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The Harrison Daily Times has been in continuous publication since 1876. We publish Tuesday through Saturday mornings. Our paid circulation is 5,000 on the weekends and 4,885 on the weekdays.

You can reach us at 870-741-2325, We are located on the Courthouse Square at 111 W. Rush Ave. in Harrison, Arkansas 72601 or mail to PO Box 40 Harrison, AR, 72602-0040.


The Harrison Daily Times is proud to offer the news in many different formats so that no matter what your reading preference or device, you have local news at your fingertips. In addition to the daily print publication, we publish a digital version of the newspaper on the Internet at www.harrisondaily.com. This is a mobile site accessible from all computers, tablets and smart phones with up-to-date news daily.

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Meet the staff

Jim Holland



Lynn Blevins

Managing Editor

Lynn has worked for the Harrison Daily Times since 2001, and was named managing editor in 2014. Lynn is responsible for keeping the staff on track, coordinating the obituaries and working with special sections of the paper. When she’s not at her desk getting the paper ready, she enjoys spending time with five grandchildren, experimenting with salsa recipes, reading Stephen King novels and listening to 70s music.


James L. White

James joined the staff of the Harrison Times in 1996 and was named associate editor in 2008. In addition to his duties as associate editor, James covers several beats at the newspaper, including Harrison School District, North Arkansas College, and various Boone County municipalities and school districts. He is also responsible for producing the Harrison Police Log and the Boone County Jail roster. He enjoys spending his free time with his two daughters and grandchildren, and performing as a musician in a variety of venues in Northwest Arkansas.


Jeff Dezort

News Editor

Jeff Dezort has worked at the newspaper since 1978. He is News Editor for the Newton County Times in Jasper, Ark., as well as being the Harrison Times reporter for Newton County, city of jasper and other communities. He was an associate editor of the Harrison Daily Times  and was named editor of the Newton County Times in 2001 a position he held until the two publications consolidated newsrooms in 2016. He continues to cover Newton County as well as special assignments for the Harrison Daily Times. A former Scoutmaster and a parent of an Eagle Scout, Jeff enjoys fishing and the outdoors.


Terri Smith

Many enjoy reading the “People” pages in the Harrison Times because they feature the many faces and activities in our community. As lifestyle editor, Terri organizes and edits those pages as well as covering the clubs, events, weddings and social activities in our area. She began working at the Harrison Daily Times in July 2019. In her spare time she enjoys the beautiful waterways of our area and never misses an opportunity to travel to new places.


Rodney Beaver

Rodney Beaver joined the Harrison Daily Times as sports reporter in January 2018. He covers all local area sports, including 18 schools and North Arkansas College, as well as writing sports feature stories. He writes a weekly column for the Friday sports section. He also can be seen shooting photos and taking notes on the sidelines at Goblin football games for the Daily Times’ Friday night football feature. Rodney graduated from Bergman High School in 1998 and is currently enrolled at North Arkansas College. His hobbies include floating waterways, hiking and any other outdoor adventure. He currently has three hole-in-ones during his two years of participating in the sport of disc golf.


Sheri Underdown

Taking care of her customers is what Sheri likes to do. She will be happy to assist you with all your advertising needs or questions about getting your ad online and in the newspaper. She has been with the Harrison Times since 2016, prior to that she owned and operated preschool for seven years, In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her three kids and going horseback riding with the family.


Kari Coolidge

Local advertising is Kari’s specialty. She joined the Harrison Daily Times in 2021. Educated in the Harrison and Valley Springs school systems, she explored the East Coast for fifteen years before the beauty of the Ozarks called her back to her happy roots This is where she finds great personal fulfillment in serving her community again. Kari enjoys creative writing, music production, and keeping her trivia skills sharp.


Samantha Harness

Graphic Artist

The design and composition required to build each edition of the Harrison Times is primarily handled by Samantha Harness. She is a graphic artist in the Phillips Media Group Composing Department. Samantha graduated from Harrison High School in 2005 before attending Missouri State University. She has degrees in Marketing, as well as Graphic Design. Samantha joined the staff in June 2018. Samantha enjoys photography, reading and interior design.


Sherry Zollo

Graphic Artist

Advertising and promotions graphics is Sherry’s specialty. She is the graphic artist who designs and creates the ads in the Harrison Times and Newton County Times. Sherry designs the covers on our special sections as well as the many house ads published. She has worked in the Phillips Media Group Composing Department since 2008. In her spare time she likes to read and is a nature lover.


Dane Milner

Circulation Manager

Dane is the Circulation Manager for the Harrison Times, Newton County Times and the West Plains Daily Quill. He oversees the distribution and delivery of the newspapers as well as many of the back office subscription duties. Dane joined the Harrison Times staff in April of 2013 and has worked for several of our current and previous publications in Ark., Mo. and Okla.