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  1. Cedarville Mayor Announces Resignation At Special City Council MeetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | 5NEWSonline.com

    ... ok post, Police Chief Larry Merrill also submitted his resignation, effective May 6. Until he's replaced the Crawford County Sheriff's Office will be responding to calls made from Cedarville.

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  2. Noteworthy DeathsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | NWAonline

    ... m during his long tech career. Early voting begins Tuesday in two May 12 special elections in Fort Smith and Crawford County to renew respective 1 percent sales taxes. Read>>

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  3. City, county asking voters to renew taxesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | NWAonline

    Early voting begins Tuesday in two May 12 special elections in Fort Smith and Crawford County to renew respective 1 percent sales taxes. In Fort Smith, voters will be asked to renew for another 10 years a sales tax they first approved in 1985 to provide money for improvements to city streets, bridges and associated drainage.

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  4. Child, woman, biker die in wrecks on state roadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 2 | Arkansas Online

    Three people died on Arkansas roadways Thursday, including an Alma motorcyclist in a two-vehicle wreck in Crawford County, Arkansas State Police said.

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  5. Alma Man Killed After Motorcycle Collides with SUV in Crawford CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | 5NEWSonline.com

    An Alma man is dead after crashing his 2000 Yamaha Motorcycle into the back of a sport utility vehicle on Highway 162 in Crawford County, according to troopers with Arkansas State Police. Gaither was driving eastbound on Highway 162, near Sunnyside Road, around 6:20 p.m. Thursday night when the accident happened, according to Arkansas State Police.

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  6. Local Teens Reach Thousands Using Suicide Prevention Facebook GroupRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | 5NEWSonline.com

    ... losing a friend to suicide. They said they started the page on Saturday (April 25) after their friend in Crawford County took her own life. So far, the page has been shared in seven different states and has 2,300 likes. According to the Arkansas ...

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  7. State opens bids for road projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | NWAonline

    The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department opened apparent low bids Tuesday on 30 construction projects totaling $21.3 million, with the bid on one project accounting for more than 20 percent of the total. Excluding the apparent low bid on a highway reconstruction project in Crawford County for $4.5 million, the low bids the department opened averaged about $578,763, a reflection of the modest scope of the projects.

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  8. Committees raise more money for city, county tax renewal campaignsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | The City Wire

    The group seeking renewal of Fort Smith's 1% sales tax for street work and a 5% cut of that tax for trail and greenway work raised $5,000 in March to cover campaign costs. A Crawford County group seeking a 1% sales renewal raised just short of $5,000 for its campaign.

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  9. Cedarville Man Pleads Guilty To Second-Degree Murder, Gets 20 YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | 5NEWSonline.com

    Nathan Rotramel, 31, pleaded guilty to killing Brian Fisher , who was found shot near Cedarville on Aug. 2, 2014, according to authorities. The convict was sentenced to 20 years in prison with an additional 10 years suspended, according to Crawford County Prosecutor Marc McCune.

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  10. Bankruptcy Judge Considers Allied Bank AuctionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 12 | ArkansasBusiness.com

    ... Holding Co. should be liquidated, resulting in the sale of Allied, the $111 million-asset bank chartered in Crawford County. The Goldens guided Allied's rise to a $189 million-asset concern in 2010 and its subsequent fall from fiscal and regulatory ...

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  11. The Compass Report: Top Arkansas metro economies end 2014 on a good noteRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | The City Wire

    ... of Finance & Administration were up quarter-on-quarter 5.5% after adjusting for the increased rate in Crawford County. Collections were particularly strong in October. Although regional economic conditions have stabilized, Collins said the trends ...

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  12. Up To 35 Different Companies Expected At Crawford County Career FairRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | 5NEWSonline.com

    For job seekers in the River Valley, a spring career fair is taking place Thursday afternoon in Van Buren offering people a chance to interview with at least 35 different companies. The Crawford County Adult Education Center is hosting the event starting at 11:30 a.m. Laura Decanter, a career coach at the center, says they'll have a mobile unit fully equipped with computers and printers to assist people in getting their online job applications done.

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  13. Newman committed to state hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | NWAonline

    Former death row inmate Rickey Dale Newman isn't mentally competent to be retried on a capital murder charge and has been committed to the State Hospital for treatment, a circuit court judge ruled. Crawford County Circuit Court Judge Gary Cottrell issued the order last week after determining no evidence has been presented since an Arkansas Supreme Court's ruling in January 2104 showing Newman was now mentally fit to stand trial.

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  14. Lincoln's Cain gets 40 year after negligent homicide convictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | NWAonline

    ... pickup driven by Cain. The accident happened about 10:45 p.m. Aug. 27 just north of the Washington and Crawford county line on Arkansas 59. Bishop crawled away from the burning truck and suffered second and third-degree burns over 70 percent of her ...

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  15. Missing man's death ruled homicide, suspect arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | The Courier

    ... witnessed Abner getting into a vehicle and leaving. Abner's body was found Feb. 12 near Cedarville in rural Crawford County.

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  16. State rests in negligent homicide trial of Lincoln manRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | NWAonline

    ... pickup driven by Cain. The accident happened about 10:45 p.m. Aug. 27 just north of the Washington and Crawford county line on Arkansas 59. NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -A white South Carolina police officer who claimed he killed a black man in ...

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  17. Death-penalty waiver soughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | NWAonline

    The special prosecutor in Rickey Dale Newman's capital murder case wants to waive the death penalty, according to Crawford County Circuit Court records. "Previous court rulings found that the defendant is mentally impaired to the extent that under existing law from the United States Supreme Court and the Arkansas Supreme Court, he is not an appropriate candidate for execution," Fields wrote in the one-page motion.

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  18. Area groups raise money to seek voter approval for sales tax renewalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | The City Wire

    A group in Fort Smith and one in Crawford County have raised a reported $19,000 and $3,050, respectively, as part of an effort to seek renewal of a sales tax in their respective areas. May 12 is the election for renewal of the taxes.

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  19. Inside thief repays city $245,000Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | NWAonline

    Former Cedarville Recorder-Treasurer Alicson Reding handed over a check for $245,000 minutes before pleading guilty Wednesday to a theft charge accusing her of stealing city money starting in 2008. Reding, 37, pleaded guilty in Crawford County Circuit Court to one count of theft and was placed on probation for 20 years.

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  20. Fort Smith area homes sales off to strong start in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | The City Wire

    ... a chain reaction by enabling existing homeowners to sell their homes and buy more expensive ones, he said. CRAWFORD COUNTY MountData reports Crawford County agents sold 79 homes through February, which was five more than sold last year. Total sales ...

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