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<p>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>New Van Buren School District Superintendent Dr. Harold Jeffcoat reads to a class at Parkview Elementary School.</p>

New superintendent feels at home in VB

Sep 02, 2015 9:29am

Dr. Harold Jeffcoat feels he and his family have been blessed with the opportunity for him to be Van Buren School District’s new school superintendent.

Over the past couple of years,...

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Prepping for election

Aug 26, 2015 9:27am

photo by KENNETH FRY

Members of the Crawford County Election Commission began testing and preparing Monday morning the Ivotronic voting machines to be used in the annual school elections...

Douglas seeks third term

Aug 26, 2015 9:26am

Rep. Charlotte Douglas has announced she will be seeking a third term in the Arkansas House of Representatives. She represents District 75, which includes portions of Sebastian and Crawford...

Fields to be dedicated

Aug 26, 2015 9:25am

Three tournament sized soccer fields at the Boys and Girls Club of Alma will be open for use beginning Sept. 19.

A ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the fields will be held Saturday...

Alma mayor vetoes extending hours

Aug 26, 2015 9:23am

A measure to extend hours during which the City of Alma will grant building permits passed last week by the city council was vetoed by the mayor on Monday.

Alma Mayor Keith Greene vetoed...

<p>Katie Burger (from left) and petitioners Tonia Dray and Russ Workman applaud the decision by the Rudy City Council to approve a proposal to annex 21 properties, including Dray’s and Workman’s, into the city.</p>

Rudy annexation approved

Aug 25, 2015 2:29pm

Rudy city officials approved annexation of a group of 21 Crawford County properties stretching from the City of Rudy east to U.S. 71.

By a unanimous vote, Rudy’s four present city council...

<p><strong></strong>Jon Burton almost took home a hole-in-one prize on No. 15 at last year’s Golf Classic.</p>

Teams confirmed for golf classic

Aug 25, 2015 2:27pm

Nineteen teams have been confirmed for the eighth annual Van Buren Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic.

The Golf Classic presented by Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative is scheduled for...

Mulberry man jailed

Aug 25, 2015 2:26pm

Bond was set at $60,000 Friday for a Mulberry man accused of rape and child pornography involving a 15-year-old female relative.

Gerald Lee Graham, 44, was booked into the Crawford County...

Shifting funds to repair school buildings considered

Aug 25, 2015 2:25pm

Van Buren’s superintendent hopes to use state money approved for expansion projects on much needed building repairs and updates, he said during a school board meeting Tuesday.


Concert to benefit Glory Girl Foundation

Aug 19, 2015 4:05am

Christian singer Robin Mark will end his 2015 tour of the U.S. with a concert at the Van Buren Fine Arts Center on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m.

Sponsored by Heritage Methodist Church in Van...

Bands to perform at cookoff

Aug 19, 2015 4:05am

Four bands are scheduled to perform during the Sept. 4-5 championship steak cookoff in historic downtown Van Buren.

The event will be sanctioned by Steak Cookoff Association of Bedford,...

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