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Tri-County Relay Survivor Dinner is May 5

Cancer survivors in Pike, Montgomery and northwest Clark counties are encouraged to register for the upcoming Tri-County Relay Survivor dinner, which will be held next Friday on May 5th at the Glenwood City Hall.  The meal will begin at 5:30 and several Relay activities will follow in downtown Glenwood.  The …

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HMH Hospitalist Program Fully Staffed

Howard Memorial Hospital’s NES Hospitalist Program has been operational for the past several months and both full time positions have now been filled.  The physicians rotate the weekly schedules and remain on-site between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. seven days a week.  Hospital Administrator Debra Wright says being in-house during …

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Jury Delivers Maximum Sentence in Howard County Drug Case

A Howard County Circuit Court jury imposed the maximum 30 year sentence Wednesday in a drug case.  47 year old Melchezidek Shabazz, of Hope,  has been on trial this week for a May 2016 case in which he was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, With Purpose to Deliver. …

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Southwest Stories- Lockesburg High School Gym Renovations

Dr. Steve Cole, Chancellor of UA Cossatot, gave an update to the Nashville Rotary Club on Wednesday concerning building renovations being made at the former Lockesburg High School Gymnasium.  The project will preserve and restore the 1952 structure, which will be available for the community to use…in addition to the …

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Howard Memorial FROG Program

A free exercise program targeted at seniors, but also open to all ages, continues at Howard Memorial Hospital.  Physical Therapy Technician Megan Paul says the group meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 in the HMH Cafeteria. FROG or Fitness Reaching Older Generations is an exercise program designed to strengthen …

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Mineral Springs Resident Arrested Following Pursuit

A Mineral Springs resident was arrested Tuesday afternoon following a high speed police pursuit.  Authorities say 57 year old William Ray Sossamon was the driver of a vehicle initially stopped in the Social Hill area by Howard County Sheriff’s Deputy Dustin Wakefield.  During the traffic stop, deputies say Sossamon drove …

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Nashville City Council Approves Water Rate Increase

Following two months of lengthy discussion, the Nashville City Council has given approval to raise water rates for its customers.  The action was approved Tuesday evening on a  10 to 1 vote.  The 5 percent increase will amount to 51 cents per month on minimum usage for residential customers…making the …

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Police Investigating Dollar General Thefts

Nashville police say they are investigating a theft from the local Dollar General Store.  Ashli Turner told police her wallet was removed from her purse while it was in the store office.  Police say they reviewed the store’s surveillance video….which shows a white male entering the office area and removing …

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State Lottery Collects More than One Million Dollars in Back Taxes

As individuals win prizes through the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, sometimes the state also cashes in. Before awarding players their winnings, the lottery is required to check for back taxes owed. Just this month, the lottery reported it has collected more than a million dollars in back taxes since its 2009 …

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