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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 »

Hempstead County Road and Waste Departments New Hours of Operation

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Effective March 9, 2015 the Hempstead County Road and Waste Departments will be closed on Fridays. Their new hours will be Monday – Thursday 7:00 am – 5:30 pm. Any questions or concerns will be addressed by contacting the Hempstead County Shop at 870-777-3680 or the Hempstead County Judge’s office at 870-777-6164.

Chamber Cuts Ribbon for El Rinconcito

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The Hope /Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon – cutting Thursday February 19th for El Rinconcito. The new restaurant is owned and managed by Maria Juanes. It is located at 1100 North Hervey next to Hog Wash. The restaurant features authentic Mexican food and those attending enjoyed some wonderful food before going back to work.

Hempstead County Detention Officer Injured

Melvin Todd Reliford age 35

Melvin Todd Reliford age 35, a Arkansas Department of Correction inmate who was transported from ADC back to Hempstead County per Court Order to face charges of Aggravated Assault, Terroristic Threatening, Parole Violation and Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, was charged with Aggravated Assault on a Corrections Officer and Battery 2nd Degree in connection with an incident on February 22, 2015 in the Hempstead County Detention Center. On February 22, 2015, at approximately 2:35 P.M. Detention officers and Sgt. Cathy Fincher went to investigate reports of Reliford trying to jam something into the locking mechanism so his cell so it wouldn’t lock. Detention Officer’s went to the cell where they observed Reliford swallow something. Officers moved Reliford from his cell to the padded cell where he could be better observed. Once in the padded cell he began to beat on the door and threatened to urinate in the cell. Detention officers entered the cell and ordered Reliford to cease beating on the door or he would be tazed. Reliford did not comply with the officers orders and was tazed. After being tazed Reliford pulled the tazer prongs from his body and continued to refuse orders given by the officers. Reliford then spit in the face of Detention Sgt. Cathy Fincher and struck her in the face with a closed fist Sgt. Fincher defended herself as she was struck at least twice more in the face before she and other detention officers subdued him with pepper spray and locked him back in the cell. Sgt. Fincher was examined at Wadley Regional Hospital and was found to be suffering from a broken nose. She was released after being treated and will return for her next shift. Reliford did not sustain any injuries. Reliford is scheduled to appear in Circuit Court on Thursday on old charges and will face new felony charges of Aggravated assault on a Corrections officer and Battery 2nd Degree. He will be transported back to the Arkansas Department of Corrections after his court appearance.

Closings, Cancellations, and Delayed Openings for Tuesday, February 24th

School-Closings

BLEVINS SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED TUESDAY.

HOPE SCHOOLS WILL OPEN AT 10:00 AM TUESDAY.

NASHVILLE SCHOOLS WILL OPEN TWO HOURS LATE TUESDAY.

NEVADA SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED TUESDAY.

UA HOPE & UA TEXARKANA WILL BOTH OPEN AT 11:00 AM TUESDAY.

TEXARKANA COLLEGE WILL HAVE A DELAYED START, UNTIL 10:00 AM, ON TUESDAY.

TEXAS A&M-TEXARKANA WILL HAVE A DELAYED START, UNTIL 10:00 AM, ON TUESDAY.

“BYOC-WHAT’S NEXT” IN-SERVICE PRESENTATION SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY AT SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL COOPERATIVE HAS BEEN CANCELED.

PRESCOTT SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED TUESDAY.

LAFAYETTE COUNTY SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED TUESDAY.

MAGNOLIA SCHOOLS CLOSED TUESDAY.

FOUKE SCHOOLS WILL OPEN AT 10:00 AM.

SOUTHERN ARKANSAS UNIVERSITY in MAGNOLIA WILL BE CLOSED TUESDAY.

TEXARKANA, ARKANSAS SCHOOLS WILL OPEN AT 10:00 AM TUESDAY.

MINERAL SPRINGS COMMUNITY TABLED CANCELED FOR TUESDAY.

DE QUEEN SCHOOLS WILL START AT 10:00 AM.

TYSON FIRST SHIFT 8AM, 2ND AND 3RD SHIFTS NORMAL TIMES

FIRESTONE OPENS 7AM

SPRING HILL CLOSED

KLIPSCH OPENS 9AM

HEMPSTEAD COUNTY DHS ON INCLIMATE WEATHER PLAN

HEMPSTEAD COUNTY COURTHOUSE OPENS AT 10AM

DUE TO ROAD CONDITIONS RAINBOW OF CHALLENGES IN HOPE WILL OPEN AT 9AM AND ONLY RUN BUSES INSDIE THE HOPE CITY LIMITS FOR MORNING ROUTES.  THIS INCLUDES MAKING RAINBOWS, RAINBOW INDUSTRIES, AND ROC ENTERPRISES.  MAKING RAINBOWS LEWISVILLE AND LAFAYETTE WILL BE CLOSED FEBRUARY 24TH

Saratoga Man Arrested

James Golden age 24 Saratoga, Ar. Domestic Battery 3rd, FTA

A Sunday afternoon incident at the Hempstead/Howard County line in Saratoga has led to the arrest of a Saratoga man. Hempstead County Deputy Orlando Dennis was dispatched at 1:45 pm to a Main Street Saratoga address, just inside Hempstead County. Virginia Hudman told the deputy her daughter’s boyfriend had allegedly beat her up. According to the report by Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton, Hudman allegedly said James Golden, 24, accused her of stealing a marijuana “blunt,” then started beating on her. Hudman allegedly said Golden found the blunt on a bathroom floor after she was beat up. He apparently left the residence with one of Hudman’s granddaughters and another friend. Hudman was taken to Wadley Regional Medical Center in Hope for treatment.Deputy Dennis placed Golden under arrest for Domestic Battery 3rd Degree and for an outstanding Failure to Appear warrant. He was taken to the Hempstead County Jail.

Closings, Cancellations, and Delayed Openings 2-23-15

School-Closings

CLOSINGS, CANCELLATIONS AND DELAYED OPENING 2-23-15

Hope Public Schools, Prescott Public Schools, Spring Hill Schools, Blevins Schools, Nevada Schools, and Garrett Memorial Christian School all closed

Southwest Arkansas Educational Cooperative in Hope closed

All Rainbow of Challenges facilities in Hope closed

U of A Hope and Texarkana in Hope closed

Texarkana College opening at 10am

Texas A & M Texarkana opening at 10am

Hempstead County Cooperative Extension Service Office opening at 10am

KIDS R US IS OPEN MONDAY 2/23/15 !

Update on Investigation of Death of Trucker

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Hempstead County investigators received notification on Friday February 20, 2015 from the State Medical Examiner’s office that the Death of 44 year old Anthony Wayne Azlin was ruled accidental due to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. When deputies arrived at the truck on February 17, 2017 at approximately 12:03 pm they discovered that a portable generator mounted under the sleeper portion of the cab was running and apparently had been since the truck had been parked at the weigh station overnight.

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