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Piece of Nashville history uncovered

Workers at the building which formerly housed Nashville Drug on Main Street recently uncovered artwork from decades ago on the north side of the structure. The painting promotes the store’s pharmacy service and items for sale and includes a vintage Dr Pepper ad.
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Obituary: Nona Roy Broussard, formerly of Nashville

Nona Roy Broussard went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, June 27, 2022. She has been surrounded by the family she loved so dearly. Nona was born Feb. 24, 1945, in Port Arthur, Texas, to the late Lester and Gurlie Roy. She grew up in Broussard, La., and graduated from St. Cecilia High School.
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Local leaders, Tyson execs and managers cut ribbon at new feed mill near Fulton

Ribbon was cut this morning at the official opening of the new Tyson Foods $65 million feed mill, located on Highway 195 between Fulton and Washington. Several Tyson executives, managers, Hempstead County and Hope leaders were present. “It’s a great day,” said Hempstead Economic Development Corporation president Steve Harris during...

Tyson’s new feed mill dedicated

FULTON – Tyson Foods new $75 million dollar state of the art poultry feed mill was formally dedicated this morning with a ribbon cutting on Highway 195 between Cross Roads and Fulton. The Hempstead County Economic Development Corporation, Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce, Hempstead County, City of Hope, and Tyson officials formally cut the ribbon and toured the new facility.

Pinson named President of Nashville Rotary Club

Wednesday afternoon, Nick Birmingham passed the presidential gavel to Jim Pinson who will begin serving as the Nashville Rotary Club’s president on July 1st. Birmingham was presented a past-president plaque by Rotary Club member Carol Murray. Birmingham told KMTB that this past year has been filled with memorable programs,...

Local named to Search and Rescue Hall of Fame

Budd Dunson (left) of Nashville was recently inducted into the Arkansas Search and Rescue Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony took place on Saturday, June 25, at the Arkansas Search and Rescue Association’s annual conference. Justin Drittler from the Arkansas Search and Rescue Association presented a plaque to Dunson during the induction. Drittler was one of Dunson’s students at the Howard County rescue weekend in the early 2000s. He is now the secretary-treasurer of Arkansas Search and Rescue Association and the emergency management coordinator for Pope County.

NCC’s Stand Up for America, car show Saturday, July 2

Finishing touches are being put on Nashville’s annual Stand Up for America celebration. The patriotic event will be Saturday, July 2, in the city park. Admission for persons 13 and older is $5; admission is free for persons 12 and younger. Entry is free for anyone who purchases a T-shirt.

Mine Creek Revelations: Minor thievery?

YES, I AM STILL HERE peeking out of the newspaper’s window on Main Street and I am hopeful that our state’s Attorney General will fulfill her sworn duties. She has spent much of her time in office sending out press releases involving herself in the business of other states, or warning the Supreme Court or the President NOT to do something she doesn’t like. I’m not sure they were listening, but the announcements were for YOUR ears, not theirs.

Discovering the Uncle Sam

Greetings from Crater of Diamonds State Park! In recent weeks, we have learned that the Uncle Sam Diamond—the largest ever found in the United States—is now on display at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, in Washington, D.C. While the Uncle Sam is one of America’s most significant diamonds, most people don’t know the fascinating story of how this gem was discovered or how it got its name.

Vernon Ewin

Mr. Vernon C. Ewin, age 98 of Hope, Arkansas, passed away Thursday June 30, 2022 in Texarkana, Texas,. Visitation will be Wednesday July 6, 2022, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at BRAZZEL/Oakcrest 1001 South Main St. Hope, Arkansas 71801. Funeral service will be 10:00am Thursday July 7, 2022, 10:00am at Brazzel/Oakcrest...

New weather sirens are being installed

Installation of three additional weather sirens began yesterday in the city of Nashville. The new units are located near Tyson Foods, at the water tower off Old Airport Road, and at UA Cossatot. Fire Chief Justin Thornton, who has been working on the project, said the three new sirens will help provide complete coverage for the city of Nashville and will also reach far enough west to include the hospital and children’s center areas. Thornton said the new units will be the exact same type of siren the city already has in place, that are stationary, but face all directions.

Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Seeking Large Watermelons

The Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce is seeking record size Watermelons for the 46th Annual Watermelon Festival. Are you or someone you know growing the record winning watermelon? These watermelons will be weighed and auction off during this years Watermelon Festival August 11th-13th. Chamber Director Christy Burns stated, “We can not wait to see how big the Watermelons will be this year!” “The Watermelon Weigh-In and Auction are very exciting events at the festival.”

Obituary: Howard Lee Robinson

Howard Lee Robinson, age 69, passed away, Sunday, June 26, 2022. He was born Sept. 15, 1952, the oldest of six children to the late Paul and Leona (Roberts) Robinson. Also preceding him in death were his paternal Grandparents, Richard, and Florence (Finigian) Young. His deceased maternal Grandparents were Lester and Lela (Lamb) Roberts.

Fireworks show Thursday night

PRESCOTT – Remember, the place to be in Prescott Thursday night is Cummins Stadium for the city’s annual fireworks show. Due to ongoing construction and limitations on space the Prescott-Nevada County Chamber of Commerce and the city are having to make a few changes to the 2022 City of Prescott Firework Show.

Hwy. 167 Head-On Leads To Fatality, Three Others Hurt

RISON – A head-on collision along Hwy. 167 just north of the Cleveland-Dallas County line early last Friday morning, June 23, resulted in one fatality and three people being transported to hospitals, Arkansas State Police reported. Madison Jackson Cary, 20, of Gurdon, died when his southbound Hyundai sport utility...

Ouachita’s Dr. Jason Doroga gives presentation at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Jason Doroga, assistant professor of Spanish at Ouachita Baptist University, presented his paper “Negative Analogy: A New Direction for Analogical Change” as part of the Linguistics Friday Seminar Series at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in April. The paper analyzes the cycles of analogy and changing patterns of language use in the speech community, exploring the role of analogy in explaining changes in the form of Spanish-language past participles.

Dr. Mike Finley

Dr. Mike Finley, age 69 of Hope, Arkansas, passed away Sunday June 26, 2022, in Orange Beach Alabama. Dr. Finley is preceded in death by his parents, Virginia and George Finley. He is survived by his beloved wife of 28 years, Nancy Finley; a brother, Dennis Finley and wife Louanne of Myrtle Beach, SC; a sister, Angela Rose of Hot Springs,AR; four children, Chris Finley and wife Heidi of Fort Mill, SC; Kyle Finley of San Francisco, CA; Ashley Moritz and husband Billy of Hope,AR; and Michael Tolleson and his wife Lauren of Hope, AR.