Little River County, AR


GTYP Awards Four Local High School Graduates $1000 Scholarships

Four local high school graduates were recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to attend college from the Greater Texarkana Young Professionals organization. The four winners were KeeYonece Butler of Arkansas High School, Nistha Neupane from Pleasant Grove High School, Gavin Bailey from James Bowie High School, and Madison Whatley from Genoa Central High School.

Area 4th of July celebrations

Communities across Southwest Arkansas are gearing up to present their annual fireworks show in celebration of the United State’s 246th birthday. Those celebrations include The Nashville Chamber of Commerce will present its annual Stand Up for America celebration on Saturday, July 2. Gates open at 6 p.m. with a patriotic show starting at 6:30 p.m. Billstown will take the stage at 7:30. The event will be held at the Nashville City Park on 1301 West Johnson Street. Those aged 12 and under get in for free while admission for those 13 and up is $5. Those who purchase an event t-shirt will receive free entry.

Little River jury finds man not guilty of murder

A Little River County jury has found a man not guilty of murder in a case stemming from a 2020 shooting incident. The jury did not find sufficient evidence to convict Corey Tyrell Garfield of second-degree murder for the fatal shooting of 48-year-old Dennis Graves on Oct. 6, 2020. Graves was found lying face down in his yard with a bullet wound to his chest. According to records within the Little River County Circuit Court, investigators suspected Garfield was involved in the murder after Graves allegedly urinated on methamphetamine reportedly belonging to Garfield.