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Justin Cutler, 43, and Brittany Pettijean, 34, are safe after the Beechcraft Bonanza airplane they were flying in apparently crash landed Monday afternoon, Dec. 19, in a field located just a half-mile northeast of the Boone County Regional Airport runway. The plane caught fire and burned. more
It’s impossible to come with a universal definition of the “Spirit of Christmas” as each person probably has their own, very personal take on what it means. I hope we can all agree that it’s a selfless time when we gather, forgive and look for the best in each other. A time to take stock of what’s important and try to become better versions of ourselves. A time to give expecting nothing in return. more
It has been over a month since the Harrison City Council passed the ordinance establishing an entertainment district downtown, but the district will not become active until an entertainment district oversight committee establishes a launching date. more
The Harrison Public School Board met on a different day for their December meeting due to the Christmas break. The Thursday, Dec. 15, meeting opened at 6 p.m. and went into recess at 6:20 p.m. Three student hearings were also scheduled for the evening. more
The Arkansas Department of Transportation is offering Harrison $3,825 for 1,541 square feet of city-owned property. more
The festivities of Christmas and New Year holidays is often mixed with good cheer leading to tragedies on Arkansas roadways. This year the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) is partnering with law enforcement agencies across the state to share the message about the dangers of drunk driving. more
Samuel Earnest, of Troop 60 in Harrison, proposed to oversee a signage project on the city's trail at Lake Harrison. Completion of the project would fulfill a requirement for Earnest's promotion to Eagle Scout. more
Boone County government is losing 59 years of leadership experience as County Judge Robert Hathaway recognized three quorum court justices of the peace and a county administrative assistant at the beginning of the December quorum court meeting Tuesday night. more
The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has reported the death toll of reported influenza-related illnesses has reached 64 so far this influenza season. Additionally 19 nursing homes and other institutions have reported influenza outbreaks. The average school absenteeism rate last week was 7.8% among public schools. more
When Stan Little, the CEO of Southern Airways, was in town last month, he gave a presentation about the history and current expansion of the commuter airline that has serviced Harrison for the past six years and will more than likely be approved to continue that service another four years, if approved by the FAA. Southern has a built-in pipe line of pilots that is allowing for continued growth within the company. more
LITTLE ROCK – Gov. Asa Hutchinson has announced his intent to grant several pardons. An additional 52 clemency requests were denied and two had no action taken on them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates. more
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LITTLE ROCK – Gov. Asa Hutchinson has announced his intent to grant three restorations of firearm rights only and two commutations. An additional 52 clemency requests were denied and two had no action taken on them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates. more
Cost estimates for remodeling the former Presbyterian church building into a governmental office and court building has JPs shocked and looking for additional help to make a decision on what to do next. more
The Arkansas Department of Health reported that influenza-related deaths rose from 30 in the previous report to 45 last week, including one pediatric death. The report notes that of the deaths, 73% were not vaccinated. Thirty deaths were reported in the 2021-22 flu season. more
Four of five people who were interested in filling a vacancy on the Harrison City Council appeared before the council during committee meetings Thursday night to introduce themselves, tell what they would bring to the table and stated the three things that they would work on to improve the city. more
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Harrison Convention and Visitors Bureau director Matt Bell said Friday that the newly ordained Downtown Entertainment District will see the Rode the Ozarks motorcycle rally moved downtown next year. more
Intelligent.com, a resource for program rankings and higher education planning, has included North Arkansas College to its 2023 rankings. Northark’s Online Small Business Management program was ranked as the 29th Best Online Small Business Management Program in the U.S. for two- and four-year schools. Intelligent.com ranked Northark as the 3rd Best Community College in Arkansas, noting it as the Best for Online Programs. The research identifies top schools in the state based on tuition costs, the number of credits required to graduate, and the online coursework delivery format. more
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