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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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Pleas - June 28, 2014

Jun 30, 2014 9:11am

In the 21st Judicial District Circuit Court in Van Buren June 19, Judge Mike Medlock heard pleas and sentenced the following:

• Joshua Martin Gregory, 24, of Alma pleaded guilty to breaking...

Mountainburg man charged with child pornography

Jun 30, 2014 9:09am

A Mountainburg man who allegedly solicited sex from someone he thought was an 11-year-old girl but actually was a Van Buren police officer pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit...

Woolly credits staff for ASD’s remaining balance

Jun 30, 2014 9:04am

Alma School District ended the school year on a surprising note with a closing financial balance of about $2 million.

During the Alma Board of Education meeting Tuesday night, Superintendent...

<p>Van Buren Alderman David Moore (right) was honored with the Jack R. Rhodes Distinguished Service Award at the Arkansas Municipal League’s 80th convention June 18-20 in Little Rock. The award is presented to municipal officials who have served with distinction and dedication to their cities for 25 years. The award is named in honor of Rhodes, who was mayor of Lake Village from 1957 until 1990, League president in 1981, and who served 20 years on the league executive committee. Presenting the award is Marty Rhodes, son of the late Jack R. Rhodes.</p>

Alderman receives award

Jun 30, 2014 9:02am

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<p>Those attending the dedication were joined by the staff and residents.</p>

Alma rehab celebrates expansion completion

Jun 30, 2014 9:01am

Alma Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center celebrated the completion of a three-phase expansion with an open house and barbecue cookout Tuesday.

Guests toured the newly remodeled and expanded...

<p>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Newly elected state Sen. Terry Rice (center) meets with local business leaders and elected officials Thursday at the Hampton Inn to discuss matters of concern for Crawford County and issues which will be faced in upcoming Legislative sessions. With Rice are Van Buren Mayor Bob Freeman (left) and Steven Keady, chairman of the government affairs committee of the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce, which arranged the session with Rice, a term-limited state representative from Waldron.</p>

Chamber meeting

Jun 30, 2014 8:59am

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<p><strong></strong>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Former state Rep. Ed Thicksten of Alma gives the welcome Wednesday at the I-49 dedication ceremony. Waiting to speak (seated from left) are the Rev. Larry Walker of Grace Church of Alma; Dick Trammel, Arkansas Highway Transportation Department commissioner; Gard Wayt, executive director of the I-49 International Coalition; and Ivy Owen, executive director of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority.</p>

Build the Bridge campaign begins

Jun 30, 2014 8:59am

An impressive gathering of local and state officials capitalized on a celebration of the designation of Interstate 540 from Alma north to the Missouri border as Interstate 49 to launch a campaign...

Storm shelters to be cataloged for GPS

Jun 30, 2014 8:57am

Emergency responders in Crawford County will soon be able to find home storm shelters even if covered with debris or in areas devastated by a disaster.

Western Arkansas Planning and...

OG&E donates fans

Jun 30, 2014 8:56am

OG&E is donating 1,000 electric fans to agencies serving low-income and elderly residents in 12 communities across its service area in Oklahoma and western Arkansas.

The Salvation Army...

VB women among top 5 at Miss Arkansas pageant

Jun 25, 2014 9:42am

The stage was set Saturday night for the crowning of Miss Arkansas 2014 at Summit Arena in Hot Springs.

Forty-six of the state’s most beautiful, intelligent, and community oriented women...

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