Hempstead County Court Holds April Meeting

The Hempstead County Quorum Court took care of two items of business in a short April meeting on Thursday (4-24).  The J.P.’s approved an appropriation ordinance for $30,000 to fund preparation of More »

Robert L. Smith

Aggravated Assault

On April 23, 2014 at approximately 1:30 pm, officers of the Hope Police Department arrested Robert L. Smith, 48, of Hope for aggravated assault on a family or house hold member and More »

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Hope Police Give Impaired Driving Program to Hope High Students

Member of the Hope Police Department presented a program to seniors at Hope High Thursday April 24th about the dangers of impaired driving during the prom season. The officers showed the students More »

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Garrett Memorial Christian School Hosts Chamber Coffee

The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee on Wednesday April 23rd was hosted by the Garrett Memorial Christian School. The 6th grade students in Mrs. Judy Alexander’s class always act as More »

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Controlled substance marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine

On April 22, 2014, at approximately 8pm, officers of the Hope Police Department arrested Melena Zartman, 48, of Hope for possession of a controlled substance marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession More »

Billy Glen Quinn

Battery 2nd Degree

On April 18, 2014 at approximately 11:00 am officers of the Hope Police Department responded to Wadley Regional Hospital in Hope, Arkansas in reference to a person who had been stabbed. Officers More »

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Earl Downs Honored for 50 Years of Service by Whitfield Lodge

Earl Downs of Hope was honored for 50 years of service recently by Donny Bright, Worshipful Master of Whitfield Lodge 239 on behalf of the Grand Lodge of Arkansas, Free and Accepted More »

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Special Olympics Area Games Held Recently

The Special Olympics Area 11 games were held recently at Hope High School and a great time was had by everyone! Special thanks go to the numerous volunteers from the law enforcement More »

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Cliff Knowles Honored as Past President of The Hope Kiwanis Club

Tuesday April 22nd was “club day” at the Hope Kiwanis Club.  This is the day that the club takes care of business such as planning “hot dog” day at Atwoods on Saturday More »

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Lady Cats Post Big Win Over Hot Springs

The Hope High Lady Cats had a big win Thursday (4-17) against the Hot Springs Lady Trojans by a score of 12 to 3.  Coach Mike Godwin says Haylee Lewis got the More »

Hempstead County Court Holds April Meeting

020The Hempstead County Quorum Court took care of two items of business in a short April meeting on Thursday (4-24).  The J.P.’s approved an appropriation ordinance for $30,000 to fund preparation of a general mitigation plan.  The plan has to be updated every five years according to O.E.S. Coordinator Jessica Hardin who was on hand for the meeting.  The county has to put up the $30,000 for the plan and the state will reimburse the county $22,500 in four payments.  It is not required that a new plan be reworked every five years but should the county have a disaster without a plan the county would not be eligible to apply for certain grant funds.   The advance appropriation will come from the quorum court miscellaneous fund.

The J.P.’s approved an appropriation of $731.27 from quorum court miscellaneous to cover some funding of retirement contributions for county employee Catherine Rowe.  The money covers a two-month period when Rowe worked for then-treasurer Margie Vickers for a two month period.  Rowe will also have to contribute a portion of the total.

Aggravated Assault

Robert L. Smith

On April 23, 2014 at approximately 1:30 pm, officers of the Hope Police Department arrested Robert L. Smith, 48, of Hope for aggravated assault on a family or house hold member and domestic battery 3rd degree.  Smith was placed under arrest at the Hope Police Department and held for a first appearance at the Hempstead Detention Facility. The arrest was the result of an ongoing investigation of an incident that occurred on January 11, 2014 in the 1500 block of Shover Road in Hope.  During the incident, Smith allegedly chased his girlfriend with a knife and struck her with a closed fist.

 

Hope Police Give Impaired Driving Program to Hope High Students

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Member of the Hope Police Department presented a program to seniors at Hope High Thursday April 24th about the dangers of impaired driving during the prom season. The officers showed the students a video and then took them out to the football field for an impaired driving demonstration. The students took turns driving through an obstacle course while wearing goggles that simulated various stages of intoxication. Here students Jonathan Palmer and Channing Kight don their goggles and prepare to drive the course under the watchful eye of Detective Andrew Watson of the Hope Police Department.

Garrett Memorial Christian School Hosts Chamber Coffee

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The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee on Wednesday April 23rd was hosted by the Garrett Memorial Christian School. The 6th grade students in Mrs. Judy Alexander’s class always act as “hosts and hostesses” for the event. Many of the students served the visitors and helped with tours of the school. On the back row is Whitley Richards, Grace Cearley, Ty Watkins, and Alex Goodson. On the front row is Andrew Miller, Jordan Keener, Kaiola Sooman, Anna Kate Childress, Trinity Willis, Kaitie Hooker, Sam Gilmer, Colton Phillips, Ashlynn Hart, and Ashton Kenzel. Principal Jimmy Walker noted the school has its biggest enrollment ever with well over 200 students attending the school.

Controlled substance marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine

Zartman

On April 22, 2014, at approximately 8pm, officers of the Hope Police Department arrested Melena Zartman, 48, of Hope for possession of a controlled substance marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine.  The arrest resulted from suspicious activity which officers observed in the 800 block of South Main Street, in Hope, Arkansas. Melena was transported to the Hempstead County Detention Facility where she was held for a first appearance.  

Lady Cats Fall to Watson Chapel

The Hope High Lady Cats had a tough day Tuesday (4-22) when they hosted Watson Chapel and came away with a 7 to 2 loss.  Coach Mike Godwin says Racie Poindexter was the starting pitcher going 3 innings on the mound and Haylee Lewis finished up the last 4 innings on the mound.  Oshiana Pree had 2 ingles.  Quiana Key, Savannah Voss, and Kedriel Green each had a single.  The Lady Cats fall to 9 and 11 overall and 4 and 5 in 5A South Conference play.  The Lady Cats will be on the road Friday (4-25) when they head to Hot Springs Lakeside to take on the Lady Rams in another 5 A South Conference game.

Battery 2nd Degree

Billy Glen Quinn

On April 18, 2014 at approximately 11:00 am officers of the Hope Police Department responded to Wadley Regional Hospital in Hope, Arkansas in reference to a person who had been stabbed. Officers were advised that the victim, Benjamin Ferrell, 22, of Hope, had been living with a friend at a residence located in the 3200 block Patmos Road in Hope. At approximately 1am this date, he and several other people were sitting around his residence drinking alcoholic beverages, when Billy Glen Quinn, 23, of Hope, got mad at Ferrell and began beating him up. The next thing Ferrell knew he was bleeding from his stomach. Ferrell was later transported to WadleyRegionalHospital in Texarkana, Texas due to possible internal injuries from the stab wound. On April 21, 2014, at approximately 130pm, Quinn was taken into custody at the Hope Police Department and charged with Battery 2nd degree. He is being held for a first court appearance.

     

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