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Council approves request

Jul 23, 2014 10:10am

The Van Buren City Council agreed Monday night to Lawbreakers and Peacemakers request to close a portion of a downtown street for two shows in August.

Alderman voted 6-0 to approve the...

Host families sought

Jul 23, 2014 10:06am

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Hall of Honor inductees chosen

Jul 20, 2014 10:57pm

Van Buren High School Hall of Honor inductees for 2014 are J.B. Hays and Dave Williams.

An induction ceremony for the class of 2014 honorees will be held Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. in the Van Buren...

<p><strong></strong>From left: Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Director Frances McSwain, Governor Mike Beebe, Lisa Franklin with the City of Van Buren, Lisa Wills with the Van Buren Historic District Commission and Department of Arkansas Heritage Director Martha Miller.</p>

Preservation grants awarded

Jul 20, 2014 10:55pm

Historic preservation grants totaling $51,268 has been awarded to two cities and one civic group in Crawford County.

Governor Mike Beebe announced Wednesday that the Arkansas Historic...

Alma receives momento from 188th Fighter Wing

Jul 20, 2014 10:54pm

Alma city officials received a memento Thursday of the A-10 planes that were previously flown by airmen at the 188th Fighter Wing in Fort Smith.

During the Alma City Council meeting Thursday...

Man arrested on multiple charges

Jul 20, 2014 10:53pm

A man accused of beating his ex-girlfriend’s 65-year-old father pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court.

George Fowler, 45, of Fort Smith is charged with second-degree...

Pleas - July 19, 2014

Jul 20, 2014 10:51pm

In the 21st Judicial District Circuit Court in Van Buren July 14, Judge Gary R. Cottrell heard pleas and sentenced the following:

• Timothy Jeffcoat, 32, of Russellville pleaded guilty to...

Woman missing

Jul 20, 2014 10:50pm

A woman originally from Van Buren has been reported missing from Tulsa.

Amiee Lynn Huff, 40, was last seen in Tulsa on July 9. She left her last known location without her phone or any other...

Brothers plead not guilty to drug charges

Jul 20, 2014 10:49pm

Two brothers pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court to drug charges.

Isaac Ruiz, 19, of Van Buren and his brother Erik Ruiz, 22, of Siloam Springs are charged with...

<p><strong></strong>Alma Fire Chief Eddie Wakefield unloads water and Gatorade from the fire department aerial truck during a 2012 charity event.</p>

Fire, police departments dependent on tax

Jul 20, 2014 10:46pm

Continuance of a 1-cent sales tax in Alma, which goes to vote during a special election Aug. 12, is important for fire and police services, officials said.

Both Police Chief Russell White...

<p>photo by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Mary Lackie (left) with the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith and Mattie Hart with WACO Title, which is opening an office in Van Buren July 28, attend their first Van Buren Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at Arvest Bank Tuesday. The event was co-sponsored with Sweet Boutique.</p>

July Business After Hours

Jul 20, 2014 10:43pm


<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON</p><p>Cliff Lingo gets checked out by paramedics Kameron Quinalty (left) and Zack Darden (right) after Lingo had a rollover during the race when he ramped on the tires and turned over onto his top. Lingo was shaken up, but otherwise okay. Lingo had just started to race this season.</p>

Racing: Watson, Dotson win first CCS races

Jul 16, 2014 8:10am

Joey Dunn and Remington Watch each won their first races of the season while Randall Hardbarger and Corey Howell just took their second wins at Crawford County Speedway on Saturday.



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