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Planning for the future: Berryville superintendent presents building options (01/20/15)
Berryville School District Superintendent Phil Clark presented a potential building plan to the community relations committee Thursday night. The plan, Clark said, will help accommodate the ever-growing elementary school student population. Clark explained that in 2017, the intermediate school building will be over capacity. To open up more space, he suggested adding on two classrooms to the building. The cost of this construction project, he noted, would be $437,000...
No injuries (01/20/15)
Green Forest mayor says city is doing well (01/20/15)
Green Forest Mayor Charles Reece is optimistic about the city's future. "I'm happy to state that the state of Green Forest is progressing in all areas," Reece said, delivering his annual State of the City address a the Jan. 13 meeting of the Green Forest City Council...
HISID board considers bid to replace marina flotation (01/20/15)
HOLIDAY ISLAND -- One bid was returned after the Holiday Island Suburban Improvement District sent out a total of 13 bid packages for replacement of approximately 70 percent of the flotation that supports the Holiday Island Marina. Shell Knob, Mo.-based MariCorp US submitted a bid of $143,026 for the job with the aim of completing it sometime in May, before the heaviest seasonal use...
Then and Now (01/20/15)
ES superintendent's contract extended (01/20/15)
EUREKA SPRINGS--The Eureka Springs School Board in a very short regular meeting on Friday extended Superintendent David Kellogg's contract for one year during executive session. Kellogg was hired with a two-year contract by the board on June 18, 2013. His prior position was as superintendent for the Cossatot River School District in Polk County, Arkansas. Kellogg replaced Superintendent Curtis Turner, who had announced his resignation in May of 2013...
Fry on Dean's List at Baylor (01/20/15)
Tyler Drew Fry of Green Forest was named to the Dean's Academic Honor Roll for the 2014 fall semester in the School of Engineering and Computer Science at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must be an undergraduate with a minimum grade-point average of 3.7, while enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours...
Dickelman on Northark Dean's List (01/20/15)
Hunter Dickelman was named to the Dean's List at Northark Community College for the Fall 2014 semester with a 4.0 GPA. Dickelman is a freshman pursuing a degree in graphic design. He also submitted a design in NACC's annual holiday greeting card contest and his design was one of two that were used by the college. He is the son of Bryan and Jamie Dickelman of Eureka Springs...
Noble honored at Austin Peay (01/20/15)
Adam Noble of Berryville was named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2014 semester at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn. To be included on the Dean's List, students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.
Bentonville book signing (01/20/15)
SWEPCO: Commission has no authority to award attorneys' fees (01/20/15)
Southwestern Electric Power Co. on Tuesday asked the Arkansas Public Service Commission to deny a bid by Save The Ozarks to recover legal expenses that STO incurred in its successful campaign to halt construction of a high-voltage power line in Carroll County...
Rezoning debate: Commission OKs request for trailer park (01/16/15)
After lengthy debate Tuesday night, the Berryville Planning and Zoning Commission voted 3-1 to approve a request to rezone 10.7 acres of undeveloped property east of Hailey Road from R-1 Residential to Manufactured Home Park. Representing the Phyllis Montgomery Trust, Steven Thrasher presented the request to the commission...
Heavy equipment (01/16/15)
GF council approves budget, ordinances (01/16/15)
Two weeks into the new year, the Green Forest City Council is getting down to business. At its meeting Tuesday, the council approved the city's 2015 budget and passed several ordinances. The budget approved by the council totals approximately $8 million...
'Elly May' had strong connection to Holiday Island (01/16/15)
HOLIDAY ISLAND -- One of the last century's most iconic tomboys was lost to fans on New Year's Day. Donna Douglas, known to most as Elly May Clampett in the wildly popular TV show "The Beverly Hillbillies," died at the age of 82 in her home state of Louisiana...
STO wants SWEPCO to repay legal expenses (01/16/15)
Save the Ozarks spent tens of thousands of dollars fighting the Southwestern Electric Power company's bid to build a high-voltage power line in Northwest Arkansas. STO emerged victorious when SWEPCO withdrew its application for regulatory approval for the project, but the volunteer organization now hopes to recoup some of the money it spent during the battle...
Berry moves ahead with economic task force (01/16/15)
Eureka's new mayor, Butch Berry, wasted no time getting down to business during Monday night's city council meeting. Berry recited a proclamation designating April 3 Save the Ozarks Day, and asked Alderman Terry McClung to represent the council and retail merchants on the new Mayor's Task Force on Economic Development...
Runoff to determine District 16 winner (01/16/15)
A runoff election will be held Feb. 10 to determine the winner of a special election for the District 16 seat in the Arkansas Senate. The district includes a small portion of Carroll County. In a special Republican primary election Tuesday, Greg Standridge received 2,123 votes (47.8 percent), while Stan Berry received 1,825 votes (41.1 percent) and Thomas Akin received 480 votes (11.0 percent). Standridge and Berry will be on the ballot in the runoff...
Tyson helps buy AEDs for CCSO (01/16/15)
BERRYVILLE -- Tyson Foods Inc. gave a boost to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday. A donation of more than $21,000 from Tyson went toward the purchase of 22 Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) that will be placed in deputy sheriffs' patrol cars...
Kids With Character (01/16/15)
Green Forest schools honored Kids with Character for the month of December. The word of the month was "compassion."
Then and Now: Williams Shopping Center (01/16/15)
HI Rotary contributes to community (01/16/15)
Since it was organized in 2003, the Holiday Island Rotary Club has contributed more than $100,000 to local and Rotary Foundation projects. The club has awarded scholarships totaling $52,600 to Eureka Springs High School seniors to assist them in continuing their education. ...
Carroll County Jail Log Jan. 8-14 (01/16/15)
Jan. 8 Edward Lee Arnold, 28, Harrison, was booked on obstructing government operations, possession of an instrument of crime, driving on a suspended license, no proof of liability insurance, failure to regulate vehicle, criminal impersonation, no seat belt and failure to appear...
Eureka Springs Boy Scouts (01/16/15)
It takes a village: Berryville superintendent seeks community input (01/13/15)
"The purpose tonight is to start a dialogue. I'm not asking for anything but your input," Berryville School District Superintendent Dr. Phil Clark told an assembly of teachers, school board members, administrators, parents and community members last Thursday night...