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State Police and VBCSO investigating claimed ‘self defense’ shooting

Feb 09, 2016 3:48pm

Van Buren County investigators and the Arkansas State Police are investigating the shooting of a man in a vacant Highway 16 West home on Sunday by another man who had just bought the property....

Crime Watch

Feb 09, 2016 6:00am

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‘Missing’ Clinton man returns home

Jan 13, 2016 1:02pm

A man reported missing last week returned to his Clinton home. His landlord reported him missing to Clinton police after he hadn’t been seen since mid-December.

Steven Allen Hussman returned...

This Week in VBC History

Updated: Jan 13, 2016 1:49pm

Editor’s Note: This Week in VBC History will be a semi-regular feature in the Van Buren County Democrat. We will look at editions from 1946, 1956, 1966, 1976, 1986, 1996 and 2006 to provide our...

Police Beat

Jan 12, 2016 6:01am

Among reports recently released by local law enforcement:

Beating at Goode’s Cash Saver grocery.

On January 4 Clinton officers responded to a disturbance at the store. According to...

Clinton council begins hashing out ‘bare bones’ ‘16 budget

Jan 05, 2016 6:00am

The Clinton City Council held a lengthy meeting on Monday night to begin hashing out a “bare bones” budget for 2016.

The city’s department heads had been instructed to present the council...

2015 Year in Review

Jan 05, 2016 6:00am

The ‘Year of the Library’

Van Buren and Faulkner County leadership took action on an ambitious plan to bring the county library system into the 21st Century in 2015. The new Van Buren County...

Man airlifted after harrowing rescue

Jan 05, 2016 6:00am

Emergency workers and paramedics from several Van Buren County agencies struggled for about two hours to free a man trapped in his truck after driving off Highway 16 just south of Shirley on...

Double murder investigation ongoing

Updated: Jan 05, 2016 10:15am

A Conway double murder investigation and forthcoming trial has a Clinton connection. One of the accused, Hunter Drexler, was a Clinton resident when he was arrested for his alleged role in the...

Clinton city council finalizes business license ordinance

Jan 04, 2016 10:46pm

The city of Clinton will require business licenses for 2016. An ordinance passed in a special Clinton City Council meeting on Thursday makes licenses necessary for “any person, firm, individual or...

Van Buren County Democrat Advertising Director Teresa Mason captured this image of the tornado that damaged two homes north of Gravesville.

Warm Christmas brings severe weather

Jan 04, 2016 11:08pm

Unusually warm weather brought severe storms to Van Buren County starting on Wednesday, Dec. 23, with one confirmed tornado in the Gravesville Cutoff Road area north of Damascus. There were strong...

Cutline1 Composite Photo By Dale Ellis State rep. Stephen Meeks, R-Greenbrier, who has nurtured a lifelong passion for astronomy, gazes up at the night sky, although earthbound glare from artificial lighting obscures most of the stars. This view, made from a composite, illustrates what the night sky above the earth reveals away from sources of artificial light. Meeks said, although there are areas in Arkansas that afford relatively clear views of the Milky Way, no place in Arkansas is free of glare, which he hopes to change through legislation meant to curb light pollution.

Meeks looks to the stars to promote science education

Dec 29, 2015 4:01pm

For millennia, humans have cast their gaze to the heavens seeking solace, guidance, spiritual direction, portents of future events, and clues to the origins of the cosmos and time itself. In a...

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