DanielBobo

Three counts of Criminal Mischief, Fleeing, Speeding, and Careless and Prohibited Driving, Three counts of disobeying stop sign, and DWI

At approximately 5:15 P.M. on 08/30/14 Deputy Jim Bush observed a silver Toyota pickup truck that was heading north in the 3400 block of Highway 174 south that he estimated to be More »

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Silvey Wins Youth Watermelon Eating Contest at Weigh Off

Jared Silvey of Bodcaw receives a crisp $10 bill from Old Washington Farmers Market Manager Billy O’Roarke Saturday August 30th after winning the youth watermelon eating contest at the Watermelon Weigh Off. More »

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Barbara Bright Jones Wins Washington Watermelon Weigh Off

The Old Washington Farmers Market, the Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce, and the World Pumpkin Commonwealth held the 4th annual Watermelon Weigh-Off in Washington on Saturday August 30th. There were eight melons More »

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Washington Receives Grant to Purchase Fire Truck

There were high spirits in Washington on Friday August 29th as the city received a $15,000 grant to purchase a fire truck from the city of Hope.  Washington obtained the grant from More »

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Chamber Cuts Ribbon for New Hope High Athletic Complex.. Booster Club Sponsors Coffee at New Facility

The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting Wednesday August 27th for the new Athletic Complex on the Hope High campus. The Hope Booster Club sponsored a Chamber Coffee at the More »

Greg Carthorne

Possession of a Controlled Substance (crack cocaine) and Possession of a Controlled Substance (marijuana)

On August 27, 2014 at approximately 8 pm, Officers of the Hope Police Department responded to a call for service regarding a subject that was laying on the front porch of an More »

Dustin L Sanders

2 counts of First Degree Forgery and One Count of Criminal Possession of a Forgery Device

On August 25, 2014, investigators of the Hope Police Department charged Dustin L. Sanders with 2 counts of first degree forgery and one count of criminal possession of a forgery device.  The More »

Blitzie Burkham

Possession of a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine, Possession of a controlled Substance Hydrocodone, and Possession of a Drug Paraphernalia

On August 22, 2014, at approximately 12:30 am, officers of the Hope Police Department arrested Blitzie Burkham, 28, of Hope, for possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance More »

Timothy Eugene Young

Terroristic Threatening 1st Degree Felony, Domestic Battery 3rd degree, and Fleeing

On August 20, 2014, at approximately 1:20 pm, officers of the Hope Police Department arrested Timothy Eugene Young, 27, of Hope, for terroristic threatening 1st degree felony, domestic battery 3rd degree, and More »

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UACCH Holds Chamber Coffee for New Vice Chancellors

UACCH held a special Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee Thursday August 28th to introduce their two new Vice Chancellors. Laura Clark has been at UACCH for 20 years and is More »

Three counts of Criminal Mischief, Fleeing, Speeding, and Careless and Prohibited Driving, Three counts of disobeying stop sign, and DWI

DanielBobo

At approximately 5:15 P.M. on 08/30/14 Deputy Jim Bush observed a silver Toyota pickup truck that was heading north in the 3400 block of Highway 174 south that he estimated to be going well over the posted speed limit of 55 mph. he engaged my mobile radar which confirmed that the vehicle was going over 85 mph and the vehicle was not slowing down. Deputy Bush turned his vehicle around and noticed that the vehicle had already passed two vehicles and was still driving at a high rate of speed Deputy engaged his emergency lights and sirens and advised dispatch that he was attempting to catch up to the vehicle to make a traffic stop. Deputy Bush caught up to the vehicle just south of the city limits of Hope, Arkansas and advised dispatch that he was attempting to traffic stop the vehicle and that it was heading east bound on west 16th street. As Deputy Bush caught up to the vehicle with lights and sirens going the vehicle still was driving at a high rate of speed he advised dispatch that He was in pursuit of the vehicle. The vehicle then turned north onto South Hervey Street at a high rate of speed causing his tires to lose traction. The vehicle made a turn west bound onto Cherry Street. While negotiating this turn he appeared to skid and hit the mail boxes at 1302 south Hervey, and 500 Cherry Street. The vehicle then turned onto Peach Street going back toward Hervey Street. The vehicle then ran the stop sign at Peach and Hervey and drove through the yard and then got back onto the road heading south bound on Hervey. He then disobeyed the stop sign at Hervey and 16th street and went through a yard at 600 West 16th street damaging the yard and got back onto the road heading west bound on 16th street. Deputy Bunn then observed the vehicle disobey the stop sign at 16th and Highway 174 south and he then was heading south on Highway 174 south. The vehicle pulled over near the intersection of Marcum and Highway 174 south. Deputy Bush then ordered the driver later identified as Daniel Bobo age 26 of Lewisville, Arkansas to get exit the vehicle and place his hands on the truck. Bobo complied and Deputy Bush took Bobo in custody and advised him that he was under arrest for Fleeing. Daniel Bobo was booked in on three counts of criminal mischief, Fleeing, Speeding, and Careless and prohibited driving, three counts of disobeying stop sign, and DWI.  He is in the HCDF awaiting a first court appearance. 

Silvey Wins Youth Watermelon Eating Contest at Weigh Off

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Jared Silvey of Bodcaw receives a crisp $10 bill from Old Washington Farmers Market Manager Billy O’Roarke Saturday August 30th after winning the youth watermelon eating contest at the Watermelon Weigh Off.  This eating contest differs from the Hope Watermelon Festival contest in that participants eat half a watermelon.  Silvey stayed the course and ate his down to a smooth rind.  

Barbara Bright Jones Wins Washington Watermelon Weigh Off

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The Old Washington Farmers Market, the Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce, and the World Pumpkin Commonwealth held the 4th annual Watermelon Weigh-Off in Washington on Saturday August 30th. There were eight melons entered, the biggest field ever. Mike Daniel of Arkadelphia took $200 and third place with at 121.9 pound melon. Lloyd Bright took 2nd place with a 165.5 pound melon. This melon was unusual in that it was a Black Diamond hybrid. The dark green melons were the melons of choice back in 1917 when Hope druggist John S. Gibson held the first watermelon growing competition in Hempstead County. Bright won $300. The top prize went to Barbara Bright Jones of Bossier City, Louisiana. Jones melon, grown in Hempstead County, weighed in at 181.4 pound. Jones won $500. Despite the threat of wet weather a good crowd turned out to see the weigh off. Many people enjoyed shopping for produce and hand-crafted craft items. The organizers want to thank Michelli Scales of Bossier City, Louisiana for providing the electronic scales for the weigh off. Special thanks also to Dr. Vic Ford, Dr. John Barry, and Clay Wingfield of the Univeristy of Arkansas Southwest Research and Extension Center for measuring and weighing the melons. Josh Williams of Washington is chairman of the event.058

Washington Receives Grant to Purchase Fire Truck

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There were high spirits in Washington on Friday August 29th as the city received a $15,000 grant to purchase a fire truck from the city of Hope.  Washington obtained the grant from the Arkansas Department of Rural Services and the Arkansas Rural Development Commission through the General Improvement Funded Fire Protection Grant Program.  The new truck comes from the Hope Fire Department who recently put the truck up for auction after purchasing a new truck.  The Washington Fire Department provides fire protection and first responder assistance for the 183 citizens of Washington as well as the tourists to and structures of Historic Washing to State Park and the Pioneer Washington Restoration Foundation.

Pictured is Daniel Shelman and Holly Ballard of Historic Washington State Park, Hope Fire Chief Dale Glanton, Jamie Pafford Gresham of the Arkansas Rural Development Commission, Washington Mayor Paul Henley, John Andrews, Director of the Arkansas Department of Rural Services, Washington Fire Chief Deriel Romine, State Representative Brent Talley,  Washington Fire Auxiliary Secretary/Treasurer Dolly Henley, Washington City Clerk Becky Dye, Washington Alderman Ann McBride, Washington Fire Auxiliary President Robert Deaton, and Washington Alderman Marion Taylor.  

Chamber Cuts Ribbon for New Hope High Athletic Complex.. Booster Club Sponsors Coffee at New Facility

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The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting Wednesday August 27th for the new Athletic Complex on the Hope High campus. The Hope Booster Club sponsored a Chamber Coffee at the complex and at 10am everyone at the Coffee went outside for the ribbon-cutting. School board member Jesus Coronado actually cut the ribbon. Superintendent Bobby Hart thanked all those who had a hand in the complex including school board members and former Superintendent Kenneth Muldrew. Following the ribbon-cutting tours of the new facility were given. The complex will not only serve those who play sports but also features classroom space for the band program, the choir program, and special education.

Possession of a Controlled Substance (crack cocaine) and Possession of a Controlled Substance (marijuana)

Greg Carthorne

On August 27, 2014 at approximately 8 pm, Officers of the Hope Police Department responded to a call for service regarding a subject that was laying on the front porch of an apartment located at 916 Henry C. Yerger Street, also referred to as Yerger Terrace, in Hope, Arkansas. Upon arrival, officers located Greg Carthorne, 44, of Fulton.  A warrant check determined that Carthorne had an active Failure to Comply warrant with the City of Hope. Carthorne was arrested for the warrant, and during the search incident to arrest officers located an off white rock like substance believed to be crack cocaine and a small amount of a substance believed to be marijuana on Carthorne’s person.  Carthorne was transported to the Hempstead County Detention Facility where he was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (crack cocaine) and Possession of a Controlled Substance (marijuana) and held for a first appearance. 

2 counts of First Degree Forgery and One Count of Criminal Possession of a Forgery Device

Dustin L Sanders

On August 25, 2014, investigators of the Hope Police Department charged Dustin L. Sanders with 2 counts of first degree forgery and one count of criminal possession of a forgery device.  The arrest was the result of a search warrant conducted on August 22, 2014 at a residence in the 700 block of Southland Drive, in Hope, Arkansas.  During the course of the search, investigators located and seized several items believed to be used to produce counterfeit money.  Sanders was already in custody at the Hempstead County Detention Facility, and will be held for a first appearance on the additional charges.

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