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We still have some issues to be worked out for home delivery of the Democrat, which began last week. Some residents will continue to receive their paper through the mail at least for the time being. If you have not received your Van Buren County Democrat after your Thursday mail delivery, please let us know by calling 745-5175.


The Clinton City Council unanimously approved a resolution, No. 2012-07, authorizing Mayor Roger Rorie to “execute all appropriate agreements and contracts necessary to expedite the construction” of the Archey Fork Park Recreational Trail Extension.

The council met in a special session last Thursday to consider the resolution.

The city has agreed to utilize federal aid recreational funds for the project.

The federal government is funding 80 percent of the project and the city is responsible for 20 percent of the cost.


A public auction for the sale of tax delinquent land in Van Buren County will be held at the Van Buren County Courthouse Annex in Clinton at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, according to John Thurston, Arkansas Commissioner of State Lands. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m.

The Commissioner of State Lands Office provides a Catalog of Tax Delinquent Lands, which contains the rules and regulations governing the sales. The catalog also includes dates, times, location, and pertinent information regarding the parcels being offered. It is available by calling (501) 324-9422 or may be viewed on the commissioner’s web site at

“Owners of property sold at auction have 30 days to redeem the property following the sale,” Thurston said.

The Van Buren County Democrat website is available only to print and digital subscribers. If you are already a subscriber, you can access the website at no additional charge.