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Newton County JPs OK 2019 budget
The Newton County Quorum Court set budgets for 2019 at its regular monthly meeting held Monday night, Dec. 3. J.Ps looked at each appropriation for each department or office in the general fund, as well as the overall budget for the County Road Department and a separate budget for the operation of t
Conference play begins well for Jasper
BENTONVILLE — Jasper picked up some convincing conference wins on Friday. The Pirates traveled to NWA Classical Academy to battle with the Spartans in 1A-1 basketball action and defeated their conference opponent, 68-20. The Lady Pirates won over the Lady Spartans, 57-14. The Junior Pirates won thei
Newton County Sheriff's Report
7:49 a.m. - A caller to 911 reported a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 65 and state Highway 123. A 16-year-old was reported to have neck and back injuries. 9:35 a.m. - Caller reported burning brush.
Wednesday will be a ‘full day of searching;’ Additional rain could complicate effort
With yet another storm in the forecast, searchers will once again be racing the weather as they look for any signs of John and Amy Villines. John and Amy have been missing since Friday, Nov. 30, when their vehicle washed off Highland Street in an apparent flash flood where Dry Branch Creek crosses t
MC man allegedly places pistol to brother’s head as the 2 men fight
A Marion County man, 46-year-old Dennis Sowells of Yellville, has been arrested and charged following an altercation with his brother leading him to allegedly place a pistol to his sibling's head.
The Search Resumes for a Missing Harrison, Ark. Couple
HARRISON, Ark. - The search effort resumes for a missing Harrison, Arkansas couple after they went missing Friday, Nov. 30. The search was suspended due to weather concerns. The couple's car was swept away by a flood and found Nov. 30, but the couple is still missing.
Angels with Paws trees support local shelter animals
“All the shelter dogs and cats want for Christmas is a warm home and a loving family. But if you can’t adopt, you can make sure that local shelter animals have a warm, safe place to stay, food to eat and veterinary care,” says an Ozark Humane Society (OHS) spokesman.
Elks Kids Christmas event Dec. 15
The Harrison Elks Lodge will host their Elks Annual Kids Christmas from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Elks Lodge located on Highway 412/62/65 North in Harrison. The event is for children ages birth to 12 years old and children must be present with an adult. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be present f
Searchers taking nothing for granted
Boone County Sheriff Mike Moore said a veritable small army, largely volunteers, took to Crooked Creek on Sunday in the search for signs of John and Amy Villines. John and Amy have been missing since Friday, Nov. 30, when their vehicle washed off Highland Street in an apparent flash flood where Dry
Newton County man killed in Searcy County crash
A Newton County man was killed in a head-on collision in Searcy County Tuesday afternoon. The victim is identified as 65-year-old Malcolm Boultbee of Marble Falls.
Summit man allegedly drives to court with break-in tools in bed of truck
A Marion County man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly drove a truck to court on an unrelated matter with tools used in a break-in in the bed of the vehicle. According to the probable cause affidavit filed Friday, 26-year-old Dylan Statum of Summit, has been charged with felony counts
Judge: Arkansas hog farm's lawsuit against state to continue
VENDOR, Ark. (AP) — A recent ruling has upheld an Arkansas hog farm's lawsuit against the state's environmental policy-making body over its permit application to operate near the Buffalo River.
Cancer support group celebrates holiday
The Newton County Cancer Support Group recently held a Christmas Show fundraiser featuring a musical performance by Bruce Wilburn. Food and desserts were provided by patrons and survivors. A bake sale was also included. Eye openers and tummy pleasers included a special decorated Christmas tree danis
Boone County Jail roster from Nov. 26 - Dec. 3
Jayson D. Allred, 35, of Huntsville was booked in Nov. 29 at 11:15 p.m. on revocation of suspended sentence with no bond amount shown. Released on bond Dec. 2. Leslie M. Atnip, 35, of Harrison was booked in Aug. 15 at 3:36 p.m. on theft by receiving and unauthorized use of a vehicle with bond set at
The verdict: Guilty of murder
It was broad daylight on a nice autumn day in 1912 when 18-year-old Miss Ella Barham of rural Boone County was murdered. She was raped, killed by a severe blow to the head, and dismembered with an axe. Soon, a neighborhood man was arrested for the murder and put on trial for his life.
Entergy preparing for possible winter storm
Entergy customer service manager Mark Martin said the company was bringing in additional help in case a predicted winter storm creates problems for residents. Martin said Thursday that an additional 100 employees, including 60 linemen and 40 ground support staff, were being brought to Harrison this
Hog farm’s appeal rooted; motion to dismiss denied
JASPER — Newton County Circuit Judge John Putman on Friday denied the state Pollution Control and Ecology Commission’s (PCE) motion to dismiss C&H Hog Farm’s appeal of denial of its permit to operate and that stays issued in October are still in place.
Helping others is a way of life
Sergeant Major Lance Nutt spoke to Harrison Rotary Club recently during their weekly club meeting. Sergeant Major Lance Nutt was sworn into the Marine Corps by his father, a retired Marine Corps Naval Aviator, in 1988. Early in his career and as a young Marine, he deployed to the Persian Gulf as par
Speaker explains Pete’s Pantry; donations made
Dr. Charles Adair presided at the Friday, Nov. 9, Boone and Newton Counties Retired Teachers and Support Staff (BNCRTSS) traditional Thanksgiving potluck luncheon at First Christian Church in Harrison. He also asked the blessing with thankfulness for our veterans who protect our freedoms. Charles Ru
Sensory walk now open at Berryhill Park
SEARCY — Each year, First Security Bank in Searcy raises money for a charity or group in the area. This year, the bank’s staff wanted to do something different. Kristi Thurmon, vice president for marketing at First Security, said a new idea was hatched — funds for a sensory-type walk.