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Hope Lions Hear Update on Hempstead Hall

The Hope Lions Club heard from Hempstead Hall Technical Director Valerie Sanders on Monday March 2nd. Sanders, who is a member of the Lions Club, gave some statistics on the use of More »

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Jam-n-at the Hall Saturday, February 28th

Our very own Terri Elvis snapped these photos of the Time Travelers and Southern Harmony Saturday February 28th during “Jam-N At The Hall”, a fund-raiser for the Charitable Christian Medical Clinic at More »

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Hope Man Arrested for Rape

On February 26th, 2015, at approximately 10:00 am, officers of the Hope Police Department arrested Erik Garcia, 21, of Hope. Officers placed Garcia under arrest for rape. The victim in this case More »

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Hope Man Arrested for Aggravated Robbery at Car Wash

On February 26th, 2015 at approximately 10:25 am, officers of the Hope Police Department arrested Shelton Johnson, 22, of Hope for Aggravated Robbery. Investigators had obtained a warrant for Johnson as a More »

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Nashville Man Dies in Wreck

A wreck Thursday afternoon near Mineral Springs claimed the life of a Nashville man. David Elvin Parker, 41, died when his 2006 Suzuki SUV, traveling west on the Dillard Creek Road, drove More »

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Life Share Blood Drive Friday February 27th

Blood drive at Hope High School Friday from 8:30-3;00. The weather has hit the blood supply HARD! We need help and this blood drive is open to community. We will be inside More »

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Winter Weather Openings

The Charitable Christian Clinic in Hope will be opened tonight, February 26th.  Hope Public Schools will be in session at regular times on Friday, February 27th. As of now Spring Hill Public More »

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Nashville Woman Dies in Accident on Snow and Ice

A Nashville woman is dead from injuries received in a Wednesday wreck on U.S. Highway 371 just west of the Arkansas Highway 355 intersection in rural Howard County near Nashville.. State Police More »

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Man Dies in Pike County Jail

Arkansas State Police are currently investigating the death of a Pike County Jail prisoner. William D. Sayre, 25, of Nashville, died earlier this week in Murfreesboro. He and another Clark County Jailer More »

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Hempstead County Man Found Safe

Larry Smith, who was reported missing on February 24, 2015 has been located. Mr. Smith is reported to have been out of town and in no danger. The Hope Police Department appreciates More »

Winter Weather Openings

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The Charitable Christian Clinic in Hope will be opened tonight, February 26th. 

Hope Public Schools will be in session at regular times on Friday, February 27th.

As of now Spring Hill Public Schools will be in session at regular times on Friday, February 27th. They will monitor the bus routes at 5 am and will update if needed.

Rainbow of Challenges will be open at all locations on Friday, February 27th. All bus routes will be back in service.

Both U OF A-Hope and U OF A-Texarkana campuses will be open at normal operating hours on Friday, February 27th.

Southwest Arkansas Education Cooperative will be open for normal business hours on Friday, February 27th.

Lafayette County Schools will resume classes on Friday, Feb 27th.

Prescott Nevada County Special Services will be open on Friday, February 27th. Bus routes will run, however if rural road does not look passable may not make it to every house. 

Nashville Woman Dies in Accident on Snow and Ice

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A Nashville woman is dead from injuries received in a Wednesday wreck on U.S. Highway 371 just west of the Arkansas Highway 355 intersection in rural Howard County near Nashville.. State Police say Shara Ann Lawrence, 64, was killed, Injured was 32 year-old Joseph Trembley of Lockesburg. He was taken to Howard Memorial Hospital in Nashville.
According to the report by Arkansas State Trooper Mason Glasgow, a 2002 Ford SUV driven by Lawrence was apparently traveling too fast in the snow and ice, went out of control, crossed the center line, where she was struck in the right side by a 2001 Chevrolet driven by Trembley. The victim was ejected from the SUV and pronounced dead at the scene by Howard County Coroner John Gray.

Man Dies in Pike County Jail

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Arkansas State Police are currently investigating the death of a Pike County Jail prisoner. William D. Sayre, 25, of Nashville, died earlier this week in Murfreesboro. He and another Clark County Jailer had been charged earlier this month with Battery, 2nd degree, following an investigation by Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division. Sayre and Robert L. Williams, 28, of Arkadelphia, were accused of the battery of a Clark County Jail inmate. The investigation was requested by Blake Batson, Clark County Prosecuting Attorney.

Hempstead County Man Found Safe

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Larry Smith, who was reported missing on February 24, 2015 has been located. Mr. Smith is reported to have been out of town and in no danger. The Hope Police Department appreciates the citizens of Hope and Hempstead for their concern and assistance in locating Mr. Smith.

Closings, Cancellations, and Delayed Openings for Thursday, February 26th

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THURSDAY CLOSINGS AND POSTPONEMENTS…2/26/15

DAVID PARKER STATE FARM INS. OPENS AT NOON

HOPE WATER & LIGHT OPENS 10AM

HEMPSTEAD COUNTY DHS ON INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

THURSDAY CHANGES:

HOPE SCHOOLS CLOSED.

MINERAL SPRINGS SCHOOLS CLOSED.

FOREMAN SCHOOLS CLOSED.

COSSATOT CAMPUSES IN NASHVILLE, ASHDOWN AND DE QUEEN CLOSED.

GARRETT MEMORIAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL IN HOPE WILL START AT 10:00, THOUGH STUDENTS WITH WORKING PARENTS CAN GO TO THE GYM AFTER 7:30 AM.

PRESCOTT SCHOOLS CLOSED.

SPRING HILL SCHOOLS CLOSED.

SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL COOPERATIVE IN HOPE CLOSED.

RAINBOW OF CHALLENGES, ALL LOCATIONS, CLOSED.

NASHVILLE SCHOOLS CLOSED.

BLEVINS SCHOOLS CLOSED.

DIERKS SCHOOLS CLOSED.

ASHDOWN SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED.

HORATIO SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED.

DE QUEEN SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED.

LAFAYETTE COUNTY SCHOOLS CLOSED.

MAGNOLIA SCHOOLS CLOSED.

UACCH-HOPE, DAY AND EVENING, CLOSED.

UACCH-TEXARKANA-DAY AND EVENING, CLOSED

TEXAS A&M-TEXARKANA DAY CLASSES CLOSED. AWAITING DECISION FOR NIGHT.

TEXARKANA COLLEGE, DAY CLOSED…NO DECISION ON EVENING.

TEXARKANA, ARKANSAS SCHOOLS CLOSED.

PRESCOTT ROTARY CLUB SOUP/CHILI SUPPER POSTPONED.

HOPE LIVESTOCK AUCTION SALE CANCELED.

HEMPSTEAD COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT WILL BE IN SESSION.

FIRESTONE IN PRESCOTT WILL OPEN AT 7:00 AM.

TYSON OF HOPE WILL RESUME NORMAL OPERATIONS AT 8″00 AM.

HEMPSTEAD COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN HOPE WILL BE CLOSED. THURSDAY TRASH ROUTES WILL RUN FRIDAY. QUORUM COURT WILL MEET NEXT WEEK.

THE ARKANSAS SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION REGIONAL WINTER INSTITUTE SCHEDULED FOR THE SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL COOPERATIVE IN HOPE HAS BEEN CANCELED.

HOWARD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY HAS BEEN MOVED TO THURSDAY AT 5:00 PM IN NASHVILLE.

KLIPSCH OPENS AT 9AM THURSDAY FEBRUARY 26TH

FRIDAY CHANGES:

PRESCOTT SCHOOLS CLOSED

 

Closings, Cancellations, and Delayed Openings for Wednesday, February 25th

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“SOUP & SERMON” SERIES AT HOPE IS CANCELED. WILL RESUME MARCH 4.

U of A/HOPE CLOSED.

U of A/TEXARKANA CLOSED.

HOPE SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED.

SPRING HILL SCHOOLS CLOSED.

RAINBOW OF CHALLENGES, ALL LOCATIONS, CLOSED.

ASHDOWN SCHOOLS CLOSED.

LAFAYETTE COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED.

GARRETT MEMORIAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL CLOSED

SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL COOPERATIVE IN HOPE CLOSED.

PRESCOTT SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED.

BLEVINS SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED.

NEVADA SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED.

FOREMAN SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED.

BRADLEY SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED.

EMERSON SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED.

TAYLOR SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED.

FOUKE SCHOOLS CLOSED.

GENOA CENTRAL SCHOOLS CLOSED.

TEXAS A&M-TEXARKANA CLOSED.

1ST AND 2ND SHIFTS TYSON HOPE PROCESSING PLANTS CANCELED.

TEXARKANA COLLEGE CLOSED.

THE MOZART MUSIC PROGRAM AT TEXARKANA COLLEGE CANCELED.

TEXARKANA, ARKANSAS SCHOOLS CLOSED

MAGNOLIA SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED.

KLIPSCH CLOSED

NO HOPE HIGH COMMUNITY COFFEE

RAINBOW OF CHALLENGES CLOSED AT ALL LOCATIONS

NEVADA COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SOUTHERN ARKANSAS UNIVERSITY IN MAGNOLIA CLOSED.

HEMPSTEAD COUNTY LIBRARY CLOSED

HEMPSTEAD COUNTY DHS CLOSED

HEMPSTEAD COUNTY COURTHOUSE CLOSED

ARKANSAS WORKFORCE CENTER (EMPLOYMENT OFFICE) CLOSED

HEMPSTEAD COUNTY TRASH RUNNING

RIBBON-CUTTING FOR HOPE OUTDOOR POWER & EQUIPMENT CANCELLED

KIDS R US IS OPEN

SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS REGIONAL ARCHIVES CLOSED

DAVID PARKER’S STATE FARM INSURANCE CLOSED WEDNESDAY OPENING NOON THURSDAY FEBRUARY 26TH

SPRING HILL STATE FINALS GAME AT PARKERS CHAPEL POSTPONED

UNITY BAPTIST CHURCH HAS CANCELLED ALL AWANA CLUB MEETINGS AND SERVICES TONIGHT

FIRESTONE IN PRESCOTT WILL NOT RUN 2ND AND 3RD SHIFTS WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 25TH…THEY WILL REOPEN AT 7AM THURSDAY FEBRUARY 26TH

HOPE WATER & LIGHT IS CLOSED WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 25TH…WILL REOPEN THURSDAY FEBRUARY 26TH AT 10AM

OKAY COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH SERVICES CANCELLED

PROVIDENCE BAPTIST CHURCH HIGHWAY 29 SOUTH OF HOPE SERVICES CANCELLED

GARRETT MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH SERVICES CANCELLED

WORD OF GRACE CHURCH SERVICES CANCELLED

CENTRAL BAPTIST PRESCOTT ALL SERVICES CANCELLED

WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON BIRTHPLACE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE CLOSED

SAU, HSU, OBU CLOSED

 

Hempstead County Man; Missing Person

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Larry Smith, 58 years old, date of birth 12/4/56, black male, last seen in Hope, Arkansas on February 4, 2015. Larry was last seen at his apartment in Hope, Arkansas. Larry has not had any contact with family or friends since that date, and all of his belongings are still inside his apartment.  If you have any information of Larry Smith’s whereabouts please contact the Hope Police Department at 870-777-3434 or Detective Andrew Watson at 870-722-2563.

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