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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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Freeman seeks third term as VB mayor

Jul 07, 2014 9:07am

Bob Freeman will seek re-election as mayor of Van Buren in the Nov. 4 general election.

If elected to a third four-year term, it would be his final one, Freeman said.

Citing the need...

Boozman tours Summit

Jul 07, 2014 9:06am

Looking hale and hearty, Sen. John Boozman visited Summit Medical Center in Van Buren on Tuesday to talk technology and discuss how the hospital is being affected by new healthcare laws.


Towns to get Walmart Express stores

Jul 07, 2014 9:05am

Crawford County soon will see the construction of Walmart Express stores in two of its rural cities.

Cedarville and Mulberry both will have new Walmart Express stores offering groceries,...

<p>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>The new Van Buren Police Department begins to take shape on Fayetteville Road in Van Buren. The new department, which will replace the existing over-crowded VBPD on South 11th Street, is being financed by a one-cent sales tax approved by Van Buren voters in 2012. The city’s fourth fire station will be dedicated soon and work is scheduled to begin soon on a new senior inn, both funded by the tax.</p>

Walls go up

Jul 07, 2014 9:05am


TOCC seeks vendors

Jul 07, 2014 9:04am

Eleven food vendors already have been confirmed for the annual Taste of Crawford County to be held Tuesday, Aug, 5, in the Commons Area at Van Buren High School.

Two sessions are scheduled...

<p><strong></strong>Abilities Unlimited athletes who participated June 14-21 in the Special Olympics 2014 USA Games in New Jersey are from left: (back row) Daniel Allen, Shakila Kirksey, John Driggers, Amy Price, (front row) Tiffany Thornton, Stephanie Price, Kirstie Teale and her mother Debbie Teale. Not pictured is Michael Gipson. All eight Special Olympic athletes won a gold, silver or bronze medal at this year’s games, bringing home a total of 15 medals.</p>

Athletes receive medals

Jul 07, 2014 9:03am

Eight adult athletes that participated in the 2014 Special Olympics at the national level with Abilities Unlimited in Van Buren came back with a total of 15 medals.

Between the eight adults...

Body identified

Jul 07, 2014 8:54am

A body found in a shallow grave in Rudy has been identified as Jamison Lee Plum, 19, of Alma.

Plum’s family reported him missing about 11 a.m. June 30, according to Crawford County Sheriff...

Pleas - July 5, 2014

Jul 07, 2014 8:47am

In the 21st Judicial District Circuit Court in Van Buren July 2, Judge Gary R. Cottrell heard pleas and sentenced the following:

• Mauricio Gonzales-Guadarroma, 21, of Teshumingo, Miss.,...

<p><strong></strong>Students watch a drawing demonstration during the Wonderful World of Art Fizz Boom Art camp.</p>

Art center seeks additional funding

Jul 02, 2014 9:15am

Van Buren’s Center for Art and Education is looking to raise more money to help pay for its summer art camps.

After a cost analysis last year, the center determined that the camps cost a...


Half brothers jailed after body found

Jul 02, 2014 9:08am

Half brothers have been arrested after an unidentified body was found in a shallow grave behind a residence near Rudy on Arkansas 348.

Nicholas Barrows, 19, and Jonathan Bridgewater, 27,...

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