The Sears Hometown Store in Nashville is now under new ownership. Charles and Joyce Pinkston are the new owners as of Sunday. They are the first local owners of the store. Joyce previously owned the Sears catalog store on Main Street in the mid 1980s until the early 90's. She says she has always liked Sears products and how they take care of customers. The Pinkstons are working to build the store up and will strive to give excellent service to the community. They invite people to stop by and visit with them and see the changes being made.
State and Regional State Parks officials joined the staff of Historic Washington State Park Friday to celebrate the park being named "Region IV State Park of the Year" for the 3rd year in a row. Special guests included state representative Brent Talley and Washington Mayor Paul Henley. Photo by the Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce.
The Howard County Sheriff’s Department has recently purchased a police service dog. The 18 month old male Malinois, named Kilo, is currently undergoing training and will be on patrol with Deputy Travis Turner in a couple of weeks in Howard County. Sheriff Butch Morris said the dog will be utilized to help combat the use and distribution of illegal drugs and will also assist with the tracking of wanted suspects.
The county's new canine unit cost 8 thousand 950 dollars and was purchased with funds obtained from an Arkansas State Police Asset Forfeiture grant. Other expenses incurred with the purchase and training of Kilo is being paid for by Prosecuting Attorney Bryan Chesshir out of his drug forfeiture account.