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LITTLE ROCK — Some deer hunters will sit in a stand from sunup to sundown, but most hunting plans revolve around spending a few hours at the beginning of the day before taking a break to eat and rest, then revisiting their hunting site in late afternoon and sitting until the sun goes down. B…

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Donald Wayne Holt, 55, blonde hair and blue eyes, approximate weight 165 lbs. is a registered Level 3 Sex Offender, residing in the 1200 block of Floral Road in Concord. He was convicted of first degree sexual assault of a 6-year-old female.

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin mailing ballots on November 4 to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee elections. “Our county committee members play a key role in our efforts to provide assistance…

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The ambulance franchise issue saga took a new turn last Friday when Judge Holley Meyer ruled in favor of the group petitioning for a referendum vote on the service.

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Registration is open for Fairfield Bay’s Chamber of Commerce’s Light Up the Bay and The Festival of Trees in the Bay events.

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LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced joining the multistate settlement that approves the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. Arkansas joins the U.S. Department of Justice and eight other states in the settlement that will make Dish Network Corp. the fourth …

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Heber Springs Police were called to the scene of a two-car accident Thursday, Oct. 31. There a man was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated and taken to jail, according to the arrest report.

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A Marion County deer hunter, that died last week after attempting to retrieve a deer he had shot, did not die solely from the injuries inflicted by the deer, according to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s office.

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Court of Appeals Judge Mike Murphy of Conway has announced his candidacy for re-election to the Arkansas Court of Appeals, District 2, Position 2 in the March 3, 2020 nonpartisan judicial elections. Prior to his election to the appellate court in 2016, Murphy served as a circuit judge for th…

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FT. SMITH — Many hunters have walked out of the woods angry after discovering the theft of a game camera set on their land. A current camera theft problem on Fort Chaffee Maneuver Training Center may have much further-reaching implications than hard feelings, however. The Army National Guard…

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Arkansas State University-Beebe, along with the Steve Storm family, recently transitioned the annual Steve Storm Memorial Scholarship, established in 2011, into a legacy endowment to honor Steve Storm.

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A citizen’s group has filed a lawsuit Oct. 29. intending to block the scheduled transfer of ambulance services from the current provider NorthStar EMS to Survival Flight on Nov. 15. The first hearing on the matter is scheduled for this Friday, Nov. 8 – one week before the scheduled transfer.…

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Fairfield Bay community leader recently committed to launch a strategic action planning process to ensure a vibrant and sustainable future for the community.

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Since Suite 443 (Formerly Doctor’s Orders, Hot Springs) first opened on Friday, May 10, the company sold a total of 169.52 pounds of medical marijuana.

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Cleburne County Sheriff Chris Brown was appointed by Governor Asa Hutchinson Oct. 15 to serve on the Advisory Board for the Criminal Justice Institute (CJI). Brown was also selected in January of 2019 to serve on the board of trustees for the Arkansas Sheriffs Youth Ranch (ASYR), located jus…

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Cleburne County Cares (CCC) began operation in December 1986 as a non-profit, all volunteer organization. In the fall of 1986, with the support of the Ministerial Alliance, the Cleburne County Department of Human Services, and interested local citizens, CCC was organized.

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ARKANSAS CITY — For the third straight year, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the national organization Freedom Defender Outdoors were able to provide a special weekend of modern gun deer hunting and bonding for disabled veterans. Five veterans were invited to a permit deer hunt at …

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Rose Bud officially became the seventh city in White County to become a Purple Heart City last week.

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 The state’s child welfare agency has improved its performance over the past three years and continues to make progress, according to its most recent annual report.

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Based upon a recent court request, Soutwest Energy (SWN) is expected to drop its ongoing lawsuit for a reduction in assessment rates in Cleburne and surrounding counties. By dropping the lawsuit, the county is expected to received assessment payments in the millions of dollars. 

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Halloween is approaching, and we expect large groups of children to be out and about that evening, enjoying the festivities. Our primary concern on Halloween, and any other time, is the safety of children. With that in mind, we would like to offer the following safety tips. Please review the…

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RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. -All junior high and high school band students are invited to participate in Arkansas Tech University Band Member for a Day 2019 on Saturday, Nov. 2.

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A late-night armed robbery call resulted in Cleburne County sheriff’s officers arresting a man and charging him with armed robbery.

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Fall Back, this Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 a.m.

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The city of Pangburn was recently approved for a grant for the police department, that will go toward purchasing a new patrol unit.

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Dairy producers can now enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) for calendar year 2020. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened signup today for the program that helps producers manage economic risk brought on by milk price and feed cost disparities.

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The last day for farmers and ranchers to insure their hay and pasture crops with the Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) for the 2020 crop year is November 15, 2019. For producers interested in obtaining coverage, the cost is $325 per crop, unless you are a beginning farmer, s…

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Since Suite 443 (Formerly Doctor’s Orders, Hot Springs) first opened on Friday, May 10, the company sold a total of 157.13 pounds of medical marijuana.

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Multiple arrests in fentanyl-related operations in central Arkansas this month dismantled three drug-trafficking organizations, including one which directly led to the death of two individuals. On Oct. 23 authorities arrested 15 people in the third major law enforcement operation in October …

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It’s never too early to think about moves you can make by year’s end to help you reduce your adjusted gross income, or AGI, and save on your income taxes. With only a couple of more months and change to go in 2019, this is a perfect time to start the planning.

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The last day for farmers and ranchers to insure their hay and pasture crops with the Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) for the 2020 crop year is Nov. 15. For producers interested in obtaining coverage, the cost is $325 per crop, unless you are a beginning farmer, socially un…

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Jennifer Tosh, FNP, APRN-C, is now accepting patients at the Drasco Medical Clinic, a clinic of White River Health System (WRHS), located at 60 Greers Ferry Road in Drasco.

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Among the many goals of the 18th Arkansas Drug Take Back Day is the opportunity for Arkansas residents to set a new record by dropping off 30,000 pounds of prescription medications. The“30K Save The Day” theme also promotes the overall goal of saving lives.

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A law is a statement of an order or relation of phenomena that so far is known is invariable under the given conditions. Laws affect us throughout our lives. One gives us life.

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Trent A. Hackney, 29, brown hair/eyes, approximately 180 lbs., is a registered Level 3 sex offender –sexual indecency with a child–two counts engaging children in sexually explicit conduct for use in visual or print medium. He lives in the 100 block of Les Nelson Road, Higden.

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After dealing with a “cat problem for a pretty good while,” the city of Pangburn is partnering with the Heber Springs Humane Society to sterilize 50 of the city’s stray, homeless and feral cats, according to Pangburn Mayor Michael Marsh.

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Arkansans now have less than one year until a REAL ID will be required to board a flight or enter a federal facility. Across the United States, the requirement begins October 1, 2020 as a result of the REAL ID Act. Passed by Congress in 2005, it requires every state to issue this REAL ID-com…

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LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioners unanimously voted to approve special veteran’s waterfowl hunts to coincide with this year’s youth hunts at today’s regularly scheduled meeting.

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The Heber Springs City Council, at its regularly scheduled meeting last Thursday night, Oct. 17, voted in favor of raising the city’s millage to 4.8 for the coming year, an increase from the current 4.6.

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A driver pointing out a drunk driver to Heber Springs Police resulted in an arrest on a variety of charges in a Saturday night, Oct. 12, exchange.