HUNT FOR IZARD COUNTY MAN: SUSPECT STILL AT LARGE
The Izard County Sheriff's Department, along with the Fulton County Sheriff's Department, are looking for Matthew Jones, a probation absconder. Jones is still at large after a high volume pursuit from the Fulton County Sheriff's Department. According to Chief Deputy Al Roork, around 3 p.m. on Dec. 1 a pursuit began after deputies from the Izard County Sheriff's Office attempted to serve a felony warrant to Jones...
METH CHARGES IN FULTON COUNTY
The Fulton County Sheriff's Office is cracking down on methamphetamine use. Over the course of the last few weeks, Fulton County deputies have made numerous traffic stops that have led to the arrests of many area residents for crimes involving meth and meth related devices...
Anonymous donation sets up free adoption
Horseshoe Bend Animal Control is in the holiday spirit, thanks to an anonymous savior. Someone in the Horseshoe Bend area has graciously and anonymously chosen to donate to the Horseshoe Bend Animal Control. Thanks to this special, giving person, all animals at Animal Control will be available for adoption, free of charge to the public...
Run-off Election Results
The Fulton County run-off election results are in. Lynn Guffey beat out Lori Benedict by 78 votes. Guffey received 141 votes to Benedict's 63. Guffey will remain as Justice of the Peace, District 2 for Fulton County. Justice of the Peace District 7 for Fulton County will remain Tesa Bishop Nelson...
Suspect still at large following pursuit by two counties
A suspect is still at large after a high volume pursuit from the Fulton County Sheriff's Department. According to Chief Deputy Al Roork of the Fulton County Sheriff's Office, around 3 p.m. on Dec. 1 a pursuit began after deputies from the Izard County Sheriff's Office attempted to serve a felony warrant to an Izard County resident...
Community urges quorum court to save 4-H coordinator position
Another large crowd gathered at the Sharp County Quorum Court meeting Nov. 21 to try to ask the court to reconsider funding for the Sharp County 4-H coordinator position, which is held by Annie Lester. Former 4-H member and Sharp County Economic Development Commissioner John Kunkel addressed the court on behalf of the cause...
Ash Flat and Hardy to host upcoming Christmas parades
The annual Ash Flat Christmas Parade slated for Dec. 3 is quickly approaching. This year, similar to years past, will kick off at 2 p.m. sharp with a lineup beginning at 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Forschler Home Center in Ash Flat. The Grand Marshalls for this year's parade are Duane and Fay Fulton. The Fulton's owned and operated the Ash Flat Dairy Freeze until closing its doors in late September of this year...
Fire set in vacant Hardy building under investigation
The Hardy Police and Fire Departments responded to a report of a fire set inside a vacant business in the Historic District on Main Street in Hardy Nov. 26. According to a report from the Hardy Police Department, emergency responders arrived at 126 E Main Street, formerly known as The Gem Jewellery store. ...
Cave City FFA excels at the Arkansas State Fair
Several students with the Cave City Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter did exceptionally well during the Arkansas State Fair in October of this year. According to ninth grade student Dylan Leddy and 10th grade student Brittany Kunkel, each of the 10 students who competed returned home in the top five for their class...
Ash Flat City Council discusses improvements to city lighting
The City of Ash Flat may be a little brighter in the near future, after the Ash Flat City Council voted to approve an audit be carried out by Entergy. Pete Richardson, a consultant for Hybrid Energy, spoke to the council about the replacement program he had been working on for the city's street lights, fire station, community building, library and incoming city hall...
Cherokee Village splits clerk/treasurer position
The City of Cherokee Village is without a clerk/treasurer after the council voted to accept the resignation of former clerk/treasurer, Stephanie Johnson Nov. 17. Johnson was the appointed replacement for prior position holder, Lana Hamilton. Following the acceptance of Johnson's resignation, the council immediately began a discussion of proposed ordinance 2016-03 - an ordinance which would separate the position of clerk/treasurer and create two separate positions, one for clerk, which would be an elected position, and the second of treasurer, which would be an appointed position for terms of four year intervals.. ...
Mammoth Spring PD receives new patrol SUV
Residents of Mammoth Spring will soon notice a new police cruiser patrolling the city. The city was recently able to purchase a 2016 Ford Explorer for the Mammoth Spring Police Department. This new patrol sports utility vehicle is equipped with the police package and is all wheel drive. Once the light bar is put on, the SUV will be ready for use. The new SUV will be driven by Mammoth Spring Police Chief Michael Davis...
Salvation Army seeking bell ringers
Those familiar bells are ringing once again. With the start of the holiday season comes the Salvation Army, setting up their red kettles to collect donations. Approximately 95 percent of the donations collected from the red kettles stay in Oregon County and help those in need...
Upcoming local Christmas events
During the Christmas season there are many events residents have the opportunity to enjoy, with some of the events being held this coming weekend and more to follow in the coming weeks. One of these is the city of Koshkonong's annual Christmas parade to be held Saturday, Dec. ...
Christmas in Our Town to be held in Alton
Christmas is just around the corner and there are many upcoming events that residents will be able to attend, such as the Christmas in Our Town in Alton. Sponsored by the Alton Area Chamber of Commerce, this event will help get you in the Christmas spirit and enjoy the season-filled fun...
THAYER 2016 MR. & MISS MERRY CHRISTMAS CANDIDATES
The crowning of the Thayer Little Mr. and Miss Merry Christmas, and Junior Mr. and Miss Merry Christmas and Mr. and Miss Merry Christmas is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 10, immediately following the Thayer Christmas Parade at the new city stage, located by the Thayer Police Station. ...
Many recognized at F.C. Fair Volunteer Dinner
Every year, the Fulton County Fair Board of Directors hosts an annual awards program to recognize a business or group, and individuals who have shown outstanding support of the Fulton County Fair. This year's awards were presented by Fair Board President Michael Barnett, to Ron and Maggie Clifford, owners of Dairy Queen, and to members of Zeta Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi...
F.C. hospital board reviews finances
The Fulton County Hospital Board of Governors met in regular session on Monday, Nov. 28. During the meeting, the board discussed the financials and statistical report for September and October. For the month ending Sept. 30, 2016, Fulton County Hospital had an average daily census of four for inpatient and five for swing bed. There was a total of 41 inpatient admissions, 38 inpatient discharges and 15 swing bed discharges...
Salem Masonic Lodge Donates to AGAPE
Masons Jim Weathers and Frank Kish donate 250 pounds of food to the AGAPE Food Room in Salem.
Pair arrested in Mt. Pleasant
A pair was arrested around midnight Saturday, Nov. 26, at the convenience store in Mount Pleasant, following a call to the sheriff's office about a possible overdose. Melody Hunter, age 24, of Mt. Pleasant, was located in the front passenger seat of a vehicle. After several attempts to awaken Hunter, she finally responded...
First Community donates to Shop with a Cop
John Kunkel (center) with First Community Bank presented Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts (left) and Cherokee Village Police Chief Rick Crook (right) with a check for $600 for the Sharp County Sheriff's annual Shop With a Cop event.
Louisiana man found dead in Williford
A man from Louisiana was killed in Williford Nov. 13 after he fell out of the vehicle he was driving, and was then run over. According to a report from the Sharp County Sheriff's Department, dispatch received a 911 call from a man stating that he had found Harry Thibodaux, 73, of Donaldsonville, La., lying near a driveway unresponsive...
Highland Police Chief warns public about scams on the rise
With the holiday season upon us, Highland Police Chief Shane Russell said he would like to warn area residents that scammers are on the prowl. "A lot of times, with these scams, they'll claim people have won prizes, but in order to collect the prize, you have to send money. If you've won something, you don't have to send money. They will tell you that you only have some small window of time to claim your prize and try to get you to send money right that minute," Russell said...
Nine Mile Ridge FD moves forward with expansion
The Nine Mile Ridge Fire Department started pouring the concrete for their new department expansion Nov. 15. According to Fire Chief Freddy Gann, he said the building project actually started a couple months ago, but the plan has finally been put into action...
Vehicle repair turns fatal for SC man
A Sharp County man was killed Nov. 15 after the vehicle he was working on, slipped off the jack stand being used to prop the vehicle up, crushing him. According to a report from the Sharp County Sheriff's Department, dispatch received a 911 call stating that the caller had driven by a home at 567 Big Creek Road and noticed a man, later identified as Barney Oldfield, 74, pinned underneath his gray, Lincoln Towncar...