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I learned a long time ago to be very skeptical of statistics. People with creative pencils can make numbers magically transform based on what is in their best interest. In Washington D.C., they call it “spinning.” Around these parts we call it a lie. more
Bob Largent, President/CEO of the Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce, presented the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2022's Economic Development Report to the Harrison City Council Thursday night, but broke away to tell about his attending last week the largest retail exposition in the southern United States. more
The North Arkansas Regional Medical Center Board of Directors met on Tuesday, Jan. 24, and heard an update from recently appointed Chief Operating Officer, Josh Bright. more
The Harrison Daily Times welcomes Jay Cooper, the newest hire as associate editor and reporter. more
Several businesses and homeowners in Harrison were without power on Wednesday after the recent heavy, wet snowstorm. Businesses on Main Street as well as North Arkansas Regional Medical Center were affected. Entergy crews worked quickly to restore power as soon as they could. more
The Harrison City Council met Thursday night, Jan. 26, and gave final approval to what was described as a "slow, messy and ugly process." more
"The time to buy it is when you find it," so the flea market saying goes. If you saw "it" recently at Emma's Museum of Junk, located just off the square in Jasper, thinking you could go back and buy it later, you might be too late. The store's stock of antiques, knick-knacks, do-dads and thingamajigs is almost gone. The store's owner said she is going to close the store and retire. more
Harrison now has an official master plan for the location and the construction of future pedestrian and bicycle trails in the city. The plan was officially adopted by the city council Thursday night, Jan. 26, after having been vetted by the Community Environmental, Services and Welfare Committee led by new chairman council member Reed Petty. more
The National Weather Service reported the Boone and Newton County areas received from 10 to 14 inches of snow between Tuesday, Jan. 24 and Wednesday Jan. 25. Entergy brought in additional staff members to accommodate repairing the expected power outages due to the very heavy, wet snowfall. more
Flu-related deaths in the state continue to rise this flu season. The Arkansas Department of Heath (ADH) reports 129 such deaths have been recorded to date. Also, school absenteeism rate last week was 7.4% among public schools. more
The North Arkansas Regional Medical Center Board of Directors met for their first meeting of the new year on Tuesday, Jan. 24, and welcomed a new board member, Larry Phillips. Phillips was approved by the Boone County Quorum Court to follow Matt Miller after his term expired. more
A zoning code conflict with the federal Fair Housing Act was resolved by the Harrison Planning Commission when it met Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 24, at city hall. However, before it becomes finalized, a public hearing must be held and final approval by the city council will be required. more
The Harrison Public Schools Board of Directors met Tuesday, Jan. 17, for the monthly meeting and approved the school calendar for the 2023-2024 school year. more
The Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors met for their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 24, in their new location on the third floor of Signature Bank Tower. more
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