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Districts gear up for 2014-15 school year

Jul 31, 2014 4:30pm

The three school districts in Van Buren County are getting ready for the first day of the 2014-15 school year. Classes for all three schools begin on Monday, Aug. 8.

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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...

Clay Williams and Taylor Holland of Bee Branch are spending this week in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where they are competing in the 2014 National Junior Olympic Championship for Trap Shooting.

Going for the gold

Jul 10, 2014 4:53pm

Clay Williams and Taylor Holland of Bee Branch are spending this week in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where they are competing in the 2014 National Junior Olympic Championship for Trap Shooting.

The Clinton Fire Department has a new sign to go with its spruced-up appearance.

Fire Department to host movie nights

Jul 10, 2014 4:52pm

The Clinton Fire Department is planning to host free movie nights throughout August.

Fire Chief D.L. Webb, on the department’s Facebook page, says every Friday night in August will be Fire...

Jeff Pistole hands over the gavel to Garrett Bonds (right), new president of the Clinton Area Rotary Club. The club meets at noon Wednesdays at Western Sizzlin in Clinton.

New president for Rotary Club

Jul 10, 2014 4:42pm

Jeff Pistole hands over the gavel to Garrett Bonds (right), new president of the Clinton Area Rotary Club. The club meets at noon Wednesdays at Western Sizzlin in Clinton.

What’s Going On

Jul 10, 2014 4:51pm

Guilty plea

Steven Alan Standridge, 57, of Mount Ida, Arkansas, pleaded guilty last week to money laundering and wire fraud counts related to indictments issued against him by federal grand...

People of Van Buren County | Stuarts settled on 160 acres north of town

Jul 10, 2014 4:04pm

Benjamin Othed Stuart was born Dec. 15, 1829, in Buncombe County, North Carolina, and he married Marinda Avalin Godfrey in Morganton, Fannin County, Georgia, June 16, 1861.

Benjamin lived in...

Project Surge resolution gets council approval

Jul 03, 2014 10:10am

In a vote decided by the mayor, the Clinton City Council has approved a resolution to apply for a grant on behalf of Project Surge.

At a special meeting held last week, the resolution passed...

Special School director Neil Wilkins Jr. presents a plaque to Denver Pickett who has served on the board of directors for 40 years. Also receiving a plaque was Roger Smith who has been on the board for 15 years.

Crowd celebrates school’s anniversary

Jul 03, 2014 4:34pm

Short speeches, visiting with co-workers past and current and refreshments added up to a special celebration for a special place.

The Van Buren County Special School turned 40 last week and...

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Woman faces drug charges

Jul 03, 2014 4:30pm

On June 25, 2014, Van Buren County deputies responded to 198 Mount Zion Road at the report of a residential burglary in progress.

Deputies arrived to find Bronda Halcomb, 27, inside the...

The Van Buren County sheriff’s office tower was erected this week. An earlier communications tower was destroyed in a tornado last year and construction began earlier this year on land donated by Jimmy McIntire. Money for the 190-foot state of the art tower was obtained through insurance, grants, and private donations. The tower is just north of Clinton at 634 Eagle View Lane.

Communications tower up

Jul 03, 2014 4:29pm

The Van Buren County sheriff’s office tower was erected this week. An earlier communications tower was destroyed in a tornado last year and construction began earlier this year on land donated by...

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