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Marked Tree council approves rail spur repairs (10/22/14)
After much discussion, the Marked Tree City Council voted 7-1 in favor of accepting a bid of over $44,000 to do railroad track repairs to the spur next to Snyder Crown. During the discussion, Alderman Shane Glenn, who voted against the ordinance, asked about the possibility of deeding the spur to Snyder Crown and having them pay for the repairs. "What does the city get out of it?" Glenn said. "I just don't see that the city needs to foot the whole bill."...
Tyronza accepts offer on police car, discusses welcome sign (10/21/14)
Among the items on this month's agenda, the Tyronza City Council accepted a offer on selling a police car, and discussed plans for welcome signs and grant money. The city has been trying to sell one of its police cars after numerous problems including the engine blowing out. ...
TAPS holds "Strut Your Mutt" fundraiser (10/21/14)
The Trumann Arkansas Pet Savers(TAPS) recently held a "Strut your Mutt" contest that resulted in a successful fundraiser at the Annual Wild Duck Festival in Trumann on Saturday, Oct. 4. Dayna Gossett with TAPS said 4 of the 16 dogs that participated in the event were rescued through the organization...
Officials talk recycling at intergovernmental meeting (10/20/14)
During the quarterly intergovernmental council meeting in Harrisburg Tuesday, County Judge Charles Nix and Jamie Wright with East Arkansas Planning and Development District (EAPDD) spoke at length about two recycling trailers available to the county through a grant from Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)...
Bradley talks scholarship fund at Lions Club (10/20/14)
Joshua Bradley, a Trumann native and candidate for Poinsett County Clerk, spoke to the Trumann Lions Club recently about the Poinsett County Single Parent Scholarship Fund (PCSPSF). Bradley became treasurer for the PCSPSF three years ago after being asked to join the board by County Clerk Fonda Condra. ...
Trumann council allows bucket brigade for memorial (10/20/14)
After being approached by a citizen about disallowing bucket brigades at the stoplights, the Trumann City Council came back with a decision to permit Make-a-Wish and the Fallen Heroes Memorial Park at this month's city council meeting. "They need to purchase a few monuments at the park for our fallen heroes, and Make-a-Wish has provided for multiple children in the city of Trumann," said Mayor Sheila Walters...
Feeling the sting! (10/16/14)
Lady Hornets win conference match against Cave City.
Lady Hornets take match from Cave City (10/16/14)
Harrisburg celebrated Senior Night with a victory over Cave City this past Tuesday night. The Lady Hornets won the first two sets 25-18 and 25-17. Cave City took set three 25-19 before Harrisburg won set four 25-16 to win the match. For the Lady Hornets, Abby Wallace finished with 14 kills, two assists, nine digs, three aces and three blocks. ...
Hornets tumble in conference clash (10/16/14)
Harrisburg (1-5, 0-3 4A-3) and Highland played to a 7-7 tie after one quarter of play in what looked like the makings of a tight contest. The Rebels took control in the second quarter outscoring the Hornets 26-0 on their way to a 53-27 win this past Friday in Harrisburg...
Junior Wildcats continue to roll (10/16/14)
Trumann's Junior Wildcats (6-0) continued to roll as they amassed 398 yards rushing in a 36-8 win over Harrisburg last Thursday in Harrisburg. Jon Dunman, Connor Barker, Jarred Carter, Chase Cook, Patrick Hill, Zac Burchfield, Matthew Whitlock and Gavin Dunahoo opened up holes all night for the Junior Wildcat rushing attack...
County football highlights (10/16/14)
EPC continued their winning ways as they rolled to a 42-0 win over Rector to go to 6-0, 3-0 2A-3 on the season. Aaron Scales threw for 155 yards and three touchdowns while adding eight tackles on defense. TJ Young rushed for 133 yards and a touchdown as Kyler Gordon added two rushing touchdowns and one touchdown receiving. Quin Young added 101 yards receiving on the night. Matt Ferguson led the defense with 11 tackles as Clay Malone finished with 10 tackles...
Anita Roberts (10/13/14)
Funeral services for Anita Roberts will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, October 14, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. at Jackson's Harrisburg Funeral Home.
Marked Tree Rotary gives dictionaries to third graders (10/13/14)
Last week marked the 12th year in a row the Marked Tree Rotary Club has handed out dictionaries to area third graders. Rotarians spent Thursday morning, Oct. 2, making the rounds at schools and passed out dictionaries to third graders in Marked Tree and at EPC in Lepanto and Tyronza. Dictionaries were presented to 96 students this year...
Trumann Chamber working with TIDC and Ritter to improve internet in Trumann Industrial Park (10/12/14)
During a Trumann Chamber of Commerce board meeting Tuesday, Chamber Director Barbara Lewallen said she has been in talks with Ritter Communications to improve internet access for businesses in Trumann Industrial Park. Lewallen said Bobby Southard, owner of Lectri-Flo, had asked her about the possibility of Ritter putting in fiber optics to improve internet access for businesses on that side of town. ...
Mayoral candidates answer questions at Trumann forum (10/11/14)
In a packed Community House on Tuesday, Oct. 7, four candidates running for mayor of Trumann met with members of the community for a question and answer session moderated by Corey Clairday, reporter for the Democrat Tribune. Ken Stockton, Sheila Walters, Barbara Lewallen, and Gary Hill discussed city services, economic development, and city beautification among other topics. Candidates absent from the debate were John Paul Goodman and Debbie Cook...
Fourth quarter collapse costs Wildcats (10/10/14)
Trumann (1-4, 0-2 4A-3) took their first lead of night at 16-15, after being down 15-0, with just over 10 minutes left in the game turning the momentum in their favor. That momentum didn't last long as Westside drove down the field and scored to retake the lead before adding a two more scores on their way to a 38-16 win over Trumann this past Friday night spoiling the Wildcats' Homecoming game...
Junior Wildcats take control of conference race at 3-0 (10/10/14)
Trumann (5-0, 3-0 4A-3) got another big night from Cade Gartman and their defense came up big with a huge stop on a two-point conversion play to down Gosnell 14-12 on Homecoming night in Trumann. Gartman finished with 179 yards and two touchdowns on the night...
County football results (10/10/14)
The EPC Warriors (5-0, 2-0 2A-3) continue to roll on the season as they downed Midland 43-14 this past Friday night in Lepanto. Aaron Scales continued to stay hot for the Warriors by throwing for 186 yards and three scores and adding a touchdown rushing. ...
Lady Hornets take conference match from Trumann (10/10/14)
Harrisburg won a four set match against Trumann in 4A-3 volleyball action this past Monday in Trumann. Harrisburg won the opening two sets 25-21 and 25-12 before Trumann came back and took the third set 25-21. The Lady Hornets won the fourth set 25-21 to win the match...
Dogs Found in Deplorable Condition in Trumann (10/10/14)
Following the discovery of dogs that were found in a deplorable situation, Trumann Police Chief Chad Henson released the following statement: On October 9, 2014 at 8:47am, Officers with the Trumann Police Department conducted a search warrant at the residence of 421 Olive Street in Trumann in regards to animal cruelty. Officers had received several tips from citizens living near the residence of a strong odor of feces emitting from the residence, also they had witnessed pit pulls running in and out of the residence...
Former President Bill Clinton speaks at Arkansas State University (10/10/14)
Non-partisan cooperation and the importance of young people voting were two themes former president Bill Clinton kept coming back to as he spoke during a rally at Arkansas State University Monday. The 42nd president shared the stage with Governor Mike Beebe and several Democratic candidates--including Senator Mark Pryor, Mike Ross, Jackie McPherson, and John Burkhalter--when he addressed the crowd at Heritage Plaza Lawn...
Georgia Carson (10/07/14)
LEPANTO -- Georgia Ann Carson, of Lepanto, died September 27, 2014 at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro at the age of 92. She was born in Wynne to Jim Anders and Mary Mosier Anders. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ. Mrs. Carson was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Vickie Roberts and Allie Swan; and her brothers William Anders, Eddie Anders, Oliver Anders, Shorty Anders and Andy Anders. ...
James Ford (10/07/14)
MARKED TREE -- James Harold Ford, of Marked Tree, passed away September 20, 2014 at the age of 37. Mr. Ford was born in Jonesboro to George "Joe" Ford and Jane Ford. He was a brick layer and a member of the Church of God. He was preceded in death by his father. ...
Clyde "Pete" Ross (10/07/14)
JONESBORO - Mr. Clyde "Pete" Ross of Jonesboro died Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at the Jonesboro Health and Rehab in Jonesboro at the age of 84. He was born in McCormick and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. Mr. Ross was a retired welder, and a Korea War Army veteran and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters and his parents, Lewis Albert and Lula Jane Christy Ross...
Four candidates confirm participation at Trumann Mayoral Q and A Forum (10/07/14)
Four of the six candidates running for Trumann mayor have confirmed they will participate in the Mayoral Q and A Forum being hosted by the Poinsett County Democrat Tribune on Oct. 7. Current Trumann Mayor Sheila Walters, Gary Hill, Barbara Lewallen, and Ken Stockton have all agreed to participate in the forum...
National Headlines
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