Hope Evening Lions Club receives donation from Georgia-Pacific

Georgia Pacific makes a donation to the Hope Evening Lions Club. This is the first of many donations towards the Christmas Auction which helps to feed the hungry in Hempstead County. Left to More »


U Of A Hope Names Administration Building After J.W. Rowe Who Served as First Director of Red River Vo-Tech

The Hope /Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon – cutting for the J. W. Rowe Administration Building on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Hope Wednesday July 1st. More »


Yerger Reunion Underway in Hope

Mary Allen White, Yerger Class of ’63 opens the Yerger Reunion Thursday July 1st at Lonoke Missionary Baptist Church. The program how honored veterans from World War I I all the way More »


Hempstead County Speaker Releases Book

Hempstead County Motivational Speaker and musician Greg Gilbert has just published is first book. This is first in a series called “The Power of Better”. It is an excellent book on management More »


Millwood Lake Crests

The latest information released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers indicates that Millwood Lake may be in the process of cresting, slightly below the record crest of 282.9 feet set on More »

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Criminal Trespassing and Criminal Mischief

On June 29, 2015 at approximately 09:30 a.m. Deputy Jeremy McBride was dispatched in reference to a residential burglary. Upon arrival, he met with the home owner who stated that Tammy Trammel and More »


Walgreens Employee Arrested

On June 24, 2015 1:45 pm, officers of the Hope Police Department arrested Liliana Frayre, 20, of Hope for theft of controlled substances by fraudulent practices.  Frayre was arrested from the 1000 More »


Hope School Board Holds Special Meeting

The Hope School Board held a special meeting Monday June 29th. The meeting was held to deal with personnel and most of the meeting was held in executive session. More »


Former Hope Pastor Dies

A former Hope pastor died Sunday in Magnolia. Jim Sayers pastored Garrett Memorial Baptist Church in the 1970s. Sayers was in the ministry 54 years, most recently retiring from his last pastorate, More »

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Cook Receives Award at Municipal League

Hope City Manager Catherine Cook received the Jack R. Rhodes, Sr. award recently at the Arkansas Municipal League Annual Convention held in Little Rock June 24th through 26th.  Cook was honored for More »

New Nevada County Jail



Pictured is heating and air conditioning units being installed on Tuesday, June 16th in the new Nevada County Jail. Estimate time for completion is mid October 2015.

Downtown Lemonade Stand

The Hope /Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce noticed a new business concern Thursday June 18th downtown. Laney Flowers, Livvy Flowers, and Ava McBrayer were raising money for St. Jude’s Hospital by selling pink lemonade. The girls were set up in front of Studio 107 on West 2nd downtown.

Senior Citizens Center Serenade

The Hope Senior Citizens Center had a little music on Thursday June 18th. Mark Keith, Jerrome Underwood, Margo DeVinney, and Regina McIntosh gave a program of traditional country and gospel music for the appreciative audience. The group plays monthly at Hillcrest Nursing & Rehabilitation in Prescott.

Mustard Seed Wealth Management Supports Watermelon Festival Concerts

Friday June 12th was ticket kick – off day and sponsor photo day. Laurie Pinner and Dr. David Ashby of Mustard Seed Wealth Management among the sponsors showing their support for the Watermelon Festival concerts this year.


Pafford EMS Supports Watermelon Festival Concert

Pafford EMS has always been a great supporter of the Hope Watermelon Festival. Their crews are always on hand and have saved several lives at the festival. Not only are they on hand to help in medical emergencies but they are also supporters of the Watermelon Festival concerts which feature the Liverpool Legends, Buddy Jewell, and Sammy Kershaw.

Farmers Bank Supports Watermelon Festival Concerts

Farmers Bank & Trust is new to Hope but they are very much supporters of the Watermelon Festival concert. Pictured is Janet Choate, Karyn Sorrells, Melissa Sanford, Savannah Plyler, Twila Gaines, Chelsea Greenman, and Brenda Goodwin. On the back row is Paul Ball, Cutberto Tenorio, Kathleen Minton, Brian Lee, Jeri Easterling, Pam Gregory, Ellen Burke, Monique Muresan, and Dennis Ramsey.

Houston Woman Dies in Hempstead County Crash


A 59 year old Houston, Texas woman died Wednesday (6-17) morning in a two vehicle accident on I-30 near the 37 mile marker in Hempstead County. Jennifer Windham was driving a 2007 Hyandai west bound on I-30 and collided with the rear of a 2000 Freightliner which struck a Volvo Truck. The Volvo struck a Ford Pick-up. Windham was pronounced dead by Hempstead county coroner Ben Brazzel and her body was held at Brazzel/Oakcrest.