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Police Department hires new officer

Jul 17, 2014 10:37am

A new police officer has been hired by the city of Clinton, the police chief reported last week at the monthly City Council meeting.

Chief Toney Parish said James Burress has joined the...

Photo by Anita Tucker/Democrat staff The wind shook flagpoles and trees as the sky turned ominous Monday afternoon in downtown Clinton. Heavy rain followed and there were some reports of hail in the county. The weather forecast for the next few days calls for below-average temperatures.

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Jul 17, 2014 10:32am

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Bar association backs use of Facebook

Jul 10, 2014 4:32pm

The American Bar Association in recent months said it’s ethical for attorneys to view social media for information regarding potential jurors or possible misconduct of sitting jurors, although the...

TIMES RECORD FILE PHOTO // Mark Mainer, left, selects a bottle of Wiederkehr's Shiraz as others shop after a wine tasting and tour at Wiederkehr's in Altus in June 2006.

California wineries benefit most from new state law

Jul 10, 2014 4:31pm

The Arkansas wine shipment law the state Legislature passed last year has benefited California wineries the most.

It is the first time out-of-state wineries have been allowed to ship wine to...

People of Van Buren County | Stuarts settled on 160 acres north of town

Jul 10, 2014 4:04pm

Benjamin Othed Stuart was born Dec. 15, 1829, in Buncombe County, North Carolina, and he married Marinda Avalin Godfrey in Morganton, Fannin County, Georgia, June 16, 1861.

Benjamin lived in...

District Court

Jul 10, 2014 4:14pm

June 12, 2014

* Cora Dearman, hot check violation, bond forfeited.

* Rickey L. Courtney, driving on suspended or revoked license, no seat belt, failure to appear, guilty.


Project Surge resolution gets council approval

Jul 03, 2014 10:10am

In a vote decided by the mayor, the Clinton City Council has approved a resolution to apply for a grant on behalf of Project Surge.

At a special meeting held last week, the resolution passed...

Special School director Neil Wilkins Jr. presents a plaque to Denver Pickett who has served on the board of directors for 40 years. Also receiving a plaque was Roger Smith who has been on the board for 15 years.

Crowd celebrates school’s anniversary

Jul 03, 2014 4:34pm

Short speeches, visiting with co-workers past and current and refreshments added up to a special celebration for a special place.

The Van Buren County Special School turned 40 last week and...


Woman faces drug charges

Jul 03, 2014 4:30pm

On June 25, 2014, Van Buren County deputies responded to 198 Mount Zion Road at the report of a residential burglary in progress.

Deputies arrived to find Bronda Halcomb, 27, inside the...

The Van Buren County sheriff’s office tower was erected this week. An earlier communications tower was destroyed in a tornado last year and construction began earlier this year on land donated by Jimmy McIntire. Money for the 190-foot state of the art tower was obtained through insurance, grants, and private donations. The tower is just north of Clinton at 634 Eagle View Lane.

Communications tower up

Jul 03, 2014 4:29pm

The Van Buren County sheriff’s office tower was erected this week. An earlier communications tower was destroyed in a tornado last year and construction began earlier this year on land donated by...

Tech to offer scholarship supplement

Jul 03, 2014 10:57am

Arkansas Tech University in Russellville is taking steps to make higher education more attainable for incoming freshmen in fall 2014.

Tech has announced a plan to provide scholarship...

Volunteer nominations sought

Jul 03, 2014 10:20am

The Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Community Service and Nonprofit Support have begun accepting nominations for the 2014 Arkansas Volunteer Community of the Year awards. Each...

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