S Gravette Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year honored

GRAVETTE -- Members of the Greater Gravette Chamber of Commerce held their fifth annual banquet Thursday, Feb. 15, with approximately 275 guests in attendance. The event was held at Horton Farms on Bethlehem Road. Table decorations featured floral bouquet centerpieces with cupcakes at each place setting. Festive balloons in shades of turquoise, gold and white dotted the room. Continue Reading »

S AT&T announces expanded Internet access

GRAVETTE -- Officials from AT&T gathered Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 6, in the parking lot at the Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church near Hiwasse to announce their deployment of new high-speed Internet service for rural Benton County and other counties throughout Arkansas. Cathy Foraker, director of external affairs for AT&T, made the announcement of the expanded access.... Continue Reading »

S Gravette council holds commitee of the whole meeting

GRAVETTE -- Members of the Gravette city council held their monthly committee of the whole meeting Thursday, Feb. 8, at city hall. A special council meeting was convened prior to the committee meeting so the minutes of the Jan. 25 council meeting could be approved and Grand Savings Bank could facilitate the loan for air packs for the fire department. In other business, in the special meeting council members voted to approve Jesse Ritter as a new member of the planning commission and he was sworn in by Mayor Kurt Maddox. Ritter will fill the position vacated by Jeff Davis, who resigned to become a member of the city council. Continue Reading »

S Gravette mayor delivers state of the city address

GRAVETTE -- Kurt Maddox, mayor of Gravette, presented his annual state of the city address during the city council meeting Thursday, Jan. 25, outlining accomplishments made and goals achieved during his three years of office. Continue Reading »

S Gravette School Board

GRAVETTE -- Members of the Gravette High School band who had been selected for all-region honor band attended the January meeting of the Gravette School Board and led the Pledge of Allegiance to open the meeting. Aaron Ray, band director, gave an overview of the year's band program and told about recent events in which the band has competed. Continue Reading »

S Jeff Davis sworn in as new city council member

GRAVETTE -- Jeff Davis was approved as a new member of the Gravette city council and was sworn in at the January meeting. Davis will fill the vacancy in Ward 1, Position 2, created when Melissa Smith moved out of the city. John E. Lykins was approved to fill the vacancy on the planning commission created by the resignation of Patti Bertschy. Lykins was also sworn in by Mayor Kurt Maddox during the meeting. Continue Reading »

S Gravette council committee hears reports, application for council seat

GRAVETTE -- Members of the Gravette city council held their regular monthly committee of the whole meeting Thursday, Jan. 18, at city hall. They heard reports from several city department heads, met a prospective candidate for the vacant council position and discussed several items of business which will be on the agenda for the Jan. 25 council meeting. The meeting was postponed one week to avoid conflicting with the Arkansas Municipal League meeting the previous week. Continue Reading »

S Gravette police apprehend two

GRAVETTE — Gravette police officers apprehended David Allen Casares, a wanted fugitive, Wednesday, Jan. 17, after an incident at a Hiwasse business. Gravette Police Department received an anonymous tip late on Wednesday evening that Casares was seen at the Hiwasse business with his alleged victim and children. Casares was wanted on multiple charges by various agencies, including the Arkansas Board of Parole. Continue Reading »

S Thairapy hair salon open at new location

GRAVETTE -- Hilarie Dodd, owner of Thairapy hair salon, is open for business at her new location. She recently moved her shop to 605 First Avenue N.W. The building, just south of Hillcrest Cemetery, was formerly home to the Hair Saloon. Business hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Continue Reading »

S Questions about fire dues answered

GRAVETTE -- Many local residents have had questions regarding notices they are receiving about their annual fire dues, according to Mallory Weaver, assistant to the mayor. These questions may be arising because notices about dues were sent out by parcel and not by property owner this year, Weaver said. Continue Reading »

S Furniture refinishing available at White Horse Designs by Dawn

GRAVETTE — Planning to give your home a new look for the new year? Looking for someone to refinish some cherished family heirlooms? Dawn Dawson, owner of White Horse Designs by Dawn, would be happy to help with your furniture refinishing. She has recently moved her workshop and display space into a building at 104 Main Street N.E. in Gravette after her renter, Kristen Fisher, moved her Peek-a-Bootique business to Siloam Springs. Continue Reading »

S Alderman Smith resigns; council vacancy open

GRAVETTE -- Melissa Smith, alderman for the city of Gravette, has resigned her position on the city council. She announced she and her family are moving out of the area. Continue Reading »

S Grand Savings Bank opens Gravette branch

GRAVETTE -- Grand Savings Bank recently announced the opening of its branch located in Gravette. The new branch, the 11th location for Grand Savings, opened on Nov. 13. Grand Savings Bank purchased the building located at 198 Atlanta Street S.E. in Gravette in March 2017 and began construction in August 2017. The new full-service branch is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays the drive-through only is open 9 a.m. until noon. The bank offers a 24-hour ATM. Continue Reading »

S Dessert Diversity caters to those with a sweet tooth

SULPHUR SPRINGS -- It seems everyone is encouraged to eat lots of sweets during the holidays. With family and friends baking cookies, making candies and whipping up seasonal desserts, we're tempted at every turn with more goodies. Continue Reading »

S Glenn Duffy Elementary pre-K program honored

GRAVETTE -- The pre-K program at Glenn Duffy Elementary School in Gravette has earned a 3-star rating as an Arkansas Better Beginnings program, according to Zane Vanderpool, program director and principal at Glenn Duffy. This is the highest level award a provider can receive and signifies the best quality of child care in Arkansas. Better Beginnings is Arkansas' quality rating improvement system for licensed child care and education facilities. Continue Reading »