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Volunteers very much needed at Cherokee Village Animal Control

The Cherokee Village Animal Control facility (CVAC), located at 1531 Hwy 289 North in Cherokee Village, is one of the few animal control facilities in Sharp County. Animal Control Officer Carolyn Parks stays busy answering all kinds of calls from Cherokee Village residents. Much of the information provided in this article can be found on their website at
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Spring River Golf Open is back

The Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce and the Quad Cities Rotary Club of Sharp County is excited to announce the Annual Spring River Open Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 26 at the South Golf Course in Cherokee Village. Last year the event was canceled due to COVID restrictions.
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Earthquake Reported In Sharp County On Saturday

The USGS is reporting a 2.3-magnitude earthquake in Sharp County Saturday morning. The earthquake happened around 7:20 a.m. on Saturday, about six miles northwest of Cherokee Village according to the USGS. The 2.3 earthquake had a depth of about 1 1/2 miles below ground, USGS stated. The earthquake was the...
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Small earthquake detected near Cherokee Village

CHEROKEE VILLAGE, Ark. (KAIT) - A 2.3-magnitude earthquake rattled seismographs in Sharp County Saturday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey said on its website that the earthquake happened around 7:20 a.m. Saturday, six miles north, northwest of Cherokee Village. The earthquake had a depth of about a mile and a half...
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Sharp County Fair to host pageants

Several beauty pageants will be held in conjunction with the 2021 Sharp County Fair, which will be Monday, July 5 through Saturday, July 10 at the fairgrounds on Fairgrounds Road just off Hwy. 167 about four miles south of Ash Flat. To enter any of the County Fair Pageants you...
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Good vibes: Hardy mother and daughter operate marijuana shops

HARDY, Ark. (KAIT) - A Sharp County mother and her daughter started separate businesses in Hardy, but in the same industry. When co-owner Renee Clay-Circle isn’t at the Spring River Dispensary, she’s at the Happy Hippie, helping her daughter, Katie Clay-Thomas, run her own business. Katie and her mother have...
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New signs placed near deadly sinkhole

HARDY, Ark. (KAIT) - Two new signs are warning of a deadly sinkhole along a Sharp County river. According to Hardy Assistant Police Chief Scott Rose, Centennial Bank donated two signs to be placed along the Spring River to replace old ones washing away. The Hardy Police Department and the...
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Quad Cities Rotary awards scholarships to Highland High School graduates

Three graduating seniors of the Highland High School Class of 2021 recently received recognition from the Rotary Club of Quad Cities of Sharp County. Rotary met May 10 to present three $500 checks to Kelsey Miller, Caitlan Boyce and Natalie Becker. The scholarship funds are awarded to help high school graduates as they further their education. Funds may be used to assist with college tuition, books or other expenses.
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Louisiana man dies following police chase through Sharp County

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) — A Louisiana man died Wednesday following a police chase through Sharp County, KATV content partner KAIT Region 8 News reported. Officers with Hardy police were called to a business in Ash Flat for a report of a man "acting erratically," according to the report. When officers arrived on the scene, the suspect, later identified as Brendan Charlet, 19, of Pierre Part, Louisiana, had left the business.
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Suspect dead after pursuit through Sharp County

HARDY, Ark. (KAIT) - A suspect is dead Wednesday evening after a pursuit that started in Highland ended in Hardy. According to Scott Rose with the Hardy Police Department, the pursuit started in Highland around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday and ended at the Highway 62/Highway 63 intersection, near McDonald’s. Chief Rose...
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Sharp County Fair comes alive again in 2021

The Sharp County Fair is back for the 2021 year. It will be held at the Sharp County Fairgrounds and Rodeo Arena in Ash Flat from July 5-10. There may be an addition of Eagle Fest events on July 9; emphasize “may be” as that has not been exactly determined yet.
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News of Other Days

In a photo in today’s paper is the mantle clock which belonged to Ephraim Sharp, the noted pioneer for whom Sharp County was named, who died in 1898. The clock is now in the possession of a descendant living in Paul’s Valley, Okla. The clock is still ticking and striking.

FNBC expands in Jonesboro

FNBC, based in Sharp County since 1912, opened a major Jonesboro facility on Wednesday (May 5). The 5,800 square-foot building at the intersection of Race Street and Fair Park Boulevard will be the fulcrum of FNBC’s operations in Northeast Arkansas which total $62 million in assets since it entered the Jonesboro market three years ago, FNBC CEO Marty Sellars said.
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Hardy continues cleanup, prepares for second round of storms

HARDY, Ark. (KAIT) - Just days removed from seeing flood damage, Hardy is preparing for round two of potential major storms Monday. County officials say they’re hoping for the best while preparing for the worst. Sharp County Office of Emergency Management Director Jeremy Langston said some of his severe weather...
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Spring River in Sharp County, Ark. nears major Flood stage

NEAR HARDY, Ark. (KY3/KAIT) - Thursday storms dumped heavy rain on parts of northern Arkansas, flooding rivers, closing roads, and even washing away a recreational vehicle. The Spring River near Hardy spilled over its banks. The rain flooded the Hardy City RV Park Campground, washing away one RV. Campground managers report no injuries. Wildlife officers with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission began receiving calls at 5 a.m. Thursday regarding flooded vehicles and homes near the river, according to a news release shared online.
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Despite no active cases, Sharp Co. Jail still feeling COVID effects

SHARP COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - The Sharp County Jail has been fortunate throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with only one positive test among inmates since last year. Despite this, they’re still feeling the effects of the pandemic. When COVID-19 hit, the jail hadn’t been built. With a new jail and multiple...
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Sheriff: 2 pounds of meth found in camper, 3 arrested

SHARP COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - Deputies arrested three people after they say the search of a camper turned up two pounds of meth. The Sharp County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Cherokee Village Police Department, Arkansas State Police, and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission officers executed a search warrant Friday, April 19, at Griffin Park.