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Don and Donna Pennington, with their children and grandchildren, have been named the county’s Farm Family of the Year for 2014. Read about the family-operated cattle ranch in next week’s Van Buren County Democrat.

Van Buren County Farm Family of the Year

Aug 07, 2014 3:55pm

Don and Donna Pennington, with their children and grandchildren, have been named the county’s Farm Family of the Year for 2014. Read about the family-operated cattle ranch in next week’s Van Buren...

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What’s Going On

Aug 07, 2014 3:54pm

Change

The time and date for the Van Buren County Quorum Court meeting for August has been changed. This month’s meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. This is a change from the...

Sheriff’s office warns of scam

Aug 07, 2014 3:55pm

The Van Buren County sheriff’s office is warning of a phone scam designed to get people’s money by claiming they have a warrant to settle.

A group of criminals are calling people in Van...

Districts gear up for 2014-15 school year

Jul 31, 2014 4:30pm

The three school districts in Van Buren County are getting ready for the first day of the 2014-15 school year. Classes for all three schools begin on Monday, Aug. 8.

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June sales tax figures in

Jul 31, 2014 4:33pm

Clinton received $96,172 in revenue from its 1 percent sales tax, collected in June and reported in July.

Shirley received $2,703 from its 1 percent tax, and Fairfield Bay got $22,227 from...

Man with shotgun arrested

Jul 31, 2014 4:31pm

An argument over money led to a shooting incident that left one man behind bars last week, according to police reports.

Ralph L. Thornburg Jr., 56, of Clinton has been charged with...

National taxidermy champ

Jul 31, 2014 4:30pm

Rodney Harper, owner of Harper’s Pure Country Taxidermy in Damascus, Arkansas, won the 2014 national champion title in fish taxidermy. Harper’s son, Jared, a junior at Greenbrier High, won the...

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2 face charges in separate cases

Jul 31, 2014 4:30pm

Two men traveling in the county last week have been arrested in separate incidents.

On July 25 Deputy Todd Bonds of the Van Buren County sheriff’s office conducted a traffic stop on 34-year-...

Ethics Commission sets candidate training

Jul 31, 2014 4:36pm

The Arkansas Ethics Commission, which serves as the compliance and enforcement agency with respect to the campaign finance and disclosure laws of the state of Arkansas, will be conducting a...

Attorney general asks to intervene in tax lawsuit

Jul 31, 2014 4:33pm

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office is seeking to intervene in a lawsuit challenging a tax exemption that lawmakers provided to the oil and gas industry earlier this year.

The attorney...

Democrats see minimum wage increase as winning issue

Jul 31, 2014 4:32pm

After recent election cycles that saw Arkansas grow increasingly red, the state Democratic Party thinks it has found a winning issue in a proposal to raise the state minimum wage.

If it gets...

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