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Ouachita Baptist picks up assistant coach from SouthArk

Ouachita Baptist University women's basketball head coach Robert Dallimore has announced the hiring of Nate Davis as the program's new assistant coach. Davis comes to Ouachita with five seasons of head coaching experience, most recently as head men's and women's basketball coach at South Arkansas Community College in El Dorado for the past three seasons (2019-22). He was also the head boy’s basketball coach at Hermitage (Arkansas) High School for two years (2017-19).
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Fireworks concert cancelled, firework show not

PRESCOTT – Due to ongoing construction and limitations on space we are having to make a few changes to the 2022 City of Prescott Firework Show. We will still have an amazing firework display that will be shot off from the Prescott High School Baseball Complex on Thursday, June 30, at approximately 8pm (Wen the sun goes down).
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1 dies, 3 injured in Cleveland County crash

One person died and three others were injured early Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash in Cleveland County. Madison Jackson Cary, 20, of Gurdon, was driving a 2018 GMC truck on U.S. 167 north of Moro Creek at 4:35 a.m. when the truck hit a 2018 Hyundai head-on, according to a preliminary Arkansas State Police report.

Hope Police Department participating in Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

HOPE, Ark. (KSLA) - Until Independence Day, Hope Police Department (HPD) will be participating in an impaired driving awareness campaign. From June 29 - July 4, HPD will be actively campaigning by spreading information and keeping a sharp eye out for intoxicated drivers. For good reason, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 11,654 people were killed in vehicle crashes that involved an alcohol-impaired driver in 2020. That same year, 493 people died in vehicle crashes during the July 4 holiday period. Forty-one percent of those fatalities were due to alcohol intoxication.

NSB approves better deal from late bid

ROSSTON – At the May meeting of the Nevada School Board, it was decided to buy an 2023 Chevrolet lift bus for $82,000. However, the day after the meeting, a second bid arrived for a 2023 Ford lift bus for $74,000. Superintendent Roy McCoy said the two vehicles are virtually identical as far as specifications and the district’s needs. He suggested the board rescind the bid for the Chevy and, instead, accept the one for the Ford. The board agreed. This bus will be purchased primarily with special education funds.

Prescott Firework Show Update

From the Prescott-Nevada County Chamber of Commerce. Due to ongoing construction and limitations on space, we are having to make a few changes to the 2022 City of Prescott Firework Show. We will still have an amazing firework display that will be shot off from the Prescott High School Baseball...

NCSO, PPD, arrest two for murder

PRESCOTT – On Friday the 24th day of June at approximately 4:30 p.m. Officers with the Western District US Marshal’s office, Nevada County Sheriff’s Department and the Prescott Police Department served a warrant at 407 Rosston Road in Prescott, Arkansas. Christopher Greer 33 year old black male...

Murder trial at Washington dinner theater Saturday

WASHINGTON – Looking for something to do this Saturday that is located inside?. Experience 19th century justice in Washington as you take part in our “Trial by Jury” series. The evening will begin with a meal at Williams’ Tavern Restaurant at 6pm and then you will proceed to the trial drama at the 1836 Hempstead County Courthouse.

Interstate 30 wreck near TexARKana kills driver from Hope

Martha Palomares-Zavala, 45, of Hope died about 10:10 p.m. Tuesday in a one-vehicle wreck on Interstate 30 in Miller County. According to a preliminary Arkansas State Police report, Palomares-Zavala was driving a 2006 model Chevrolet Tahoe east at about the 6-mile marker. The Tahoe veered off the roadway to the right. She died at the scene.

Hope Evening Lions Inducts Two New Members

The Hope Evening Lions Club has inducted two new members. Pictured are Claudia Griffin of the Hope Noon Lions, sponsor Kayla Johnson-Bowden, New member Katie Luce Gentry, new member Margaret Moss, and Moss’s sponsor Judee Gunter.

James “Leon” Neal

Mr. James “Leon” Neal, age 94 passed away Thursday June 23, 2022, at his home. Leon was born on September 22, 1927, in Hope, Arkansas, to Brantley and Ida Brown Neal. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1947 and spent 18 months in Japan following WWII upon his return to Hope he worked at Pop Cola and Coca Cola Bottling Companies. He later went to work for the Hope Police Department from 1965 to 1988 retiring as Sargent after 23 years while maintaining his part-time job at Smith Generator. He was a member of Unity Baptist Church, was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Charles Neal, Roger Neal, sisters: Inez Malone and Alice Smith.

Hope man arrested on suspicion of rape

Authorities arrested Ray Phillips Jr. of Hope on June 17 in the 1500 block of West 5th Street in Hope. Phillips is being held in the Hempstead County Detention Facility awaiting a first appearance in court. At a meeting of the Texarkana Airport Authority on Thursday night, Executive Director of...

HCSO Makes 2nd Arrest in Wire Theft from Utility Poles

A second arrest was made by Hempstead County deputies investigating the theft of wire from utility poles in the Blevins, Deann, and Emmett area. On Tuesday June 21, 2022 Deputies arrested 40-year-old Patrick Whitsitt of Blevins and charged him with Theft of Property. Whitsitt was transported to the Hempstead County Detention Center where he is awaiting a first court appearance.