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HI restaurant owner faces sexual abuse charges in Illinois (03/20/15)
The owner of a Holiday Island restaurant was being held at the Carroll County Detention Center on Wednesday afternoon after refusing to waive extradition to Illinois to face felony sexual abuse charges. Delbert "Butch" Phillips, owner of The Ozark Kitchen barbecue restaurant in Holiday Island, was initially arrested by a Carroll County Sheriff's Office deputy in downtown Eureka Springs on Thursday, March 12, on a felony warrant for allegedly violating the Arkansas Hot Check Law...
Lunch party (03/20/15)
BV City Council OKs rezoning ordinance (03/20/15)
The Berryville City Council approved Ordinance 969 on a third and final reading Tuesday night. The ordinance rezones an undeveloped parcel of property located south of the intersection of East College Avenue and Hailey Road from R-1 Residential to R-2 Residential...
BV school board discusses makeup days (03/20/15)
After lengthy discussion Monday night, the Berryville School Board tabled its decision on extending the school day to make up the six snow days incurred this semester. Superintendent Phil Clark said the board would need more time for discussion after the passing of a state law Feb. ...
Four from Carroll County sentenced to prison for roles in meth ring (03/20/15)
Four Carroll County residents were among six defendants who were sentenced to prison this week on convictions stemming from an investigation into a drug-trafficking ring in the county. Bryan McClelland, 51, of Eureka Springs, was sentenced to 121 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine...
Then and Now, March 20, 2015 (03/20/15)
The Carroll and Madison County Library website says: 'The Green Forest Public Library modestly began in January 1935 as a project by American Legion Auxiliary members who knocked on doors asking for book donations.
Green Forest school board approves plan for makeup days (03/20/15)
Because of eight snow days, the last day of school for Green Forest students will be May 29. The Green Forest School Board decided on the date and other makeup days at its meeting Monday night. Green Forest Superintendent Matt Summers said he sent a survey out to the staff and visited with two personnel policy committees to decide how to make up the days. One of the choices, he said, was to cut out spring break completely...
Community relations committee discusses school curriculum (03/20/15)
Berryville High School could implement a seven-period day next year if the community desires. Superintendent Phil Clark discussed this and other curriculum issues at the community relations meeting Tuesday night. Clark explained that the eight-period day gives students more options, allowing them to participate in band and athletics simultaneously. A seven-period day, he said, would force students to choose which activity they wanted to be involved in...
Carroll County Jail Log March 15-18 (03/20/15)
March 15 Leopoldo O. Arciga, 40, Green Forest, was booked on driving while intoxicated. Charles Everett Briley, 39, Green Forest, was booked on court appearance. Brittney Hope Collett, 30, Berryville, was booked on bond revocation. Christopher James Glidden, 41, Pineville, Mo., was booked on driving while intoxicated, implied consent, driving without headlights, failure to use turn signal and driving on a suspended license...
Celebrating 20 years (03/20/15)
Cooperation: County to assist with repair of blocked storm drain (03/17/15)
Carroll County Judge Sam Barr, with the spoken approval of the county's quorum court, on Monday agreed to have county crews begin working to repair a blocked storm drain underneath a parking lot in downtown Eureka Springs. Eureka Springs Mayor Butch Berry addressed the quorum court, saying the storm drain located underneath the parking lot between the Carroll County Western District Courthouse and the Auditorium in downtown Eureka Springs is almost completely blocked by a large stone. ...
BV Chamber open for business (03/17/15)
The Berryville Chamber of Commerce is open for business, Chamber Executive Director Chris Claybaker announced in a press release Monday. "Your Chamber of Commerce Office is open and manned with a chamber employee Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.," Claybaker said...
St. Patty's Day Parade (03/17/15)
BV students prepare for EAST Conference (03/17/15)
Berryville High School students huddled over a computer Thursday, preparing posters to present at the Environmental and Spatial Technology (EAST) conference this week. Beginning Tuesday and lasting through Wednesday, the conference features the work of all the EAST programs in the nation...
Then and Now: March 17, 2015 (03/17/15)
Except for the fashion styles of the librarians it would be hard to find any changes at all in this 1935 picture of the Green Forest American Legion building.
Local students honored at UA (03/17/15)
Several local University of Arkansas students have been recognized for their academic achievements during the 2014 fall semester. Full-time Undergraduate students who earned a 4.0 grade point average during the fall 2014 semester were named to the Chancellor's list...
Local students earn degrees from UA (03/17/15)
Several Carroll County students graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville at the end of the fall 2014 semester. Those students are: Margaret Beason of Eureka Springs, who received a Master of Education degree in human resource and workforce development...
Student of the Month (03/17/15)
The Berryville Rotary recently hosted its March Student of the Month, Melvin Portillo.
Attorney briefs JPs on process to create ambulance district (03/17/15)
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Devon Goodman on Monday outlined the different options for the formation of an ambulance district to the Carroll County Quorum Court. Goodman spoke to the quorum court at the request of Justice of the Peace John Reeve, who last month expressed concerns about County Judge Sam Barr granting authority to a second ambulance service to operate in the eastern portion of the county...
Fuel card will save money, CCSO chief deputy tells JPs (03/17/15)
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office is doing its part to reduce expenses, Chief Deputy Maj. George Frye said at Monday's quorum court meeting. Frye told the quorum court that each CCSO deputy has been issued a fleet fuel card that can be used at any location that accepts credit cards...
Speech contest winner (03/17/15)
Events raises funds for local poet (03/17/15)
Molly Sroges is a Carroll County poet. And she's unsinkable. At least that's what her T-shirt read at a fundraiser to help send her to "The Women of the World Poetry Slam," which starts Wednesday in Albuquerque, N.M. When many folks think of poetry several images may come to mind. ...
Green Forest Cub Scouts (03/17/15)
Green Forest Cub Scout Pack 188 recently celebrated Scout Sunday, the 105th anniversary of scouting. Here is a look at some of the Green Forest scouts' recent activities.
Inflatable Extravaganza (03/15/15)
Convenience store robbery: Two suspects arrested in Green Forest (03/13/15)
Two Green Forest men were arrested in connection with a robbery Monday at a convenience store in Hugh. According to a press release from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, 45-year-old Christopher Wayne Barker and 19-year-old Travis Arron Boling were taken into custody based on physical and digital evidence recovered at Hugh Mini Mart...