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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. … 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. The Newton County Sheriff’s Department were … 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.During the Eggs and Issues sponsored by … more
A true tale of two churches more
Findley Hammonds looked up and greeted the young man. more
Rodney Beaver, executive director of the Recovery Center of the Ozarks (RCOzarks), spoke before the Harrison City Council at the regular meeting of the council on Thursday, Feb. 23, preceding Mayor Jerry Jackson’s signing of approval for RCOzarks’ application for Arkansas Opioid Recovery Partnership (ARORP) funding. Beaver made mention of a recent meeting that took place between the RCOzarks board, Mayor Jackson and Kirk Lane, the director of ARORP. The purpose of the meeting was to inform and answer all the questions that the mayor and city council members might have about ARORP and RCOzarks recovery center. more
Influenza-related deaths reported to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) this flu season have reached 146 (PCR confirmed flu deaths at 61), according to the department's latest report. It was noted that of those deaths, 76% of those persons were not vaccinated against the virus. more
Hope Cottages started several years ago with the goal to give homeless women with children a place to live, learn an occupation and obtain hope for a better future. more
A proposal to place a commercial ice dispensing machine on the Kingston School Campus was rejected by the Jasper School District Board of Education. The board met a night later than normal on Tuesday, Feb. 21, due to the Presidents Day holiday on Monday. more
Kim Liggett received an extension to her contract as assistant superintendent of the Jasper School District by the school district's board of education when it met in regular session on Tuesday, Feb. 21. more
The Arkansas Climbers Coalition is hosting a climbing festival “in our backyard” as Joseph Walker and David Thompson said in a recent interview. more
Starting Monday, Mar. 6, the City of Harrison will provide a one-time curbside tree and limb debris pickup for residential properties inside the city limits. more
As tomorrow begins Women’s History Month, it’s fitting to look back at the often overlooked and critical role women played in winning and safeguarding our freedoms. They’ve done so while battling a “macho” culture who doubted their skills and being abused by their brothers in arms. more
Training provides prior learning credit and micro credentials for completers. more
Harrison was named the winner of Arkansas Business Magazine's 2022 Trendsetter Award in the Tourism Development/Creative Culture category. This award recognizes cities and towns that are building unique venues, attractions, museums and more to not only attract tourism, but also improve the quality of life for its citizens. more
The Harrison City Council met Thursday night, Feb. 23, and gave final approval for the Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce contract of 2023. The council also gave final approval of budget amendments regarding retirement plans for fire and police personnel, as well as the second readings of proposed ordinances, including those for the city’s master trail plan and the vacating of a residential right-of-way. more
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