Buckner, AR

Tyrene Lewis gets eight-year term for shooting

Tyrene Lewis was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections in 13th Judicial District Court. He was charged with the August 31, 2021 shooting another young man in the shoulder. Lewis said he thought his victim was someone else he wanted to retaliate against after another shooting.
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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.

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.

STAMPS NOTES: Mitchell a game-time decision for Battle of Alberta

The Calgary Stampeders don’t know whether they’ll have Bo Levi Mitchell available against the Edmonton Elks. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Article content. The team has its star quarterback listed as a game-time decision for Saturday’s Battle of Alberta matchup at McMahon...

Ouachita Baptist University releases President's, Dean's lists

Ouachita Baptist University has named students to its Spring 2022 President’s List and Dean’s List. To be named to the President’s List, a student must compile a 4.0 grade point average and be classified as a full-time student, with a minimum of 12 academic hours and have no incomplete or failing grade for the semester.

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.

Sparks in the Park on Sunday, July 3

Sparks in the Park will be Sunday, July 3 at East Side Park. CK BBQ and Sub-Zero New Orleans Style Shaved Ice will be among the vendors for Magnolia’s annual Fourth of July fireworks display. Events start at 6:30 p.m. with fireworks after 9 p.m. The event is sponsored...

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...
University of Arkansas

RazorBug Makes First Diploma Delivery in Hope; Next Stop Magnolia

HOPE, Ark. – Of the seven institutions of higher learning Gabrielle Patterson has attended, her favorite experience was studying online to earn a master’s degree from the U of A. She received a framed diploma Tuesday in front of the U of A’s RazorBug in a special presentation...

ASP cracking down on impaired driving over holidays

HOPE – This Independence Day, Hope Police Department will be participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over impaired driving awareness campaign, June 29, 2022 – July 4, 2022. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 11,654 people were killed in...