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Week 0 of the Arkansas high school football season starts on Friday for several schools. more
FAYETTEVILLE — Patrick Kutas is a talented sophomore offensive tackle who will very likely make his first start as a Razorback against Western Carolina on Saturday, Sept. 2. more
The North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (NARMC) Board of Directors on Tuesday, Aug. 22, heard from President/CEO Sammie Cribbs, reporting that services at The Med Plaza on Highway 65 will begin in September. Many remember it as the Bear State Bank building. NARMC will be hosting an opening “sneak peak” from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Med Plaza building. more
The Planning and Zoning Commission met for their monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the Council Chamber at City Hall and voted on two new mural projects. more
The latest census figures show 17.8% of our state’s population is over the age of 65. Nationwide, the population ages 65 and over grew nearly five times faster than the total population over the 100 years from 1920 to 2020. more
While serving in our nation’s armed forces, we’re trained to “work the problem,” especially in challenging combat situations. One needs to be creative and find ways to adapt and overcome. This usually involves looking well “outside the box” for solutions. At Camp Jack, we’ve pretty much thrown the box away as typical procedures and resources to help our local veterans and their families doesn’t get the job done. more
My son, Jes Ramsey, told me about his son Duncan talking to his school principal about an issue. more
In case you’re not keeping up with the music scene, you might be unaware of Oliver Anthony’s hit song, “Rich Men North of Richmond,” which went ultra-viral overnight as it hit number one on the iTunes charts. The country musician Oliver Anthony, who’s real name is Christopher Anthony Lunsford, beat out Taylor Swift and Luke Combs on the top charts and continues to rank the same with two songs in the top two spots as of Monday, Aug. 21. more
Kudu Apparel has recently joined the Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce and hosted a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, Aug. 8. Ryan Wilson and his fiancé Holly Roller are the owners and Taylor Ballinger manages the store. Wilson and Roller also operate a hunting farm in South Africa and travel back and forth. Their future plans are to open a duplicate of the Harrison location in South Africa. The closest business like theirs is still hours away. The business is named after the beautiful Kudu animal native to South Africa. more
President Woodrow Wilson signed into law legislation creating the National Park Service to support the conservation and preservation of lands for the enjoyment of future generations on August 25, 1916. This idea had been evolving for decades as leading conservationists worked to protect the lands they loved from development. As we mark the 107th birthday of the National Park Service, we celebrate Arkansas’s treasures and recognize ongoing efforts to improve stewardship of our nation’s most precious sites and landmarks. more
The 2023 Bass Fishing Hall of Fame is set to welcome three new individuals into its ranks, including World-class bass fisherman Glen Andrews, a life-long resident of Lead Hill. The trio also includes the late Bruce Holt, a prominent figure closely associated with a renowned fishing rod company, and Mike Iaconelli, a skilled tournament angler hailing from New Jersey. more
The Haygood family is celebrating their 31st season of entertainment from Branson, Missouri. The talented family began pleasing crowds at Silver Dollar City in the Gazebo in 1993. more
As we navigate busy streets in our communities, rushing to work or running errands, it’s easy to get caught up in the fast pace of modern life. However, one thing demands our utmost attention on Arkansas roadways — a stopped school bus with its flashing lights and extended stop arm. more
Boone County Sheriff Roy Martin on Wednesday, Aug. 16, announced the arrest of two juvenile suspects as being responsible for the arson at the Sugarloaf Waste Water Treatment Facility (located between Lead Hill and Diamond City). The arrests were the result of a collaborative investigation between the Boone County Sheriff's Office and Diamond City Police. Investigators believe the juveniles involved may also be responsible for additional residential arsons and residential break-ins around the same area. more
The Labor Day holiday period, including the end of summertime and the holiday weekend, is a busy time on our nation’s roadways. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Regions 7, which includes Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska, is partnering with the National Park Service (NPS) and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) to collaborate with our law enforcement community to decrease impaired driving. more
Boone County Sheriff Roy Martin reported the successful arrest on Wednesday, Aug. 16, of a wanted fugitive, Larry "Bubba" Thompson, 43, of Harrison, for an outstanding felony warrant. more
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