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Fireworks prohibited on National Forest Lands

Jun 28, 2016 4:41pm

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — As Americans prepare to celebrate during the Independence Day holiday weekend, Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis National Forests officials are reminding residents, visitors and...

Police reports

Jun 28, 2016 3:49pm

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Highway 65 running into Damascus from the north. An investigation into the town as a speed trap is planned. VBCD photo

Damascus “speed trap” investigation planned

Jun 28, 2016 3:46pm

The city of Damascus is in the news as the state police have been called in to determine if the town is a speed trap.

Damascus is bisected by the Van Buren County line, with half the city in...

Crabtree news

Jun 28, 2016 3:46pm

Alread holds its July 4 Celebration on Saturday on the Alread School grounds. A potluck starts around 6 p.m. and the public is invited. Fireworks start at dark and donations towards the cost will...

Clinton First General Baptist Church on Highway 16 E schedules VBS

Jun 28, 2016 3:45pm

A summer kids’ event called Cave Quest VBS will be hosted at Clinton First General Baptist Church from July 11, 2016 to July 15, 2016. At Cave Quest, kids explore what it means to follow Jesus...

Dennard News

Jun 28, 2016 3:44pm

“The Day the Goose Got Loose” by Reeve Lindbergh is a children’s book about a goose who escapes from the coop, setting off a series of chaotic events that leads to a stampede through the town. It’...

LED lighting is significantly brighter, here a new fixture in a school entry-way

School district upgrades lighting for quality, cost cutting

Jun 28, 2016 3:40pm

The Clinton School District is currently in the process of upgrading its existing lighting to LED fixtures. The upgrade, encompassing every light fixture within the school system, is projected to...

Health Department provides summer heat tips

Jun 28, 2016 3:34pm

With the days in the 100 degree range, everyone needs to take precautions to avoid becoming a victim of the heat, Van Buren County Health Department Administrator Donna Brascum said.


Notes on the passing scene

Jun 23, 2016 10:43am

It is with no small joy we see the City Council and Mayor in discussion about money and the Clinton water supply. It’s painful, bringing up funding, especially in this era of scorched-earth...

VBCSO Lt. Wesley Potts helped up.

Charity game between LEOs, firefighters raises money for volleyball team

Updated: Jun 23, 2016 10:24am

The first charity basketball game between the Clinton Fire Department and Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office might be the first annual, based on the show they put on Thursday night.

The game...

Police Beat

Jun 21, 2016 6:01am

Among reports recently released by local law enforcement:

Animal Cruelty, Shirley.

David Grillot, 43, of Shirley, who was arrested in June, 2016, after a 20th Judicial District Drug...

May Marriages

Jun 21, 2016 6:01am

The following marriages were recorded in Van Buren County during the month of May:

• Billy Reece, 54, of Groves, TX & Rachel Chiles, 49, of Groves, TX;

• Ronald Bolinger, 28, of...


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