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Lavaca student brought BB gun to school, superintendent says

LAVACA, Ark. — A student brought a BB gun to a Lavaca school Thursday, Superintendent Steve Rose told 40/29 News. This violated school policy and the district is investigating the situation, according to Rose. 40/29 News asked Rose questions about the incident, including how school officials learned about the...
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Four Hirschi athletes sign to play during college

Four Hirschi High School seniors signed to colleges before the end of the school year. Ashton Carter is heading to Southeastern Oklahoma to run track. Traysha Newsome is heading to the University of the Ozarks to play basketball. Isabel Bernal is signing with Southeastern Community College to play soccer. Chloe Percy is off to Bethany […]

Water boil order lifted in Crawford County

The Arkansas Department of Health has lifted the boil water notice issued on May 18 for the area of Alma and Spring streets in Mulberry, according to a news release. Samples taken on Tuesday, May 24, were found to be safe and a satisfactory disinfectant level has been established throughout the distribution system. The water is safe for human consumption.

Kevin Spacey to face 4 sex assault charges in Britain

LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors said Thursday they had authorized police to charge actor Kevin Spacey with four counts of sexual assault against three men, an announcement that came as the actor was in court in New York testifying in a different case. The Crown Prosecution Service said it...

Coffee Cup Club

The Coffee Cup Club offers young alumni a new and convenient opportunity for donating. By making an automatic and recurring monthly gift of $5 or more a month, Coffee Cup Club members make a powerful and ongoing difference in the lives of Ozarks students. When you graduated, you might remember...

Arkansas fire officials respond to drowning of 44-year-old man

MULBERRY, Ark. — The Mulberry Fire Department responded to Silver Bridge Saturday, May 21, afternoon around 5:15 p.m. for a possible drowning. When first responders arrived, they found a man laying on the bank receiving CPR. According to the Mulberry Fire Chief, the man had been pulled from the...

Ratcliff’s Lee Tops Phoenix Bass Fishing League Event on Lake Dardanelle

RUSSELVILLE, Ark. – Boater Brandon Lee of Ratcliff, Arkansas, caught five bass Saturday weighing 17 pounds, 7 ounces, to win the MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine on Lake Dardanelle. The tournament, hosted by Russellville Advertising and Promotion, was the fourth event for the Bass Fishing League Arkie Division. Lee earned $4,584 for his victory.

Fudge Joins Political Science Faculty

Dr. Daniel J. Fudge, a native of the Arkansas River Valley who earned his Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi, will join the University of the Ozarks faculty as an assistant professor of political science, beginning the Fall 2022 Semester. Fudge most recently served as an adjunct professor and associate...

Amy Walden, former Paris softball coach and Alma assistant, named head coach at Northside

Coach Amy Walden took Paris softball to its first two state tournament appearances in 2016 and 2017. Monday, she announced a return to Northside as coach after believing Alma was a permanent home. Most recently an assistant for the Airdalettes under Charla Parrish, the former two-sport athlete played softball for Andy Williams and basketball for the late great Merrill Mankin, taking an approach that emphasized building relationships with the athletes over focusing on win-loss records. ...