Carroll County Jail Log Feb. 13-17, 2015
Feb. 13 John Franklin Watkins, 47, Alpena, was booked on obstruction of government operations and on hold for another agency. Patrick Owen Wood, 22, Green Forest, was booked on failure to appear. Granville Taylor Anderson, 24, Holiday Island, was booked on assault on a family member in the second degree, assault on a family member in the third degree and interference with emergency communication...
Emergency response: Barr authorizes 2nd ambulance service in eastern Carroll County
Ambulance services in eastern Carroll County have undergone significant changes recently. Carroll County Judge Sam Barr has authorized Ozark EMS to handle emergency medical calls east of the Kings River, and Ozark has leased property and set up operations in Berryville...
Welcome to Berryville
Bob Ahart (left), director of human resources at Kerusso in Berryville, visits with new Berryville Chamber of Commerce Director Chris Claybaker.
Eureka Springs council calls for special election on Ordinance 2223
The citizens of Eureka Springs will decide the fate of the city's controversial anti-discrimination ordinance. In a special called meeting Tuesday night, the Eureka Springs City Council approved an ordinance calling for a May 12 special election regarding Ordinance 2223, which was passed by the council on Feb. 9 and signed into law the next morning by Mayor Butch Berry...
BV school board approves limited out-of-state travel
"This opens up some opportunities for us we haven't had in a long time," John McClellan, Berryville High School's assistant principal, said at the Berryville School Board's meeting Monday. McClellan, along with several other administrators present at Monday's meeting, fully supported the school board's decision to allow limited out-of-state travel within a specific area in Missouri...
Then and Now: Feb. 27, 2015
The date on the picture from Tuesday's Midweek edition was 1909. What a difference 106 years makes!
Super smiles for super kids
Tracie Rice and Odra Ochoa, registered dental assistants in the office of Dr. Chad Jensen in Harrison, used a green alligator named Ally (in the center of the group), to instruct Berryville elementary students on how to take care of their teeth.
Mercy Foundation fundraiser exceeds $60,000 goal
After nearly meeting its $60,000 goal at the Black and White Charity Ball on Saturday night, the Mercy Foundation brought in even more donations in the days after the event. Cody Qualls, executive director of the foundation, said the ball raised $58,716 and continued to inspire donations as late as Wednesday...
Driver injured in Eureka Springs accident
One person was injured Tuesday morning and several local businesses lost power when a small truck overturned and snapped an electric pole on Highway 62 near Thurman's Lodge, backing up traffic for several hours. Eureka Springs Fire and EMS workers closed the road and secured the area around live electric and cable lines scattered on the highway. ...
CAPC doesn't feel the love for show proposal
EUREKA SPRINGS -- A Las Vegas/Branson style musical stage show called "Lovin' Every Minute -- The Steve Kinworthy Show" made and then quickly withdrew an offer to rent the Auditorium for approximately 144 shows-a-year in a two-year contract. The long-term proposal, about $39,000 a year (or $250 per show) for rental of the Aud was unlike anything the City Advertising and Promotion Commission has dealt with, according to CAPC Finance Director Rick Bright...
Eureka Springs burglary suspect arrested in Fayetteville
A Carroll County man who was arrested Monday in Fayetteville on separate offenses is accused in the burglary of two Eureka Springs businesses earlier this month. In a press release Tuesday, the Eureka Springs Police Department said $300 was stolen from a safe at the Pied Piper on Feb. 10. The next day, the release said, $7,000 in cash was stolen along with a laptop computer, a television and other miscellaneous items during a burglary at Chelsea's...
Then and Now: Feb. 24, 2015
Back in the days of horse and buggy and wagons a journey to Berryville from Grandview was an all-day activity.
Berryville junior Ethan King competes against Greenbrier's Rylan Howard in the 120-pound championship match at the Arkansas state wrestling tournament Saturday in Little Rock. King won the match 4-0 to bring home a state championship.
JPs approve more funding for airport
The Carroll County Quorum Court voted unanimously Monday to increase its 2015 appropriation to the Carroll County Airport by $29,000. The Quorum Court had initially budgeted $48,000 for the airport this year -- a $36,000 cut from last year's $84,000 appropriation. The cut meant the elimination of a paid airport manager's position...
Berryville gets grant for work on streets
By Samantha Jones CCNNews@cox-internet.com The city of Berryville recently received a $250,000 grant that paves the way for street improvements. After applying for the grant in 2014 and being denied, the city tried again this year and was approved. Mayor Tim McKinney said the city doesn't have the money yet...
Eureka Springs chamber expresses concerns over anti-discrimination law
EUREKA SPRINGS -- After lengthy discussion with its executive committee and a meeting Monday morning with Aderman James DeVito, members of the Gay Business Guild, city leaders and Fayetteville attorney Travis Story, the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce issued a position statement citing concerns about the city's new anti-discrimination ordinance...
BV council approves city vote on tax extension
Berryville citizens will be voting on an extension of the sales and use tax in the next 120 days. At its Tuesday meeting, the Berryville City Council approved one ordinance to extend the tax and a second measure to establish a community vote on the extension...
More winter weather? Chance of snow, sleet over weekend
It isn't over yet. After being hit with snow and ice earlier this week, Carroll County might get more winter weather during the weekend. Bart Haake, a National Weather Service forecaster in Tulsa, said temperatures should warm up over the weekend. Still, he said, there will be chances of freezing rain when the temperatures fall at night...
Drug court graduate celebrates success
In late 2010, Charles Hamilton sat in an interrogation room at the Carroll County Detention Center after being arrested on drug charges and a parole violation. Wearing handcuffs and shackles, Hamilton began to cry when Carroll County Sheriff's Office Lt. Ralph Gordon entered the room...
Attorney wants public vote on new Eureka law
The Fayetteville attorney who successfully fought that city's anti-discrimination ordinance last year is preparing a petition seeking a referendum on Eureka Springs' new anti-discrimination ordinance. Last week, the Eureka Springs City Council voted unanimously to adopt an emergency anti-discrimination ordinance, modeled on the one that was ultimately repealed by voters last year in Fayetteville. ...
McBrayer: Enough really is enough
Last summer an unfortunate woman was found dead in the basement of her Connecticut home; found eventually, that is. It took rescuers several days to retrieve her body as the first floor of her house had collapsed on her, apparently under the weight of all the stuff she had accumulated over the years...
CCSO patrol units get new look, less expensive design
With less than two months in office, Carroll County Sheriff Randy Mayfield is making some visible changes. According to a press release, the two new patrol units purchased this year will have a new design. Mayfield said he wanted to make the change after discovering the cost of the old design...
Snow Day: Winter storm closes schools in county
That's one way to start the week. With snow and sleet falling Sunday night and Monday morning, schools and offices throughout Carroll County shut down Monday. Berryville Mayor Tim McKinney said Monday morning that the roads in Berryville were very slick, noting that there was a small layer of ice underneath the snow...
Hospital gala to raise funds for ER equipment
Mercy Hospital's emergency department should expect an upgrade soon. Cody Qualls, executive director of the Mercy Foundation, said the money raised at Mercy's Black and White Charity Ball will help the foundation purchase new Stryker stretchers for the department...