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Local artist honored at competition

"The deteriorated condition of the church's interior represents the concept that all things built by man will come to an end," Young said. "However, those things that possess a natural life or a spiritual life will continue forever. His church may be in ruins, but his spirit and faith is alive and w

COURIER NEWS - 2018-06-18 09:17:00

Arkansas eager to put end to national championship drought

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COURIER NEWS - 2018-06-19 00:00:00

Atkins School Board meets new SROs

Atkins Police Chief Stephen Pack introduced Officers Greg Williams and Mark McCarthy, who each told about their years in law enforcement and their qualifications for the SRO position. The district's current SRO, Luke Sawdy, will go back on regular duty with the city. He expressed his appreciation to

COURIER NEWS - 2018-06-19 09:38:00

Know Your Local: Ryleigh Link

Ryleigh Link, a second grader at Crawford Elementary, has lived all seven years of her life here in the Arkansas River Valley.

COURIER NEWS - 2018-06-18 08:29:00

Commissioners review bike sharing program

Russellville Recreation and Parks Director Terry Thomas said he talked with Christie Graham, executive director of the Russellville Advertising and Promotion (A&P) Commission, about a test program Arkansas Tech University is considering that would offer bicycles to people who would rent them by usin

COURIER NEWS - 2018-06-19 09:36:00

24 local students attend Coding Camp

Suddenlink Altice USA sponsored 24 students in grades eight and nine so they could attend the five-day coding camp. Students learned about coding languages, web design and computer programming for apps and webpages. Throughout the week, students worked to design and build their own webpage.

COURIER NEWS - 2018-06-19 08:22:00

Little Johns take one day at a time

DANVILLE — The Little Johns motto, “Day by day” is perfect for the arduous months of offseason football — it encapsulates exactly what the weightlifting and conditioning and hours of toil are all about: Getting better, a little bit each day.

COURIER NEWS - 2018-06-19 09:55:00

St. John class assists local pregnancy clinic

The $100 Solution is a nonprofit organization that encourages groups to make a sustainable impact on the world around them using $100. Project guidelines encourage students to focus on five pillars: partnership, reciprocity, sustainability, capacity building and reflection.

COURIER NEWS - 2018-06-18 09:06:00

Harris announces bid for Russellville Mayor

"I am the son of parents who never completed high school, but who worked hard their entire lives to provide for me and my siblings," he said. "I was fortunate enough to be able to work my way through college and even go on to earn a Master's Degree from the University of Arkansas. I then enjoyed a 3

COURIER NEWS - 2018-06-18 10:03:00

Post 20 Pirates baseball at mid-season

"We are very excited about this team of young men," Wes said. "We have players from Russellville, Pottsville and Dover, and this ballclub is very scrappy and competitive.

COURIER NEWS - 2018-06-18 13:25:00

Pirates have strong spring and early summer

"I'm blessed to have good assistants behind me that did a great job keeping us afloat, and we had a good spring," Smith said. "We stepped out of baseball, and the next week we stepped into spring football. We met all our spring goals and have had a great summer so far."

COURIER NEWS - 2018-06-18 13:19:00

Pope County 9-1-1 restructures dispatch positions

Director Denise Robinson explained that there are four levels (1-4) of dispatchers, then there are supervisors. As the dispatch call volume has increased, so has the time it takes for training. She said now the supervisors are overloaded.


Mother shoots ex-boyfriend after child brings her gun, Houston police say

The woman who lives at the apartment, in the Willowbrook Mall area, is the ex-girlfriend of the man she’s accused of shooting, Hasley said.


Dismissed intermodal lawsuit could be appealed by plaintiffs

YCWF spokesman Jim Wood said he would meet with their attorney, Richard Mays of Heber Springs, to discuss the 16-page ruling and determine if there will be an appeal.


Homeowner reportedly catches burglar in act; suspect arrested

Tyler Pierce Gildner, 28, who lists a Caroline Acres address, was taken into custody shortly before 6:30 p.m. and charged with a felony count of residential burglary, punishable by up to 20 years in prison.


2018-19 urban deer hunt application period open

Hunters interested in participating in the Russellville, Cherokee Village, Fairfield Bay, Horseshoe Bend, Heber Springs and Hot Springs Village hunts should visit www.arkansasbowhunters.org to register online or contact J.D. Crawford at jd@arkansasbowhunters.org.


Man killed in 3rd fatal wreck since Wednesday

Steven Allen Reed, 48, of Hot Springs, driving a 1996 Chrysler Sebring, was southbound in the 500 block of Fox Pass shortly after 5:30 a.m. when he reportedly crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a northbound 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Roger Wayne Alred, 52, also of Hot Springs


Two Young Girls Found Unattended During Field Trip

Tracie Tucker lives in Mayflower - right across from a park and elementary school - "It's a good community, you know we have good schools here," says Tucker. Where on Tuesday - Mayflower police say they found two young girls - 7 and 9 years old - sitting on the bleachers inside a nearby gym. "Someb


Basketball courts could be renovated, painted at no cost to the city

Another option the commission would consider is Barrett’s group, The Blacktop Project, could partner with And1, an American footwear and clothing company that started in 1993 and specializes in basketball shoes, clothing and sporting goods. He said they are painting basketball courts across the coun


Russellville City Council discusses hiring a grant writer

Recreation and Parks Director Terry Thomas said he was looking recently for a grant to go towards construction of a dog park, but the deadline for the $25,000 grant had passed.