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Stories from Thursday, September 8, 2011

Thayer hires firm to recoup losses (09/08/11)
The city of Thayer took a step Aug. 31 toward recovering $107,000 owed to the city in unpaid utility bills. In a special noontime meeting, the board heard from Linda Hudspeth, co-owner of Professional Credit Management of Mountain Home, Ark. The board unanimously supported hiring the agency to begin attempts to collect unpaid utility bills from city customers, many of whom are renters who have moved away...
Military helicopter helps law enforcement spot marijuana crops (09/08/11)
In August, north central Arkansas was buzzing with a military helicopter, which flew to help local and state law enforcement officers look for marijuana crops, ready for harvest. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said the helicopter, carrying a State Police "spotter," saw a few pot plants growing on an Izard County property, on Monday, Aug. 29...
Fulton County Hospital board discusses staff cuts, partnership (09/08/11)
The Fulton County Hospital Board faced a long night when it met on August 29, hearing from two companies who specialize in turning around "distressed" hospitals, and meeting with department heads about staff reductions and spending cuts. Department heads were previously asked to prepare job descriptions for their employees and determine what positions can be cut, as the board looks at staff reductions as one way to reduce expenses and deal with its debt issues...