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Local companies receive contracts for jail construction

Apr 25, 2015 4:06am

After receiving and accepting bids for the construction of the new Crawford County Detention Center, nearly half of all contracts went to companies in Crawford and Sebastian counties while coming...

<p><strong></strong>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Susan Lyon cuts the 20th anniversary cake as Clifford Lyon watches during Tuesday night’s Van Buren Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours.</p>

SPMI celebrates 20 years

Apr 25, 2015 4:06am

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<p style="text-align: left;" ><strong></strong>The Alma High School Band opened Thursday’s celebration.</p>

UFCU grand opening

Apr 25, 2015 4:06am


Man pleads not guilty in stabbing

Apr 25, 2015 4:05am

A Van Buren man accused in a stabbing pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court.

Robert Wayne Banks, 24, is charged with first-degree battery.

Banks is accused of...

Pleas - April 15 and 17, 2015

Apr 25, 2015 4:05am

In the 21st Judicial District Circuit Court in Van Buren April 15, Judge Mike Medlock heard pleas and sentenced the following:

• Kenneth Wayne Efurd, 35, of Van Buren pleaded guilty to...

<p><strong></strong>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Courtney Bell, one of 132 Arkansas Scholars honored Monday night at Van Buren High School, with her father, Dr. Chris Bell, and grandmother, Sherry Bell.</p>

Scholars urged to use experiences to meet challenges

Apr 22, 2015 9:21am

Van Buren High School seniors selected as Arkansas scholars were encouraged Monday night to use all their life experiences to meet the challenges as they grow.

“The key is to become the best...

Liaison selected for county jail project

Apr 22, 2015 7:39am

High Brass Solutions LLC, a subsidiary of Crawford Construction in Van Buren, will act as county liaison and project supervisor on construction of the new Crawford County Detention Center.


VBPD investigating car break-ins

Apr 22, 2015 7:37am

Van Buren police are encouraging residents to remove valuables and lock their vehicles as a rash of recent break-ins is being investigated.

Over the past three weeks, the Van Buren Police...

VB council authorizes contract for Veterans Park

Apr 22, 2015 7:36am

As part of a continued effort to revitalize and beautify its historic downtown area, the Van Buren City Council on Monday authorized a more than $40,000 engineering contract for development of...

KVBB cleanup

Apr 22, 2015 7:35am


Kameron Collins, 15, carries a computer tower being dropped off during the Keep Van Buren Beautiful annual Spring E-Waste Event on Saturday. Collins volunteered with...

Uphill run May 2

Apr 22, 2015 7:34am

Sparks Medical Center - Van Buren will be the platinum sponsor for the May 2 Life’s an Uphill Run 5K and one-mile walk.

Boys and Girls Club of Van Buren will present the third annual event,...

Mayor appoints new commission member

Apr 20, 2015 9:08am

A new member has joined the Alma Planning Commission.

Joe Cannon was appointed by Alma Mayor Keith Greene to fill an open seat on the commission. Cannon replaces Jennifer Moon, who died in a...


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