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Rural development decision affecting VB put on hold

Updated: Aug 25, 2014 6:11pm

A decision by the USDA state director that would cost Van Buren the Rural Development loans that allow low to mid-income families to purchase land and build a home without a down payment has been...

Teams signing up for golf classic

Updated: Aug 25, 2014 6:11pm

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School districts get new computers

Aug 07, 2014 11:02am

With the beginning of the school year fast approaching, students from two Crawford County school districts may be glad to learn they will not be lugging as many textbooks this year thanks to new...

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...

Two charged with capital murder

Jul 23, 2014 10:08am

Two Rudy half brothers have been charged with capital murder in the death of a 19-year-old Alma man who was found buried in a shallow grave.

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

County election funds running dry

Jul 23, 2014 10:07am

Crawford County may not have the money to pay for upcoming elections.

Kenneth Chitwood, head of the Crawford County Election Commission, addressed the Crawford County Quorum Court about a...

Host families sought

Jul 23, 2014 10:06am

A group bringing 10 international students to attend Mulberry High School is on the search for host families.

Educatius International is looking for both welcome and permanent families to...


Hall of Honor inductees chosen

Jul 20, 2014 10:57pm

Van Buren High School Hall of Honor inductees for 2014 are J.B. Hays and Dave Williams.

An induction ceremony for the class of 2014 honorees will be held Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. in the Van Buren...

<p><strong></strong>From left: Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Director Frances McSwain, Governor Mike Beebe, Lisa Franklin with the City of Van Buren, Lisa Wills with the Van Buren Historic District Commission and Department of Arkansas Heritage Director Martha Miller.</p>

Preservation grants awarded

Jul 20, 2014 10:55pm

Historic preservation grants totaling $51,268 has been awarded to two cities and one civic group in Crawford County.

Governor Mike Beebe announced Wednesday that the Arkansas Historic...

Alma receives momento from 188th Fighter Wing

Jul 20, 2014 10:54pm

Alma city officials received a memento Thursday of the A-10 planes that were previously flown by airmen at the 188th Fighter Wing in Fort Smith.

During the Alma City Council meeting Thursday...

Man arrested on multiple charges

Jul 20, 2014 10:53pm

A man accused of beating his ex-girlfriend’s 65-year-old father pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court.

George Fowler, 45, of Fort Smith is charged with second-degree...

Pleas - July 19, 2014

Jul 20, 2014 10:51pm

In the 21st Judicial District Circuit Court in Van Buren July 14, Judge Gary R. Cottrell heard pleas and sentenced the following:

• Timothy Jeffcoat, 32, of Russellville pleaded guilty to...

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