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Fall brings many events to county
Posted Thursday, September 3, at 3:08 PM
The end of September and early October is one of the most exciting times for many of our citizens. We have high school homecomings and are also rapidly approaching festivals. The cities of Harrisburg, Marked Tree, Lepanto, Tyronza (East Poinsett County School), and Trumann have football teams. ...

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The nostalgia of Lepanto
Posted Thursday, August 27, at 1:51 PM

When you enter the town of Lepanto, you can see an old "turn of the century" setting. The buildings that line Greenwood Avenue were built in the early 1900s. When you travel down Greenwood Avenue, those same original buildings have been restored as in the date that they were built. ...

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Terry Long: our veteran's servant
Posted Thursday, August 20, at 11:41 AM

There is an office that is of the utmost importance to our veterans and also for Poinsett County. The office of County Veteran Service is located in Harrisburg at the Poinsett County Courthouse Annexation Building. The official in charge is Terry Long of Trumann. ...

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County officials attend statewide seminar
Posted Thursday, August 13, at 4:16 PM

Two Poinsett County officials and one Quorum Court member attended the Association of Arkansas Counties Annual Conference last week. The meeting took place in Springdale, Ark., on Aug. 5-7. Poinsett County Treasurer Tammie Stanford, Poinsett County Assessor Johnny Rye, Jr., and Quorum Court member Elizabeth Schwarz (with S.P. ...

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The advantages of buying local
Posted Friday, August 7, at 12:10 PM

I can never forget the words of Marked Tree Mayor Mary Ann Arnold a few years back when she was a member of the Poinsett County Quorum Court. She made the statement that we all need to buy local on all possible goods. This statement was made over ten years ago, but it still holds true today. ...

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Ron and Donnie Taylor: Trumann's twins
Posted Friday, July 31, at 12:21 PM

When you look around the county and our cities, you can see community involvement, or you can see the lack of that involvement. It is a known fact that community involvement can be the cutting edge for a progressive county or a city. This is the case with the county and all of our cities in Poinsett County. ...

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Tommye Givens: Poinsett County's first female county official
Posted Friday, July 17, at 11:13 AM

We cannot help to believe that each and every county official is special to us. This is the case with all those from the Poinsett County's beginning until this present day. Poinsett County originated in 1839. There have been so many officials that have come and gone during the county's 176 of existence...

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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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