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Missing Hempstead County Girl

Madeline R. Tomlin, 24 years old, height: 5’5”, weight: 115 pounds, hair: brown/red, eyes: green. Madeline Tomlin was last seen in the Hope, Arkansas area on the evening of Wednesday May 20, More »

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Walmart Hosting Children’s Miracle Network Fun Day

Walmart is raising money for Children’s Miracle Network for our local Arkansas Children’s hospital in Little Rock and their transportation department. Walmart will be having a Fun Day on the front sidewalk More »

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Highway 71 Closed

High water on U.S. Highway 71 north of the Red River in Little River County has prompted the closure of a section of the route north of the Texas state line, according More »

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Distributing, Possessing, or Viewing of Matter Depicting Sexually Explicit Conduct Involving a Child

On May 29, 2015, Hempstead County Deputies arrested 44 year old James Bruce Smith of Hope for Distributing, possessing, or viewing of matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child, a Class More »

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Congressman Westerman Visits Red River Flood

Here’s 4th District Congressman Bruce Westerman meeting with local officials in Texarkana before beginning a survey of the Red River flood in southwest Arkansas. Governor Asa Hutchinson is also expected to tour More »

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The Red is Overflowing into the Little River Near Allen’s Ferry

The Red River is overflowing its banks into pastures and anything in its way.  As of Thursday evening the Red was flowing through a pasture and into the swollen Little River just More »

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Hempstead County Quorum Court Meets

The Hempstead County Quorum Court met Thursday May 28th for their regular monthly meeting. The JP’S voted to appropriate $ 22,000 to buy four new dumpsters for the county. These are rented More »

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Georgia Pacific Donates $5,000 to Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office

Andrea Hale presents Sheriff James Singleton with a check for $5,000.00 from Georgia Pacific. The funds will be used to purchase body cameras for Hempstead County Deputies. More »

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Chamber Cuts Ribbon for Law Office of William Blake Montgomery

The Hope /Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon – cutting for the law practice of William Blake Montgomery on Wednesday May 27th. The firm is located in the west end More »

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2015 Watermelon T-Shirts are Here!

They’re here! The first shipment of 2015 Watermelon t- shirts have arrived. Here they are modeled by our lovely Chamber staff. There are six solid colors and two tri- blends. They are More »

Georgia Pacific Donates $5,000 to Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office

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Andrea Hale presents Sheriff James Singleton with a check for $5,000.00 from Georgia Pacific. The funds will be used to purchase body cameras for Hempstead County Deputies.

Chamber Cuts Ribbon for Law Office of William Blake Montgomery

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The Hope /Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon – cutting for the law practice of William Blake Montgomery on Wednesday May 27th. The firm is located in the west end of the BancorpSouth Building at 200 South Elm. New clients are welcome at the firm and interested persons are invited to stop in the new office.

2015 Watermelon T-Shirts are Here!

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They’re here! The first shipment of 2015 Watermelon t- shirts have arrived. Here they are modeled by our lovely Chamber staff. There are six solid colors and two tri- blends. They are now on sale at the Chamber office.  The adult solid colors are $13 for small to XL and $15 for 2x and 3x.  The children’s solids are $10.  The tri-blend shirts are only available in adult sizes.  They are $16 for adult small to XL and $18 for 2X and 3X.  Everyone is encouraged to wear their watermelon shirt each Friday up to the festival which is set for August 6th, 7th, and 8th.

Sandbags Readied at Fulton

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Inmates with the Texarkana Regional Correctional Center are pictured filling sandbags in Fulton in case they are needed as the Red River is expected to exceed flood stage by this weekend. Photos by Haskell Morse.
thanks to Saratoga, Ar Digest

Hope Kiwanis Club Hears about Camden “Super Project” from EDC Director

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The Hope Kiwanis Club heard from Steve Harris of the Hempstead County Economic Development Corporation. Harris talked about the proposed “super project” which may come to Camden and the positive effect it could have on the adjacent areas of south Arkansas.

Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office Launches New Website

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The Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office has launched a new Website May 26, 2015 where residents can find the latest information regarding the operations of the Sheriff’s Office as well as locate area sex offenders. The new Website will serve as an information resource for the public as well as assist with community policing efforts. The Website www.hempsteadcountysheriff.org provides updated information on all aspects of the Sheriff’s Office. One of the main goals of the new Website is to provide information to the public about sex offenders living in the county. The interactive map feature on the Website allows the public to view sex offender locations on the map, view offender photos and profile information about the offenses. The sex offender map features pinpoints designating where registered sex offenders live. By clicking the pinpoint, the sex offender profile information is displayed including a link to the offender’s photo. Site visitors can also click on a list of the offender’s names to view their profile information. “The safety of county residents is our primary concern at the Sheriff’s Office. We feel the sex offender Website map feature allows us to better-protect county residents by keeping them informed”, stated Sheriff James Singleton. In addition to the interactive sex offender map, the new Website also features press releases and news updates, a message from Sheriff James Singleton, which is updated frequently, pages on the services of each division of the Sheriff’s Office, as well as an email link to submit crime tips via email. Another feature of the Website includes most wanted listings which allow the public to view photos and descriptions of wanted individuals. “Posting information on the Website improves the efficiency of the Sheriff’s Office by reducing the number of inquiry calls handled by our office. This will allow us to devote more resources to the safety and security of our residents. The new Website will provide greater transparency for the Sheriff’s Office and encourages the public to take a more active role in community policing efforts. Our intent is for every Hempstead County resident to visit the site and become familiar with how to locate sex offenders, how to submit a crime tip and where to find the latest news and updates from the Sheriff’s Office. We believe the Web site is a huge benefit to the Sheriff’s Office and the residents of Hempstead County as well,” said Sheriff Singleton. The Website was developed by MostWantedGovernmentWebsites.com by Brooks-Jeffrey Marketing, Inc. of Mountain Home, Arkansas. Brooks-Jeffrey specializes in the production of law enforcement and government Website solutions. For more information about the Website please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 870-777-6727 or visit www.hempsteadcountysheriff.org.

Memorial Day Ceremony in Hempstead County

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Memorial Day ceremony on the lawn of the Hempstead County Courthouse in Hope. Images include the presenting of the colors, the placing of the wreath at the memorial and remarks from Vietnam Conflict veteran Dan Rohrbaugh. Photos from Congressman Bruce Westerman’s office.

thanks to Saratoga, AR Digest….