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Stories from Friday, September 3, 2010

Solemn Old Judge Days slated for weekend (09/03/10)
On Friday, Sept. 3, local performers will present the play: "Reflections in the Spring" at dusk, on the pavilion at the Mammoth Spring State Park. The plays tells the story of Mammoth Spring's connection to the Grand Ole Opry. George D. Hay, who was a reporter for the Memphis Commercial Appeal, attended the hoedown in Mammoth Spring while he was here on an assignment and later wrote in his history of the Opry that he was inspired by the musicians he heard at that hoedown. ...
Mammoth Spring seeks urban deer hunt approval (09/03/10)
When the Mammoth Spring City Council meets, Sept. 13, Mayor Jean Pace and three other city leaders hope an urban deer hunt will be approved. "People are complaining about an overpopulation of deer in the city limits," said Recorder-Treasurer Joan Baker. "The deer are eating up peoples' gardens, flowers and shrubs...
Council trashes fall clean up (09/03/10)
Salem residents who have made a pile of junk to set out for the city's fall clean-up program will have to hold on to the castoffs until spring or make a run to the landfill themselves. "What about not having a fall clean up?" That was the question Public Works Director Bill Worsham asked the Salem City Council at its Aug. 26 meeting...
Jail may need special election (09/03/10)
Fulton County Quorum Court met in special session on Thursday, Aug. 26 to discuss financing options for the proposed new jail project. Architects Herman and Doug Lee from Lee and Associates joined the Quorum Court members, members of the jail committee and Johnny James and Carolyn Woehl from the USDA...
Proposed Hospital could affect FCH (09/03/10)
Richard Irby Staff Writer The Sharp County Hospital Foundation wants voters to approve a countywide one cent sales tax this winter so a new full service hospital can be opened in about two years. But a member of the foundation expects a fight with existing hospitals as well as citizens who will oppose the tax increase...
Booze and Belts campaign to get underway (09/03/10)
The Arkansas Highway Safety Office announced plans for Arkansas State Police to join forces with local law enforcement officers from 130 agencies in a combined alcohol and seatbelt safety campaign now through Monday, Sept. 6. The "Booze and Belts" campaign is a new initiative that combines the "Click It or Ticket" and "Drunk Driving -- Over the Limit, Under Arrest" campaigns. Law enforcement officers statewide will be looking for impaired drivers as well as those who are not buckled up...
Areawide Media mourns loss of Vice-President and C.O.O., Wally Lage (09/03/10)
Areawide Media has lost one of its leaders and biggest supporters. Wally Lage, vice president and chief operating officer of Rust Communications, Areawide Media's parent company, drowned on Thursday, Aug. 19, while vacationing in Maine. Lage, 66, slipped off a wharf and into the water Thursday evening after returning from a boating outing...