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Lucas Liggin received the Rotary club’s Most Valuable Player award during Saturday’s Scrapper Football Banquet.  Liggin also received the Outstanding Defensive Linebacker award and had 86 total tackles this football season.  He is also a permanent team captain.  Nashville ended the year with a 10-2 record.  The Rotary club has sponsored the football banquet since 1944.  This was the 57th…

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The Nashville School District in a special meeting held Thursday evening has hired Michael Volarvich as the new head football coach for Nashville High School. Volarvich has been the offensive coordinator at Henderson State University since early 2010. He has a total of 16 years in college coaching experience. Volarvich has led the nation in Scoring Offense 3 times and…

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The Scrapper Showdown will be held on Saturday, February 7th at the Nashville Elementary Cafeteria at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets are $15 and are available at the school administration building.  There will be a BBQ dinner, live and silent auction, raffle, and games.  The event will include the heads or tails game with participants playing for a big screen television.  There…

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Central Arkansas Development Council is continuing acceptance of applications for the regular Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) utility assistance program. Regular LIHEAP assists households with home energy and heating bills. Eligible households must meet income guidelines and furnish proof of all household income for the month prior to applying. Please note: To apply for assistance, customers are required…

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Howard Memorial Hospital experienced an above average inpatient census several days this month, due to a marked increase in flu and respiratory cases.  Several employees were also absent due to flu-like symptoms.  The Arkansas Department of Health says there has now been a reported 27 flu deaths in the state.  That includes twenty deaths in people over age 65.  The…

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From Senator Larry Teague LITTLE ROCK – The Senate approved the governor’s bill to initiate broad reforms of the Medicaid system. It was the second major victory for the governor in the Senate, which earlier had passed his bill to cut income taxes on middle class wage earners. Both the Medicaid overhaul plan and the income tax legislation are now…

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The Nashville School District has been re-certified with full accreditation for another five years after a visit from the Advanced ED accreditation group.  Over the past four days, a review team interviewed school administrators, teachers, students and parents.  The review process looks at the impact of teaching and learning, the capacity of leadership, and use of resources.  Superintendent Doug Graham…

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Three Nashville High School band students recently auditioned for the All Region Band at Lake Hamilton High School and qualified.  Students that make the All Region Band are considered some of the best high school musicians in our area of the state.  Pictured are Tina Daugherty, Courtly Dougan and Matthew Nannemann. All three of these students performed in a concert…

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The execution of a search warrant in Murfreesboro on a known drug house has resulted in the arrest of four individuals.  According to the Pike County Sheriff’s Department, several law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant on January 25th at a home on Saline Church road near Murfreesboro.  Following the entry, four suspects were located and arrested without incident.  Officers…

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The Nashville Scrapperettes defeated Ashdown 55 to 47 to win the Bankers Tournament on Saturday.  The Nashville Scrappers defeated Mineral Springs 40 to 32 to win the boys bracket of the Bankers Tournament.

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Arkansas lawmakers have begun the 2015 legislative session, facing questions over the future of the state’s compromise Medicaid expansion and a push to cut income taxes by $100 million a year. The House and Senate convened Monday for the 90th General Assembly. Republican Asa Hutchinson is set to be sworn in Tuesday as the state’s 46th governor. The session is…

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From Senator Larry Teague January 9, 2015 LITTLE ROCK – When the 90th General Assembly of the Arkansas legislature officially convenes at the state Capitol, it will be noted for the historic changes in leadership of state government. However, the new leaders of Arkansas will face many old, familiar challenges. They will have to vote on ways to pay for…

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Construction continues on a new Dollar General store in Mineral Springs. Metal siding continues to go up on the structure. Work started on the 9000 square foot building around the start of November. The expected completion date is sometime in early March. Renovation work also started Friday on the Mineral Springs Town Hall and council chamber. New lighting, paint, and…

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The Nashville Fire Department responded to a house fire Wednesday afternoon at 1009 Magnolia Street.  When crews arrived, the house was fully engulfed.  The County Line and Center Point Fire Departments were also called to assist.