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Stories from Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Highland council has busy agenda (08/17/11)
Opening bids for chip sealing projects, an update on the city fun park and sewer rates were among the top discussions on the agenda at Highland City Council's Aug. 9 meeting. Fun Park Highland Mayor Richard Smith announced to council the city had hired an appraiser to appraise the properties next to Lake Mirandy. ...
Medical examiner rules drowning as choking (08/17/11)
The findings from the State Medical Examiner's officer regarding the suspected drowning death of 15-year old Steven Dinet III have been returned to the Sharp County Sheriff's Department Aug. 15. Dinett was suspected of drowning July 7 near Buford Beach in Hardy, where his body was recovered with the aid of divers and underwater cameras July 8...
Ash Flat Fire Department to move to temporary location (08/17/11)
A special meeting to discuss the relocation of the Ash Flat Fire Department during construction of the new library was called on Tuesday, Aug. 9, between city officials, Fire Department officials, White River Planning and Development officials and representatives from USDA, who are the administrators of the library grant...
Group forms to discuss importance of Cherokee Village sales tax (08/17/11)
Tammy Curtis Staff Writer The importance of Cherokee Village passing a one percent sales tax has led supporters to form a group of Cherokee Village citizen's called, "Citizen's for Sales Tax." They will be meeting every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Cherokee Village City Hall, until the Sept. 13 special election. The group is comprised of private citizens who are not affiliated with city government...
Collins-Smith switches to Republican Party (08/17/11)
In what many viewed as a not so shocking decision, State Representative Linda Collins Smith, who represents District 80 of Sharp and Randolph Counties, announced Aug. 10 she will switch from the Democratic to the Republican party. Smith's announcement was made following a meeting of the House Republican caucus at the State Capitol in Little Rock. ...
Series of Cherokee Village break-ins, thefts solved (08/17/11)
Residents of Cherokee Village should be able to rest a little easier, as a thief is behind bars for breaking into six homes and possibly more. The arrest has provided police with over five truckloads of stolen merchandise. While the investigation has been ongoing for months, a tip from a confidential informant led to the arrest of Jason Evans, 40, of Cherokee Village, for residential burglary and theft of property on Aug.9...