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Driver, daughter killed in crash

Jul 24, 2014 11:00pm

A Bee Branch woman and her 4-year-old daughter were killed in a head-on collision last week.

Jamie Cathryn Barnum, 30, was driving east on Highway 124 near County Road 53 in Van Buren County...

The blue contraption hanging in a tree in the Barrens Community is part of a research project by the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture to find out what kind of insects are in the area, according to the county Extension Office. There are several traps in the area.

Big bug trap

Jul 24, 2014 10:52pm

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Clinton City Councilwomen Gayla Bradley (left) and Wendy Russ pose with a $2,500 check from Sen. David Sanders dedicated to downtown Clinton revitalization. Bradley and Russ applied for the grant earlier this year. This was the second General Improvement Fund check from Sanders toward the project.

Revitalization funds

Jul 24, 2014 11:02pm

Clinton City Councilwomen Gayla Bradley (left) and Wendy Russ pose with a $2,500 check from Sen. David Sanders dedicated to downtown Clinton revitalization. Bradley and Russ applied for the grant...


Jul 24, 2014 10:58pm

Dear Editor:

This letter is to all the parents who have children walking the streets at night. We live on Poplar Street. We try to keep our yard nice.

Saturday night, July 19, someone...

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...


Clinton woman wanted in Pulaski County

Jul 17, 2014 10:33am

A woman whose last known address was in Van Buren County is being sought by the Pulaski County sheriff’s office.

Summer Nicole Denham, 24, is wanted for failure to appear; simultaneous...

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.

Stormy weather

Jul 17, 2014 10:32am

Photo by Jeff Burgess

The thunderstorm passes overhead looking west from Sawmill Road in Crabtree about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9.

Photo by Anita Tucker/Democrat staff

The wind...

What’s Going On

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...

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...


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