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Early voting starts Monday

Oct 18, 2014 4:07am

Early voting begins Monday for the Nov. 4 general election.

Crawford County residents can cast their early votes at the Crawford County Emergency Operations Center at 1820 Chestnut Street in...

Judge grants continuance in Newman trial

Oct 18, 2014 4:07am

Rickey Dale Newman’s murder trial in Crawford County Circuit Court has been continued until April 6.

Judge Gary R. Cottrell granted the continuance at the request of Special Prosecutor Ron...

<p>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Two staff members for U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor prepare to see constituents Thursday at the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce when Pryor’s mobile office paid a visit to the city. Britton Burnett (left), executive assistant, and Lauren Carter, legislative correspondent, spent the entire day in the area.</p>

Mobile office visit

Oct 18, 2014 4:07am

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<p><strong></strong>Cheryl Anderson make a point about goal setting during the annual Leadership Safari. About 170 eighth grade students from Alma, Cedarville, Mountainburg, Mulberry and Van Buren were involved in Thursday’s conferences set up to teach them to be leaders in their schools.</p>

2014 Leadership Safari

Oct 18, 2014 4:07am

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Long’s Donuts ribbon cutting

Oct 18, 2014 4:07am

photo by TANIAH TUDOR

Da Long, owner of Long’s Donuts at 220 Cloverleaf Plaza in Van Buren, and his brother-in-law Kong Mao, cut a ceremonial Van Buren Chamber of Commerce ribbon Oct. 10....

<p><strong></strong>photos by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Van Buren Mayor Bob Freeman (left) and Alderman Max Blake answer prepared questions during an electoral forum Tuesday night organized by the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce.</p>

Candidates talk about city issues

Oct 18, 2014 4:07am

Two mayoral candidates for the City of Van Buren were congenial Tuesday night as they discussed issues ranging from the duties of mayor to their vision for the future of the city.

Mayor Bob...

Two charged with rape plead not guilty

Oct 18, 2014 4:05am

Two area men separately charged with raping a minor pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court.

Kenneth Burris, 24, of Van Buren and Michael Geatches, 41, of Fort Smith...

Pleas - Oct. 8, 14 and 15, 2014

Oct 18, 2014 4:05am

In the 21st Judicial District Circuit Court in Van Buren Oct. 8, Judge Gary R. Cottrell heard pleas and sentenced the following:

• Amanda Chaylnn Johnson, 30, of Natural Dam pleaded guilty...

Continuance requested in Newman trial

Oct 15, 2014 11:59am

Special prosecutor Ron Fields has requested a five-month continuance in the Rickey Dale Newman murder trial in Crawford County Circuit Court.

The trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 27 before...

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