National Park Service officials announced Thursday morning that the Buffalo National River had been closed until further notice to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Read more
Boston Mountain Rural Health Center CEO Debbie Ackerson said some COVID-19 testing is underway at some clinics it operates, including one in Harrison. Read more
Effective immediately, Buffalo National River will be closed to recreational use until further notice. This closure includes the Buffalo River, trails, open spaces, and campgrounds. This emergency closure is for the maintenance of public health and safety and is in direct response to guidanc… Read more
Bergman teachers, administration, and staff members supported the Bergman Elementary students with a vehicle parade held on Tuesday afternoon. The parade began at the Bergman Elementary School, went north on Highway 7, turned onto Highway 281, then turned around and went down many roads inc… Read more
By all accounts, Mason J. Harrison is a remarkable young man. At the age of 17, he’s a senior at Harrison High School with a 3.8 grade point average, already taking online college courses, plays percussion in the school band, is a skilled tennis player, works daily on a ranch near Omaha and,… Read more
Carroll County Judge Sam Barr and OEM director Nick Samac announced Wednesday night that they were notified by Lisa Holt of the Arkansas Department of Health that a positive case of COVID-19 had been confirmed in Carroll County. No additional information has been provided. Read more
LITTLE ROCK — With 61 more positive coronavirus cases in Arkansas and two more deaths, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he will ask the federal Department of the Interior to close the Buffalo National River soon. Read more
YELLVILLE — A 19-year-old male subject and his 63-year-old father were arrested Tuesday in connection with the death of a Marion County man, Marion County Sheriff Clinton Evans said. Read more
Harrison Mayor Jerry Jackson said the Boone County Office of Emergency Management on Tuesday confirmed a second positive coronavirus case in Boone County. Read more
NEWTON COUNTY — A combination of good weather, spring break and people weary of sheltering in place apparently drove visitors to the Buffalo National River and Newton County last week. This would be regarded as good news for the local economy, but at this time when the coronavirus pandemic i… Read more
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — As the nation hunkers down and people shelter in place amid the coronavirus pandemic, several Mississippi businesses have stayed open, switching gears to make much-needed products. Read more
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses.… Read more
Newton County Judge Warren Campbell reported Monday afternoon that he received notification from the Arkansas Department of Health that the first positive case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Newton County. Read more
Zahara de la Sierra is a small town of 1,400. In response to the novel coronavirus spread around the world, it is taking isolation very seriously.
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