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Local man, 22, drowns in river while hunting

KNOXVILLE -- A Russellville man has drowned after his boat capsized on the river during a duck hunt. According to reports, that divers with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission found 22-year-old Chase Standridge's body in the water near Cabin Creek in south Johnson County on Sunday. A commission sp

COURIER NEWS - 2017-11-21 16:10:01

Saturday collision on Hwy. 10 kills 2

Emily D Fitch, 25, and Andres G. Martinez, 21, both of Casa, were killed in a motor vehicle accident on State Highway 10 near Ola at approximately 4:41 a.m. on Saturday. According to a police report, the vehicle Martinez was driving crossed the center line and struck Fitch's vehicle. Fitch was trave

COURIER NEWS - 2017-11-21 21:16:39

Phillips announces his candidacy for prosecuting attorney

Jeff Phillips has announced his candidacy for prosecuting attorney for the 5th Judicial District which includes Pope, Johnson and Franklin counties. From 1993 to 1997 Mr. Phillips was chief deputy prosecuting attorney and has been a deputy prosecuting attorney in the district for the last 12 years.


Community people: Joe Hendrix and Beverly Keener

THE COURIER / Submitted Joe Hendrix (left) with the Russellville Kiwanis Club presented Beverly Keener with a check for $1,450 for Arkansas Children's Hospital. Russellville Kiwanis raised the funds during the last year through change collected from the club's Wishing Well program which has six coll


George wins State Star Award

Nathan George of Dardanelle was honored as the 2017 State Star for Arkansas during the 37th annual conference of America's Small Business Development Centers in Nashville, Tenn. George is the center director for the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) regional office a


Drainage talk turns into argument

The Russellville City Council got a monthly report on drainage work from Public Works Director Kurt Jones, who was heavily criticized by a resident and an alderman during Thursday's regular meeting at City Hall. Jones told Mark Tripp during the beginning of the discussion of flooding and drainage th


NWS designates ATU as a StormReady campus

Meteorologists Dennis Cavanaugh and Lance Pyle from the National Weather Service (NWS) in Little Rock traveled to Russellville on Thursday to present Arkansas Tech University with the NWS StormReady designation. The award was the culmination of a two-year process led by Heath Whorton, who serves as


Hector High School first nine weeks Honor Roll

Seventh grade: Landen Coffman, Aalia Holt, Joshua Petty Jr., Brayden Proctor, Brooke Smedley, and Tatyana Teel. Eighth grade: Luke Brown, Kimberly Capps, Sydni Collins, Jim Dixson, Emma Goates, Adison Hanna, Elisha Haston, Guion Honaker, Clinton Housley, Carson Lenhart, Kennedy Roberts and Jarrett W


Popular San Marcos food truck park shuts down

Only three food trucks remain at The Hitch in San Marcos. (KXAN photo) SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) - Food truck owners say they are being forced to leave San Marcos due to new strict health code regulations adopted by the city of San Marcos. A food truck park called The Hitch announced late last week

KXAN - 2017-11-21 00:15:12

Todds toast experiences: Out-going mayors talk accomplishments, downfalls from years in office

Upon setting down a glass of whiskey and water, Kyle Mayor Todd Webster engaged Buda Mayor Todd Ruge in a conversation on weight loss strategies. Cutting out beer and switching to spirits seems to do the trick, Webster said. Running a few miles a day also helps. Such is the nature of conversation

HAYSFREEPRESS.COM - 2017-11-22 06:00:49

Local area gymnasts sign to compete at Iowa

A noisy warehouse filled with hundreds of aspiring gymnasts learning the fundamentals of the sport is music to the ears of Lauren Guerin and Mackenzie Vance. Once upon a time, the duo was just like many of those young girls and boys, eager to be able to flip, jump, leap and hop. Little did the duo

HAYSFREEPRESS.COM - 2017-11-22 06:00:09

Give thanks with garden sage

Although during Thanksgiving the spotlight tends to focus on the cooks of the house, I believe it should also be a time for gardeners to receive some acclaim. So, gardeners of Buda, Kyle and Austin, if you grew any of the vegetables that are part of your Thanksgiving feast this coming Thursday, the

HAYSFREEPRESS.COM - 2017-11-22 06:00:36

Actor's hit-man father killed a federal judge

Minutes after the fatal shooting of President Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, Dallas police found a trio of unusually well-dressed tramps in a boxcar behind the "grassy knoll" and marched them single-file through Dealey Plaza. Photographers snapped several pictures of the passing parade.In the ensuing yea

HAYSFREEPRESS.COM - 2017-11-22 06:00:23

Whose hats are in the ring so far for election 2018?

These residents have announced that they will be running for office. Filing deadline for the March 2018 election is Dec. 11, 2017. This list, including available contact information, includes election districts and precincts that cover Hays County. Incumbents are denoted (i). We have reached out to

HAYSFREEPRESS.COM - 2017-11-21 18:32:19

Take action on Giving Tuesday and beyond

You probably already know about the two big shopping days - Black Friday and Cyber Monday - that follow Thanksgiving. But did you know that Giving Tuesday is observed on Nov. 28? By showing your generosity on this day and throughout the holiday season, you can benefit charitable organizations and yo

HAYSFREEPRESS.COM - 2017-11-21 16:46:50

Friendsday Thanksgiving - we give thanks

Friendsgiving is all the rage these days; the event of friends getting together for their own "Thanksgiving" is usually held on the Wednesday before or Friday after the official Thanksgiving. But it is an incredible event when your family Thanksgiving turns into a Friendsgiving. That's what I am tha

HAYSFREEPRESS.COM - 2017-11-21 17:58:52

Otsego County 2018 budget has small tax increase

The tentative 2018 budget for Otsego County has been released. Outgoing Otsego County Treasurer Dan Crowell said the $110,271,089 proposal calls for a $11,407,756 tax levy, which reflects a 0.07 percent increase from the 2017 levy. The tentative plan estimates revenues, transfers, fund balance and r

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-11-21 18:50:42

Bassett doctor discusses Swedish research project

Dr. Paul Jenkins has been a member of Bassett Healthcare Network for 28 years, but his work was in the international research spotlight this fall. The biostatistician spoke Tuesday at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown on his appointment as an honorary doctor at the Faculty of Medicine at Umea Un

DAILY STAR - 2017-11-22 01:14:18

Legends to return for Thanksgiving Day friendly

If you're a former Cooperstown soccer player who'll be in Cooperstown on Thanksgiving Day, dust off your old soccer boots and head to the varsity pitch behind CCS for the annual Legends Game at 10 a.m. All Cooperstown soccer alumni and CCS seniors who have played their last high school game are offi

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-11-21 18:49:56

Coop's last Griger earns another title

The days of the Griger girls winning swimming titles for Cooperstown Central School or the Clark Sports Center's Clark Sharks are ending soon, but as youngest sister Delilah's efforts this month show, they aren't over, yet. On Nov. 3 in Skaneateles, Griger, a junior, won the Section Three Class C t

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-11-21 18:43:12