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Driver, daughter killed in crash

Jul 24, 2014 11:00pm

A Bee Branch woman and her 4-year-old daughter were killed in a head-on collision last week.

Jamie Cathryn Barnum, 30, was driving east on Highway 124 near County Road 53 in Van Buren County...

The blue contraption hanging in a tree in the Barrens Community is part of a research project by the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture to find out what kind of insects are in the area, according to the county Extension Office. There are several traps in the area.

Big bug trap

Jul 24, 2014 10:52pm

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3 in county receive compensation

Jul 03, 2014 10:58am

The Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations Board awarded $303,669.16 to victims of crime in May. Awards were made in 179 new cases, with additional expenses paid in 14 previously submitted cases.


Survey: Support falls for Common Core

Jul 03, 2014 10:51am

Support for Common Core among Americans with school-age children has fallen dramatically, as more now question whether the new national education standards will actually improve student...

The mechanics of auto repair

Jul 03, 2014 10:49am

A trip to the auto shop is usually unpleasant enough for consumers without the added stress of worrying whether they are one or two “fixes” away from a gigantic repair bill.

Almost every...

Wilma Jane Wallace turns 90 on July 6.

Woman celebrates 90th birthday

Jul 03, 2014 4:32pm

Wilma Jane Wallace will celebrate her 90th birthday on July 6. She is celebrating her birthday with her family and friends at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 5, at Cadron Creek Fish House in Bee Branch...

The wind whips Old Glory on Monday outside First Service Bank in Clinton. In observance of the July 4th holiday, the Democrat office will be closed Friday. Deadline for display advertising and community news is 4 p.m. Thursday, July 3.

What’s Going On

Jul 03, 2014 4:15pm


The Van Buren County sheriff’s office has received an AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System) machine that uses digitized images of individual fingerprints and...

Walton scholars include 1 from Clinton

Jul 03, 2014 10:56am

Arkansas Tech University has selected 20 Walton Leader Scholars for the second cohort of its LEAD 21 program. Included in the group is Audra Stewart of the Clinton School District.

LEAD 21...

Hobby Lobby ruling fuels heated Senate debate

Jul 03, 2014 10:48am

WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that certain privately held companies can — based on religious beliefs — avoid some contraceptive mandates of the Affordable Care Act.


Letter to the Editor

Jul 03, 2014 10:11am

Dear Editor:

It will soon be two years since I sent you the first letter calling out Clinton Mayor Roger Rorie and members of the previous City Council for wasteful spending of tax dollars...

Amy Hill Imler has been painting for 45 years.

North Little Rock artist featured in exhibit

Jul 03, 2014 4:35pm

The July feature artist for the North Central Arkansas Gallery exhibit at the Town Conference center in Fairfield Bay has been painting for more than 45 years.

Amy Hill Imler of North Little...

Experts don’t see sellout for marshals coin

Jul 03, 2014 10:49am

WASHINGTON — A commemorative coin set for release next year by the U.S. Mint likely won’t have strong enough sales to raise the $5 million in surcharges that could go to the U.S. Marshals Museum...

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