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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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State drug director retires

Jul 31, 2014 4:32pm

State Drug Director Fran Flener will retire effective Thursday, Gov. Mike Beebe’s office said Monday.

Beebe appointed Flener to the position in April 2007.

Beebe’s office said Steve...

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...

Tyson selling Brazil, Mexico plants

Jul 31, 2014 4:30pm

Springdale-based Tyson Foods said Monday it will sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil for $575 million to help pay for its acquisition of Hillshire Brands.

The company said it...

What’s Going On

Jul 31, 2014 4:36pm

Movie time

Clinton Fire Chief D.L. Webb says it’s movie time this week at the downtown fire station. The department’s summer movie series kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, with a fire...

With a grant from the Clinton United Methodist Women, the Van Buren County Library was able to purchase two new children’s educational computers made by AWE. The computers offer bilingual options and serve children ages 2-10. The computers are multi-player, which allows more than one child to participate. The computer programs include interactive storybooks, science, early language, reference, logic, learning activities, mathematics, music and sound and problem-solving.

Library gets AWE computers

Jul 31, 2014 4:36pm

With a grant from the Clinton United Methodist Women, the Van Buren County Library was able to purchase two new children’s educational computers made by AWE. The computers offer bilingual options...

Hill

French Hill to visit county

Jul 31, 2014 4:31pm

J. French Hill, Republican-nominee for the seat being vacated by 2nd District Congressman Tim Griffin, will visit Van Buren County on Aug. 11.

Hill, an Arkansas businessman, plans to lunch...

Pryor, Cotton take on veterans’ issues

Jul 31, 2014 4:31pm

With the Department of Veterans Affairs in a state of turmoil amid the resignation of its former secretary, Arkansas’ two U.S. Senate candidates on Saturday touted their credentials to be...

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...

Pat Lynch of Shirley gets a major haircut recently at Belinda’s Creative Cuts in Clinton. Lynch has donated the locks to Locks of Love, an organization that provides wigs to people who have lost their hair.

Hair today, gone tomorrow

Jul 24, 2014 11:05pm

Pat Lynch of Shirley gets a major haircut recently at Belinda’s Creative Cuts in Clinton. Lynch has donated the locks to Locks of Love, an organization that provides wigs to people who have lost...

Arkansas in Top 16 states for earthquakes

Jul 24, 2014 11:01pm

To help make the best decisions to protect communities from earthquakes, new USGS maps display how intense ground shaking could be across the nation.

The USGS recently updated its U.S....

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