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S Culpepper and Merriweather circus coming to Decatur

DECATUR -- Thanks to the sponsorship of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce, Culpepper and Merriweather Circus, America's favorite big top circus, is coming to Veterans Park in Decatur on Thursday, Sept. 11, with two scheduled performances at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Continue Reading »

S Community Gardens grows into real success story

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette Community Gardens have been a real success story this summer. Plantings in the garden have thrived and provided a bountiful harvest for individual gardeners and for sharing with several local charities, with an estimated 400-500 pounds of produce given to Share the Harvest food pantry, Care and Share and the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center. Continue Reading »

Sports

S Deadline for Decatur youth soccer registration ends Aug. 29

DECATUR -- For the 2014 Fall Youth Soccer Season, Decatur is again playing with Gentry through the Gentry Youth Organization. Soccer registration forms are due no later than this Friday, Aug. 29. Forms may be obtained and turned in at the principal's office at either Decatur Northside or Decatur Middle School. Continue Reading »

Community

S Hiwassee News

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hamilton have returned home after a vacation touring the western states. They were accompanied by friends from Kansas City. Continue Reading »

S Community Gardens grows into real success story

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette Community Gardens have been a real success story this summer. Plantings in the garden have thrived and provided a bountiful harvest for individual gardeners and for sharing with several local charities, with an estimated 400-500 pounds of produce given to Share the Harvest food pantry, Care and Share and the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center. Continue Reading »

S New high school plans put on hold in Gentry

GENTRY -- In what Randy Barrett, superintendent of Gentry Public Schools, called "the bummer of the summer," he told board members on Aug. 18 that the school district's application for partnership funding to build a new high school had been turned down. But that decision is now being appealed. Continue Reading »

S DHA director arrested for taking puppy

DECATUR -- An incident involving the theft of a puppy resulted in the arrest of an official with the Decatur Housing Authority. Continue Reading »

Opinion

S Reason for drop in fair's attendance

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S Handwritten letters brighten the day

Summer weather has settled in and we had some temperatures hovering near the 100 degree mark over the weekend. We had to begin using the air conditioner again to be comfortable in the hot afternoons and early evenings when the air is still and the sun beats down from the west. Often the temperature is still in the low to midddle 80s even when we go to bed late at night. Still the cicadas drone on. The heat doesn't seem to bother them. Continue Reading »

Latest Photos

Submitted Photo Employees of Empire District Electric achieved 2,000,000 hours worked without a lost-time injury. In recognition of the milestone, Empire’s team safety leaders (pictured) were presented with the Regional Safety Award by the Safety Council of the Ozarks on Aug. 19.
Photo by Mike Eckels Victor Urquidi will lead the Decatur Bulldogs in a scrimmage game against the Gentry Pioneers in Gentry Aug. 28. Urquidi was forced to sit out last season due to shoulder surgery. His return marks the beginning of the Bulldogs’ march to the state playoffs.
Picking Grapes from the Vine Titan Hammond, 3, helps his mom, Sasha Hammond, of Gravette, pluck off the bad grapes from a cluster while picking their own concord grapes at the Anderson family farm on N. Main St. in Centerton on Aug. 21. The Anderson family, which has owned the farm since 1905 and maintained the vineyard since the early ’70s, sells grapes and jelly until about the end of September. Photo by Ben Goff