S Arrests

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S Chamber Business of the Year, Citizens of the Year honored

GRAVETTE — A record crowd, about 300 guests, attended the fourth annual Greater Gravette Chamber of Commerce banquet last Thursday. The event was held at Horton Farms on Bethlehem Road and the banquet room was almost filled with tables. Tables were decorated with arrangements of cotton bolls and other natural materials set on circular slabs of wood. Continue Reading »

S XNA officials scrambling for interim parking space

HIGHFILL -- Regional airport officials tackled several parking issues Feb. 8 in hopes of easing the expected crunch while a parking deck is being built. Continue Reading »

S Health inspections

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S Museum chooses quilt winner

Boling Quilt Winner Continue Reading »

S Decatur man accused in rape case

DECATUR — William Wesley Arlin Keith, 46, of Decatur, was arrested in connection with rape, a Class Y felony, and aggravated assault, a Class D felony, by the Benton County Sheriff's Office on Friday. Continue Reading »

S Gentry Council approves two ordinances in brief meeting

GENTRY -- In a regular but brief council meeting on Feb. 6, the Gentry City Council adopted two ordinances on three readings with a single vote. The first rezoned a small parcel of property, and the second amended the city's electrical code. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center Menus

Week of Feb. 20-24 Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Quilting Class Continue Reading »

S Sydney Hicks named to University of Alabama dean's list

TUSCALOOSA (Ala.) -- Sydney Elizabeth Hicks of Gravette was named to the University of Alabama dean's list for the fall semester. Continue Reading »

S Federal lawsuit names Gravette, its mayor, council and library commission as defendants

Allegations denied by city’s attorney

GRAVETTE — A federal lawsuit was filed in the Arkansas Western District Court on Feb. 2 which names the city of Gravette, Mayor Kurt Maddox in both his individual and official capacity, the members of the Gravette City Council and the members of the Gravette Library Commission in their official capacity. Continue Reading »

S UCA announces fall 2016 presidential scholars and dean's list

CONWAY -- The University of Central Arkansas has announced the presidential scholars and dean's list for the fall 2016 semester. The lists are based on grades earned during each semester of the regular academic year. Continue Reading »

S Gravette Lions Club inducts three new members

GRAVETTE -- Three new members of the Gravette Lions Club were inducted in a special breakfast meeting Feb. 4 at the In Zone Restaurant. Karen Benson, Jeremy Gaytan and Maricela Gaytan were welcomed into the club and presented with special centennial pins and framed membership certificates. Bill Mattler, secretary of the Gravette club and zone chairperson, conducted the induction ceremony. He asked the inductees to close their eyes as they were led to the front of the room by their sponsor, Susan Holland, so that they might briefly experience the world that a blind person has to deal with each day of their life. Continue Reading »

S Metz hired to be new school superintendent in Gentry

GENTRY — The school board, on Monday, accepted the recommendation of its screening committee and unanimously appointed Terrie Metz to take over as superintendent of Gentry Public Schools for the 2017-2018 school year, which begins on July 1. Continue Reading »

S Donald Wilson Barnes

RUSSELLVILLE — Donald Wilson Barnes, 79, of Russellville, died Feb. 1, 2017, at the Legacy Heights Nursing Home in Russellville. He was born on Aug. 2, 1937, in Tulsa, Okla., to Jesse Lee Barnes and Ernestine Ford Barnes. Continue Reading »