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The Buffalo River Watershed Alliance (BRWA) has announced a complaint has been filed with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas against the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). The complaint is challenging a finding of No Significant Impact and the related Environmental Assessment approving the Robert's Gap Project located within the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests and within the headwaters of the Buffalo River watershed. more
When I got a phone call last week from the Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce informing us that Camp Jack had been chosen as the 2022 “Nonprofit of the Year” — it was a shock. I had no idea we were being considered or that someone from the community had nominated us. Considering all the other remarkable nonprofits in the area who do such great work, this recognition is both humbling and a great honor. more
The Jasper School District Board of Education approved a list of requests for out-of-state student field trips when it met in February. more
The Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors met for their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the Claridge Board Room at Signature Tower. more
Students from Harrison High School have begun conducting oral histories of local veterans at Camp Jack as part of the school’s EAST program. Among other purposes, these interviews will be submitted to the United States Library of Congress to provide public access and preserve these important parts of our nation’s history. more
Potential home buyers and renters desiring to move to Harrison may discover there is a short supply of houses and apartment units on the market. Housing is the number one issue the city faces in terms of community growth according to Bob Largent, president and CEO of the Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce. The shrinking inventory of homes has worsened as new residential developments have not kept up with the influx of new people moving in. more
The Arkansas Department of Transportation will conduct a Public Involvement Meeting from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9, to discuss the proposed Highway 65/Industrial Park Road/Main Street … more
The Explore Harrison Entertainment District Oversight Committee met at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at the Hotel Seville to make decisions about cups, events as well as rules and regulations for participating restaurants to follow. more
Passage of two budgets were part of some housekeeping matters carried out by the Jasper School District Board of Education when it met in February. more
Even with Mother Nature throwing in over a foot of snow, a sheet of ice and heavy rains during construction, work on the Pioneer Wilderness Bike Trail has finished. The community partners who brought the trail to fruition have announced the official grand opening ceremony, which is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 29. The ceremony will occur near the softball field on the North Arkansas College (Northark) South Campus. Should inclement weather prevent an outdoor ceremony, the event will occur in the JPH Conference Center. more
We’re into month number two of our new year already … time is flying. more
Kelsey Briggs grew up in a flower shop her mom owned. Her mother had created a fun place for her to play during the day at the back of the shop. Then as Kelsey got older she helped with blowing up balloons and after high school had a desire to actually learn the business. more
The Western Grove School campus was advised to lock down temporarily on Wednesday, March 1, due to an armed individual that was on foot in the area. more
Did you ever deface a bleacher in the old junior high school gymnasium? No worries, no one is taking names or closely reading inscriptions on the old boards. more
Harrison Mayor Jerry Jackson made a presentation at the annual Eggs and Issues State of the City event on Tuesday, Feb. 21, speaking to many of Harrison’s businesspeople and community leaders. He covered the city’s ongoing battle against the outside perceptions of racism and spoke to the legitimacy of the “America’s Most Racist Town” viral video posted in 2020. more
Lenten Lunches started March 1 more
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