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News in Crawford County, Arkansas

Chronicles begins April 6
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:20:35 GMT

This flag, carried to Mexico and back by Crawford County soldiers during the Mexican War, will be discussed in Tom Wing’s talk April 6.

Latest Estimates Show Southeast Arkansas’ Population Declining
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:07:16 GMT

The U. S. Census Bureau on Thursday released preliminary population estimates for counties as of July, 2013, and the report had little in the way of good news for most Southeastern Arkansas and South Arkansas counties.

Voter ID required
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 19:41:16 GMT

Crawford County Clerk Teresa Armer is encouraging voters to make themselves aware of Arkansas’ new voter identification law and plan accordingly before going to the polls or sending in an absentee ballot.

Lincoln Day Dinner planned
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:43:24 GMT

Republican Party of Crawford County will present its annual Lincoln Day Dinner Friday, April 25, at Butterfield Assembly of God Church, 1302 N. 30th St., Van Buren.

Holland seeks re-election
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:57:49 GMT

Lee Holland of Van Buren has announced he will seek a sixth term as District 5 constable in Crawford County.

Wells to seek sixth term as coroner
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:58:59 GMT

Pam Wells has announced she will seek her sixth term as Crawford County coroner. As coroner, Wells is responsible for determining the cause and manner of death.

AmeriCorps members honored
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:42:51 GMT

Van Buren Mayor Bob Freeman (from left) recognizes Americorps members Betty Schaub, Brian Schleicher and Susan Nelson with an April 1 proclamation for their work at Crawford County Volunteers for Literacy. Dee Carroll, CCVL director, (right) also was present.

Son, 54, faces charge of murder in shooting
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:06:29 GMT

A drunken Eddie Hice cried and insisted he loved his father after a Crawford County sheriff’s deputy arrested him in connection with the shotgun shooting death of the elder Hice on March 13, according to sheriff’s office reports in the case.

Architect confirmed for new jail
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:05:48 GMT

Crawford County justices of the peace confirmed the architect that will design and build a new $20 million jail if voters approve a sales tax to fund it.

County jails in western Arkansas filled to the brink
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:09:28 GMT

FORT SMITH — As Arkansas grapples with handling its parolees and inmate population, county jails often are tasked with housing a number of state prisoners on top of their regular incoming detainees.