Umpire, AR

Dierks School Board approves retention and recruitment plan

During the Dierks board of Education meeting, the board approved a Retention and Recruitment plan to provide all certified staff with a $5000 payment. Superintendent Grover Hill explained the details. The Elementary and High School principles reported that enrollment was at 291 on the elementary campus, 235 for the High...

Howard County 4-H food challenge team cooks up a first place finish

The Howard County 4-H food challenge teams competed in the state food challenge competition last month and the senior team, Seniors with Spatulas finished in first place and will be attending the National food challenge competition at the Texas State Fair in October. They also received the best dressed award.

Arkadelphia tops Nashville

The Nashville Scrappers fell to the number one ranked Arkadelphia Badgers Friday night by the final score of 49-12. The Scrappers played with the Badgers in the first half and only trailed by 10 at the half, but Arkadelphia dominated the second half scoring four touchdowns. Nashville drops to 3-2...

Tollette Library temporarily moved to Mineral Springs

The Tollette Library has been combined with the Mineral Springs Library. Julio Fuentes explains the reason why the decision was made on the operation being moved. Fuentes talked about what services are provided and what is available to the public including, the Libby app for E-books. For more information contact...

Second half surge gives Badgers win at Nashville

NASHVILLE — A 27-0 second half changed the game from a back-and-forth affair to a 49-12 sportsmanship-rule win for the Arkadelphia Badgers (4-0, 1-0) over the Nashville Scrappers (2-2, 0-1) Friday night in the 4A-7 conference opener for both teams at Scrapper Stadium. The game was a tale of...

Hornets and Outlaws get Homecoming victories; Rattlers lose to Indians

Last Friday night was a great night for homecoming as the Dierks Outlaws and the Mineral Springs Hornets picked up wins in front of their home crowds. Dierks defeated Lafayette County 39-8. The Outlaws improved to 4 – 1 on the season and 1 – 0 in conference play. The...

Man sentenced to 50 years in fatal wreck from 2020

Hugo Hernandez pleaded guilty on two counts of negligent homicide and a count of felony battery earlier this summer. Investigators found that Hernandez was intoxicated during the wreck which killed 22-year-old Bernard Edwards of Nashville, 15-year-old Elizha Leeper of Mineral Springs, and injured 22-year-old Quentin Witherspoon of Fulton. Hernandez was...

Alcohol petition debate

The option to keep Polk County dry or to make it wet is still a contentious subject amongst residents less than two months before the general election, at which point registered Polk County voters can vote “For” or “Against” the measure. After a petition was circulated...

DQ man sentenced for 2019 wreck fatal to two locals

The De Queen man involved in a 2019 fatal wreck has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. Hugo Hernandez, 25, was recently sentenced in Sevier County Circuit Court on two counts of negligent homicide and a single count of felony battery. The homicide charges carried a sentence of 20...

Three Rivers Heritage Festival debuts this weekend

MOUNT IDA – A new era begins for the Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce this weekend with the inaugural Three Rivers Heritage Festival to be held on the Montgomery County Courthouse Square. The festival has endured several setbacks due to the COVID pandemic, but has prevailed. The festival...

Murfreesboro man arrested on drug related charges following traffic stop

On September 13, Murfreesboro Police Officer, Micah Brown conducted a traffic stop on Main Street in Murfreesboro. Brown informed the driver who was identified as Chelsea Hayslip that he pulled her over for an obstructed interior view. While speaking with Hayslip, Brown noticed a firearm on the center console. Brown...

House fire in Mineral Springs; occupants escape injury

Tuesday evening about 6:35, the Mineral Springs Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire with children inside. Fire Chief Chris Hostetler reported they discovered a kitchen fire and the children had been removed from home. Hostetler said the children were evaluated by Pafford EMS and then transported to Howard...

2022 NHS Homecoming Court

The Homecoming royalty at Nashville High School was announced last week. The group includes (seated) MaKenzie Graham, Lamia Madora, Maid of Honor Lauren Carver, Queen Kyleigh Scoggins, Sophie Kuykendall, Perla Rios and Anna Kate Sartin; (standing) Georgia Longtin, Meishela Williams, Marisa Rosas, Journey Pope and Reagan Cooley. Homecoming activities will begin Oct. 3 with the game against Mena set for Oct. 7.

HCSO Deputies make arrest after shooting incident

On September 18th, 2022, at approximately 0430 hours, Deputy Eric Garner was dispatched to 110 Pine Creek Road in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, Deputy Garner made contact with the caller, who stated that she, her boyfriend, and her two-year-old and three-year children were asleep in the bedroom. Victim stated that they heard some loud noises believed to be gunshots. Victim stated that three gunshots shattered the residence’s front door.

Hope Vs De Queen Tonight LIVE

Tune in tonight on SWARK.Today to get your weekly dose of Friday Night Football. Watch the Hope Bobcats take on the De Queen Leopards as they fight for the win. We will be LIVE at 6:45 and the game at 7pm. Experience our live video with audio commentary by Lance...

Operation Christmas Child semi-annual garage sale Sept. 30 and Oct. 1

The Operation Christmas Child’s semi-annual garage sale will be held on Friday, September 30th from 8am to 5pm and October 1st from 8am to 1pm. The garage sale will be held at the Family Activity Building of First Baptist Church in Nashville, located on the corner of College and 2nd Streets.

Beekeeper training starts in Nashville Sept. 26

Southwest Arkansas Beekeepers Association is offering a free three-part “Beekeeping for Beginners” course in Nashville. The three-part classroom provides extensive basic training for beginning beekeepers or those interested in learning about raising bees. Classes will be in Nashville 6-9:00pm on Mondays: Sept. 26, Oct. 17 and Nov. 21.