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Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Bar-b-que at the courthouse
Posted Tuesday, June 30, at 9:42 AM
We all have an event that will be occurring at the courthouse on July 1. We are going to have a big cookout, at noon, Wednesday, July 1. The cookout will be located at the city park, across from the courthouse, at the pavilion. This will be the third straight year that we have hosted this event. ...

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The Homestead Property Tax credit
Posted Tuesday, June 30, at 9:41 AM

About fifteen years ago, the Arkansas General Assembly passed a piece of legislation that has proven to be of assistance to almost every taxpayer in our county and state. The legislation began as Act 1492 of the 1999 Arkansas General Assembly. After passage of this act, the legislation was offered to the voters of Arkansas as a constitutional amendment on the general election ballot in 2000...

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Big time in Tyronza this weekend
Posted Tuesday, June 30, at 9:34 AM

In our county, this weekend will mark the opening of the Tyronza Stars and Stripes Festival. This festival is approximately fifteen years in the making. The event began in 2001 when the mayor of Tyronza, Mrs. Marion Bearden, and the Tyronza City Council decided that the city was without a major function during the year. ...

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County legislative meeting in Little Rock
Posted Tuesday, June 30, at 9:27 AM

On Friday, May 29th, many county officials met at the Association of Arkansas Counties Building in Little Rock. This meeting, which occurs every two years, is the Association of Arkansas Counties Legislative Meeting. The Association of Arkansas Counties is responsible for compiling all legislation, pertaining to county government, that passes through the Arkansas General Assembly. ...

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The Big Fish Cookout in 1982
Posted Wednesday, May 20, at 11:49 AM

Whenever summer time draws near, we can't help but think about cookouts. It also brings back fond memories of people who have been great in cooking for big events. Our friends, Mel Redd and Kenneth Grubbs were two of the finest bar-b-que cookers, that cooked in Poinsett County, from the 1970's until they passed from this life. Not only were they fine cookers, they took a big part, in the political scene from the 1970's until our present day...

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County Corner
Posted Tuesday, April 28, at 11:51 AM

Trumann, being a city that is known for job creation, has been very fortunate to have had each and every one of it's mayors that have served in that capacity during each particular time frame in the past. In the city's beginning, the Singer Factory is always a reflection on the past, of how industry has had a great role in the history of Trumann. ...

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TYRONZA'S "STARS AND STRIPES" FESTIVAL IS APPROACHING
Posted Tuesday, April 28, at 11:49 AM

We are getting very close to one of the finest festivals in our county. This festival would be the "Stars and Stripes" festival that takes place in Tyronza, Arkansas. The festival began under the former Marion Bearden. At that time, the city of Tyronza did not have any activity during the year. ...

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HARRISBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BANQUET
Posted Wednesday, April 8, at 10:46 AM

It is now again time for the annual Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce Banquet.The yearly event will occur this week at the Harrisburg Elementary School on Friday, April 10. Starting time will be at 6 p.m. Opening the banquet will be a silent auction and afterwards will be the meal...

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LEGISLATION VERY IMPORTANT TO POINSETT COUNTY
Posted Wednesday, April 8, at 10:45 AM

Now that the Arkansas General Assembly is winding down, it does not hurt to look back at the many pieces of legislation that passed through the House, Senate and continued with the signature of the Governor. Once this legislation is signed into law by the Governor, most of the legislation will begin approximately ninety days after the close of the Arkansas General Assembly...

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OUR PAST AND PRESENT LEGISLATORS
Posted Wednesday, March 25, at 12:26 PM

We in Poinsett County have always had good representation with our legislators at the Capitol in Little Rock. I am going to give us a look at all of our former and present legislators, beginning in the 1950's until our present day. In the 1950's through 1980 our State Representative was Mr. ...

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Two fine events: Harrisburg Rotary "pot 'o gold" and Marked Tree Chamber of Commerce annual banquet/auction
Posted Wednesday, March 11, at 8:38 AM

We just finished the Annual Harrisburg Rotary "Pot 'O Gold" Banquet on Saturday, March 7. As always, this was one fine banquet. This meal was great, as always. This project for the Harrisburg Rotary has continued now for approximately ten years. The funds derived from the banquet go to different projects and what worthy projects they are. ...

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IMPROVEMENTS TO OUR DOWNTOWNS
Posted Tuesday, March 3, at 1:55 PM

In the past fifteen years, there have been several of our cities that have made great improvements to their downtown areas. In Harrisburg, Lepanto and Marked Tree there are original buildings that date back to the early 1900's. Had measures not been taken by the leadership of those towns, the buildings would, by this time, have already been knocked down and destroyed. ...

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THE TRUE STORY OF B.B. KING AND LUCILLE
Posted Wednesday, February 18, at 9:48 AM

THE TRUE STORY OF B.B. KING AND LUCILLE The story that I am going to tell you is a true story about the immortal B.B. King and his guitar, Lucille. The setting was so close to the border of Poinsett County and the Cross County area that I felt like a lot of people would like to know the facts about the greatest blues guitar player of all time and his guitar that he named Lucille...

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"PAT DREW AND OPAL MALONE" LONGTIME FRIENDS OF MARKED TREE
Posted Wednesday, February 18, at 9:47 AM

This story deals with two fine ladies who has been a big part of the Marked Tree scene for many years now. We are looking at Mrs. Freddie Drew that most people know as Pat (Smith) Drew. Pat graduated from Marked Tree back in the 1960's. She immediately began working at the Dairy Freeze that has always been located on Highway 63 in Marked Tree. ...

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Honoring Our Local Heroes
Posted Wednesday, February 4, at 1:24 PM

Two of the most dangerous jobs that we have in our county and cities are the jobs of firefighters and policemen. The firemen and policemen place their lives on the line, everyday, to protect all of our citizens. In those job capacities we have lost two fine men in the past couple of years. The first was a loss of life of Police Chief Larry Blagg and secondly the loss of Ricky Winkles. Both of these men resided in Trumann...

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THE MAYORS IN POINSETT COUNTY
Posted Thursday, January 22, at 11:12 AM

One of the hardest and most important jobs in government is the office of mayor in a city. The office of mayor is also the closest to the public, so, direct contact can be made by the public without any prior notice. For our citizens to make contact with our mayors, the drive is very short to the mayor's office. I have always felt like we have been very fortunate to have people on the local level to represent us in all of the mayor positions in our county...

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IMPORTANCE OF THE OATH OF OFFICE
Posted Tuesday, January 13, at 10:09 AM

A crowd of over 70 persons met at the Poinsett County Courthouse on January 1, 2015 to witness the official oath of office to officials in our county. The oath was administered by Circuit Judge Lee Fergus of Jonesboro, Arkansas. Of the crowd of 70 persons, the official oath for their particular office was administered to approximately 45 office holders...

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Our County Officials for 2015-16
Posted Tuesday, December 30, at 11:15 AM

On January 1, 2015 there will be three new officials taking the oath of office for the first time. These new officials will join Sheriff Larry Mills, Treasurer Tammie Stanford and I as the team of Poinsett County Officials. Beginning with our new county Judge Bobby Cantrell. ...

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Bill Craft and Rosemary Nichols: Santa's Great Helpers
Posted Tuesday, December 30, at 11:14 AM

All of our parades in our cities turned out beautiful and a credit to the entire county. We appreciate all that were involved with the success in each of our cities, which has a direct relation with our county. One of the parades really caught our eyes. ...

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10TH SEMI-ANNUAL "SWEARING IN" CEREMONY
Posted Tuesday, December 30, at 11:13 AM

10TH SEMI-ANNUAL "SWEARING IN" CEREMONY On January 1, 2015 we all need to mark our calendars for a very, very important event. This time has been set aside for the swearing in of all state, county and city officials in our county. The event will take place in the Poinsett County Courthouse on Thursday, January 1, at 10 a.m. The presiding officer will be the Honorable Circuit Judge Lee Fergus of Jonesboro, Arkansas...

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