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The coffin holding the remains of Cpl. C.G. Bolden is carried to its final resting place at Clinton Cemetery on Saturday, Feb. 21.

Final homecoming for a hero

Feb 26, 2015 6:15pm

Last week, 64 years after C.G. Bolden left his wife and toddler son at home in Clinton and headed off to fight in the Korean War, he came home.

On Thursday, Feb. 18, county residents lined U...

Boating class set

Feb 26, 2015 6:15pm

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Corrections & clarifications

Feb 06, 2015 1:01pm

The Titan II missile incident in Damascus occurred 35 years ago. A headline in the Jan. 28 Democrat misstated the number.

Names of two Shirley City Council members were incorrect in last...

Budget shows salaries for elected officials, offices

Feb 06, 2015 10:58am

Running a detention center and sheriff’s office costs Van Buren County more than $1.7 million a year in salaries alone, according to figures from the 2015 budget.

The Van Buren County judge’...

Chamber of Commerce members and others turned out last week to help Tammie Williams, owner of Main Street Florist & Gifts on Main Street in Clinton, celebrate her new flower shop with a ribbon cutting.

New florist in town

Jan 29, 2015 3:29pm

Chamber of Commerce members and others turned out last week to help Tammie Williams, owner of Main Street Florist & Gifts on Main Street in Clinton, celebrate her new flower shop with a ribbon...

Scott Spencer of Van Buren County Food’s for Life accepts a $200 donation from Maria Pistole of Pistole Gun and Pawn. The pawn shop gave part of each gun sold in December to local food pantries. Also receiving $200 was the Choctaw Food Pantry.

Food pantry aid

Jan 29, 2015 3:28pm

Scott Spencer of Van Buren County Food’s for Life accepts a $200 donation from Maria Pistole of Pistole Gun and Pawn. The pawn shop gave part of each gun sold in December to local food pantries....

Report: Deputies find meth lab

Jan 29, 2015 3:23pm

Van Buren County sheriff’s deputies were out serving an eviction notice Jan. 22, 2015, when the found an active methamphetamine lab, according to a report from the sheriff’s office.

Deputies...

Ron’s Chicken Soup

Jan 29, 2015 3:23pm

There has been some fantastic research of late that has shown the physical and psychological benefits of meditation. More specifically, “compassion meditation,” which is a mindfulness exercise in...

Hunters ed class set

Jan 29, 2015 3:23pm

A hunter education class is set for 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at the Clinton Fire Department on Highway 65B. Anyone born after Dec. 31, 1968, must take this free class before legally...

Shirley council puts off filling position until next meeting

Jan 29, 2015 3:23pm

The death of Shirley City Councilman-Elect Position 4 will not be filled until the February meeting.

Mayor Johnny Sowell stated at this month’s council meeting that out of respect for the...

January sales tax report

Jan 29, 2015 3:23pm

Clinton received $81,477 in revenue from its 1 percent sales tax, collected in December 2014 and reported in January 2015.

Shirley received $2,349 from its 1 percent tax, and Fairfield Bay...

Corrections and clarifications

Jan 29, 2015 3:23pm

Helen Ruth Isom is the only living sibling of Cpl. C.G. Bolden, a Clinton native whose remains will be returned home next month after 63 years. Isom, listed as deceased in a Jan. 21 article, is...

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