ceremony set

Posted on May 25th, 2016

PRESCOTT - A Memorial Day ceremony will be held at the Nevada County Courthouse at 9 a.m. Monday. In the event of rain, the ceremonies will be…

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Greeson prepares for Memorial Day holiday

Posted on May 25th, 2016

KIRBY - This weekend kicks off the Memorial Day holiday. Daisy State Park, home of Lake Greeson, has plenty of activities for everyone, starting…

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Gov. Hutchinson lauds PSD’s computer classes

Posted on May 25th, 2016

PRESCOTT - May's meeting of the Prescott School Board Tuesday night began with Robert Poole, superintendent, saying the district is getting a lot of…

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Block party celebrates end of school year

Posted on May 25th, 2016

PRESCOTT - Tuesday was the last day of school in the Prescott School District, and students celebrated with a block party at First United Methodist…

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National Missing Children’s Day Today, May 25

Posted on May 25th, 2016

Today, Wednesday, May 25, 2016, is National Missing Children's Day and a new campaign to raise awareness of The Missing is taking over social…

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Lafayette County Jail Inmate On The Run

Posted on May 24th, 2016

An escapee from the Lafayette County Jail remains on the loose Tuesday afternoon. 22 year old Allester Jermaine Stevens, of Stamps, managed to…

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Ribbon cuttings, coffees set for June

Posted on May 24th, 2016

PRESCOTT - The first two weeks of June will be busy in Prescott. The Prescott-Nevada County Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring three ribbon…

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Group planning facelift for downtown

Posted on May 23rd, 2016

PRESCOTT - Downtown Prescott may soon be getting a "facelift" of sorts. A group of individuals has decided to give owners of businesses and…

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AG warns of summer scams

Posted on May 22nd, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – The school year is winding down, and many Arkansans are making summer vacation plans. Whether it is a trip to the beach, an exotic…

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Livestock report

Posted on May 21st, 2016

  Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday May 19, 2016   Cattle Receipts: 1009           Last…

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Rain halts golf tourney

Posted on May 20th, 2016

PRESCOTT - Rain may have halted play in the annual Business and Industry Appreciation Golf Tournament Thursday, but it failed to dampen the spirits…

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PHS students honored

Posted on May 19th, 2016

PRESCOTT - On Wednesday, May 18, Prescott High School students in grades even through 11 were recognized for having All A's and A's and B's for the…

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One Year Gone – Madeline Tomlin

Posted on May 19th, 2016

May 19th is an anniversary of the worst kind for the family and friends of Madeline Tomlin. Today marks one year since the young woman was last…

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Nevada students do job shadowing

Posted on May 18th, 2016

PRESCOTT - Thirty sixth grade students from the Nevada School District descended on Prescott Wednesday to job shadow different people. Some toured…

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Council approves applying for splash pad grant

Posted on May 17th, 2016

PRESCOTT - For good, bad or indifferent, Prescott's City Council approved applying for a grant for a splash pad at the council's May meeting…

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Community garden discussed

Posted on May 17th, 2016

PRESCOTT - A proclamation was read and signed by Prescott Mayor Terry Oliver at the May meeting of the Prescott City Council Tuesday. The…

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Museum hosts coffee

Posted on May 17th, 2016

PRESCOTT - Tuesday's community coffee was hosted by the Nevada County Depot Museum. While the crowd was sparse, there was a trio dressed in Civil…

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Horse show at Four States Fair

Posted on May 16th, 2016

TEXARKANA – Four States Fair and Rodeo is pleased to be hosting the Arkansas Arabian Horse show this weekend, May 20-22.  The show will include…

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71 graduate from PHS

Posted on May 16th, 2016

PRESCOTT - Prescott High School's Class of 2016 went old school when it came to the senior speeches. The class chose the Hebrew word "timshel" as…

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Civil Court Case Filed Against Local Attorney James Pilkinton

Posted on May 15th, 2016

HOPE - The American dream of owning a home turned into a nightmare for one Hope couple, allegedly caused by Attorney James Pilkinton, according to a…

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Lady Wolves second in district

Posted on May 15th, 2016

PRESCOTT - Prescott's Lady Wolves went to Genoa to compete in the District 7-3A Track Meet on April 28 and had to settle for the runner-up trophy as…

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Wolves take 10th district title

Posted on May 15th, 2016

PRESCOTT - On April 28, the Prescott Curley Wolves headed to Genoa for the 7-3A District Track Meet. The Wolves needed a victory to claim 10…

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Reporting deadline nears for charitable organizations

Posted on May 15th, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge reminds charitable organizations, paid solicitors and fundraising counsel of the applicable…

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SCRA protects active military

Posted on May 15th, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Some military service members could find themselves facing bankruptcy, foreclosure or other civil court proceedings, including child…

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Lady Cubs take district

Posted on May 14th, 2016

PRESCOTT - Prescott's Lady Cubs hosted the District 7-3A Junior High Track Meet on April 21 looking for a district championship. The Lady Cubs…

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AR Game & Fish Commission To Hold Chronic Wasting Disease Public Meetings

Posted on May 14th, 2016

HOPE - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be holding a public meeting regarding Chronic Wasting Disease, at the Hope Fair Park Community…

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Livestock report

Posted on May 14th, 2016

  Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday May 12, 2016   Cattle Receipts: 856           Last…

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32 awarded diplomas from NHS

Posted on May 13th, 2016

ROSSTON - Nevada's gym was packed with family and friends for the 2016 commencement exercises Thursday night. In all, 32 seniors received…

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Courthouse getting new a/c system

Posted on May 13th, 2016

PRESCOTT - In a special called meeting of the Nevada County Quorum Court Thursday afternoon, it was decided to buy a new heat and air conditioning…

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Cubs win 13th consecutive district title

Posted on May 13th, 2016

PRESCOTT - Prescott's Curley Cubs hosted the District 7-3A Junior High Track Meet on April 21, looking to win their 13th straight district…

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Seniors “walk” at PES

Posted on May 13th, 2016

PRESCOTT - Prescott High School seniors strolled the hallways in the caps and gowns as elementary students cheered them on in what's known as the…

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Howard County Farmer’s Market opens

Posted on May 12th, 2016

NASHVILLE - Don't forget, Howard County Farmers' Market , Friday May 13, at 7 a.m. in Nashville.  Expected tomorrow are Salinas Farm with yellow…

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338 earn degrees from UAHT

Posted on May 12th, 2016

  HOPE - The University of Arkansas at Hope-Texarkana held its 49th annual commencement ceremony on Tuesday, May 10, at 6 p.m. in Hempstead Hall…

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PHS awards scholarships, honors

Posted on May 12th, 2016

PRESCOTT - Thursday morning saw seniors at Prescott High School given awards and scholarships. In all, around $250,000 in scholarships was earned…

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ASP gears up for “click it or ticket”

Posted on May 12th, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Law enforcement agencies across Arkansas are once again preparing to step-up enforcement of the primary seat belt law.  The “Click…

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Biking Into History Tours To Begin

Posted on May 12th, 2016

  HOPE - The President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home Historic Site National Park, in conjunction with the month of May being…

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Crawfish boil time

Posted on May 11th, 2016

PRESCOTT - It's time to break out the bibs and paper towels for the Second Annual Crawfish Boil, sponsored by the Prescott-Nevada County Chamber of…

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One injured in wreck

Posted on May 11th, 2016

PRESCOTT- One man was injured on a one-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon. The accident occurred around 12:15 p.m. across from the old Potlatch…

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PHS, SHHS FBLAs hosting 5K fundraiser

Posted on May 10th, 2016

PRESCOTT - The Prescott High School and Spring Hill High School FBLA students and parents have joined together to help some of the students raise…

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BSD in good shape financially

Posted on May 10th, 2016

BLEVINS - Financially, the Blevins School District is in good shape with more than $2 million. This is what Superintendent Billy Lee told the…

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Jones hosts Edward D. Jones coffee

Posted on May 10th, 2016

PRESCOTT - It was old home week for Brent Jones,  financial advisor with Edward D. Jones, Tuesday morning at the community coffee. The coffee was…

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Blevins raises $13,428 for ACH

Posted on May 9th, 2016

BLEVINS - When it comes to successful fundraisers, Blevins has the formula down pat. Saturday was the 30th anniversary of the Blevins Community…

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43 graduate from BHS

Posted on May 9th, 2016

HOPE - Hempstead Hall was packed Friday night for the Blevins High School Graduation. A total of 43 seniors were presented diplomas during the…

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State reaches settlement with Wyeth

Posted on May 8th, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has reached a settlement agreement with Wyeth, a Delaware pharmaceutical corporation with…

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Be wary of door-to-door salesmen

Posted on May 8th, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Door-to-door salespeople are hitting the streets, selling home improvement projects, home security systems, newspapers, magazines and…

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State gets part of tobacco settlement

Posted on May 7th, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has secured the 2016 share of proceeds from the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) with…

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Livestock report

Posted on May 7th, 2016

  Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday May 5, 2016   Cattle Receipts: 710           Last week:…

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Prescott a different tourist stop

Posted on May 6th, 2016

PRESCOTT - When it comes to tourism, Prescott and Nevada County are probably not the first places thought of - if at all. However, Prescott and…

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Paving begins on jail parking lot

Posted on May 5th, 2016

PRESCOTT - Paving began Thursday on the parking lot of the new Nevada County Jail. The lot was sealed Wednesday to prepare the ground for paving.…

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Civil War marker unveiled

Posted on May 5th, 2016

PRESCOTT - A historic marker was officially dedicated at Moscow Church Thursday morning. The marker focused on the rear guard action of U.S. Maj.…

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“Big House” program at Old Washington

Posted on May 4th, 2016

LITTLE ROCK -The Behind the Big House program is a two-day program that moves beyond the “Big Houses,” or stately historic homes, to explore the…

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Jail parking lot sealed

Posted on May 4th, 2016

PRESCOTT - Sealing work was done on the parking lot of the Nevada County Jail Wednesday afternoon. This is the final phase of preparation work…

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Smith approved as consultant for county

Posted on May 4th, 2016

PRESCOTT - Nevada County's Quorum Court agreed to accept the services of Justice of the Peace-elect George Smith at its May meeting Tuesday…

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RoC-Fest May 25

Posted on May 4th, 2016

  HOPE – Rainbow of Challenges will host its fourth annual ROC-FEST Carnival on Wednesday, May 25, from 2-6 p.m. Children ages 12 and…

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Resident seeks help from flooding

Posted on May 4th, 2016

PRESCOTT - Bodcaw area resident Arval Mason, a former member of the Nevada County Quorum Court, sought help from the court at its May meeting Tuesday…

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Sun Paper will affect county’s economy

Posted on May 4th, 2016

PRESCOTT - May's meeting of the Nevada County Quorum Court, Tuesday, was productive, lacking tirades and drama. Mary Godwin, executive director of…

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Bodcaw area burglaries solved

Posted on May 4th, 2016

PRESCOTT - Two Rosston men have been arrested in connection with a spate of burglaries in the Bodcaw area. According to Nevada County Sheriff's…

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HCSO, PPD make drug bust

Posted on May 4th, 2016

PRESCOTT - Ricardo Manzanares, 26, of Hope, has been arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug…

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UACCH graduation May 10

Posted on May 2nd, 2016

HOPE - The University of Arkansas at Hope-Texarkana 2016 commencement ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10, at 6 p.m. in Hempstead Hall on the…

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Project Graduation tourney a success

Posted on May 2nd, 2016

PRESCOTT - Winners of the Project Graduation golf tournament Sunday were the seniors at Prescott High School. Though rain threatened the tourney,…

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Wadley scan headed to Nevada School

Posted on May 2nd, 2016

ROSSTON - The Wadley Scan vehicle will be at the Nevada School May 10-11. The cost will be $25, and patrons must make reservations. Those visiting…

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AG warns of puppy scams

Posted on May 1st, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Every day, families across Arkansas decide to add a puppy to their home. Many families go to a nearby shelter to adopt or turn to a…

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Farmers asked to plant extra row

Posted on Apr 30th, 2016

PRESCOTT - With gardening season underway farmers are being asked to plant an extra row to be donated to local seniors. The "plant and extra row"…

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Livestock report

Posted on Apr 30th, 2016

Hope Livestock AuctionWeighted Average Report for Thursday Apr 28, 2016 Cattle Receipts: 957          Last week:…

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29th Blevins ACH benefit May 7

Posted on Apr 29th, 2016

  BLEVINS - The 29th Annual Blevins Community Area-Wide Benefit Barbecue for the Arkansas Children’s Hospital is scheduled for Saturday May…

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NSB to see more student involvement next year

Posted on Apr 29th, 2016

ROSSTON - Nevada's School Board, next year, will be seeing more student involvement. Prior to the April meeting of the board, students Olivia King…

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Joke becomes science project

Posted on Apr 29th, 2016

ROSSTON - What began as a "which came first" joke turned into a science experiment for students at Nevada High School. The Nevada School Board, at…

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Blevins’ ACH fundraiser May 7

Posted on Apr 27th, 2016

BLEVINS - For the 29th consecutive year the Blevins community will host a fundraiser for the Arkansas Children's Hospital. The event will include…

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Paper mill coming to Arkadelphia

Posted on Apr 27th, 2016

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Sun Paper will open a bio-refinery in Clark County. Hongxin Li, chairman and founder of Sun Paper,…

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Johnson Citizen of Year

Posted on Apr 27th, 2016

PRESCOTT - A touch of Hollywood came to Prescott Tuesday night with the annual Prescott-Nevada County Chamber of Commerce Banquet. The red carpet…

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Laneburg VFD gets rescue boat

Posted on Apr 26th, 2016

LANEBURG - Laneburg's Volunteer Fire Department has added another tool to its arsenal - a rescue boat. Micah Stockton and Ben Ratcliff, with the…

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Head start celebrates Children’s Week

Posted on Apr 25th, 2016

PRESCOTT - Arkansas Children's Week was April 10-16, with the the theme for this year is Imaginative Play: Setting the Stage for Learning. The host…

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One arrested for domestict battery

Posted on Apr 25th, 2016

HOPE - One person was arrested and charged with domestic battery third degree after an altercation in Oakhaven Saturday afternoon. According to a…

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Livestock show showcases talent

Posted on Apr 25th, 2016

HOPE - Fair Park's Coliseum was filled with students and livestock Saturday for the annual South Arkansas Livestock Event (SALE) show. Students…

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Health fair successful

Posted on Apr 25th, 2016

PRESCOTT - A good crowd showed up at Munn's Chapel Baptist Church Saturday for the annual health and wellness fair. Along with the various health…

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AG warns of low-tech business scams

Posted on Apr 24th, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – A little-known scam has swindled a total of $2.3 billion out of both large and small companies across the world in the last three…

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State joins property rights battle

Posted on Apr 24th, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge joined eight other attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court…

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Livestock report

Posted on Apr 23rd, 2016

  Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday Apr 21, 2016   Cattle Receipts: 709           Last…

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Poison Springs battle recreated

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2016

A young soldier stands watch at the Poison Springs Battle reenactment recently. Poison Springs is in Nevada County, near White Oak Lake. Several…

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Board seeks new OT provider, renews contracts

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2016

PRESCOTT - For the 2016-17 school year the Prescott School District is seeking a new occupational therapy provider. Superintendent Robert Poole…

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PHS getting new scheduling

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2016

PRESCOTT - When the 2016-17 school year begins students in Prescott High School will be on a different scheduling system. PHS Principal Missy…

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Plans approved for new ag building

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2016

PRESCOTT - Plans for a new agriculture building were approved by the Prescott School Board at its April meeting Thursday. The building will not…

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PHS students learn coding

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2016

PRESCOTT - Members of Prescott's School Board were blown away by a presentation by students at the board's April meeting Thursday night. Four…

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Hines Blvd. to be paved

Posted on Apr 21st, 2016

PRESCOTT - By the end of summer, weather permitting, Hines Blvd. will get a chip and seal job from where the pavement ends at Hines Trucking to…

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Willisville VFD gets grant

Posted on Apr 20th, 2016

WILLISVILLE - The City of Willisville  received a $9,000 grant from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission Division of Rural Services. The…

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Postage rates drop

Posted on Apr 20th, 2016

HOPE/PRESCOTT - Anyone buying stamps or mailing a letter recently will have noticed the cost of postage has declines. This is the first time in 97…

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Prescott enters interlocal agreement with Nashville for animal control

Posted on Apr 19th, 2016

PRESCOTT - April's meeting of the Prescott City Council lasted 20 minutes from start to finish Tuesday night. The panel only had one item…

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