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Rural development decision affecting VB put on hold

Updated: Aug 25, 2014 6:11pm

A decision by the USDA state director that would cost Van Buren the Rural Development loans that allow low to mid-income families to purchase land and build a home without a down payment has been...

Teams signing up for golf classic

Updated: Aug 25, 2014 6:11pm

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Gilstrap to remain with emergency management

Updated: Aug 25, 2014 6:11pm

Crawford County officials are debating a proposed new job position for the current director of Crawford County Emergency Management.

Justices of the Peace voted 7-5 against funding a new...

Van Buren man arrested following pursuit

Aug 25, 2014 6:11pm

A Van Buren man was arrested Thursday after failing to steal a boat from a backyard and fleeing police.

Dustin Bill Jones, 34, was arrested on suspicion of fleeing in a vehicle, reckless...

<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON</p><p>Randall Hardbargertries out the new car in the hot laps at Crawford County Speedway on Saturday.</p>

Racing: Wheeler rallies to win Grand National feature

Aug 25, 2014 6:10pm

Grand National driver Mike McMahon of Van Buren was looking for his first win of the 2014 season as Crawford County Speedway kicked of the annual $500 to win 30-lap Terry Brown Memorial Race....

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Updated: Aug 25, 2014 6:11pm


Pleas - Aug. 23, 2014

Updated: Aug 25, 2014 6:11pm

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

• Billy Aaron Woods, 44, of Van Buren pleaded no contest to...

Van Buren man enters not guilty plea

Updated: Aug 25, 2014 6:11pm

A Van Buren man who is accused of exposing himself in front of two young children pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court.

Matthew Michael Casanova, 38, of Van Buren is...

Extra Sets for Aug. 16

Aug 25, 2014 6:10pm


Alma’s Jordan Dabdub was named the best setter at the Lady Reddie Senior High Volleyball camp held at Henderson State in Arkadelphia. The Airedalettes open...

<p>SPECIAL TO THE PRESS ARGUS-COURIER</p><p>Servers stand ready for the “on switch” as the SEC Network went live on Thursday. The roughly $7 million project is part of a network that will beam into about 90 million homes and promises to provide more than 1,000 live events from every sport across 14 SEC campuses this year.</p>

SEC Network: Hogs ready to go live

Aug 25, 2014 6:10pm

FAYETTEVILLE — The space was nothing more than a storage area a year ago, crammed with a collection of unusual artifacts and junk. Mostly junk.

Mike Waddell, Arkansas’ senior associate...

<p>photo by NELSON CHENAULT III/UALR SPORTS INFORMATION</p><p>Aaron Batey (Van Buren 2005) watches over his runners as the assistant coach at last season’s UALR Invitational. Batey was named the head coach of both the men’s and women’s cross country and distance teams at UALR on Wednesday.</p>

College Cross Country: UALR picks Batey to lead program

Aug 25, 2014 6:10pm

LITTLE ROCK – Former Van Buren standout Aaron Batey has been named men’s and women’s cross country and distance head coach, announced on Wednesday by Milton Williams.

Milton Williams’ title...

College Football: Coaches rank Reddies No. 8 in AFCA poll

Aug 25, 2014 6:10pm

With back-to-back undefeated regular-seasons and majority a of its offensive specialty players returning, Henderson State earned a No. 8 ranking in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA...


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