S Sulphur Springs takes steps to clean up properties

SULPHUR SPRINGS -- The Sulphur Springs planning commission and city council recently authorized city attorney Bryan S. Vernetti to begin sending out notices to owners of properties the city deems to have "unsightly and unsanitary conditions" harmful to citizens' health and safety, according to council member Larry Burge. Continue Reading »

S Sulphur sets special council meeting

SULPHUR SPRINGS -- Twenty-five to 30 people attended a planning commission meeting held Thursday, June 7, at Shiloh Auditorium, according to Sulphur Springs mayor Shane Weber. David Barber, chairman of the planning commission, conducted the meeting and opened the floor for comments from those in attendance. Continue Reading »

S Former nurse admits sexually assaulting patients

BENTONVILLE -- A woman faced the man Monday she trusted to provide her medical care who, instead, sexually assaulted her. Continue Reading »

S Arrests

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S Health Inspections

Critical violations are defined as items relating directly to factors that lead to food-borne illness and must be corrected immediately. Noncritical violations are defined as items that relate to maintenance of food operations and cleanliness. Continue Reading »

S Gentry council approves rezoning requests

GENTRY -- Rezoning requests of Grand Estates LLC, of Bentonville, were approved by the Gentry City Council on June 4, changing a portion of land on the east side of Crowder Avenue and north of SWEPCO Road from A-1 to R-2 and changing a lot on the southeast corner of the intersection of Crowder Avenue and Arkansas Highway 12 from R-2 to C-2. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center Menus

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S Lions Club seeks foosball teams for exhibition play

GRAVETTE -- Work on the human foosball court, sponsored by the Gravette Lions Club, Cardinal Pawn and the city of Gravette, is progressing rapidly and completion is expected soon. Sponsors are planning a grand opening and dedication Saturday, June 30, in connection with the city's Independence Day celebration. Continue Reading »

S New ambulance fees set

Council hears reports, updates

GRAVETTE -- Dale Ayres spoke during the citizen comment period of the June 7 committee of the whole meeting and questioned the advisability of a land purchase the city is considering in Hiwasse. He asked whether the city really needs to spend the money when it already owns land there and asked if the proposed purchase will be large enough to allow for future expansion. Continue Reading »

S Decatur library gets new librarian recognizes retiring one

DECATUR -- The Iva Jane Peek library in Decatur will soon have a new head librarian. Continue Reading »

S Benton County shifts planning, inspection and environmental offices

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County Judge Barry Moehring recently reorganized a number of offices with the goal of improving service and efficiency. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs get stung by Hornets in scrimmage basketball contest

DECATUR -- In the second week of the Decatur Summer League scrimmage games, the Decatur Bulldog senior- and junior-high teams faced off with their counterparts from Colcord, Okla., June 5, at Peterson Gym in Decatur. Continue Reading »

S Fuamatu chosen girls All-NWADG Athlete of the Year

Girls Athlete of the Year: CHASTERY FUAMATU Continue Reading »

S Ribbon cut at Hiwasse Community Building, playground

HIWASSE -- The Greater Gravette Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Hiwasse Community Building Thursday evening, May 31. Mayor Kurt Maddox welcomed the crowd of about 60 who attended and spoke briefly about the remodeling, which was made possible when voters approved to continue a 3/4 cent sales tax in 2016 and the city council approved the project. Continue Reading »

S Decatur Salvage rides in Spirit Ride convoy

TONTITOWN -- Under a clear, warm summer sky, police officers, firefighters, emergency personnel and tow truck drivers gathered at Tontitown City Park to remember their fallen comrades who lost their lives helping others in distress. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Senior Center Coffe with a Cop Continue Reading »

S A poor man is richer as a beef producer

Fifteen tons and what do I get? I got barns with hay stacked high. I am right proud! We are deep into the season of piling up reserve and I hate the work this year as bad as ever, but I sure am glad to see the hay roll into the barns. Continue Reading »

S Benton County explores ambulance options

BENTONVILLE -- Officials are looking for an ambulance service provider for the west side of rural Benton County. The county has advertised a request for qualifications for ambulance service providers, hoping to consolidate the service on the west side. The request was issued May 25, and interested companies have until June 15 to respond. No responses had been received as of Friday. Continue Reading »

S School board discusses building projects, approves technology upgrade

GRAVETTE -- Clay McGill and Mike Spaith, principal architects with BiLD Architects, were present at a June 7 special meeting of the Gravette school board and gave an overview of the proposed building projects to be funded by the school district's recently passed millage increase. A proposed construction timeline was presented, and a discussion was held about whether to hire a construction manager or a general contractor. Continue Reading »

S Decatur pool open for summer enjoyment

DECATUR -- With the recent rise in the venomous snake population at Crystal Lake near Decatur, swimmers are seeking out new places to beat the summer heat. Continue Reading »

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