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Neals NC Farm Family of the Year

Posted on May 27th, 2015

PRESCOTT – This year’s Farm Family of the Year for Nevada County is different from past years. First, both parents work full-time jobs. The…

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New agri building discussed

Posted on May 27th, 2015

PRESCOTT – Because the current agriculture building at Prescott High School is in bad shape, the Prescott School District is looking to build a new…

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PSD in good shape financially

Posted on May 27th, 2015

PRESCOTT – Financially the Prescott School District is on good shape at the end of the school year. Judy Clampit, financial director for the…

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PHS thinclads lauded at board meeting

Posted on May 27th, 2015

PRESCOTT – May’s meeting of the Prescott School Board began with Prescott School District Superintendent Robert Poole giving kudos to the Curley…

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NC Library summer schedule

Posted on May 27th, 2015

PRESCOTT – Once school lets out, students can hit the Nevada County Library where there will be plenty to do. However, library events aren’t…

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Pay up or lose electricity

Posted on May 27th, 2015

PRESCOTT – Customers of Prescott Water and Light, who have past due accounts, are asked to pay them before June 15, or at least set up a payment…

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Benefit held for Sorrells

Posted on May 25th, 2015

EMMET – Firemen’s Park in Emmet was packed Saturday for a benefit to help Hebb Sorrells. Sorrells, a retired deputy with the Nevada County…

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Tri-Service makes donations

Posted on May 25th, 2015

PRESCOTT - Members of the Tri-Service Club presented checks to different groups Thursday. The checks were to help the groups achieve goals for…

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Fallen soldiers remembered

Posted on May 25th, 2015

PRESCOTT - "Lest We Forget" are words carved in the granite memorial on the lawn at the Nevada County Courthouse. The memorial is to remind…

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Livestock report

Posted on May 23rd, 2015

LR_LS146 Little Rock, AR Fri May 22, 2015 USDA-AR Dept of Ag Market News Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday…

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Chamber hosting crawfish boil

Posted on May 22nd, 2015

PRESCOTT - Area residents are in for a treat on June 19 when the Prescott-Nevada County Chamber of Commerce hosts its first crawfish boil. The…

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Click it or ticket underway

Posted on May 21st, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – An observational survey conducted across Arkansas during 2014 indicates that one out of every four motorists in Arkansas is not using…

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PHS gets new principal

Posted on May 21st, 2015

PRESCOTT – Prescott High School’s new principal was introduced at a gathering of the faculty and staff Thursday morning. Missy Walley will be…

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Martin, Beavers, McClure honored

Posted on May 21st, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Three members of law enforcement for Prescott and Nevada County were honored for work they did in late December, 2014. The…

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Utility ordinance approved

Posted on May 21st, 2015

PRESCOTT – Prescott’s City Council approved a new ordinance concerning utilities. This was done at the May meeting of the council. Glenn…

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Council updated on hardware, manufactured homes issues

Posted on May 21st, 2015

PRESCOTT – Apparently residents have been asking about bricks from the Prescott hardware building. This subject was discussed at the May meeting…

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Prescott Manor celebrates nursing home week

Posted on May 20th, 2015

PRESCOTT - The staff at Prescott Manor recently celebrated National Nursing Home Week. There were different events throughout the week, and the staff…

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Area officers participate in torch run

Posted on May 19th, 2015

HOPE-PRESCOTT - Monday saw members of law enforcement running from the Texas border to Little Rock to help promote the Special Olympics. This was…

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Bridge lessons offered

Posted on May 19th, 2015

PRESCOTT - Anyone interested in learning beginner bridge can do so at the Nevada County Library. There is no charge and lessons will be held from…

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Computer classes set

Posted on May 19th, 2015

PRESCOTT - Free computer classes in basic computers and Microsoft Word will be held at the Nevada County Library May 28. Class size is limited to…

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Registration underway for UAH-T

Posted on May 18th, 2015

HOPE - As one scrolls through pictures of friends and family who recently graduated the consideration of their education goals may have been sparked…

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Livestock report

Posted on May 16th, 2015

LR_LS146 Little Rock, AR Fri May 15, 2015 USDA-AR Dept of Ag Market News Hope Livestock Auction, Hope, AR Weighted Average Report for…

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PHS grads “reflect” on graduation

Posted on May 15th, 2015

PRESCOTT – Rain may have forced graduation for Prescott High School indoors, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the graduates or their families…

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NHS sends 27 into the future

Posted on May 15th, 2015

ROSSTON – Student speeches at the Nevada High School graduation Thursday night revolved around animated movies. Sierra Reed drew from “Toy…

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PHS students honored at assembly

Posted on May 14th, 2015

PRESCOTT – Seniors at Prescott High School had their hard work over the past four years recognized at a Senior Award Assembly in the Prescott…

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NHS students honored at assembly

Posted on May 14th, 2015

ROSSTON – It was awards day for those in senior high at Nevada School Wednesday afternoon. Students, family and friends gathered in the gym to…

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327 graduate from UACCH

Posted on May 13th, 2015

HOPE – Hempstead Hall was packed Tuesday night for commencement exercises. A total of 327 men and women received their diplomas and earned 566…

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Hope police log

Posted on May 12th, 2015

WARRANTS: 5/7 Juvenile male, 15, Hope, foreign warrant 5/8 Dannette Moore, 38, Hope, foreign warrant Amy Warren, 32, Hope, failure to…

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18 to graduate with honors from PHS

Posted on May 11th, 2015

PRESCOTT - A total of 18 seniors from Prescott High School will graduate with honors Friday night. Graduation exercised are scheduled to be held…

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PHS awarded CenturyLink grant

Posted on May 11th, 2015

PRESCOTT - A check for $5,000 was presented to Randi Curtis, art teacher at Prescott High School from the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation's…

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Hillcrest celebrates nursing home week

Posted on May 11th, 2015

PRESCOTT - Hillcrest Care and Rehab celebrated National Nursing Home Week Monday by hosting a community coffee. The nursing home has a week full…

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Blevins students awarded

Posted on May 11th, 2015

BLEVINS- Blevins High School seniors and students grades 7-11 were recently recognized and awarded for their academic accomplishments this year. A…

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Storm damages area home

Posted on May 11th, 2015

PRESCOTT - While no one was injured in the storms that raged through the region early Monday morning, this home outside of Prescott had its back…

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Two killed in storm

Posted on May 11th, 2015

NASHVILLE - Two people were killed in a severe storm that ripped through Nashville early Monday morning. The storm hit behind the former Nashville…

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Dealing with identity theft

Posted on May 10th, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Identity thieves can hit at any time, wrecking a person's financial integrity. According to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC)…

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Be wary when giving to international disasters

Posted on May 10th, 2015

LITTLE ROCK –  A recent report in AtlasofGiving.com ranks Arkansas as one of the top 10 states for charitable giving in 2014, and many Arkansans…

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Christus St. Michael Foundation establishes nursing scholarships

Posted on May 9th, 2015

HOPE - The University of Arkansas Hope -Texarkana announces the CHRISTUS St. Michael Foundation will establish 10 new scholarships for students in…

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Livestock report

Posted on May 9th, 2015

, Little Rock Fri May 8, 2015 USDA-AR Dept of Ag Market News Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday May 7,…

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Blevins graduates 36

Posted on May 8th, 2015

HOPE – Thirty six seniors from Blevins High School entered Hempstead Hall Friday night and 36 graduates exited. With the theme “Striving for…

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BHS honor grads named

Posted on May 8th, 2015

BLEVINS - These seven students will be honored tonight at the commencement ceremonies for the Blevins School District. The Blevins High School…

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Records set at state track meet

Posted on May 7th, 2015

PRESCOTT - Thinclads from across the state came to Prescott Thursday for the AAA State Track Meet. The meet was held at Prescott High School, with…

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Upward Bound students graduate

Posted on May 7th, 2015

PRESCOTT - Southern Arkansas University Upward Bound students graduated from the program on May 2. The keynote speaker was Amanda Morris-Roberts an…

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UACCH commencement May 12

Posted on May 7th, 2015

HOPE - The University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana is preparing for commencement ceremonies to be held Tuesday, May 12, at 6 p.m. in Hempstead Hall on…

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NC Leadership class learns government

Posted on May 7th, 2015

PRESCOTT – Leadership Nevada County recently made the trip to Little Rock for its state government session. The students met with state…

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Red Cross needs volunteers

Posted on May 7th, 2015

HOPE-PRESCOTT – Volunteers are needed by the American Red Cross (ARC) to help its disaster services team. These volunteers will be working with…

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EHC hosts coffee

Posted on May 6th, 2015

PRESCOTT - The Nevada County Extension Homemakers hosted a community coffee Tuesday, May 5 at the extension…

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Air cleared at quorum court meeting

Posted on May 6th, 2015

PRESCOTT – Once business was taken care of at the May meeting of the Nevada County Quorum Court, the air was cleared. The clearing came because…

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Wreck on I-30

Posted on May 6th, 2015

PRESCOTT - There were no injuries from an accident that occurred near the 52 mile marker on I-30 east Wednesday morning. The call came in around…

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Huckabee announces candidacy

Posted on May 5th, 2015

HOPE – To absolutely no one’s surprise at all, former Gov. Mike Huckabee announced his candidacy for the office of President of the United…

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Blevins BBQ raises $9,000 for ACH

Posted on May 4th, 2015

BLEVINS - For 29 years the residents of Blevins have been hosting a barbecue fundraiser for the Arkansas Children's Hospital. This is the oldest…

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Youth conference a success

Posted on May 4th, 2015

PRESCOTT – Robert Holt was the keynote speaker at Saturdays Youth Enrichment Conference at Munn’s Chapel Baptist Church. The theme of the…

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Blevins reunion June 6

Posted on May 4th, 2015

BLEVINS - On June 6, at Hempstead Hall in the BLEVINS room the annual Blevins reunion will be held room starting at 3 p.m.. Dinner will be served…

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AG announces mobile office

Posted on May 3rd, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced at the Associated Press Managing Editors Association Annual Conference in Hot…

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Livestock report

Posted on May 2nd, 2015

LR_LS146 Little Rock, AR Fri May 1, 2015 USDA-AR Dept of Ag Market News Hope Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for Thursday Apr…

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Talley discusses legislative session

Posted on May 1st, 2015

HOPE-PRESCOTT – State Representative Brent Talley talked about the 90th session of the Arkansas General Assembly. The session began on Jan. 12…

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4H members enjoy O’Rama

Posted on May 1st, 2015

PRESCOTT - Members of the Nevada County 4-H clubs enjoyed pizza at the start of the annual 4H O'Rama Thursday evening at the Nevada County Extension…

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Cannon earns Governor’s Distinguished scholarship

Posted on May 1st, 2015

    PRESCOTT - Logan Cannon is a senior at Prescott High School. He is the 17 year old son of James and Sheila Cannon. Logan was awarded the…

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Jail work continues

Posted on May 1st, 2015

PRESCOTT - Work on the new Nevada County Jail has picked up with drier weather. Crews are working hard to finish construction of the structure by…

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Elm St. cleared of hardware debris

Posted on Apr 30th, 2015

PRESCOTT - City crews  have gotten the debris from Tuesday morning's Prescott Hardware fire out of the way on Elm Street allowing traffic to…

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NHS names honor grads

Posted on Apr 29th, 2015

ROSSTON - Nevada High School’s graduation will be Thursday, May 14, at 7 p.m. in the Nevada gymnasium. Four seniors will graduate with…

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State deer harvest

Posted on Apr 29th, 2015

LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas hunters tagged 208,075 deer during the 2014-15 season, just short of totals for the previous two years. The Arkansas record…

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Vanderveer Citizen of the Year

Posted on Apr 29th, 2015

PRESCOTT – Lynn Vanderveer was named Citizen of the Year at the annual Prescott-Nevada County Chamber of Commerce Banquet Tuesday night. During…

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Hardware cleanup begins

Posted on Apr 28th, 2015

PRESCOTT - Crews from the City of Prescott began working to clear Elm St. from the debris from Tuesday morning's fire at the Prescott Hardware…

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Commodities distribution set in Prescott

Posted on Apr 28th, 2015

April 28, 2015 PRESCOTT - USDA Commodities will be distributed from the Hamilton-Blakely Senior Center for the second quarter of 2015 on Thursday,…

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Prescott Hardware burns

Posted on Apr 28th, 2015

PRESCOTT – Residents awoke Tuesday morning to the smell of smoke in town. The Prescott Hardware Building burned to the ground in the early hours…

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Blevins BBQ Saturday night

Posted on Apr 27th, 2015

BLEVINS - The 29th Annual Blevins Community Area-Wide Benefit Barbecue for the Arkansas Children’s Hospital is scheduled for May 2, at the Blevins…

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Benefit planned for Sorrells

Posted on Apr 27th, 2015

EMMET -A benefit will be held Saturday, May 23, at Fireman's Park to help raise money for medical expenses for Hebb Sorrells. Sorrells spent most…

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Wolf anglers finish 9th in tourney

Posted on Apr 27th, 2015

PRESCOTT - This was the first year that PHS had the opportunity to participate in the Student Angler Federation. There were two students who…

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Health fair well attended

Posted on Apr 27th, 2015

PRESCOTT - Area residents spent part of their Saturday morning at Munn's Chapel Baptist Church for the Mind, Body and Soul Health Fair. There were…

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Tips on grass tetany

Posted on Apr 26th, 2015

HOPE - Grass Tetany Grass tetany, a disease that commonly occurs in Arkansas in the months of February, March and April, is due to an abnormally…

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New school to meet deadline

Posted on Apr 26th, 2015

PRESCOTT - By July 27 the new school for the Prescott School District should be finished. Richard Johnson, with the construction contractors, told…

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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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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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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 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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