S Decatur Chamber Easter Egg Hunt

DECATUR — Kids of all ages gathered in Decatur's Veterans Park April 15 to search for hidden plastic eggs filled with goodies like Tootsie Rolls and other candy treats. More than 100 Decatur area residents and other visitors gathered in the park to participate in the Decatur Chamber of Commerce's annual Easter Egg Hunt which was sponsored by Handy Mart/Junction 59 and Vivitar of Northwest Arkansas. Continue Reading »

S Gravette museum to host 'My Collections' exhibit Saturday

GRAVETTE — The Gravette Historical Museum will host its annual "My Collections" special exhibit this Saturday, according to an announcement from Steve Mitchael, museum commission chairman. The exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 22 in the museum annex, 501 Charlotte Street, S.E. Continue Reading »

S Easter egg hunt in Gentry has large turnout

GENTRY -- With multicolored eggs scattered across the ground in designated areas at Gentry City Park, it was hard for the smaller children to wait until the egg hunt officially began on Saturday afternoon in the Gentry park. But then the countdown came -- 10, 9, 8... -- and when zero announced, children (some with the help of parents) scrambled to pick up eggs in the hope that one of the eggs would be a winner. Continue Reading »

S Committee of the whole receives reports and updates

GRAVETTE -- A short public hearing was held at the start of the April meeting of the city council committee of the whole to review a lot split for Dwight Stidham in the Hiwasse community. No one was present to speak for or against the lot split, so the hearing was closed. Continue Reading »

S Tired Iron showgrounds come to life

GENTRY — Once again the put, put, put of old hit-and-miss engines could be heard, saws buzzed as logs were reduced to timbers and planed to finished lumber, and the clanking of hammers on red-hot iron turned shapeless metal into works of art and useful tools. Tractors, with their unique engine sounds, could be heard each day. Continue Reading »

S Seniors dance away the night during Decatur Prom

DECATUR -- Under a perfect sunset April 14, seniors, juniors and sophomores gathered for the night of their life, the 2017 Decatur High School prom. Continue Reading »

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S Sulphur Springs shrinks amid region's growth but hopes for new start

SULPHUR SPRINGS -- This tiny city in northwest Benton County is disappearing, but its inhabitants aren't giving up on its future just yet. Continue Reading »

S Highfill approves funds for street, trail repair

HIGHFILL -- The city council, on April 11, voted to free up funds for street improvements and for repairs to the city's walking trail in the city park. Continue Reading »

S Pre-K and kindergarten registration to begin at Decatur Northside

DECATUR -- Open enrollment for pre-K and kindergarten at Decatur Public Schools for the 2017-2018 school year will be Tuesday, May 9, and Wednesday, May 10, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-K enrollment will take place at its facility located at Decatur Middle School, 1441 E. Roller, 479-715-4450 or 479-640-7216. Kindergarten enrollment will be at Decatur Northside Elementary, 9083 Mt. Olive Rd., 479-752-3981. Continue Reading »

S Decatur police search for man in connection to traffic offenses and possible warrant

DECATUR — Decatur police officers had their hands full April 10 after a short car chase ended with the driver fleeing into a wooded area near Decatur Branch Creek in the northwestern Decatur. Continue Reading »

S Benton County judge donates pay increase

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County Judge Barry Moehring has donated a salary increase approved by the Quorum Court to a pair of nonprofit organizations, keeping a pledge he made before he took office. Continue Reading »

S Decatur middle schoolers focused on cultural change

DECATUR -- A recent classroom conversation among eighth grade students in this small town ignited an effort to change how the middle school students treat each other and how they perceive themselves. Continue Reading »

S Arkansas governor: 7-death role 'most serious responsibility' He ties execution schedule to events beyond his control

LITTLE ROCK -- Gov. Asa Hutchinson told reporters Thursday at the Governor's Mansion that his role in setting up a schedule of seven executions was "the heaviest and most serious responsibility" of his office, but one that arrived at his desk because of a history of circumstances beyond his control. Continue Reading »

S Former accountant pleads guilty to stealing $1 million from Benton County

FAYETTEVILLE -- A former accountant for Benton County pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday and agreed to repay $1 million she took from the county travel fund. Continue Reading »