Category Archives: Local News

Hope Evening Lions Club receives donation from Georgia-Pacific

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Georgia Pacific makes a donation to the Hope Evening Lions Club. This is the first of many donations towards the Christmas Auction which helps to feed the hungry in Hempstead County. Left to right Lions Teresa Ford, Jessica Trauger, GP employees Andrea Hale, Nick McCaskill, and Wendell Elledge. Wendell is also a member of the Hope Evening Lions Club.

U Of A Hope Names Administration Building After J.W. Rowe Who Served as First Director of Red River Vo-Tech

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The Hope /Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon – cutting for the J. W. Rowe Administration Building on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Hope Wednesday July 1st. Mr. Rowe was on hand to cut the ribbon. Exactly 50 years before, on July 1st, 1965, Mr. Rowe was joined by community leaders for a groundbreaking for the predecessor to the college, Red River Vocational Technical School.

Yerger Reunion Underway in Hope

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Mary Allen White, Yerger Class of ’63 opens the Yerger Reunion Thursday July 1st at Lonoke Missionary Baptist Church. The program how honored veterans from World War I I all the way up to the Gulf War. The reunion continues through Saturday.

Hempstead County Speaker Releases Book

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Hempstead County Motivational Speaker and musician Greg Gilbert has just published is first book. This is first in a series called “The Power of Better”. It is an excellent book on management and leadership. Greg does wonderful management and leadership training and it comes across in this book. You can purchase the book on Amazon.

Millwood Lake Crests

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The latest information released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers indicates that Millwood Lake may be in the process of cresting, slightly below the record crest of 282.9 feet set on June 14. As of Wednesday, 5 gates have been opened one foot each for a discharge of 9,000 cubit feet per second. Currently the flooding is occupying 75 percent of the lake’s flood plain. That’s currently forecast to 72 percent Thursday and 69 percent Friday. The lake is 23 feet higher than its normal pool elevation of 259.20 feet. As it currently stands, that will not allow any Corps facilities to be open for the Independence Day weekend as the backup has overspread hundreds of acres of normally dry land. Millwood State Park has been underwater for weeks and Arkansas State Park officials expect heavy damage, including to the recent major upgrades. Corps areas will also be subject to damage and debris removal. Only lake facilities that are open are River Run East and River Run West below the spillway.

Criminal Trespassing and Criminal Mischief

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On June 29, 2015 at approximately 09:30 a.m. Deputy Jeremy McBride was dispatched in reference to a residential burglary. Upon arrival, he met with the home owner who stated that Tammy Trammel and an unknown white male had went into his house. Deputy McBride noticed that the West door had been forced open. And located Tammy Trammel and Jason Kitchens on the property Deputy Mc Bride took both into custody.  Both were transported to the HCDF and booked for Criminal Trespassing and Criminal Mischief with a court date of August 3, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

Walgreens Employee Arrested

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On June 24, 2015 1:45 pm, officers of the Hope Police Department arrested Liliana Frayre, 20, of Hope for theft of controlled substances by fraudulent practices.  Frayre was arrested from the 1000 block of Commerce Boulevard, also referred to as Walgreens, in Hope, Arkansas.  Frayre, an employee of Walgreens, allegedly took an undisclosed amount of pills from the pharmacy without a prescription. Liliana Frayer was transported to the Hempstead County Detention Facility and held for a first appearance.