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EPC students help with Special Olympics (10/01/14)
The Men and Ladies of East Poinsett County High School are continually looking to get involved with a good cause. On Friday, Sept. 19, the organizations volunteered at the Special Olympics in Jonesboro at Allen Park, assisting with the Bocce Ball event...
Arkansas Highway Commission approves bids for improvements (09/30/14)
The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved a bids for two roadway improvement projects in Poinsett County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials and Poinsett County Judge Charles Nix. The purpose of one project is to re-surface 1.8 miles of County Road 6 (Long Creek Lane). ...
Porto touring Arkansas with Trojan horse to alert voters (09/30/14)
Bob Porto, co-chair of Arkansas Term Limits, has been traveling across the state with a giant wooden horse to educate voters about Issue 3, a proposed amendment to the state constitution. "Issue 3 is being touted as an ethics amendment. We would love to have ethics in government, but this is an unethical amendment. Voters could be deceived going to the ballot," Porto said when he was in Trumann Monday...
Recycling important to Marked Tree (09/30/14)
The Marked Tree City Council held a special meeting Monday night to take care of two items of business. The council accepted the resignation of alderman James Williams, effective Sept. 11, and voted 5-2 in favor of appointing Gail Nichols to Williams' position. Danny Johnson and Shane Glenn voted against. Nichols is running unopposed for alderman ward 3 position 2...
Rep. Wagner talks cleaning up dilapidated houses at Lepanto City Council (09/30/14)
Rep. Wes Wagner visited with the Lepanto City Council during this month's regular meeting to talk about dilapidated properties and other topics. Dealing with dilapidated homes has been a topic of discussion at many recent council meetings. "Dilapidated houses are a problem everywhere," Wagner said. ...
Second half spells doom for Wildcats (09/25/14)
Trumann (1-2) held their own in the first half against Paragould trailing only 14-7 at the half. The second half was a different story as the visitors found the end zone two times while shutting out Trumann on their way to a 28-7 non-conference win at Wildcat Field...
Junior Wildcats off to 3-0 start (09/25/14)
Trumann's defense stood tall and held Pocahontas on downs late it the fourth quarter to post an 18-16 win in junior high football last Thursday in Trumann. The Junior Redskins opened the game recovering an onside kick at the Trumann 49-yard line. Pocahontas put the ball on the ground a few plays later with Trumann's Jarred Carter falling on the ball at the Junior Wildcats' 25-yard line. ...
County football results (09/25/14)
Marked Tree (2-1) fell behind early and could never catch up as the Barton Bears claimed a 61-24 win this past Friday night in Barton. Bailey Gilbert led the Indians offense with 104 yards rushing as Blake Daniels passed for 77 yards. Hunter Pitts had 44 yards receiving. Jaleel Lott and Josh Simpson each scored a touchdown...
Golf 'Cats on the hunt (09/25/14)
Trumann Wildcats golf team finishes third at 4A-3 district meet. Reid Cash and Hunter Montgomery qualify for 4A state meet.
Jumping for joy! (09/25/14)
ASU Red Wolves down Utah State 21-14 in overtime thriller.
Locked on target! (09/25/14)
Lady Wildcats win a pair of matches this week against Marianna and Highland.
Rickey Lynn Saint (09/24/14)
MARKED TREE -- Rickey Lynn Saint of Marked Tree passed away September 22, 2014 at his home at the age of 45. He was born in Memphis, was a farmer and of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his parents James Saint of Wilson and Betty Gibson of Marked Tree; two daughters Amber Saint of Huntington, Tenn. ...
James Jones (09/24/14)
EARLE -- James Ellis Jones passed away September 19, 2014 at Wellington Healthcare in Millington, Tenn. at the age of 80. Mr. Jones was born in Waterloo, Ala. He was a painter and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife Frances Jones; one sister Juanita Lee; and two brothers Billy Jones and Ed Jones. ...
Albert Watts (09/24/14)
CHEROKEE VILLAGE - Mr. Albert Franklin "Al" Watts of Cherokee Village died Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the family residence at the age of 76. He was born in Tulot and had lived in Cherokee Village the last 15 years and was formerly of Trumann. Mr. ...
Trumann millage vote passes (09/22/14)
Voters in Trumann approved a millage increase of 2.8 mills for the Trumann School District Tuesday for the construction of a new elementary school. This brings the millage up from 35.8 to 38.6 mills. In unofficial numbers from County Clerk Fonda Condra's office, the millage increase passed by a vote of 605 to 498...
Indians hold off Hornets (09/19/14)
The temperature definitely made it feel like football season and Marked Tree (2-0) and Harrisburg (0-2) treated the fans to a thrilling football game this past Friday night in Marked Tree. The Indians recovered a Hornet fumble late in the fourth quarter to preserve a 26-21 victory...
Liles' big night propels Wildcats past Lions (09/19/14)
Justin Liles completed all nine of his passes for 220 yards and four touchdowns, in addition to running for another score, to help lead Trumann to a 33-6 victory over Manila in high school football action Friday night at Wildcat Field. The Wildcat senior quarterback fired three touchdowns in the first half alone, going 6-6 through the air, as Trumann held a 27-0 lead at intermission...
Junior Hornets swatted by Cedar Ridge (09/19/14)
"What a difference a week makes," was head coach Sean Hammond's first comment after the game. After a thrilling opening week game, the Hornets (1-1) had no answer for the Junior Timberwolves' ground game as Cedar Ridge ran to a 47-12 win last Thursday night in Harrisburg...
Trumann jumps to early lead, holds off Junior Lions for win (09/19/14)
Trumann scored three first half touchdowns with an offense that seemingly had the Manila defense confused at times, and went on to hand the Lions their first loss of the season, 29-16, in junior high football action Thursday night at Lion Field. The Wildcats got on the board late in the first quarter on a one-yard touchdown plunge from fullback Preston Heavner at the 1:21 mark. Kolton Jones ran in the two point conversion, giving Trumann an 8-0 lead...
Mary Morgan (09/17/14)
TRUMANN -- Mary Lois Morgan, of Trumann, passed away September 9, 2014 at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro at the age of 43. Mrs. Morgan was born in Jonesboro to David and Mary Burchfield. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. Mrs. Morgan was preceded in death by her father. ...
Hermanda "Mandy" Alwin (09/17/14)
TRUMANN - Ms. Hermanda "Mandy" Holcomb Alwin, 40, of Trumann died September 5, 2014 at the family residence. Ms. Holcomb was born in Bushnell, Fla. and lived her lifetime in Trumann. She lived at home with her mother and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her father Herman Holcomb and one half-brother Steve Buie...
Marked Tree Rotary inducts new members (09/17/14)
The Marked Tree Rotary Club welcomed two new members during its September meeting. Cyndi Pitts, with Ritter Communications, and Spencer Rodgers, administrator for Three Rivers Healthcare and Rehabilitation, were both inducted into the club during the Sept. 4 meeting...
Tyronza Council discusses audit finding (09/17/14)
During Tuesday night's city council meeting in Tyronza, Mayor Marion Bearden informed the council of a letter she received regarding an issue with the the city's legislative audit. Mayor Bearden reported last month that everything was fine with the audit but said Tuesday she had since received a letter which said the city cannot take the interest from a CD and put it into the General Fund...
Marked Tree Council approves grant application change order (09/16/14)
During a short meeting Monday night, the Marked Tree City Council approved a change order required for an airport grant. Wayne Hendrix, Director of Public Works, explained the grant is for airport lights which show up six miles away. City Clerk Pam Wright said she was informed a leer jet would need to test the system before they could use it, which would run $12-15,000, and a change order would need to be written for the grant which the city was approved for. ...
Democrat Tribune sponsoring Q and A for Trumann mayoral candidates (09/15/14)
Six candidates are running for mayor of Trumann this year, each bringing a unique perspective to the race. In order to give the public a chance to meet and hear from each candidate on issues concerning the city, the Poinsett County Democrat Tribune will sponsor and Question and Answer Session a month prior to the election...
National Headlines
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    HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong's embattled leader attended a flag-raising Wednesday to mark China's National Day after refusing to meet with protesters who threatened to expand pro-democracy demonstrations unless he resigns and the Chinese leadership agrees to broader electoral reforms....
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    BEIJING (AP) -- China's government has cut off news about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests to the rest of the country, a clampdown so thorough that no image of the rallies has appeared in state-controlled media, and at least one man has been detained for reposting accounts of the events....
  • Fight for growing Pentecostal vote in Brazil
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  • Secret Service chief on hot seat for WH breach
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Under withering criticism from Congress, the director of the Secret Service on Tuesday admitted failures in her agency's critical mission of protecting the president but repeatedly sidestepped key questions about how a knife-carrying intruder penetrated ring after ring of security before finally being tackled deep inside the White House....
  • Afghan pact signed amid questions on Iraq pullout
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- After lengthy delays, U.S. and Afghan officials signed a security pact Tuesday to keep American troops in Afghanistan beyond year's end, aiming to prevent the country from descending into the kind of chaos that has plagued Iraq following the Pentagon's withdrawal....
  • Drug and device firms paid $3.5B to care providers
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- From research grants to travel junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals billions of dollars last year, the government disclosed Tuesday in a new effort to spotlight potential ethical conflicts in medicine....
  • Few signs of progress as Obama meets India's Modi
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama showered praise on India's new prime minister in an Oval Office meeting Tuesday that sought to infuse new energy into the two countries' sluggish relationship. Yet for all the pomp and pageantry, there were few signs that Obama and Narendra Modi had resolved vexing issues that have often kept the two democracies at arm's length....