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Recent Headlines
Facing the issue: Safety network offers resources for domestic violence survivors (12/12/14)
Sandy Wright wants Carroll County to wrap its arms around the survivors of domestic violence, and she hopes to accomplish this goal through the Carroll County Safety Network. Wright, who works as the advocate for various domestic violence shelters in the country, said the safety network will help those suffering in violent relationships find a way out. ...
County budget coming into focus (12/12/14)
The Carroll County Quorum Court's budget committee held a final meeting Monday afternoon, preparing to submit recommendations to the next meeting of the full quorum court. The committee has met almost weekly since early September. Justice of the Peace Jack Deaton, serving as committee chairman, summed up the committee's work as "successful" at the end of the meeting...
Singing crayons (12/12/14)
New county agent excited to return to NW Arkansas (12/12/14)
He may not have a black belt in karate, but Bruce Lee does have a green belt in agriculture. Recently brought on as the new Carroll County agriculture extension agent, Lee said he is excited to get back to Arkansas after years of teaching in Mississippi...
Remembering Laura: Domestic violence resource center opens its doors (12/12/14)
As people filed into the courtroom in October to hear whether Victor Acuna-Sanchez would be convicted of murdering Laura Aceves on New Year's Eve 2012, Linda Maiella, Barb Weems-Mourgila and Aceves' mother, Laura Ponce, took their seats on a front-row pew...
Royal slumber (12/12/14)
Green Forest fun night (12/12/14)
Holiday Island Hikers (12/12/14)
School Menus: Dec. 15-19 (12/12/14)
Breakfast: Muffin, applesauce, juice and milk Lunch: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, steamed carrots, tropical fruit, roll and milk or chicken nuggets or cold cut sandwich Breakfast: Egg omelet, sausage link, toast, juice and milk Lunch: Chicken quesadilla, tossed salad, green beans, diced pears and milk or BBQ rib sandwich or cold cut sandwich...
Carroll County Jail Log Dec. 5-11 (12/12/14)
Dec. 5 Johnny Waco Sims, 34, Green Forest, was booked on hold for Harrison Police Department and Boone County. Dec. 6 William Corbett Alsip, 40, Berryville, was booked on failure to pay. Michael Anthony Delgado, 35, Green Forest, was booked on hold for another agency...
Bank robbery suspect arrested (12/09/14)
A suspect in last Wednesday's robbery of an Anstaff Bank branch in Berryville has been arrested and is being held in the Stone County Jail in Galena, Mo. According to the jail's inmate roster, 42-year-old Gerald Helcher of Kimberling City, Mo., was charged last Thursday with making a terrorist threat, resisting arrest for a felony and two counts of robbery in the first degree...
Berryville Christmas Parade (12/09/14)
Green Forest Christmas Parade (12/09/14)
Farm Bureau honors Meador with achievement award (12/09/14)
HOT SPRINGS -- Alechia Meador of Green Forest is the winner of Arkansas Farm Bureau's 2014 Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award. Farm Bureau honored her Dec. 4 at its 80th annual convention at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Meador raises 4 million pounds of broilers annually along with 100 beef cattle she raises with husband, Chris. The Meadors have four sons, Mason, 8, Jace 6, Cole, 3, and 4-month-old Blaze...
School board member questions camera proposal (12/09/14)
Why does the Berryville School District need an updated camera system, and how many cameras does it really need? School board member Kristi Howerton discussed these concerns at the board's special meeting Thursday, Dec. 4. Howerton said that, while the board has agreed that a camera system is needed, its members have yet to discuss the purpose of these cameras. "Are we looking at kids' behavior? Of course we are," she said...
Good Shepherd members voting on expansion (12/09/14)
A mail-in ballot was sent to Good Shepherd Humane Society members last week, seeking membership approval of the first major expansion of the 40-year-old society's mission in many years. The GSHS board has been discussing taking over management of the Berryville Animal Control facility from Go East, Young Dog rescue in an effort to make it sustainable and expand the out-of-state adoption program developed by GEYD...
Years of Service (12/09/14)
Ballinger seeks board members for domestic violence coalition (12/09/14)
Arkansas State Rep. Bob Ballinger is ready to get the ball rolling on the Carroll County Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The coalition, Ballinger explained, is meant to start a conversation about domestic violence in Carroll County in the hope of finding ways to combat it...
Student of the Month: Hale is December honoree (12/09/14)
Bennett to graduate from Cental Oklahoma (12/09/14)
Berryville resident Sandra Yvette Bennett will graduate from the University of Central Oklahoma with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology during fall commencement ceremonies on Dec. 12-13.
HISID sends another covenant violation letter (12/09/14)
HOLIDAY ISLAND -- At its monthly meeting Friday, the Holiday Island Planning Commission heard Holiday Island Roads Superintendent Kenny DeHart ask whether it had received a letter from the district about a covenant violation on Holiday Island Drive...
Breakfast with Santa (12/09/14)
Helping hearts (12/09/14)
The children at Locust Heights will have a little bit merrier Christmas this year because of assistance from the Berryville Community First Bank branch and its employees. They made a $500 donation to Locust Heights manager Janice Murray, second from left on back row. ...
Christmas Lights (12/09/14)
Many residents of Carroll County love the Christmas holidays and deck the halls of their homes -- and the outsides, too -- with festive lights. Brian and Lydia King had just finished their lighting display when a photographer happened by and took a photograph of the warmly lit doorway looking into their equally festive living room. (David Bell/Carroll County News)...
Cornerstone to release calendar Dec. 17 (12/09/14)
Cornerstone Bank will release the 38th Annual Historical Calendar at all its locations in Eureka Springs, Holiday Island and Berryville from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17. Refreshments will be served and the bank invites the public to drop by any of their four convenient locations to enjoy this award-winning calendar and fellowship with friends and neighbors...