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Insurance enrollment period opens; penalties kick in for non-insured

Nov 20, 2014 4:00pm

The Health Insurance Marketplace opened for business Saturday, Nov. 15, and health advocates are hoping that the state’s 400,000 uninsured residents will begin signing up for health insurance...

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Nov 20, 2014 4:00pm

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Seat-belt campaign begins Monday

Nov 20, 2014 3:57pm

The Arkansas State Police and local law enforcement agencies will step up enforcement of seat belt laws over the Thanksgiving holiday.

The “Click It or Ticket” enforcement campaign will...

A Dodge pickup took out part of a wall last week at the Post Office.

Truck crashes through Post Office

Nov 13, 2014 11:00am

One man was injured when a car crashed through the Clinton Post Office last Thursday, Nov. 6.

A 2007 Dodge 1500 was parked in front of the Post Office before running through the front of the...

Numbers show some close local races

Nov 13, 2014 10:57am

Clinton picked a new mayor while the county re-elected a six-term sheriff in last week’s election. There were some close races and some not so close.

Here is a breakdown of the local races...

Also receiving GIF money was the sheriff’s office, $11,765 for a repeater system and $11,735 for the radio tower. Accepting the check are (from left) county Judge Roger Hooper, Sheriff Scott Bradley, Office of Emergency Management coordinator Jeana Williams, and Culpepper Chief Brian Tatum with the district’s Dwayne Pratt. Culpepper Volunteer Fire Department received $1,500.

GIF money for county

Nov 13, 2014 11:01am

A West Central Arkansas Planning and Development District General Improvement Fund grant of $14,075 has been awarded to the Scotland Community Center. Accepting the grant are Darrell Black and...

Pearl Mahaney celebrated her 104th birthday surrounded by dignitaries, family and friends at the Ozark Health Nursing Center, on Friday Oct. 31, 2014. Clinton Mayor Roger Rorie (with Mahaney) declared the day Pearl Mahaney Day, and letters and proclamations were presented from Gov. Mike Pearl Mahoney celebrated her 104th birthday surrounded by dignitaries, family and friends at the Ozark Health Nursing Center, Friday October 31, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Congratulation letters and Proclamations were presented from Arkansas Governor Beebe, VBC County Judge Roger Hooper and Clinton Mayor Roger Rorie, declaring October 31, 2014 as “Pearl Mahoney Day.” Beebe and county Judge Roger Hooper.

Pearl Mahaney Day

Nov 13, 2014 11:01am

Pearl Mahaney celebrated her 104th birthday surrounded by dignitaries, family and friends at the Ozark Health Nursing Center, on Friday Oct. 31, 2014. Clinton Mayor Roger Rorie (with Mahaney)...

Richard McCormac receives a plaque in honor of his 12 years on the Clinton School Board. McCormac did not seek re-election to the position so that he could run for Clinton mayor, a campaign that he won. Presenting the plaque is Clinton School District Superintendent Scott Jones.

Plaque presentation

Nov 13, 2014 11:01am

Richard McCormac receives a plaque in honor of his 12 years on the Clinton School Board. McCormac did not seek re-election to the position so that he could run for Clinton mayor, a campaign that...

Scotland VFD receives Rural Community grant

Nov 13, 2014 11:01am

Gov. Mike Beebe and Department of Rural Services Director John Andrews presented $92,131.59 to 11 rural communities at an awards ceremony on Oct. 22, 2014 held at the Capitol. The communities were...

Clinton School Board members and Superintendent Scott Jones recently spent two days at the Fairfield Bay Conference Center for professional development training and to learn how to effectively plan for the future of the district.

School Board workshop

Nov 13, 2014 11:00am

Clinton School Board members and Superintendent Scott Jones recently spent two days at the Fairfield Bay Conference Center for professional development training and to learn how to effectively...

Honor Roll

Nov 13, 2014 11:01am

Shirley High School

First 9 weeks

All A’s: 10th — Easton Freeman, Mariana Larson; 11th — Mary Considine, Katie Hutto; 12th — Jaile Litaker

A’s and B’s: 7th — Desiree Nitz, Paige...

Darla McJunkins has been named president of First Service Bank in Clinton as Phillip Ellis retires.

Clinton’s First Service gets new president

Nov 13, 2014 11:01am

First Service Bank announced last week that Darla McJunkins has been named Van Buren County Market president and loan officer. McJunkins will assume the role when Phillip Ellis retires. The team...

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