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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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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...

R.J. Moore of Clinton shows a bulldozer he recently completed. Moore carves wooden replicas of cars, big trucks, tractors and more. His works are finely detailed with movable parts. He says he has been carving for less than three years.

It’s in the details

Jul 03, 2014 4:39pm

R.J. Moore of Clinton shows a bulldozer he recently completed. Moore carves wooden replicas of cars, big trucks, tractors and more. His works are finely detailed with movable parts. He says he has...

Four Realtors were awarded the 2013 Award of Excellence at the June meeting of the Van Buren County Board of Realtors. They are (from left) Deb Ivanor of ReMax, Phillip Jones of Arkansas Mountain Real Estate, Rita Collums of Clinton Real Estate and Dale Tice of Tice Realty.

Realtors receive award

Jul 03, 2014 4:37pm

Four Realtors were awarded the 2013 Award of Excellence at the June meeting of the Van Buren County Board of Realtors. They are (from left) Deb Ivanor of ReMax, Phillip Jones of Arkansas Mountain...

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Maggio accepts caution letter, pays fine

Jul 03, 2014 4:31pm

Circuit Judge Mike Maggio has reached an agreed settlement with the state Ethics Commission.

Maggio received a letter of caution from the commission and paid a $750 fine. Maggio has not...

An accident last week on Highway 65 in Clinton claimed the life of a Bee Branch man and left two people injured. According to a report by Arkansas State Police Trooper Andrew T. May, Jimmy D. Newell, 72, was killed when was making a left-hand turn from Simmons bank to Highway 65 South in his 2006 Ford F-150 and was struck by a 2002 Peterbilt heading north. The truck was driven by Michael Jay Gilley, 54, of Yellville and he was taken to Ozark Health Medical Center for treatment of his injuries, the report said. Also injured was 10-year-old Katilyn Newell who was a passenger in her grandfather’s pickup. She was taken to Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Jimmy Newell was pronounced dead at the scene by Van Buren County Coroner Joe Tsosie. The accident occurred about 11:30 a.m. June 25.

Fatal accident on Highway 65

Jul 03, 2014 4:27pm

An accident last week on Highway 65 in Clinton claimed the life of a Bee Branch man and left two people injured. According to a report by Arkansas State Police Trooper Andrew T. May, Jimmy D....

Wilma Jane Wallace turns 90 on July 6.

Woman celebrates 90th birthday

Jul 03, 2014 4:32pm

Wilma Jane Wallace will celebrate her 90th birthday on July 6. She is celebrating her birthday with her family and friends at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 5, at Cadron Creek Fish House in Bee Branch...

The wind whips Old Glory on Monday outside First Service Bank in Clinton. In observance of the July 4th holiday, the Democrat office will be closed Friday. Deadline for display advertising and community news is 4 p.m. Thursday, July 3.

What’s Going On

Jul 03, 2014 4:15pm

Fingerprints

The Van Buren County sheriff’s office has received an AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System) machine that uses digitized images of individual fingerprints and...

Walton scholars include 1 from Clinton

Jul 03, 2014 10:56am

Arkansas Tech University has selected 20 Walton Leader Scholars for the second cohort of its LEAD 21 program. Included in the group is Audra Stewart of the Clinton School District.

LEAD 21...

Letter to the Editor

Jul 03, 2014 10:11am

Dear Editor:

It will soon be two years since I sent you the first letter calling out Clinton Mayor Roger Rorie and members of the previous City Council for wasteful spending of tax dollars...

Amy Hill Imler has been painting for 45 years.

North Little Rock artist featured in exhibit

Jul 03, 2014 4:35pm

The July feature artist for the North Central Arkansas Gallery exhibit at the Town Conference center in Fairfield Bay has been painting for more than 45 years.

Amy Hill Imler of North Little...

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