Scott County, AR

New library coming to Greenwood

Sebastian County is spending more than $5 million on a new library in Greenwood. The library will be accessible to Sebastian and Scott County residents. MAHG Architecture is in the project's design phase and does not yet have a date for when construction will begin, Greenwood Mayor Doug Kinslow said.
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Mama's Place: Celebrate me home

Mama sang hymns as she worked throughout the day. Her singing expressed emotion, deep spiritual resonance that conveyed a soulful connection to her purest inner self. Clearly, these hymns brought Mama solace and strength. Mother also sang hymns throughout the day, sitting at the piano to play and sing. She encouraged everyone to gather 'round and sing with her. ...
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U.S. 71 wreck kills Shreveport man

A head-on collision Friday on U.S. 71 near Waldron (Scott County) killed one driver from Shreveport, LA, and injured two people in the other vehicle. According to a preliminary Arkansas State Police report, Adrian Crawford, 53, was driving a 2001 model Mercedes south on the highway when he crossed the center line and struck a 2000 model northbound Chevrolet.

OBITUARY: Winston Vern Rice, Jr.

Winston Vern Rice, Jr., or just plain Jr. as he was known by everyone who knew and loved him, was called home on April 5, 2022 after a century of living life to the fullest here on earth. He was surrounded by his loving family when God called him home. He was born July 13, 1921 to Winston Vern Rice, Sr., and Thelma (Davis) Rice. He was born in an old box house on the very farm where he lived out his entire life except for 33 months that he was serving his country during World War II.

OBITUARY: Vera Elizabeth Martin

Vera Elizabeth Martin was carried by angels to Paradise to meet the Lord on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Vera was a former resident of the Denton Community of Scott County where she resided for 26 1/2years. Mom was born February 23, 1938 in St. Helens, Lancashire England of the United Kingdom. She came over to the United States at the age of 18 with her parents, Robert Young and Beatrice (Wadsen) Young. She lived in Fort Worth, Texas where she met her husband, Charles W. Martin. They were married for 54 years and had three children, Neal Martin of Waldron, Arkansas; Larry Martin of Roseville, Arkansas and the late Karen Martin Mayes who was of Searcy, Arkansas. They moved from Texas to Waldron, Arkansas in November 1972. Mom loved the Lord and was a Christian. She worked hard for a living on the ranch taking care of the cattle, keeping cattle records, gardening, cutting hay and most of all taking care of the family.

Scott County Quorum Court to convene January 18, 2022

The Scott County Quorum Court will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, January 18th, 2022 at 7:00 PM in the Courtroom of the Scott County Courthouse. The agenda is: Call to order – Roll Call; Pledge of Allegiance; Reading, correction, and disposition of minutes; Public Comment; Judges’ Report; Treasurers’ Report; Sheriffs’ Report; Assessors’ Report; Coroner Report; Committee Reports; Old Business; New Business. Appropriations and Ordinances: Unanticipated Revenue – JP Brigance; Comp Time – JP Thompson; 2021 Clean up ordinance – Quorum Court. Adjournment will follow.