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Deputies make several arrests

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

The Van Buren County sheriff’s office has made several arrests this month on various charges.

Here are some of those cases:

— On Nov. 18, 2014, deputies arrested 39-year-old Sherwood O...

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As part of his appreciation tour for support from Arkansas chambers of commerce, newly elected French Hill made a stop in Clinton last week, posing with chamber director Trish Childers. About 40 people turned out to meet with the congressman-elect.

French Hill visits

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

As part of his appreciation tour for support from Arkansas chambers of commerce, newly elected French Hill made a stop in Clinton last week, posing with chamber director Trish Childers. About 40...

Sales tax report

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

Clinton received $93,432 in revenue from its 1 percent sales tax, collected in October and reported in November.

Shirley received $3,760 from its 1 percent tax, and Fairfield Bay got $30,378...

Panel tweaks proposal for alternative schools

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

In a special meeting last week, the state Board of Education approved a second public-comment period for a proposed system of assigning A-F letter grades to public schools.

The grading...

Inauguration events planned

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

Two days of events are scheduled to celebrate the inauguration of Asa Hutchinson, who will be sworn in as governor on Jan. 13.

The events will kick off with a “Red, White and BBQ Inaugural...

Beebe sets April 14 for special election

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

Gov. Mike Beebe on Friday set April 14 as the date for a special election to fill the District 16 state Senate seat vacated last week by the resignation of Michael Lamoureux.

Lamoureux, of...

Downed tree cuts power to county

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

Downtown Clinton and much of Van Buren County lost electricity last Friday for periods lasting from a few minutes to about an hour.

Petit Jean Cooperative’s Terry Drew said a transformer at...

Police to set up DWI checkpoints

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

City, county and state law enforcement agencies in Arkansas and across the nation will crack down on drunken driving over the coming holidays.

Agencies will step up enforcement efforts...

Clinton’s Food and Nutrition Class

French dish pleases student’s palates

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

Steak Au Poivre sound foreign? It means steak with pepper in French. And the consensus was it is delicious! Just ask the Food and Nutrition Students here in Van Buren County. Instructors Valarie...

District Court

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

Oct. 16, 2014

* Donald Schroeder, driving on suspended or revoked license, failure to appear, failure to pay fines, bond forfeited.

* Ricky J. Holubec, failure to pay fines, bond...

Mount Ida man sentenced to 60 months in federal case

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

Steven Alan Standridge, 58, of Mount Ida, Arkansas, was sentenced last week to 60 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release and victim restitution totaling $7,096,417.35 for...

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