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<p style="text-align: left;"><strong></strong>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p style="text-align: left;">Mayor Bob Freeman (left) recognizes outgoing Van Buren city council members (from left) Teena Sagely, Johnny Ragsdale and Max Blake.</p>

Outgoing aldermen thanked for service

Dec 17, 2014 11:24am

Three aldermen were thanked for their service to the City of Van Buren Monday night during their final city council meeting.

Aldermen Teena Sagely, Johnny Ragsdale and Max Blake were...

<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Cheryl Anderson (left) and Elaina Damante donned their elf attire for Saturday Elf Run at Lee Creek Park in Van Buren. Madi Chitwood and Clarke Henson were the overall winners in the second annual event sponsored by Optimist Club of Crawford County.</p>

Elf Run

Dec 17, 2014 11:21am

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<p><strong></strong>photo by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Stanley Clark, Van Buren Fire Department training staff officer, points out the areas of most damage on the exterior of Current Outreach Church - and the possible point of origin for the blaze - after fire and water devastated the building Tuesday morning.</p>

Fire damages local church

Nov 12, 2014 11:07am

A Van Buren church was heavily damaged during a fire early Tuesday morning.

Current Outreach Church at 414 S. Fourth St. in Van Buren sustained massive fire, smoke and water damage Tuesday...

Community Thanksgiving service planned

Nov 12, 2014 11:06am

Maj. Gen (Ret.) Douglas Carver will be the featured speaker at the seventh annual Community Thanksgiving Service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Van Buren School District Fine Arts Center....

Metal exam ordered

Nov 08, 2014 5:05am

A mental examination has been ordered for former death row inmate Rickey Dale Newman.

Judge Gary R. Cottrell signed the order Wednesday and it was filed Thursday in Crawford County Circuit...

County residents vote in favor of GOP

Nov 08, 2014 5:05am

With Republicans taking over both congressional houses and increasing their majorities at the state level, Crawford County residents voted in favor of the party at least 60 percent of the time in...

Gilstrap named president of AEMA

Nov 08, 2014 5:05am

A local emergency management director is influencing emergency response policies at the state level.

Dennis Gilstrap, Crawford County Department of Emergency Management director, recently...

Two men charged with pawning stolen items

Nov 08, 2014 5:05am

Two Alma men pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court to the pawning of stolen items.

Brandon Junior Bowles, 19, of Alma is charged with residential burglary, theft of...

VB mayor pledges fresh start

Nov 08, 2014 5:05am

Van Buren Mayor Bob Freeman pledged a fresh start with no more negativity after being re-elected to his third four-year term, which he says will be his last.

“The campaign is over and it is...

Run-offs being scheduled

Nov 08, 2014 5:05am

While several local candidates are celebrating victories, run-off elections are being scheduled for three mayoral and one alderman seat in Crawford County.

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<p>The Miss Alma High School contest, sponsored by Alma DECA, will be held today at the Alma Performing Arts Center. The contest begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 per person.</p>

Miss AHS to be crowned

Nov 06, 2014 9:52am

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Turkey run to be held in Mulberry

Nov 05, 2014 9:00am

Area residents are invited to dress as a turkey or Native American for the second annual Mulberry 5k Turkey Run to be held Saturday to benefit Shop With a Cop.

Beginning at 8:45 a.m., the...

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