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We really need to do something about our national debt. No, I’m not talking about the nearly $35 trillion dollars Congress has borrowed over the years. I am discussing a more important debt. A debt born in blood, sweat and sacrifice. The saying “Freedom Isn’t Free” rings so true and the people who paid this steep price are called veterans. We owe them a massive debt that can never be repaid, but we can try to do a better job taking care of them. more
Earth Day — April 22 “The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.” —Lady Bird Johnson more
Today, the Diamond City Volunteer Fire Department’s Annual Yard-Sale Fundraiser is ongoing till 4 p.m. at the Station. You don’t want to miss it! more
Special Olympics Arkansas Area 2 held their Spring Track and Field event at F.S. Garrison Stadium in Harrison on Friday, April 12. The events kicked off with a torch run featuring officers of the Harrison Police Department and Boone County Sherriff's Office at 8:30 a.m. The torch run began at the  Harrison City Hall and ended at the F.S. Garrison Stadium. more
The National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) in cooperation with North Arkansas College (Northark) is sponsoring the annual National CTE Letter of Intent Signing Day on Thursday, April 18, 2024. The local ceremony will be held in Pioneer Pavilion on the south campus, 1–3 p.m. more
[Note: The tragic incident related here took place in Newton County on January 2, 1953. The Boone County jail in Harrison housed the suspect for a short time, and much of the investigation was also done in Harrison, led by Deputy Prosecutor Joe Villines. Information for this story was obtained from The Harrison Daily Times, The Arkansas Gazette, and the Springfield News Leader dated January 3-7 of 1953.] more
The Marion County Sheriff's office reported that at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, they were dispatched to Welcome Ridge boat launch area in northern Marion County after area residents located the body of an unidentified white female, floating just offshore in Bull Shoals Lake. more
Thanks to everyone who joined us for the “Eclipse on the Street” last Monday. I hope everyone enjoyed the view. Thank you to our vendors for helping us make the event a hit. Thank you to everyone who came to the Friends of the Library Book Sale! more
This Saturday evening, VFW Post 10417 Awards Banquet takes place 6 p.m. in the Lead Hill School cafeteria. Scholarships will be awarded to the Patriots Pen Essay and Patriotic 3D Art contest winners. Come out and enjoy our talented students and more. Dinner is Free and served at 6 p.m. Program starts at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. more
The Downtown Harrison Revitalization Public Forum will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 6-7:30 p.m. more
For four years, Suzanne Buhr of Harrison has reviewed scholarship applications, interviewed students, and assisted with fundraisers for Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund. more
Mayor Jerry Jackson told the audience at the City Council Committee meeting Thursday night that there had been no problems during the eclipse. Then, for emphasis, he repeated, “No problems at all.” more
The Marion County Sheriff's office has reported that at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, Marion County deputies were dispatched to the Welcome Ridge boat launch area in northern Marion County after area residents located the body of an unidentified white female, floating just offshore in Bull Shoals Lake. more
Melonie Dees opened her new business in March 2023 and was the first business to locate in the Commerce Mall. more
The northbound lane of N. Main St. between E. Ridge Avenue and E. Prospect is closed for water leak repairs till 3:00 pm. Thursday, April 11. The water leak repairs are being made by the Harrison Water Department workers. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO / LEE H. DUNLAP more
Paige Henderson grew up in a few small towns in Iowa and Wisconsin before moving to Arkansas. She enjoys cooking with her husband, Jason — a freelance copywriter. The couple live near Berryville, where they work from home, "I’m an IT support specialist and I love the freedom I have working remotely. It gives me the chance to live almost anywhere and I'm happy to be here in Northwest Arkansas," says Henderson. more
[Note] The following highly entertaining first-hand account was given by Albert Raney, Sr. in the Harrison Daily Times, 1969 when he was 75 years old. It is hard to grasp now, in the days of instant everything, including communication and travel, but Albert’s story relates his first trip to Harrison from Newton County when he was 9 years old. Apparently he had never been out of Newton County, and had never seen an electric light until this adventure to another world---the city of Harrison. more
Folks of all ages convened on Yellville on Monday, April 8 to view the total eclipse of the sun together. The Yellville area received approximately 2 minutes and 48 seconds of totality during the eclipse, making it an appealing destination for eclipse chasers from around the country. more
Members of the North Arkansas College Basketball team moved 4500 books to the Boone County Library on Tuesday for the annual Spring Book Sale which begins on Thursday, 9 a.m.-Noon (FOL members hours), Noon-5 p.m. (open to public). more
WASHINGTON – Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.7 million grant to the Searcy County Government, Arkansas, to support manufacturing business growth. more
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