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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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What’s Going On

Jun 12, 2014 11:28am

Breaking news

A report that a woman had been run over on a road near the water treatment plant in Choctaw reached the newsroom late Tuesday afternoon. The Democrat was able to confirm the...

Richard Atkinson (right), executive director for Ozark Opportunities, presents Van Buren County Judge Roger Hooper with the Supporter Action Award at the 2014 Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association Conference in North Little Rock.

Awards and honors

Jun 12, 2014 4:48pm

The Little Red Restaurant in Fairfield Bay has received the TripAdvisor® 2014 Certificate of Excellence Award. The restaurant is owned by Deb Ivanor and Jeannie Stone.

Richard Atkinson (...

Some workers were pinned beneath the logs. Nineteen people were injured.

2 dead as logs spill on road workers

Jun 05, 2014 9:45pm

Two men helping build roads in Clinton were killed Monday afternoon when a truck lost its load and logs crashed onto a bridge under construction. At least 19 others, including the driver of the...

Audience hears plans for water system

Jun 05, 2014 9:36pm

A handful of concerned residents, the mayor and three City Council members turned out last week for a public meeting on Clinton’s water system.

Little new information was offered at the...

Retiree pushes to keep state clean

Jun 05, 2014 10:20pm

Clinton retiree Herschel Bowman is a “pusher” — of people, that is. He doesn’t take no for an answer when it comes to keeping Sherwood beautiful.

“If you don’t return my call, I call you...

Thrasher

Participants learn to use maps, compass

Jun 05, 2014 10:18pm

A world renowned instructor-trainer in search and rescue shared some of her knowledge Sunday, May 10, with the Van Buren County Rescue Squad.

Susan J. Thrasher is a life member of NASAR and...

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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