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Districts gear up for 2014-15 school year

Jul 31, 2014 4:30pm

The three school districts in Van Buren County are getting ready for the first day of the 2014-15 school year. Classes for all three schools begin on Monday, Aug. 8.

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Rhoda resigns after Clinton comment

Jul 03, 2014 10:18am

A local man no longer holds the job of chairman of the state Republican Party’s 2nd District after being quoted as saying Hillary Clinton might “get shot” if she campaigns for president in...

R.J. Moore of Clinton shows a bulldozer he recently completed. Moore carves wooden replicas of cars, big trucks, tractors and more. His works are finely detailed with movable parts. He says he has been carving for less than three years.

It’s in the details

Jul 03, 2014 4:39pm

R.J. Moore of Clinton shows a bulldozer he recently completed. Moore carves wooden replicas of cars, big trucks, tractors and more. His works are finely detailed with movable parts. He says he has...

Four Realtors were awarded the 2013 Award of Excellence at the June meeting of the Van Buren County Board of Realtors. They are (from left) Deb Ivanor of ReMax, Phillip Jones of Arkansas Mountain Real Estate, Rita Collums of Clinton Real Estate and Dale Tice of Tice Realty.

Realtors receive award

Jul 03, 2014 4:37pm

Four Realtors were awarded the 2013 Award of Excellence at the June meeting of the Van Buren County Board of Realtors. They are (from left) Deb Ivanor of ReMax, Phillip Jones of Arkansas Mountain...

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Maggio accepts caution letter, pays fine

Jul 03, 2014 4:31pm

Circuit Judge Mike Maggio has reached an agreed settlement with the state Ethics Commission.

Maggio received a letter of caution from the commission and paid a $750 fine. Maggio has not...

An accident last week on Highway 65 in Clinton claimed the life of a Bee Branch man and left two people injured. According to a report by Arkansas State Police Trooper Andrew T. May, Jimmy D. Newell, 72, was killed when was making a left-hand turn from Simmons bank to Highway 65 South in his 2006 Ford F-150 and was struck by a 2002 Peterbilt heading north. The truck was driven by Michael Jay Gilley, 54, of Yellville and he was taken to Ozark Health Medical Center for treatment of his injuries, the report said. Also injured was 10-year-old Katilyn Newell who was a passenger in her grandfather’s pickup. She was taken to Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Jimmy Newell was pronounced dead at the scene by Van Buren County Coroner Joe Tsosie. The accident occurred about 11:30 a.m. June 25.

Fatal accident on Highway 65

Jul 03, 2014 4:27pm

An accident last week on Highway 65 in Clinton claimed the life of a Bee Branch man and left two people injured. According to a report by Arkansas State Police Trooper Andrew T. May, Jimmy D....

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.

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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

Fingerprints

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

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