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Millwood’s Rarely Seen Flying Alligator

Work on the stilling basin below Millwood Dam last week concentrated rough fish in the remaining pools of water. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission personnel relocated the game fish. Needless to say, More »

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Hope Kiwanis Club Hears about Hope High Academies

The Hope Kiwanis Club heard from Assistant Hope High Principal Pam Kessell Tuesday September 16th. Ms. Kessell gave an update on the new Academies at the school. She noted there are currently More »

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Offender Watch Program

The Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office has instituted a new software program called Offender Watch. Offender Watch is the nation’s leading registered sex offender management and community notification tool with hundreds of leading More »

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Nevada County Missing Person

On Thursday September 11th at approximately 8:00 P.M. Deputy Cole Hillery responded to a call of a missing person off of U.S. 278 East. Family members reported that Terry Henry B/M 41 More »

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Hope School Board Holds September Meeting

The Hope School Board held their September meeting Monday September 15th. Under the Superintendent’s report. Bobby Hart noted he would like to form a task force to determine the future of the More »

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Hope Junior Auxiliary Hosts Spaghetti Supper

The Hope Junior Auxiliary hosted their annual spaghetti supper Friday September 12th at the Hope High Cafeteria.  The club has been holding the annual supper since 1962.  Plenty of folks turned out More »

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Hope Church of Christ Sets “Girls Day”

The Hope Church of Christ is holding “Girl’s Day” Saturday September 27th. Registration is at 8:30am and the program goes to at least 2ppm. There will be a service project for Hope More »

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Historic Nashville, Arkansas Business Burns

An historic Nashville business was heavily damaged by a massive Friday night fire. Ivan Smith’s Southwest Furniture was reported on fire around 9:00 pm. As Nashville Police officers arrived on scene, calls More »

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Warrant Amnesty Day at Hope Police Department and Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office

The Hope Police Department and Hempstead County Sheriff’s office are having a warrant amnesty day. September 13th, 2014 from 12pm – 4pm If you have a misdemeanor warrant for your arrest with More »

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Warren Gives Rotary Program on Grass

The Hope Rotary Club heard from Tommy Warren of Fulton Grass on Thursday September 11th.  Warren talked about the company’s sold services and how to incorporate proper lawn maintenance by guarding against More »

Millwood’s Rarely Seen Flying Alligator

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Work on the stilling basin below Millwood Dam last week concentrated rough fish in the remaining pools of water. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission personnel relocated the game fish. Needless to say, this 10-foot alligator went in and had a snack. The gator was relocated to aid workers on the maintenance project. He appears to be hanging onto the fish.

Hope Kiwanis Club Hears about Hope High Academies

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The Hope Kiwanis Club heard from Assistant Hope High Principal Pam Kessell Tuesday September 16th. Ms. Kessell gave an update on the new Academies at the school. She noted there are currently five and they hope to eventually establish an academy that will specialize in digital communications. She was introduced by Kiwanian Jimmy Courtney.

Hope School Board Race Results in Tie

School elections were held in Hempstead County Tuesday (9-16).  There was only one contested school board race and that was in the HopeDistrict for Zone 1.  According to complete but unofficial results from the Hempstead County Clerk’s office that race resulted in a tie.  Incumbent Viney M. Johnson and challenger Janis M. Milus both polled 21 votes.

Offender Watch Program

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The Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office has instituted a new software program called Offender Watch. Offender Watch is the nation’s leading registered sex offender management and community notification tool with hundreds of leading agencies in dozens of states utilizing it. Currently HempsteadCounty has 51 registered sex offenders residing in the County. Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office will utilize Offender Watch to manage and monitor the whereabouts, conduct compliance status of the registered offenders in HempsteadCounty. Offender Watch provides the most accurate and timely information available and now this information is available to the citizens of HempsteadCounty. Offender Watch is updated instantaneously throughout the day as offender addresses and other information is updated in our office. Citizens may enter any address in the county and see the real – time information on the publishable offenders within the specified radius of the address you enter. Offenders move frequently, so instead of having to check the maps on a weekly basis, the best way to stay informed is to take advantage of our free email alert system. You may confidentially register as many addresses in the county as you wish, and we will continually monitor the addresses and send you an email alert if a new offender registers an address within one mile of any address you register. There is no cost for this service and no limit to the addresses you can register-your email address and physical address are all confidential. Tell your friends and neighbors and be sure to register your home, school, work, gym, daycare, park, soccer fields, and ball field’s, parents or children’s homes-any address of interest to you. The Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office maintains this Offender Watch Portal as a community service. You can access the Hempstead County Offender Watch Page by typing Offender Watch Program click on the state of Arkansas and choose HempsteadCounty to view the Offenders in HempsteadCounty. Be sure to visit the Safety Tips page and review the information we have provided under the community awareness fliers or the other links. You may print the fliers for your use to distribute to your club, school, library or group. Once again this is a free service to the citizens of HempsteadCounty provided by Sheriff James Singleton and the Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office. If you have any questions about our community awareness program, Please call 870-777-6727 or email Deputy Marla Barnhill @ marlasalisbury@yahoo.com or Sheriff Singleton @ sheriff@hempsteadcountysheriff.com .

Nevada County Missing Person

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On Thursday September 11th at approximately 8:00 P.M. Deputy Cole Hillery responded to a call of a missing person off of U.S. 278 East. Family members reported that Terry Henry B/M 41 years old left his residence on U.S. 278 at approximately 10:00 A.M on Wednesday and has not been seen or heard from since. Information was given to the Sheriff’s Office that Henry was seen at approximately noon on September 11th walking west on U.S. 278 near the Nevada School. Another individual gave information that Terry Henry was seen in Prescott on Rosston Road getting into a red car on Wednesday evening. Nevada County Sheriff and Fire Departments members from the local area conducted a search for Henry in the Rosston, area on Saturday the 13th. Terry Henry B/M 41 years old, 6-02 150 lbs was last seen wearing a brown shirt. Anyone with information on Terry Henry’s whereabouts please contact the Nevada County Sheriff’s Department at 870-887-2616.

Hope School Board Holds September Meeting

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The Hope School Board held their September meeting Monday September 15th. Under the Superintendent’s report. Bobby Hart noted he would like to form a task force to determine the future of the former Hope High home – ec cottage and the former Edith Brown campus. That campus is primarily being used for storage. Hart noted the Edith Brown campus has been evaluated for asbestos abatement and it was determined the cost would be just over $30,000. The board voted to approve a remodeling of the Hope High cafeteria. Food services manager Deena Gilbert showed some plans to remodel the cafeteria into more of a ” cafe” setting. The board voted to allow Mrs. Gilbert to spend about $81,000 from child nutrition funds. The board approved a bid from Coca Cola for concession stands at sporting events. The board voted to approve a facilities rental request at the Hope High cafeteria. The board also discussed some progress on school achievement standards. Personnel matters closed out the meeting.

Hope Junior Auxiliary Hosts Spaghetti Supper

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The Hope Junior Auxiliary hosted their annual spaghetti supper Friday September 12th at the Hope High Cafeteria.  The club has been holding the annual supper since 1962.  Plenty of folks turned out for the fundraiser before going to Hammons Stadium to watch the Bobcats defeat the Ashdown Panthers.

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