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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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Apr 18, 2014 2:49pm

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Home sales up in Lonoke County in January

Mar 17, 2014 9:08pm

LITTLE ROCK — The number of homes sold in Arkansas in January increased by 8.7 percent compared to a year earlier, and the number of homes sold in Van Buren County also increased, the Arkansas...

Sides agree on curtailing coordinator’s duties

Mar 12, 2014 6:35pm

The Election Commission, county judge and county Republican leaders met Monday to pound out details of an agreement over how to handle the duties of the election coordinator who also is a...

Deer vs. window

Mar 12, 2014 6:59pm

A deer crashed through a window at Eoff’s Furniture store last Friday. After hitting the window the deer spun across Main Street, knocking down a sign outside the Dirty Farmer’s Community Market...

Maggio admits comments, quits race

Mar 12, 2014 6:57pm

Judge Mike Maggio has admitted to being the author of inappropriate comments on an LSU college message board and has withdrawn from the race for the Arkansas Court of Appeals.


Five seek county clerk job

Mar 12, 2014 6:57pm

The filing date for the 2014 Preferential Primary is over and five candidates are vying to be the county’s first elected county clerk. Two men are seeking the position of Van Buren County sheriff...

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Mar 12, 2014 6:57pm


Attention Van Buren County high school seniors and adult education students: The Clinton Area Rotary Club is accepting applications for scholarships. Applications are available...

Foggy morning

Mar 12, 2014 7:03pm

Visibility was hampered Monday morning by the thick fog. This week’s forecast calls for warmer temperatures as winter finally seems to be moving out.

Clinton, Leslie students take home honors at ASMSA science fair

Mar 07, 2014 7:54pm

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — Students from Clinton and Leslie recently took home honors at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts West Central Regional Science Fair and Senior Research...

State House OKs private option

Mar 05, 2014 6:12pm

The state House on Tuesday voted 76-24 to approve a new round of funding for the so-called private option, resolving the issue that has dominated the fiscal session

The Senate passed the...

Water rate increase again finds no support

Mar 05, 2014 6:11pm

The Clinton City Council held a special meeting last week to re-address two topics from its week-earlier regular meeting, but there was no change in the outcome.

The council heard from Van...

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