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Man charged with embezzlement

Apr 19, 2014 4:04am

A Van Buren man pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court to embezzling $94,000 from a church and Christian school.

John Richard Hays, 41, is charged with theft of...

FS man pleads not guilty to multiple charges

Apr 19, 2014 4:04am

A Fort Smith man accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court.

Eric Wesley Johnson, 29, is charged with attempted rape, third-degree...

Pleas - April 19, 2014

Apr 19, 2014 4:04am

In the 21st Judicial District Circuit Court in Van Buren April 9, Judge Gary R. Cottrell heard pleas and sentenced the following:

• Mark Lee Stringer, 22, of Van Buren pleaded guilty to...

Robbery suspect arrested

Apr 19, 2014 4:04am

A Memphis man has been arrested for allegedly robbing two elderly women in a Van Buren parking lot.

Marion Deandre Jackson is being held in the Crawford County Detention Center on a $50,000...

<p><strong></strong>photos by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Jennifer Batres, 9, Wyatt Jackson, 12, and Kylan Almond, 10, (from left) do some gardening Monday morning in the King Elementary School greenhouse.</p>

King Elementary gets ‘green’ award

Apr 16, 2014 10:04am

For the second year in a row, a Van Buren school was recognized as the best in environmental conservation and recycling efforts.

King Elementary School took first place in the primary...

<p><strong></strong>photo by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Angie Williams (center), EAST lab teacher, receives a $2,190 Van Buren School District Education Foundation Grant check for her program with art teacher Marcus Koch (not pictured), The Wave of the Future is Here. The money will go toward purchasing about five iPad Minis that can run applications for EAST lab’s new 3D printer. With her are Debbie Thomas and Nathan Hurst with the VBSD Education Foundation.</p>

Grants awarded at VBSD

Apr 16, 2014 10:04am

Van Buren School District Education Foundation gave out $33,649 in grants to deserving educators during its surprise prize patrol Tuesday morning.

Grant money was divided between teachers...

Arkansas Scholars to be honored

Apr 16, 2014 10:04am

One-hundred and two Arkansas scholars from the 2014 graduating class of Van Buren High School will be honored at a banquet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the Commons Area of VBHS.


<p>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Sister’s Gourmet Bistro on Main Street in downtown Van Buren accepts a plaque is recognition of three awards the restaurant won at the 2013 Taste of Crawford County, a fundraiser for Court Appointed Special Advocates of Crawford County. From left are CASA volunteer coordinator B.J. Young, Tina Earnhard, Christy Parker, Fernado Qurizo and CASA board member Donna Young. Sister’s was honored as Best Overall Taste, Best Dressed and Best American. The 2014 Taste of Crawford County will be Aug. 5 in the Commons at Van Buren High School.</p>

Taste of Crawford County

Apr 16, 2014 10:04am


Weather causes damage in county

Apr 16, 2014 10:04am

Crawford County saw severe weather Sunday night in the form of thunderstorms and strong winds that caused damage throughout the area.

A cold front approaching from the Plains triggered...

Walk-a-mile scheduled

Apr 16, 2014 10:04am

The third annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes – Break the Silence; End the Violence” event will be from noon to 2 p.m. April 25 at the Van Buren High School Freshman Academy.

“It was two years...