Calhoun County, AR

Two-vehicle accident in Calhoun County claims Hampton man’s life

Saturday afternoon a Hampton man was killed in a two-vehicle accident on US Highway 278 in Calhoun County. At approximately 1:56 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2022, James Butcher, Jr., 31 of Hampton, was traveling east on US Highway 278 near Calhoun County Road 7 when he crossed the center line. The rear driver’s side of Butcher’s vehicle was hit by a 2016 Chevy. Butcher was the lone fatality in the wreck.
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Collision west of Hampton on Saturday kills one driver

A collision Saturday afternoon on a wet road in Calhoun County killed one driver. According to a preliminary Arkansas State Police report, James Butcher Jr., 31, of Hampton was driving a 2002 model Point east on U.S. 278 near Calhoun County Road 7. His vehicle crossed the center line and was struck in the driver’s side by a westbound 2016 Chevrolet.

Bradley and Cleveland County both under burn bans

Multiple days of temperatures over 100, a heat index expected to rise to near 110 across South Arkansas over the next several days, and only a small chance of rain coming Thursday, Bradley and Cleveland Counties have both issued burn bans as of today, July 19, 2022. As of Tuesday...
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El Dorado driver dies in wreck with trailer near Hampton

An El Dorado woman died late Friday when the car she was driving hit a trailer being towed by a pick-up truck about two miles south of Hampton (Calhoun County). According to a preliminary Arkansas State Police Report, Leisa Fincher, 53, was driving a 2010 model Honda Accord north on U.S. 167 when she crossed the center line.

Arkansas Officials launch new initiative to increase road safety

Arkansas traffic officials have launched the High Five Rural Traffic Safety Program, an initiative to help increase road safety in more rural parts of the state. The 12-month program is a public safety initiative aimed at increasing seat belt use and decreasing serious crashes. According to Arkansas State Police, the program will focus on some key areas, including education, enforcement, and engineering to encourage residents to buckle up when driving.

Program aims to boost seat belt usage in rural Arkansas communities

Five predominantly rural Arkansas counties will take part in a new multi-agency campaign to increase seat belt usage among drivers. The High Five Rural Traffic Safety Project was announced Wednesday in a news conference at Arkansas State Police headquarters in Little Rock. The program will focus on Calhoun, Cross, Fulton, Monroe and White counties due to their higher-than-average rate of traffic injuries and fatalities.

Agency on Aging wants comments on 2022-23 budget

Area Agency on Aging of Southwest Arkansas is seeking comments from the public on the AAASWA 2022 Area Plan budget for aging services, which covers July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023. The plan covers Region VII, which is Calhoun, Columbia, Dallas, Hempstead, Howard, Lafayette, Little River, Miller, Nevada, Ouachita,...

Farm Service Agency County Committee Nomination Period Begins June 15th

Penni Douglas, Acting County Executive Director of the Drew/Bradley/Calhoun County Farm Service Agency, explained that local administrative area boundaries, or LAA’s, are elective areas for Farm Service Agency committees in a county or jurisdiction and Drew/Bradley/Calhoun County has seven LAA’s. LAA-1 is the western portion of Drew County...