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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....

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Feb 09, 2016 6:00am

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Brenda Miles: Twice upon a Christmas, Part III; Pizza and poinsettias

Dec 13, 2015 8:56pm

Editor’s note: Brenda Miles, the award winning columnist and writer from Hot Springs Village, has written a Christmas serial titled “Twice Upon a Christmas.” The four-part serial started the first...

Fate of Oyler Road dogs uncertain

Dec 08, 2015 11:21am

The fate of the few dogs left at the Oyler Road residence is still uncertain. Van Buren County Animal Control Director Reta Tharp said on Friday that her department has been putting food out for...

Reason for economic optimism for county

Dec 08, 2015 3:50pm

Like most of rural Arkansas, Van Buren County has seen its industries decline over the past decade. However, the county is better positioned than most to make the transition to a retail and...

New county library nearing completion

Dec 01, 2015 11:55am

Van Buren County’s new library is nearing completion, and with it will come several new services, Library Adminstrator Karla Fultz said.

“The outside of the building is about 90 percent...

Clinton police seize counterfeit money

Dec 01, 2015 2:01pm

The Clinton Police Department confiscated several counterfeit $100 bills last week, and Police Chief Toney Parish is reminding citizens to be aware that counterfeit money tends to turn up more...

Twice Upon a Christmas, Part I

Dec 01, 2015 2:00pm

It’s strange how we live our lives fantasizing about something; and, then when the moment arrives, it doesn’t happen that way at all.

December 15, 1994. Have you ever had a day that...

Police Beat

Dec 01, 2015 2:00pm

Among reports recently released by local law enforcement:

• Hit-and-run DWI.

On Nov. 24, a Greenbrier man drove away from the scene after apparently rear-ending a vehicle in Clinton. A...

If this dog ever had a name, that name has been forgotten. It was one of a few left at an Oyler Road residence after county animal control rounded up and shot 26 dogs deemed unapproachable and aggressive last week. The dogs’ owner died in August, leaving a “pack” of around 50 ownerless, unvaccinated dogs wandering the Oyler Road area. County Animal Control Director Reta Tharp said on Tuesday that she will try to work with the remaining dogs to hopefully give them a chance of adoption. JOE LAMB PHOTO

‘A hard and ugly solution’ — 26 abandoned dogs shot

Nov 24, 2015 2:55pm

Last week, Van Buren County Animal Control killed 26 dogs on Oyler Road a few miles north of Clinton with .22 caliber bullets.

“Nobody wants to have to do it the way it turned out,” Van...

Shirley Food Pantry: Left to Right: Gene Kortz, St Francis of Assisi Shirley Food Pantry Organizer; Angie Williams, Shirley High School SALC Aide and Pantry Coordinator; George Kelly, Deputy Grand Knight.

K of C conducts food drive

Updated: Dec 01, 2015 2:05pm

St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Fairfield Bay – Knights of Columbus Council 8815, conducted their annual Thanksgiving “Cash for Food” Drive in support of the Shirley Food Pantry and the Van...

Choctaw Volunteer Fire Department firefighters and an Arkansas State Police Trooper worked on Friday to extract a woman whose Ford Explorer ran off Highway 336 East and ended up wedged against the Cove Creek bridge embankment. The woman was transported for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. JOE LAMB PHOTO

One injured in Hwy. 336 E crash

Nov 24, 2015 3:12pm

Choctaw Volunteer Fire Department firefighters and an Arkansas State Police Trooper worked on Friday to extract a woman whose Ford Explorer ran off Highway 336 East and ended up wedged against the...

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