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Oct 12, 2015 7:50pm

Dear Anita

I started working on this mineral rights issue in 2007 with Laura Steven’s article in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette that was published on Aug. 12, 2007. I have tried to work thru...

Letters to the Editor

Sep 17, 2015 4:49pm

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Jason Tolbert

Oct 23, 2013 6:31pm

Griffin changes the political landscape

By Jason Tolbert

Arkansas politics is never boring. This week, Republican Congressman Tim Griffin of Little Rock surprised virtually everyone on...

Letters to Editor

Oct 23, 2013 6:01am

Dear Editor:

This is in response to the Letter to the Editor from Johnnie Rhoda, Republican Party, and 2nd District Chairman, in the Oct. 9 issue of the Van Buren County Democrat. I’m not...

The cost of uncertainty: 900,000 jobs

Oct 23, 2013 6:32pm

The cost of uncertainty: 900,000 jobs

By Steve Brawner

First, an admission: Journalists like to quote studies by experts, particularly if we agree with them, because they convey...

Letters to Editor

Oct 16, 2013 6:02am

Dear Editor:

It is with hesitation I write this letter because it’s hard to criticize something I’m directly involved in – yet here I sit, a member of the Clinton City Council, writing about...

Letters to Editor

Oct 09, 2013 7:02pm

Dear Editor:

After my last session with the Clinton Planning and Zoning members, I am like a disabled robot. “Does Not Compute,” “Does Not Compute.” I do not comprehend the reasoning behind...

Calling for the death of ‘newspapers are dead’ rumor

Oct 09, 2013 6:39pm

By Robert M. Williams Jr.

I know of newspapers that kept their communities informed about clean water and shelter during terrible storms and disasters.

I know of newspapers that...

Your community, your newspaper, your life

Oct 09, 2013 7:08pm

As newspaper executives struggle over whether the news should be digital first, tablet first, SMS first or print first, readers know exactly what they want their local newspaper to be — community...

Letters to the Editor

Sep 25, 2013 6:01am

Dear Editor:

I attended last week’s Clinton City Council meeting with the hope of learning the city’s intentions in regard to the potential purchase of the Payton Dodge building. The...

My Turn Can we revitalize downtown Clinton?

Sep 11, 2013 6:11pm

Do you remember when there was a reason to come to town on a Saturday?

When we had three variety stores - five & dimes, as they were known? Burnett’s was my favorite. They had that big...

Other Voices Few vote in school board elections — is that OK?

Sep 11, 2013 6:02am

I’ve used this quote before in describing runoff elections, but it’s even more appropriate for the upcoming school elections. The poet Carl Sandburg wrote, “Sometime they’ll give a war and nobody...

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