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City of VB to purchase land

May 04, 2016 9:02am

The City of Van Buren will purchase about two acres of land at the end of Main Street with an eye on the future development in downtown.

Mayor Bob Freeman said he sees the offer to buy the...

<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Club executive director Cindy Faldon hands out medals to one-mile run/walk participants.</p>

Uphill Run benefits club

May 04, 2016 9:00am

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<p><strong></strong>photo by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Crawford County Justice of the Peace Stanley Clark explains county budget policies to the newest member of the quorum court, JP Donna Coatney, during her first budget meeting Monday night.</p>

JPs approve budget items

Mar 30, 2016 9:19am

Crawford County justices of the peace approved discretionary budget items after amending requests from the election commission and public defender during their meetings Monday night.


Mulberry receives grant funds

Mar 30, 2016 9:18am

State Rep. Charlotte Douglas presents a $10,000 Arkansas Economic Development Commission Rural Services grant check to Mulberry Fire Chief Jeff Marvin (left) and Mulberry Mayor Gary Baxter. The...

Reversing DOE approval cited as top priority

Mar 30, 2016 9:15am

U.S. Sen. John Boozman said reversing the U.S. Department of Energy approval of a planned $2.5 billion energy transmission project across Arkansas, Oklahoma and Tennessee will remain a top...

Veterans presented medals at ceremony

Mar 30, 2016 9:14am

Seven veterans who served their nation for more than half a century were recognized by U.S. Sen. John Boozman at a medal presentation ceremony Friday night at the Robert Jack Veterans of Foreign...

Book signings planned

Mar 30, 2016 9:09am

University of Arkansas – Fort Smith professor Tom Wing has made the history of Van Buren a focus of his career. But a history book he wrote tasked him with a new way of telling the city’s rich...

Demolition of old VBPD

Mar 30, 2016 9:07am

photo by KENNETH FRY

A.J. Greenwood of Alma demolishes the former Van Buren Police Department building on South 11th Street Monday morning. The VBPD relocated to 800 Fayetteville Road after...

<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>David Martin of the City of Van Buren Planning Department took first place with a Ducks Unlimited theme in the first Express Your PeepsSonality diorama contest. Martin received a gift card from Daily Bread for his winning entry.</p>

Diorama competition winners

Mar 30, 2016 9:06am


Chapters on Main to open in downtown Van Buren

Mar 28, 2016 2:41pm

A former used bookstore on Main Street in downtown Van Buren is being converted into a coffee shop which will offer new and used books.

Chapters on Main at 816 Main St. is expected to open...

Edamame Festival set for April 2

Mar 28, 2016 2:39pm

Mulberry’s Edamame Festival set for Saturday, April 2, in the city park offers food, live music and activities for all ages.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., festival goers can taste edamame, listen...

Heiner wins runoff

Mar 28, 2016 2:36pm

Sandra Heiner will be the Republican candidate for the position of Crawford County assessor in the Nov. 8 general election.

Heiner came out the clear winner in Tuesday’s runoff election...

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