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County Judge Roger Hooper fights the wind to read a proclamation last week as CASA’s Debra Lance lends a hand.

‘We’ve seen evil’ Speakers say advocates needed to help protect children

Apr 18, 2014 2:26pm

As gusts of wind blew away napkins and signs, a crowd gathered last Thursday outside the Courthouse in downtown Clinton.

The occasion was a flag-raising ceremony to honor victims of child...

Large girders recently hoisted atop cast-in-place piers in Archey Fork allow workers to progress on the roadway portion of the bridge’s deck. Workers wear a safety harness that is clipped to a stout wire suspended atop each girder. Photos by Jeff Burgess

Bridge progress

Apr 18, 2014 2:50pm

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Dates set for Shirley Homecoming

Mar 19, 2014 5:45pm

Shirley’s annual Homecoming is set for June 6-7 this year.

City Treasurer Melissa Worthing has sent out sponsorship request letters to area businesses, the City Council was told at its March...

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Mar 19, 2014 5:45pm

Hunters Ed

A free Hunters Education class will be held from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014, at the downtown Clinton Fire Station. Anyone born after Dec. 31, 1968, must complete a...

School building closer to completion

Mar 19, 2014 6:43pm

The Clinton School Board received an update at its Monday meeting on construction of the new elementary addition. Michal Biery of Crafton Tull architects told the board that work on the addition...

Plea sends man to jail for 10 years

Mar 19, 2014 5:48pm

A Clinton man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to a reduced charge in a case that began with a rape charge in 2011.

David R. Cook, 57, pleaded guilty Monday in...

Man charged in 2013 burglary

Mar 19, 2014 6:42pm

A Solgohachia man has been charged with the February 2013 residential burglary of a house in Van Buren County.

The Van Buren County sheriff’s office began its investigation on Feb. 16, 2013...

Survey finds more work needed for better health

Mar 19, 2014 5:56pm

Arkansas children are more likely to receive preventive dental care, immunizations and mental health services than they were just seven years ago, according to a comprehensive report released last...

State’s jobless rate declines

Mar 19, 2014 5:45pm

Arkansas’ unemployment rate declined one-tenth of a percentage point to 7.3 percent in January, according to labor statistics released Monday.

The state’s jobless rate in January was higher...

Beebe appoints ‘best friend’ to UA board

Mar 19, 2014 5:42pm

Gov. Mike Beebe on Monday appointed his chief of staff, Morril Harriman, to the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees.

“Morril has been my best friend and most trusted ally throughout my...

Beebe vetoes sand tax exemption

Mar 19, 2014 5:42pm

Gov. Mike Beebe on Monday used his line-item veto power to veto a section of a budget bill that would exempt the sand used in oil and gas drilling from the state’s sales tax.

The House and...

Blood driving coming up

Mar 17, 2014 10:09pm

There will be a Red Cross blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 31, at South Side High School, 334 Southside Road in Bee Branch.

Details: or 1-800-733-...

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