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Cedarville gets new superintendent

Feb 06, 2016 5:05am

A new superintendent will head Cedarville School District in the 2016-17 school year.

Cedarville School Board members voted unanimously during a special meeting Thursday night to hire Kerry...

Petition drive begins

Feb 06, 2016 5:05am

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<p><strong></strong>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>VFW Commander-in-Chief John A. Biedrzychi visits the Robert Jack post. From left are Post Quartermaster Matthew Hicks, Biedrzychi, Post Commander Earl Duty and VFW Arkansas State Commander Patrick O. Flenniken.</p>

Work of local VFW post praised

Feb 06, 2016 5:05am

The national commander-in-chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States praised the work the Robert Jack VFW Post 1322 in Van Buren to serve its veterans, their families and the...

Two plead not guilty to drug charges

Feb 06, 2016 5:05am

Two who allegedly had 48 pounds of marijuana concealed in luggage pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court.

Ashley Nicole Davis, 22, of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Kayla...

New Alma School Board member appointed

Feb 06, 2016 5:05am

A coin toss was the deciding factor in appointing the Alma School Board’s newest member.

Ronnie Newton, a former assistant superintendent with Alma School District, was appointed by his...

<p><strong></strong>​Arkansas Federal Credit Union presented King Elementary School a $500 check to help sponsor the Run with the Knights 5K for the third year.</p>

11th annual Run With the Knights set Feb. 27

Feb 03, 2016 2:21pm

Funds raised from the annual Run With the Knights allow King Elementary School to send its fourth grade students to camp at no cost to them.

The 11th annual Run With the Knights 5k run/walk...

Alma advisory group discusses projects

Feb 03, 2016 2:17pm

Alma Planning Commission’s newly formed visionary group met for the first time Monday night to hear from city heads on current projects and determine their role in cultivating future plans for the...

Jamie Mitchell • Times Record Brennan McCormick listens to Emily Norton spell out a word Jan. 30 during the 11th round of the 2016 Crawford County Spelling Bee at the Alma Peforming Arts Center. Emily went on to win the spelling be in the next round, advancing to represent Crawford County in the Arkansas State Spelling Bee on March 12 at the University of Central Arkansas. Emily attends Alma Middle School and is the daughter of Laura and Joseph McLean. Brennon attends Mountainburg Middle School and is the son of Darla and Tony McCormick.

Crawford County Spelling Bee winner

Feb 03, 2016 2:16pm

photo by JAMIE MITCHELL

Brennan McCormick listens to Emily Norton spell out a word Saturday during the 11th round of the 2016 Crawford County Spelling Bee at the Alma Performing Arts Center...

<p><strong></strong>Retired 1st Sgt. Warren Blaylock (center right) attended the ceremony with (from left) his grandchildren Audra Lewis and Sgt. Jared Lewis, his daughter Lucinda DeBruce, and his son-in-law Lane DeBruce.</p>

Blaylock inducted into military hall of fame

Feb 03, 2016 2:12pm

An Alma man was recently inducted into the Arkansas Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

Warren D. Blaylock was inducted into the hall of fame Nov. 14 in Little Rock. Blaylock, with 14 others,...

<p><strong></strong>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Professional basketball player Allen Iverson was highlighted by Blake Redwine and Dustin Matevia.</p>

VBHS New Tech students host leadership fair

Updated: Feb 02, 2016 3:16pm

New Tech students at Van Buren High School concluded a “Lessons in Leadership” study Wednesday with a Great Americans Leadership Fair in the upper level of Clair Bates Arena on the VBHS campus....

Sparks - Van Buren lease check presented to county

Updated: Feb 02, 2016 3:16pm

photo by KENNETH FRY

Crawford County Judge John Hall accepts a $775,000 check from Dan McKay, chief executive officer of Sparks Health Systems, for Sparks’ lease of the building and property...

Early childhood classes scheduled

Updated: Feb 02, 2016 3:16pm

Crawford County Cooperative Extension Service will offer free classes for early childhood professionals Feb. 13 beginning at 8 a.m.

Ten hours of lessons will be provided in a classroom...

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