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Stories from Wednesday, August 24, 2011

AGFC officers assist in marijuana seizure (08/24/11)
Last week, wildlife officers with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission took part in the seizure of an estimated 20,000 marijuana plants in eastern Stone County. The Stone County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas National Guard and Drug Enforcement Administration were also involved in the seizure...
Cherokee Village works to establish 2012 budget (08/24/11)
Most members agree that the solution to Cherokee Village budget shortfalls are to implement revenue increases, as well as cutting spending. Members of the Cherokee Village Budget Committee met Aug. 10 to discuss incorporating those approaches for the 2012 budget, which is in the planning phases...
Consider safety tips when floating Spring River (08/24/11)
The cool, serene beauty of the Spring River is a lure for many locals and visitors. But the float experience can be dangerous for inexperienced or first time floaters. The most popular nine mile float, from Dam 3 to Many Islands, should not be done without the benefit of a life jacket and river safety precautions...
Sharp County residents encouraged to sign up for natural gas (08/24/11)
A crowd of interested Sharp County residents gathered Aug. 21, at the A.L. Hutson Memorial Center to discuss the proposed natural gas system that could soon become a reality. The group voiced concerns and opinions, and was given an opportunity to ask questions to a panel which included Mayors from Cherokee Village, Hardy, Highland and Sidney, as well as Sharp County Judge Larry Brown, Alderman Lynn Maxedon, Bob Wright with Crews and Associates, the company that will help with financing for the project. ...
West Memphis Three freed (08/24/11)
The wires from major news stations' equipment lay tangled and twisted on the ground outside the Craighead County Courthouse Aug. 19, as a slew of reporters from all over the world began their coverage of a story that started 18 years ago in Arkansas...
Community Spirit (08/24/11)
Living in a small town, one of the best ways to get to know people is to volunteer in the community. Whether it be at the local non-profit thrift store, animal shelter, lending expertise to a 4-H or FFA club, or even just reading to the kids at the library -- there's really no better way to meet your neighbors, and it's a fantastic way to keep vital programs and events going...
Air travel before 9/11 was a breeze (08/24/11)
Sometime during the summer of 2001, for no particular reason, I unplugged my television and have never turned it back on. I do not have a digital TV set, converter box, cable, satellite or whatever else has come along in the last 10 years. I suppose I am one of five people in all of America who did not see, live, the second plane hit the south tower of the World Trade Center in New York City, that tragic September day in 2001. ...