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Law enforcement professionals from local police forces to sheriff’s departments, state police and federal law enforcement agencies leave home each day not knowing what challenges they will experience, but ready to face danger head on in order to make the communities they serve safer.

The legislature brought the 2021 regular session to a close with a dramatic midnight meeting to approve a Sovereignty Act, which declares new federal laws invalid if they infringe on the right to bear arms.

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Deadline for students to submit their short film for a University of Arkansas Fort Smith scholarship award is Friday, May 7. Students must visit FortSmithFilm.com for instructions to enter and additional information. UAFS Short Film Scholarship Awards will consist of $2,000 for first place, …

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Former City of Waldron Mayor Neil Cherry spoke to the crowd of community members gathered at the dedication ceremony of Forester-Davis Memorial Park on Saturday, May 1, 2021. During opening remarks, Cherry was quick to give recognition to all parties involved in the success and implementatio…

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Governor Asa Hutchinson announced during last week’s news conference he has lifted the statewide mask mandate and has also announced that all Arkansans 16 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Due to extreme weather conditions, this week’s edition of The Waldron News will be delayed to subscribers as well as single copy distribution. We appreciate the support of our readership and look forward in continuing to serve you in 2021.

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Long-range weather forecasts have so many variables, it's hard for the experts to nail them down perfectly, and such was the case with the expected low pressure and cold front that would lower our air and water temperatures we were hoping were coming this week. Now that's looking more like N…

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Many fishing tournaments in Arkansas have gone by the wayside or gone virtual to put an extra emphasis on social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. But the show goes on for the Hobie Bass Open Series, which comes to Lake Dardanelle for its kayak-fishing event this weekend. We've alw…

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The family visits in the designated area outside have really been going well. The heavy rains caused a few to have to reschedule their visit but that wasn't a problem with us all hoping we will see the bright sunshine again. Especially our Patio group that looks forward to being able to sit …

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There has been extensive flooding throughout Scott County, and there will be more expected tonight and into tomorrow morning. Scott County Deputies, AGFC Wildlife Officers, Waldron PD Officers, Mansfield PD Officers, and Arkansas State Troopers have been out checking on flooded residences, c…

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LITTLE ROCK – COVID-19 has highlighted some of the shortcomings of our broadband connectivity, but the pandemic also has created opportunities for us to accelerate our expansion of internet service, which I’d like to talk about today.

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Beginning in-person school again in Arkansas is not easy. A lot has changed since March 2020. Everyone has a lot of questions.

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Angry men shouting hurtful words greeted the weary preachers. Sore feet, tired legs, beaten backs, they slumped forward following their captor. Thieves and charlatans and political embarrassments, murderers and kidnappers, highwaymen surrounded Paul and Silas as they were led deeper and deep…

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ARVAC, Inc. will issue commodities on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Scott County Fairgrounds at 165 Mill Street, Waldron, AR from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM for all eligible households. Due to COVID-19 concerns this will be a drive though only distribution. Applicants will need to show your ID, …

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Eliab abhorred the indignance of youth. He spat on the ground in anger as the ruddy complected boy shirked away from him. The child’s tunic was stained, and his feet caked with dirt from the field. He smelled like cattle. It was a fool’s errand that his father had sent him on. His supposed b…

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Governor Asa Hutchinson announced today during his COVID19 daily press conference that fall contact sports will most likely occur. Hutchinson as well as the Arkansas Athletic Association are asking high school football teams to have no contact team drills with their helmets during the week o…

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A large area of storms which blew up in Oklahoma and Texas in the late afternoon and early evening hours and could bring Polk and Scott Counties severe weather overnight.

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Dreams had failed him. The prophets were silent. King Saul’s prayers fell on deaf ears. God had departed from him.

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LITTLE ROCK – This week, I met with doctors, nurses, and respiratory therapists at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville who have been on the front line of saving lives during this coronavirus pandemic. They were tired and stressed, but their work makes me grateful for their ser…

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As a father of four and a former school board member, I understand the importance of education and its value to the community. I also understand the severity of COVID-19 and how we must take every precaution to slow its spread and keep Americans safe. With another school year quickly approac…

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This week, our country celebrates the 30th anniversary of the most sweeping civil rights legislation ever enacted for people with disabilities.

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UARM’s Bucks Cross-Country Head Coach Samantha Shores has announced an open men and women’s NJCAA cross-country try-out for August 1. Those selected would have the opportunity to join the 2020 Bucks Cross-Country team as well as earn an athletic scholarship.

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The first half of Colossians presents Christ in His divine glory. The second section begins with “therefore”. If we see Christ as the divine Creator and Redeemer presented in chapters 1-2, certain things will be automatic features of our character and nature.

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LITTLE ROCK – The average debt that a student incurs to earn a bachelor’s degree in Arkansas is almost $2,000 less than the national average.

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It wasn’t the worship service that he had envisioned. The censers weren’t burning with sweet smelling incense. The songs of Zion weren’t being sung. Angry men shouting threatening words and cries of unruly mobs filled the streets. It did not resemble the stories he had been told. It did not …

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After careful consideration regarding the health and safety of our community, our sponsors, vendors, volunteers, and attendees, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 45th Annual Queen Wilhelmina Rod Run scheduled for August 28-29, 2020.

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These days, we could all use some good news coming out of Washington, D.C. I'm excited to report that on July 15, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed the 2020 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) on an overwhelmingly bipartisan basis. The bill now heads to the House floo…

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Scott County Library Board Meeting, Thursday July 30th 1:30p.m. Call 479-637-3516 for information on audio attendance.

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Arkansans who may have concerns about going to the polls this November while the health crisis continues can make plans now to ensure their vote counts.

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Michelle Leann Golkhajeh was found not guilty because of mental disease or defect in the Polk County Circuit Court on Monday, July 13, 2020 for the Dec. 2018 death of her four-year-old daughter.

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Scott County Library has just received a gift of 100 new children's books, ranging from pre-kindergarten through early readers. These books were a donation from the Brownstone Book Fund, a private foundation in New York City, interested in fostering early reading, a love of books, and encour…

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Our agency has received questions regarding enforcement of the Governor’s recent Executive Order, which requires the wearing of face coverings in many situations. Many people have questioned the constitutionality of such an order. Through laws like Arkansas Code 20-7-110 and the Arkansas Eme…

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During his daily COVID-19 news briefing today, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced he will sign an executive order for a statewide mask mandate. Hutchinson stated that the rising numbers of positive COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths indicate that Arkansans need to do more in stopping…

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LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is asking for public comments on possible changes to fishing regulations for 2021. Changes to general fishing rules, rules for commercial anglers and fish farms are all being evaluated before the Fisheries Division formally proposes them to…