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Police Department hires new officer

Jul 17, 2014 10:37am

A new police officer has been hired by the city of Clinton, the police chief reported last week at the monthly City Council meeting.

Chief Toney Parish said James Burress has joined the...

Photo by Anita Tucker/Democrat staff The wind shook flagpoles and trees as the sky turned ominous Monday afternoon in downtown Clinton. Heavy rain followed and there were some reports of hail in the county. The weather forecast for the next few days calls for below-average temperatures.

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Jul 17, 2014 10:32am

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Jul 17, 2014 10:38am


The Clinton Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing for a conditional use permit at 333 Main St., Clinton, at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014, at City Hall. Project...

Review sought for academic-distress rules for alternative schools

Jul 17, 2014 10:33am

The state Board of Education on Thursday approved academic-distress status for 26 Arkansas schools but chose to postpone a decision on six alternative schools, saying accountability standards for...

Particiants in this year’s MASH program are: (front row from left) Haley Roberts, Halee Hillyer, Chelsey Watts, Sheyenne Jones, (middle row) Van Buren County Farm Bureau President Stephen Matthews, Tanner Jones, Alexus Stutzman, Searcy County Farm Bureau President James Kelley, (back row) Marquis Perkins-Landon, Ryder McGaha, Harrison Lester, Blake Baker, MASH coordinator RN Carla Roberts, and summer intern Nathan Armstrong.

10 take part in annual MASH program

Jul 17, 2014 10:29am

Ten students recently completed the annual two-week MASH Program held at Ozark Health Medical Center.

Who are these local students interested in a health related profession?


From the county judge’s office | Report includes roadwork figures, website and economic updates

Jul 17, 2014 10:50am

In the winter of 2013-2014, the county road department spent 25 days grading off snow and ice. In addition they hauled 250 tons of sand to deal. During the first 13 weeks of 2014, we spread 23,200...


Jul 17, 2014 10:18am

Dear Editor:

While this may not be the typical “letter to the editor,” since it may somehow seem directed at the newspaper, I assure you that it most certainly is not in anyway directed at...

Water report ready for review

Jul 17, 2014 10:05am

After more than two years of research, dozens of public information meetings, and extensive input from technical experts and various water users, the Arkansas Water Plan Update Draft Executive...

Legalized marijuana push falls short

Jul 10, 2014 4:54pm

Supporters of legalized medical marijuana in Arkansas said Monday they lacked enough signatures to make the November election ballot, but plan to try again in 2016.

“We got about 80 percent...

Teachers give low marks to parts of insurance plan

Jul 10, 2014 4:43pm

Organizations that lobby on behalf of Arkansas public school teachers say they are glad the Legislature and the governor took up the issue of rising health insurance costs in last week’s special...

The Lefler family has been in Van Buren County since the late 1880s.

People of Van Buren County Lefler was one of county’s earliest businessmen

Jul 10, 2014 4:56pm

The Lefler family put down roots in Van Buren County, Arkansas, almost 140 years ago.

Martin Branham Lefler, son of George F. and Nancy Worrell Lefler, was born March 25, 1859, in Cairo,...

Hickman revocation hearing pushed back to September

Jul 10, 2014 4:05pm

A trucker involved in a fatal accident in Clinton last month will have to wait until September to find out his fate.

Jerry Hickman, 39, of Bee Branch, was on the docket for Van Buren County...


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