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Waldo youth dies in Stamps shooting
Jaquarious D. Easter, 18, of Waldo died early Saturday as the result of a shooting in Stamps. The Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division has been called in to investigate the shooting that also left a 16-year-old youth from East Camden seriously injured. The ASP said in a statement that...
Police: 1 dead, one injured after Saturday morning shooting in Stamps
Arkansas State Police detectives are investigating after a Saturday morning shooting left one teen dead and another injured.
Murfreesboro truck driver killed in Daisy accident
A Murfreesboro man died Wednesday morning in a one-vehicle accident involving an 18-wheeler. William H. Cox, 76, of Murfreesboro, was traveling eastbound in a 1996 International on U.S. Highway 70 east of Daisy when the vehicle exited the right shoulder and overcorrected, according to a preliminary fatal crash summary filed by Arkansas State Police. The truck crossed both lanes, overturning on its passenger side as it entered the opposite lane facing west. The report states the vehicle struck a resident’s carport.
One injured in Rosston shooting
ROSSTON – An altercation Sunday night led to the shooting of a 22-year-old Rosston man. According to a report from Chief Deputy Larry Miller with the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred around 8:30 p.m. in the 1900 block of State Hwy. 200. The report states three individuals were involved and a shot was fired from a handgun. The victim was taken to Wadley Hospital in Hope by private vehicle and later transferred to Wadley Regional in Texarkana, though the injuries weren’t life threatening.
City of Hope Sets Memorial Day Trash Schedule
The City of Hope will be closed May 29, 2023 for Memorial Day. Monday trash will be picked up on Tuesday. Tuesday trash will be picked up on Wednesday. Thursday and Friday trash will run normal. No Rubbish pick up this week. Commercial route will run normal.
Interstate 30 wreck takes life of Hope man
One Hope resident was killed and a second was injured early Wednesday in a wreck on Interstate 30 south of Malvern. According to a preliminary Arkansas State Police report, a 2021 Prius driven by Corey Lewis, 21, of Hope came to a stop on the outside traffic lane of Interstate 30 eastbound near the 96-mile marker. His car was rear-ended by a 2016 Freightliner, which was also eastbound. The collision caused both vehicles to leave the road.
Goodwin wins smoker/grill
PRESCOTT – Charles Goodwin was the winner of a grill/smoker raffled off by the Prescott Rotary Club. The drawing was held Friday morning at the Bank of Delight, with Jodie Lathrop picking the winner. The names were held by president-elect Patricia Roberts.
An Opportunity to Own a Piece of History
The Historic Washington Foundation (HWF) will sell at auction a number of items currently stored in the town’s Livery Stable. Even though the items are stored at Washington, the auction will take place in the Art Barn at Hope’s Fair Park, beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 10.
Nashville middle schooler saves classmate from choking
HOWARD COUNTY, Ark. (KSLA) - A Nashville Junior High student has been given a Hero Award for his brave actions!. According to the school, Ashton Porter saw a friend choking on a water bottle cap and jumped up tp help. He performed the Heimlich Maneuver and was able to save the other student! The student was then checked out by the school’s nurse.
Arts Council Announces New Gallery Exhibit
Hope, Ark. The Southwest Arkansas Arts Council announces a new gallery show of. pictures by Photographer, Ann Gaskin. Gaskin, a native of East Texas, has traveled. across the country taking pictures at every chance. Riding beside her husband, Gaskin. utilized the couple’s transport business and nationwide travel to create the...
Bell new coach at NHS
ROSSTON – Jamario Bell has been hired as the new boys basketball coach and teacher for Nevada. This was done at the May meeting of the Nevada School Board Thursday night. The board accepted four resignations, including that of Bobby Mullins and his wife. In other business, the board...
A moment with Mayor Larry Dunaway
Tuesday Nashville Mayor Larry Dunaway took a moment to inform and update the city on the current projects that’s been going on in Nashville along with what was discussed at the Nashville City Council meeting. Dunaway even mentioned the changes that will be made at the junction of Pope...
Prescott Schools asked to “stop encouraging Christianity in public schools”
(Republished from the Arkansas Advocate) A national nonprofit that advocates for the separation of church and state asked a Southwest Arkansas school district on May 16th to stop distributing Bibles at an elementary school and leading students in prayer, according to a May 16th news release. The Freedom From Religion...
From Outlaw to Rattler: Coach Alexander takes over at Murfreesboro
Kevin Alexander is excited about his new role as the Murfreesboro Rattlers boy’s basketball coach following his hire last week by the South Pike County School Board. Alexander has spent the last eight years as coach of the highly successful Dierks Outlaws boys’ program, who won the district championship for five consecutive years through this past season and finished with a 25-6 record.
Hope police log
On May 9, 2023, at approximately 11:00am, Officers with the Hope Police Department arrested Jewell Muldrow, 71, of Hope, AR. Mr. Muldrow was arrested and charged with Delivery of Fentanyl. The arrest occurred in the 1400 block of North Grove. Mr. Muldrow was taken to the Hempstead County Detention Facility and held for a first appearance.
Bethel A.M.E. Church Sets Summer Revival
Bethel A.M.E. Church at 418 South Laurel in Hope will hold a summer revival June 25th at 5pm and June 26th and 27th at 6:30pm. Speakers will include Pastor R. Glenn Chargois of Greater Union Hill Baptist Church in Morrilton, Pastor Jefferson D. Walker, Jr. of Columbus Missionary Baptist Church in Memphis, TN, and Pastor J. Barrington Minix, Sr. of Gaines Street Baptist Church in Little Rock. Dr. J. Wayne Rogers (pictured) is the host pastor. The public is invited.
Hempstead County Quorum Court Meets, Approves Minutes, Adjourns
The Hempstead County Quorum Court met at the Courthouse on Thursday May 25th for their regular monthly meeting. The only item on the agenda was the approval of the minutes from the previous meeting which JP Jesse Henry put forward a motion to accepted, which was seconded and passed. The next motion was a motion to adjourn which passed and the meeting confused.
Beckie Moore Retiring
Beckie Moore, Executive Director of the Klipsch Heritage Museum Association, has announced she will be retiring August 4th. She has served in that position since March of 2022. Moore is a native of Hope and has served in several high-profile positions in Hope including as the Executive Director of the...
Area farmers’ markets opening this weekend; plant sale Saturday
The Nashville Farmers’ Market will be open Friday, May 26, from 7-11 a.m. or until sold out. Vendors will have fresh produce, honey, jellies, eggs, crafts, indoor and outdoor house plants. To become a vendor call Gerry Wenta at 903-278 6716. The Nashville Demonstration Organic Garden will have a...
QC needs two tries on giving raises
PRESCOTT – A special meeting of the Nevada County Quorum Court was called Tuesday night with the only item on the agenda to give raises to courthouse employees and drivers with CDL licenses. It should not have taken long to do, and it should have been a simple matter....
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