Nevada County, AR

QC hears complaints about NCSO

PRESCOTT – Complaints about the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office were the order of the day for the August meeting of the Nevada County Quorum Court Tuesday evening. First up was Joyce Banks who voiced concerns about mental health in the community, saying those needing help aren’t being taken care of as they need to be. She told the court her son has mental issues and sometimes ends up in jail, but when she calls to make an appointment to see him, she’s either denied, treated rudely or the person on the other end of the phone hangs up on her. “I’ve lived here 56 years,” she said, “and I don’t appreciate how I’m treated by the sheriff’s office.”

Columbia County's active COVID-19 cases down by 10

Active COVID-19 cases were up in Union and Ouachita counties on Saturday, but down in Columbia, Lafayette and Nevada counties, according to the Arkansas Department of Health. There were no new virus-related deaths in the five-county area. COVID-19 Metrics for Columbia County. Total Cumulative Cases: 5,923. Total Active Cases: 98,...
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COVID-19 active cases declining in region

COVID-19 active cases rose slightly in Lafayette and Nevada counties on Thursday, but declined in Columbia, Ouachita and Union counties – continuing a tread from earlier this week. The Arkansas Department of Health also reported no new virus deaths in South Arkansas. COVID-19 Metrics for Columbia County. Total Cumulative...
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Union County has 184th COVID-19 death

Active COVID-19 cases dropped in Columbia, Ouachita and Union counties on Wednesday, but rose in Lafayette and Nevada counties, according to the Arkansas Department of Health. There was one additional COVID-19 death in Union County. COVID-19 Metrics for Columbia County. Total Cumulative Cases: 5,902. Total Active Cases: 119, down one...

Prescott’s first National Night Out a big hit with local residents

The Prescott Police Department (PPD) hosted its first National Night Out at the Nevada County Fairgrounds last night and many members of the community turned up to show their support. National Night Out is a nationwide campaign that takes place annually and serves to build partnerships between the community and local law enforcement. The event was organized by PPD Sergeant Casey Autry, and he said National Night Out is something he and fellow officers have wanted to participate in for some time. “This is chance for the community to come out and meet us and just have a good time,” Autry said. “We are trying to reach out to the community and build positive relationships. Plus, we want these kids to know they can come to us when they need help.”

Harper sworn in as district judge to succeed retiring Tony Yocom

Kolby Harper was sworn in today in the Hempstead County Courthouse as District 38 Judge (Hempstead and Nevada Counties) just before hearing her first cases there. She was appointed by Governor Asa Hutchinson to fill the remaining two and a half years of the term for Judge Tony Yocom who is retired as of yesterday.

Good crowd for National Night Out

PRESCOTT – On a muggy Tuesday evening, the Nevada County Fairgrounds saw a crowd gathered for National Night Out. Vendors selling cold drinks were popular as the humidity made it feel hotter than it actually was. However, this didn’t stop youngsters from having a good time in the two bounce houses , nor did it deter the adults from checking out the vendors in the Potlatch Building where they could peruse a wide variety of items, ranging from cutlery to information on domestic violence prevention. There was also a vendor offering ice cream to help beat the heat.

Food bids accepted by NSB

ROSSTON – July’s meeting of the Nevada School Board Thursday, saw the panel approve food bids for the coming school year. Little else was on the agenda, other than approving a cash flow loan from Farmer’s Bank, approving revisions to the teacher and minority recruitment and retention plans. The only change there was due to the law changing and requiring the plan to be for three years instead of 10.

Prescott ISD bans cellphones, gets pushback on social media

PRESCOTT, Ark. – The Prescott ISD in Nevada County Arkansas is creating controversy with a new cellphone policy. The Prescott ISD school board amended its cellphone policy by banning cellphones, smart watches, earbuds, headphones and any other electronic devices on campus for the 2022-2023 school year. If a student...

Columbia County suffers 99th death from COVID-19 virus

Columbia County recorded its 99th COVID-19 death on Saturday, according to the Arkansas Department of Health. The number of active cases in the county rose by one to 110. Case numbers also rose in Ouachita and Union counties, fell in Nevada County and were unchanged in Lafayette County. COVID-19 Metrics...

Columbia's active COVID cases up six to 100

Columbia County’s active COVID-19 case count hit 100 on Thursday, while case numbers in Union County soared to more than 300, according to the Arkansas Department of Health. Case numbers dropped in Nevada and Ouachita counties, and remained the same in Lafayette County. There were no additional virus-related deaths...

Nevada County Quorum Court July 2022

The full July 2022 Nevada County Quorum Court meeting can be watched above, but here are a few highlights. With the judge and a few court members absent, JP Bob Cummings facilitated the meeting. No new items were on the agenda, but Cummings updated the Court about the Nubbin Hill Project by saying it was coming along well. Also, court members approved the motion to allow Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Ben Hale to move forward with drawing up the ordinance for the Falcon Cemetery Association.