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Three counts of Criminal Mischief, Fleeing, Speeding, and Careless and Prohibited Driving, Three counts of disobeying stop sign, and DWI

At approximately 5:15 P.M. on 08/30/14 Deputy Jim Bush observed a silver Toyota pickup truck that was heading north in the 3400 block of Highway 174 south that he estimated to be More »

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Silvey Wins Youth Watermelon Eating Contest at Weigh Off

Jared Silvey of Bodcaw receives a crisp $10 bill from Old Washington Farmers Market Manager Billy O’Roarke Saturday August 30th after winning the youth watermelon eating contest at the Watermelon Weigh Off. More »

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Barbara Bright Jones Wins Washington Watermelon Weigh Off

The Old Washington Farmers Market, the Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce, and the World Pumpkin Commonwealth held the 4th annual Watermelon Weigh-Off in Washington on Saturday August 30th. There were eight melons More »

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Washington Receives Grant to Purchase Fire Truck

There were high spirits in Washington on Friday August 29th as the city received a $15,000 grant to purchase a fire truck from the city of Hope.  Washington obtained the grant from More »

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Chamber Cuts Ribbon for New Hope High Athletic Complex.. Booster Club Sponsors Coffee at New Facility

The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting Wednesday August 27th for the new Athletic Complex on the Hope High campus. The Hope Booster Club sponsored a Chamber Coffee at the More »

Greg Carthorne

Possession of a Controlled Substance (crack cocaine) and Possession of a Controlled Substance (marijuana)

On August 27, 2014 at approximately 8 pm, Officers of the Hope Police Department responded to a call for service regarding a subject that was laying on the front porch of an More »

Dustin L Sanders

2 counts of First Degree Forgery and One Count of Criminal Possession of a Forgery Device

On August 25, 2014, investigators of the Hope Police Department charged Dustin L. Sanders with 2 counts of first degree forgery and one count of criminal possession of a forgery device.  The More »

Blitzie Burkham

Possession of a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine, Possession of a controlled Substance Hydrocodone, and Possession of a Drug Paraphernalia

On August 22, 2014, at approximately 12:30 am, officers of the Hope Police Department arrested Blitzie Burkham, 28, of Hope, for possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance More »

Timothy Eugene Young

Terroristic Threatening 1st Degree Felony, Domestic Battery 3rd degree, and Fleeing

On August 20, 2014, at approximately 1:20 pm, officers of the Hope Police Department arrested Timothy Eugene Young, 27, of Hope, for terroristic threatening 1st degree felony, domestic battery 3rd degree, and More »

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UACCH Holds Chamber Coffee for New Vice Chancellors

UACCH held a special Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee Thursday August 28th to introduce their two new Vice Chancellors. Laura Clark has been at UACCH for 20 years and is More »

Possession of a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine, Possession of a controlled Substance Hydrocodone, and Possession of a Drug Paraphernalia

Blitzie Burkham

On August 22, 2014, at approximately 12:30 am, officers of the Hope Police Department arrested Blitzie Burkham, 28, of Hope, for possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance hydrocodone, and possession of a drug paraphernalia.  The arrest was the result of a traffic stop conducted in the area of the 1300 block of North Walker Street, in Hope. Officers seized approximately .3 grams of a crystal rock like substance believed to be methamphetamine, a set of scales, and prescription pills.  Ms. Burkham was transported to the Hempstead County Detention Facility and held for a first appearance.  The driver of the vehicle, Dustin Sanders, 31, of Hope was also arrested for a misdemeanor warrant.  

Terroristic Threatening 1st Degree Felony, Domestic Battery 3rd degree, and Fleeing

Timothy Eugene Young

On August 20, 2014, at approximately 1:20 pm, officers of the Hope Police Department arrested Timothy Eugene Young, 27, of Hope, for terroristic threatening 1st degree felony, domestic battery 3rd degree, and fleeing.  Officers made contact with Young in the area of Berry Street and Long Street in Hope, where Young was riding a horse.  Young was advised by the officers to stop; however, he turned the horse and began to flee from officers.  Young was taken into custody a few minutes later and transported to the Hempstead County Detention Facility to be held for a first appearance. The arrest was the result of a warrant obtained by the Hope Police Department for an altercation which occurred on August 15, 2014, at approximately 420pm in the area of the 600 block of Glenn Street in Hope, Arkansas.  

UACCH Holds Chamber Coffee for New Vice Chancellors

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UACCH held a special Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee Thursday August 28th to introduce their two new Vice Chancellors. Laura Clark has been at UACCH for 20 years and is now the Vice Chancellor of Academics. Brian Berry comes to Hope from the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville and is now the Vice Chancellor for Student Services. A good crowd came out to welcome the two to their new positions.

Regional Experience Works Group Hears from Novalene Slatton of The Hope Chamber

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Experience Works held a regional meeting in Hope with program coordinators. persons in adult education, and Sarah A. Biggers, C.E.O. of the non-profit program from Washington, D.C..  Area Director Brenda Chancellor of El Dorado heard about Chamber Secretary Novalene Slatton who went to work at the Chamber in the summer of 1992 as part of “Green Thumb”, the predecessor to Experience Works.  Chancellor and Biggers asked Slatton to address the crowd and she appeared to be the “hit” of the program.

C.E.O. of “Experience Works” Visits Hope

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Sarah A. Biggers, the C.E.O. of Experience Works was in Hope Wednesday (8-27) to promote a program called “Blended Learning”. Expericne Works is a national community based organization and a leading provider of training, employment, and community service for seniors. Biggers met with a group of regional Experience Works leaders as well as persons involved in adult education and other related programs. Biggers works out of Washington, D.C. and came to kick off the program in Harrisburg, Arkansas and then made several stops around Arkansas to promote Experience Works. Experience Works was originally Green Thumb and was started in 1965 during President Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty.

Williams Holds Book Signing at Hope Chamber

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Josh Williams held a book-signing for his new book “Washington” Monday (8-25) at the Chamber office. If you haven’t had a chance to pick this up you might swing by “The Biggest Little Hardware Store”, the LaGrone Williams Hardware Store at Elm & 2nd in downtown Hope. It is a fascinating book.

Two People Arrested by Hempstead County Sheriff’s Department

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The Hempstead County Sheriff’s Department investigated an incident in which two people fled from a sheriff’s deputy on Thursday August 21st.  The deputies eventually arrested Christopher Hicks at a house on Hempstead County Road 55.  The 30 year old was taken into custody and booked on a felony probation violation and fleeing.  Deputies continued to look for 28 year old Brandy Lynn Stanhouse of Hope.  She was wanted on felony failure to appear warrants.  She was taken into custody Friday August 22nd at 12:30pm by Nevada County Deputy Tim McBrayer as she was walking on US Highway 371 in Nevada County.  She was transferred from the Nevada County Jail to the Hempstead County Detention Center and held on an outstanding failure to appear warrant.

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