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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 05, 2014 9:39am

We’ve got prizes

Finish this sentence and you may win a prize: “My dad is the best because ….”

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...

What’s Going On

May 22, 2014 9:46am


There will be a public meeting concerning the Clinton Water system at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at the Clinton Municipal Airport, Clinton Mayor Roger Rorie has confirmed. Notice of...

City to pay state highway project fix

May 15, 2014 9:42pm

The Clinton City Council voiced displeasure over Highway 65 plans that could cause a flooding problem for a Clinton business.

Mayor Roger Rorie said the state Highway Department plans to...

Shirley students are making a difference with their spare change. Among those donating are (back row from left) Clare Gann, Nash Little, (front) Brayden Weaver, Jase Holt, and Sierra Gann.

Shirley kids make ‘change’

May 15, 2014 9:42pm

Kids can make “change” happen.

Upon hearing of the loss and devastation last month’s tornadoes caused in Central Arkansas, students and faculty at Shirley Elementary wanted to do something...

Rose Caddy has been volunteering at the Dove House thrift shop since October.

Volunteer lights up thrift shop

May 15, 2014 9:40pm

There is an extra special volunteer at the Dove House thrift shop, according to the store’s director Pam Cullum.

Rosemarie Caddy has been volunteering at the thrift shop since October 2013....

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