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Like everywhere in the U.S., our area deals with aging infrastructure, including asphalt streets and their inevitable potholes. Recently, several city streets were approved by the Harrison City Council to receive a fresh layer of asphalt. more
Boone County Sheriff Roy Martin regrets to announce that an inmate that was currently in custody for felony related offenses was found deceased in the jail around 11 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20. more
Newton County's Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) met Monday, morning, Sept. 11, at the Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Jasper, and, again, the topic of the April 8, 2024, solar eclipse came up in discussions. A question was raised about the danger of fire at a time when an excessive number of visitors could conceivably block roads and otherwise hinder emergency services response times. more
The Newton County Quorum Court passed a resolution at it Monday, Sept. 11, meeting authorizing the county judge to apply for a grant on behalf of the county circuit clerk. more
EDITOR’S NOTE: For Part I of The life and Times of William Wesley ‘Little Wes’ Hudson, see last week’s (Sept. 14) edition of the Harrison Daily Times, Museum Musings, page A3. more
The Boone County Local Emergency. Planning Committee (LEPC) met briefly Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Boone County Health Unit. more
The Harrison School Board convened on Tuesday, Sept. 19, and celebrated the outstanding achievement of one of its students, John Bray, an 11th-grader at Harrison High School. Bray was a finalist in the FBLA World Competition in Atlanta, Georgia, competing in Introduction to Social Media Strategies. He scored in the top 10 in his category internationally. Bray is the first Harrison student to advance this far in the competition. more
The Harrison Colony Chapter of DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) met on Friday, Sept. 15, to celebrate the display set up at the Boone County Library and to participate in proclamations Harrison Mayor Jerry Jackson and Boone County Judge Robert Hathaway read to proclaim Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week. more
Baxter Health is pleased to announce the addition of Cherisse Baldeo, MBBCh, FACC, to our medical staff and the Baxter Health Cardiology Clinic at Harrison. Dr. Baldeo, an esteemed cardiologist, has joined the practice of Dr. Ron Revard. more
Harrison's Parks and Recreation department held its monthly advisory committee meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 5. The committee is composed of local residents and is charged with giving input and oversight to the department. more
On Monday, Sept. 18, the board of directors for the Sugarloaf Wastewater Treatment facility convened to discuss continued recovery efforts following the April 26 control room fire. Plant operator David Green updated the board on the latest status of sewer plant operations, and the board discussed grant options for funding the plant reconstruction. more
Newton County polling locations are apparently still under scrutiny by the Department of Justice (DOJ) as being non-compliant under the federal Americans with Disability Act (ADA). more
First, I want to congratulate Matt Bell and the entire gang at Explore Harrison for an amazing Balloon Festival. The sights and sounds are memories thousands of families will cherish forever. Very few know the amount of hard work that goes into planning a successful event like this. It’s taking care of the hundreds of small details that makes it all work — so thank you all. more
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