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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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Clinton Mayor Roger Rorie presents Birch Tree staff and members the proclamation.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 15, 2014 10:02pm

Mayor Roger Rorie has proclaimed May as Mental Health Awareness Month in Clinton.

Rorie visited Birch Tree Communications on April 23 to present the staff and members with the proclamation...

Firefighters from Culpepper, Choctaw, Fairfield Bay and Cove Creek took part in training exercises earlier this month.

Firefighters take part in 2-day training event

May 15, 2014 9:58pm

Thirty five members of four fire departments completed an Arkansas Fire Training Academy 16-hour course on Water Shuttle Operations on Friday and Saturday, May 2-3.

Firefighters from Cove...

Ed Wood, president of the South Side Alumni, presents Patrica Hutson a plaque for being chosen as South Side Distinguished Alumni.

Hutson named distinguished alum

May 15, 2014 9:45pm

The South Side-Bee Branch Alumni has chosen Treca Mahan Hutson as its Distinguished Alumni of the Year.

Hutson, a high school social studies teacher for the West Side School District at...

Under the watchful eye of a Master Gardener, a Van Buren County crew works on an elm tree at the Courthouse in downtown Clinton last week. The tree, well over 100 years old, had dead limbs that needed to come down, the expert said, adding that the elm was in good shape.

Trimming the tree

May 15, 2014 10:09pm

Under the watchful eye of a Master Gardener, a Van Buren County crew works on an elm tree at the Courthouse in downtown Clinton last week. The tree, well over 100 years old, had dead limbs that...

What’s Going On

May 15, 2014 10:03pm

Food stamps

The use of food stamps in Van Buren County increased by 2.9 percent between 2007 and 2001, according to an analysis by by Roberto Gallardo, Ph.D., associate professor with the...

Retired Teachers to meet May 20

May 15, 2014 9:59pm

The Van Buren County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. May 20, 2014, at Western Sizzlin in Clinton.

Musical entertainment will presented by guests Steve Smith and Becky...

The Van Buren County Special School adult class enjoys the third annual fishing derby at Clinton City Park recently. The derby as organized by Adult Tech Jamie Hamilton of the school and sponsored by Arkansas Game and Fish from Lonoke who doanted 200 catfish. The anglers caught about 40 of the fish.

A day for fishing

May 15, 2014 9:56pm

The Van Buren County Special School adult class enjoys the third annual fishing derby at Clinton City Park recently. The derby as organized by Adult Tech Jamie Hamilton of the school and sponsored...

Life brings happy times, hard times

May 15, 2014 9:53pm

Glenda Smith talks about hard times, Easter frocks and more in Part 2 of her memories of her parents, Lucille and Vern Sitton.

My mind keeps jumping around. At 12 or 13 I had to have my ears...

Winners of the Smokey the Bear contest from South Side Elementary are first-grader Madison Wiggins, second-grader Blythe Pastrano, third-grader Logan Stevens, fifth-grader Benjamin Boughamer, and (not pictured) fourth-grader Alexis Gann.

Iris Garden Club winners

May 15, 2014 9:47pm

Winners of the bird contest at South Side Elementary are third-grader Brinkley Smith, fourth-grader Abigail Shepard, fifth-grader Parker Hutchins, and sixth-grader Ayden Griffith. Ayden also won...

EAST students and Clinton School District Superintendent Scott Jones receive a $2,000 grand from Southwestern Energy Co., to use for the purchase of audio, video, and graphic design equipment and supplies. The EAST program serves more than 50 students who utilize technology to complete projects and presentations for the school and the Clinton area.

Grant for EAST program

May 15, 2014 10:18pm

EAST students and Clinton School District Superintendent Scott Jones receive a $2,000 grand from Southwestern Energy Co., to use for the purchase of audio, video, and graphic design equipment and...

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