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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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A dirt-filled dump truck stands as a reminder of the recent tragedy on the bridge and as protection for workers on the north end of the new Archey Fork bridge. Jerry Hickman, driver of the log truck that spilled its load leading to the deaths of two of the road crew, is scheduled to be in court for a probation revocation hearing on July 1.

Work continues on bridge

Jun 26, 2014 4:30pm

A dirt-filled dump truck stands as a reminder of the recent tragedy on the bridge and as protection for workers on the north end of the new Archey Fork bridge. Jerry Hickman, driver of the log...

Man charged in theft of truck

Jun 26, 2014 4:33pm

A report of a stolen vehicle led to the arrest of a Clinton man last week.

On June 18, 2014, deputies from the Van Buren County sheriff’s office took a report of stolen pickup, check book,...

County seeks FEMA money for tornado aid

Jun 26, 2014 9:57am

Van Buren County spent $48,000 to aid Faulkner County after the April tornadoes and has turned in the paperwork for reimbursement to FEMA, the county judge told the Quorum Court last week.


Project director presents plans for building

Jun 26, 2014 9:57am

About 20 people gathered last Thursday to hear what the director of Project Surge had to say about plans for downtown.

David Holcomb told the Clinton Planning and Zoning Commission that the...

What’s Going On

Jun 26, 2014 10:00am


Clinton Police Chief Toney Parish wants to remind everyone of the city’s ordinance on fireworks as the Fourth of July approaches.

Among fireworks allowed in the city limits...

Attending the workshop were (standing from left) Gay Ryan, Kathleen Hadley, Lea Berry, Jan Cobb, Connie Hood, Dianne Traylor, Diana Foote, Bonnie Hookman, Joan Bland, Jeanne Homuth, Judy Shumann, Joyce Hartmann, (front row) Charlotte Rierson, Sue Pico, Karen Brownson, Sandra Marson, and instructor Marlene Gremillion.

Flower painting takes center stage at workshop

Jun 26, 2014 4:32pm

Versatile award-winning artist Marlene Gremillion of Hot Springs Village presented a two-day watercolor workshop June 20-21 in Fairfield Bay to 16 members of the North Central Arkansas Artist...

Clinton man undeterred by birth defects

Jun 26, 2014 4:31pm

Josh Kelley hasn’t let the fact that he was born with no arms and only one leg slow him down.

The 39-year-old Clinton man drives, takes care of his kids, fishes and lives his life just like...

Melanie Smith was presented a leadership award earlier this month.

Clinton native wins pharmacy award

Jun 26, 2014 4:20pm

Melanie Smith, third year student at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy, was named winner of the 2014 Charles M. West Leadership Award by the Arkansas Pharmacists...

Couple doesn’t have to return money, judge rules

Jun 19, 2014 10:23pm

A Clinton couple does not have to repay a $120,000 bonus given to them by Chesapeake Energy in 2008, a special judge ruled Monday in Van Buren County Circuit Court.

Tom and Gay Whillock...

Resolution spurs lively debate at City Council meeting

Jun 19, 2014 10:25pm

A special City Council meeting was called 15 hours after the conclusion of the regular meeting to revisit a resolution that caused tempers to flair.

At the June 12 meeting, a resolution was...

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