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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...

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.

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Clinton honor graduate Nicole Sykes and her family, Dewayne Sykes, Tammy Sykes and Michael Sykes, attended a reception at the Governor’s Mansion and met first lady Ginger Beebe and Gov. Mike Beebe on May 3.

Governor’s Reception

Jun 05, 2014 10:17pm

Clinton honor graduate Nicole Sykes and her family, Dewayne Sykes, Tammy Sykes and Michael Sykes, attended a reception at the Governor’s Mansion and met first lady Ginger Beebe and Gov. Mike Beebe...

Shirley Homecoming set for this weekend

Jun 05, 2014 9:50pm

The 2014 Shirley Homecoming kicks off with goat roping Friday, June 6.

The 47th annual event held in historic downtown Shirley offers food, fun, games and a chance to visit with folks from...

Shirley Council talks about renovation plan

Jun 05, 2014 9:49pm

The Shirley City Council listened to plans to renovate the Community Center kitchen at its meeting last week.

Van Buren County Aging Program Director Kay Weaver was on hand to try to address...

Richardson to run for School Board

Jun 05, 2014 9:48pm

Sherrin Newland Richardson of Clinton has announced that she will seek a position on the Clinton School Board, Zone 7, in September’s school election.

Richardson is a graduate of Clinton...

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Jun 05, 2014 9:39am

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The Van Buren County Democrat has partnered with three local businesses to provide prizes...

Hooper reports on help sent to Faulkner County

May 22, 2014 9:45am

Van Buren County has sent its Rescue Squad, the sheriff, four deputies, the coordinator of the Office of Emergency Management, two dump trucks and drivers, and loaned a wood chipper to Faulkner...

845 in county vote early

May 22, 2014 4:08pm

Voter Registrar Vicki Jones designed the new early voting signs used this month at the Courthouse Annex. The early voting crew is (from left) Wanda Owens, who takes care of the four voting...

Sales tax collections up from year ago

May 22, 2014 9:46am

Clinton received $79,171 in revenue from its 1 percent sales tax, collected in April and reported in May. That figure is up from the figure - $75,703 - reported a year ago.

Shirley received...

A balloon release, food and games were part of National Nursing Home Week celebrated at Ozark Health Nursing Center.

County judge proclaims Nursing Home Week

May 22, 2014 3:25pm

The rain held off just long enough on Monday, May 12, for Van Buren County Judge Roger Hooper to read the following proclamation:

“Whereas, National Hospital Week and National Nursing Home...

Coast Guard cautions boaters to take care

May 22, 2014 9:47am

As hundreds of folks take to the waters on Memorial Day weekend in and around Van Buren County, the Coast Guard reminds boaters and all water enthusiasts to always wear their life jacket while on...

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