Little River County, AR

Ashdown, ARTexarkana Gazette

COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be held Thursday in Ashdown and De Queen

Arkansas Health Units in Little River and Sevier Counties will host COVID-19 vaccination clinics Thursday. The vaccine provided at theses events will be the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine. The vaccine is licensed to be given to anyone 18 years of age or older, according to the Arkansas Department of Health.
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Ashdown Student Named Arkansas Governor’s Distinguished Scholar

Cole Spigner, Ashdown High School Senior was named an Arkansas Governor's Distinguished Scholar for Little River County this year. This is a prestigious award offered by the State of Arkansas and available for a span of four academic years. It can be used at any approved Arkansas public or private college or university. The scholarship can be used for tuition, mandatory fees, room, and board. This scholarship program is designed to promote academic excellence and to encourage the state’s most talented graduates to enroll in Arkansas post-secondary educational institutions.
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Construction underway on new Little River County Detention Center

ASHDOWN, Ark. - Little River County, Arkansas is getting a new jail. The detention center is being built off U.S. Highway 71, just north of Ashdown. County leaders say the $8 million facility will not only be a cost savings, but will serve the county's future needs. The current jail...
Foreman, ARTexarkana Gazette

Foreman under boil order as precautionary measure

FOREMAN, Ark. — This city is under a boil water order until further notice, the Arkansas Department of Health confirmed Saturday. Foreman is located about 40 miles northwest of Texarkana in Little River County. The order was issued as a precautionary measure because of the possibility that contaminated water may...
Ashdown, ARcorrectionalnews.com

Construction Begins on New $8.5 Million Arkansas Detention Center

ASHDOWN, Ark.—Construction is underway on the new $8.5 million Little River County Detention Center in Ashdown. Voters approved a bond in September 2019 to finance the new building and a sales tax to help pay for it. The new tax went into effect Jan. 1, 2020. The new jail will...
Little River County, ARKSLA

Searchers find body believed to be missing man

LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, Ark. (KSLA) — Investigators have found a body they believe to be an ArkLaTex man who has been missing since late December. The body was discovered Monday near the Arkansas Highway 41 bridge over Red River, the Little River County Office of Emergency Management reports. Robert Eaglin,...
Little River County, ARTexarkana Gazette

Missing man's body found in Red River

FOREMAN, Ark. — The body of a man reported missing on Jan.1 has been recovered in the Red River. Robert Eaglin, 53, of Hooks, Texas was found Monday on the Little River County side of the river, said his niece Markquise Kohler. "He was loved and he will be missed,"...
Ashdown, ARTexarkana Gazette

Detention center construction under way

ASHDOWN, Ark. — Construction on the new, $8 million Little River County Detention Center is underway despite wet weather slowing the project down. "The weather has held it up. We were kind of in a holding pattern for a while. But we are pretty happy with where we are, considering everything," Little River County Judge Mike Cranford said.
Ashdown, ARArkansas Online

Couple face charges in Ashdown man's fatal shooting

ASHDOWN -- Prosecutors in Little River County have filed formal charges in connection with the fatal shooting of an Ashdown man in October. Corey Tyrell Garfield, 45, has been charged with murder in the Oct. 6 death of 48-year-old Dennis Graves. Chekala Nicole Johnson, 46, identified in a probable cause...
New Boston, TXTexarkana Gazette

Worst expected in search for missing couple

NEW BOSTON, Texas — Family members of a missing Hooks, Texas, couple are looking for closure. Robert Eaglin, 53, and Michelle Cullom, 50, were reported missing Jan. 1. They had been riding a four-wheeler near the Red River Bridge between Foreman, Arkansas, and New Boston Texas, said Markquise Kohler. Kohler...
Ashdown, ARTexarkana Gazette

Man charged with murder in Ashdown shooting

ASHDOWN, Arkansas —Prosecutors in Little River County have filed formal charges in connection with the fatal shooting of a local man in October. Corey Tyrell Garfield, 45, has been charged with murder in the Oct. 6 death of 48-year-old Dennis Graves. Chekala Nicole Johnson, 46, identified in a probable cause...
Little River County, ARtxktoday.com

Brother allegedly stabs brother in argument over Jesus

ASHDOWN, Arkansas: Prosecutors in Little River County have charged a man with first-degree battery for allegedly stabbing his brother last month during an argument about spreading the word of Jesus Christ. According to a probable cause affidavit, Bryan Matthew Perkins, 32, stabbed his brother multiple times on the front porch...
Little River County, ARKSLA

Shooting in Little River Co. sends one to hospital; one arrested

FOREMAN, Ark. (KSLA) - One man is behind bars and another is recovering after a shooting in Little River County. Officials with the Little River County Sheriff’s Office say they responded to the call Dec. 22 around 7:30 p.m. in the 3400 block of Highway 108. When deputies got there, they found a 25-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He had been shot in the left arm and torso.