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Hope Community TV Celebrates 50 Years in Hope

Hope Community TV held a special reception Thursday January 29th to celebrate their 50th anniversary of serving Hope.  The company incorporated January 13th, 1965.  The orginal investors partnered with WEHCO Media to More »

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Chamber Cuts Ribbon for Refurbished Northside Park Community Center

The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting Wednesday January 28th for the Northside Park Community Center. The historic building was heavily damaged by an arson fire two years ago but More »

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Hope Native Dennis Ramsey Named Market President of Farmers Bank & Trust for Hope Area

Hope native and longtime Hope banker, Dennis Ramsey, has accepted the position of Market President for the Hope Market for Farmers Bank & Trust of Magnolia, Arkansas according to Chris Gosnell, Chief More »

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Rainbow Industries Taking Orders for Valentine’s Day Baskets and Arrangements

Rainbow Industries is taking advance orders of gift arrangements for Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14. Gifts featuring arrangements of popcorn, peanuts, chips, cookies, soft drinks, and chocolate may be purchased. Special hand-dipped More »

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Hempstead County Spelling Bee Winner

Mika Brown – Beryl Henry Elementary – 5th Grade – Hempstead County Spelling Bee Winner. More »

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Prescott vs Blevins Basketball Games Cancelled for January 29th

The Prescott Senior High Boys & Girls Basketball games for January 29th has been cancelled. More »

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Rest in Peace Sgt. James William Holt

Remains of a local soldier who disappeared during the Vietnam Conflict have recently been identified and will soon be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. Sergeant James William Holt was listed More »

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Southwest Arkansas Farmer’s Market Consortium Holds Meeting to Plan 2015 Markets

Over 100 people turned out Tuesday January 27th for a meeting of the Southwest Arkansas Farmer’s Market Consortium at Hempstead Hall on the University of Arkansas Hope campus.  The meeting included the More »

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Lewisville Plant Begins Production

Linde, LLC, has started up its 470 ton-per-day air separation plant in Lewisville, Arkansas. The plant, which produces liquid nitrogen and oxygen, was built, according to the Linde, “to meet rapidly growing More »

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Hope School Board Holds January Meeting

The Hope School Board held their January meeting a week later than normal on Monday ((January 26th). Superintendent Bobby Hart opened with his report noting the equipment had been removed from the More »

Aggravated Assault on a Family or Household Member

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On Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at approximately 4 pm, officers of the Hope Police Department arrested Jordan Cobb, 21, of Hope, from a residence in the 500 block of West 16th in Hope. The arrest was the result of an investigation into allegations that Cobb attempted to stab his brother during an altercation that had occurred earlier that day. During the altercation, the victim grabbed the knife to keep from being stabbed and received a small cut to his hand. This cut did not require any medical attention. Cobb was transported to the Hempstead County Detention Facility where he was charged with Aggravated Assault on a Family or Household Member and held for a first appearance.

Cynthia Lee of Rainbow of Challenges Special Designs Screen Printing Visits KXAR

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Pictured is Cynthia Lee of ROC Special Designs Screen Printing who was the special guest on KXAR  with Mark Keith recently explaining many of the services provided including new embroidery work for just about any need. No order is too big or too small. Call 722-1277 for more information.

UACCH Seeks Community’s Help with Mascot Selection

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The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope and Texarkana is seeking input from its service area residents on the selection of a mascot for the campuses. An online survey will allow individuals to provide their vote for one of the final four options selected by a campus committee or to provide an additional mascot suggestion by completing the survey at www.UACCH.edu or on the UACCH Facebook page. The campus recently conducted a survey on campus of faculty, staff, and students for ideas for a mascot. Those suggestions have been narrowed down to four choices by a mascot committee made up of members of campus clubs, faculty and staff members. “With the development of the U of A Hope-Texarkana Shooting Sports Team last fall and their scheduled collegiate competitions that are scheduled to begin this spring, we thought it was time to develop a mascot for the campuses and for our collegiate sports team,” said Chancellor Chris Thomason. Vote for your mascot choice for U of A Hope-Texarkana online at www.uacch.edu; the survey will close January 31. 

Spring Hill Beta Club Hosts Chamber Coffee

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The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee on Wednesday January 21st was hosted by the Spring Hill Beta Club. The club has about sixty members and has several public service projects including buying Christmas presents for needy families. Students have to been invited to join the club. Pictured on the back row is West Smith, Hayden Hamilton, Drake Anderson, Hunter Whatley, and Jaylin Finlay. On the front row is Superintendent Angie Raney, Sponsor Lori Chambless, Abby McRaven, Sydney Orr, Addey Willmon, Hannah Calhoon, Allysia, Hunt, and Bridget Butler.

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More Arrests Made in Embezzlement Case

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On January 21, 2015, at approximately 1pm, Tammy Williams, 49, of Hope, was arrested and charged with Theft over $25,000 as a result of the investigation into the theft from the Texas Book Store Book Company, in Hope. Williams was  escorted to the Hempstead County Detention Facility and held for a first appearance. Langston, Harvel, and Williams were all employees of The Texas Book Company Book Store on the Hope campus at University of Arkansas Community College. The book company has reported a total loss of more than $280,000 from their Hope store as a result of the thefts by the three employees.

More Arrests Made in Embezzlement Case

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On January 21, 2015, at approximately 1pm, Brandy Harvel, 26, of Hope, was arrested and charged with Theft over $25,000 as a result of the investigation into the theft from the Texas Book Store Book Company, in Hope. Harvel was  escorted to the Hempstead County Detention Facility and held for a first appearance. Langston, Harvel, and Williams were all employees of The Texas Book Company Book Store on the Hope campus at University of Arkansas Community College. The book company has reported a total loss of more than $280,000 from their Hope store as a result of the thefts by the three employees.

Embezzlement; Theft over $25,000.00

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On January 16, 2015, at approximately 11:45 am, detectives from the Hope Police Department arrested Heather Langston, 27, of Hope, for Theft over $25,000.00. The charges are the result of an ongoing investigation into an embezzlement reported to the Hope Police Department in October of 2014 by the Texas Book Company Book Store located in the 2500 block of South Main Street, on the University of Arkansas Community College campus, in Hope. Langston was escorted to the Hempstead County Detention Facility where she was charged and held until she could receive a first appearance before a judge. This investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.

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