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Pottsville considers pay raise for officers
The Pottsville City Council is expected to vote on a proposed salary increase for officers of the Pottsville Police Department during its regular meeting Monday.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Lamoureux honored by the APA
State Sen. Michael Lamoureux was recently awarded Headliner of the Year at the Arkansas Press Association annual convention in Hot Springs.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Storm cluster wreaks havoc
A cluster of severe thunderstorms ravished Pope and Yell counties Wednesday afternoon, leaving many residents in the dark.
RFD partners with Crow Mountain
The Russellville Fire Department finalized a partnership with the Crow Mountain Fire District and will now provide auto-aid to the district in exchange for help covering areas north of Interstate 40 where RFD has a limited water supply.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Downtown parking deck needed
The consensus among business owners, Russellville residents and volunteers who want to make the downtown area a better place to shop and work agreed on one thing Wednesday - more parking is definitely needed, and it could be accomplished with a strategic plan that would start with a coordinated parking effort.
Court Date Set For Booneville Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Ordering Pot Via Mail
A court date of Sept. 8 has been set for a Booneville man arrested on suspicion of ordering marijuana through the mail, according to the Pope County Sheriffs Office.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Mayor gives update on Master Plan
There is one major reason the city of Russellville has enjoyed a rebirth downtown in the past few years - the vision, creation and implementation of a master plan.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Copper theft suspect arrested
The Russellville Police Department made an arrest this week in connection with the recent rash of air-conditioning coil thefts.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Constable Arrested After Walmart Shopping Corral is Destroyed
Police say Pope County Constable Kenneth Loveless was first a passenger then a driver in a truck that caused more than $1,350 damage to a shopping cart corral at a Russellville Walmart.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Attorney's opinion sought on civil service commissioner residency
Over the weekend I wrote about questions raised about the residency of Little Rock Civil Service Commissioner Brett Morgan , a critical vote in the bare-minimum four-vote majority that voted to overturn the recommended suspension and firing of police Lt.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Cities rely on sirens to warn of tornadic weather
Though spring is the typical tornado season, the Arkansas River Valley is still at risk for violent storms this summer.
Commission prepares for elections
The Pope County Election Commission discussed possible changes to polling locations for the Nov. 4 general election during its meeting Wednesday.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
A&P celebrates financial record, awards three grants
Jannie Condley , executive director of the River Valley Shelter for Battered Women and Children, speaks to the commission during Thursday's meeting.
Dover SRO Kirkland ready for year two
Eleven months ago, the Dover School District hired Darin Kirkland, an experienced school resource officer through the Marshal's Office.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
School boards to see new faces
Candidate filing for the school board positions closed at noon Tuesday, and four incumbents in Pope County have opted not to run.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Gibson resigns from ARVAC
Arkansas River Valley Area Council Board of Directors accepted the resignation of Pope County Judge Jim Ed Gibson from his board of director position during its meeting on June 23. Gibson served on the board for more than five years and resigned because of time conflicts with other organizations.
County out $4,500 for missing evidence
On June 18, the Pope County Treasurer issued a check to attorney Patrick R. James because Federal District Judge Brian Miller imposed sanctions on the Pope County Sheriff's Office for failing to produce evidence regarding an incident on Sept.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Summer enrichment program a success
Students in grades K-5 within the Russellville School District recently had the chance to participate in a three-week summer school enrichment program.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Warriors for Christ
The year was 1865. Lewis Carroll published his novel, "Alice in Wonderland." The 13th Amendment was ratified, slavery in the U.S was abolished and the American Civil War came to a long-awaited end.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Missing evidence in police brutality case costs Pope County $4,500
KARK reports that a federal judge has ordered Pope County to pay $4,500 in attorney fees in a police brutality lawsuit over conduct of law officers in Dover because evidence that should have existed from police recording devices was missing.