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The Arkansas Highway Commission has scheduled a series of regional public meetings in the first quarter of 2020. The purpose of these meetings is to educate and inform the public while soliciting input regarding proposed projects that could be funded by a continuation of the temporary half-c…

The Scott County Boys and Girls Club will hold their annual banquet on Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Scott County Boys and Girls Club Gymnasium beginning at 5 p.m.

The following individuals were listed on the 15th Judicial Circuit Division 1 court docket for Pre-Trial on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 9:30 a.m. in the Scott County Courthouse.

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Waldron School District joins districts across the state of Arkansas to celebrate School Board Members Recognition Month in January.  More than 1500 Arkansas school board members are being honored for their service and dedication to public education. Thank you to all of the Waldron school bo…

The regular monthly meeting of the Waldron School Board was held in the Central Office Building Monday, January 13, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. Board members present were Tammye Sherrill, Angela Hunsucker and Christi Johnston.  Steve Ewing and Regina Oliver were not present.  Others present were Supe…

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“You can now assess your personal property online at www.countyservice.net,” said Terri Churchill, Scott County Assessor. The time frame for assessing your personal property is from Jan. 1 through May 31st of each year. If assessed after the deadline, an Arkansas State mandated 10% penalty w…

Clyde and Bernadyne Hawkins of Fort Smith, formerly of Waldron, recently celebrated their 75th Wedding Anniversary. They were married December 30, 1944, in Waldron by the Rev. Charles Duncan at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Byrd Duncan.

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has released the Dean’s List for the fall 2019 semester, according to Dr. Georgia Hale, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.

First and second place winners of the Senior Citizens Center Third Thursday Pool Tournament for Jan. 2020 were Gary Nelson ad Conner McKay. They received a $10 and $5 gift certificate from this month’s sponsor, Sims Building Materials. Other sponsors include: Chambers Bank, Harp’s, Atlas Cof…

It is impossible to dispute the many ways technology has positively affected the world. Tech has made interacting and collaborating with people from all corners of the planet as convenient as conversing with a next door neighbor. Technology also has changed the face of education, making it p…

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State Sen. Terry Rice (R-Dist. 9 – Waldron) recently received an Arkansas State Chamber/Associated Industries of Arkansas 2019 Business Matters Leadership Award. Rice was recognized with the award for supporting positive business initiatives during the 92nd General Assembly. From left) State…

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Rich Hillman of Carlisle was elected as Arkansas Farm Bureau’s new president, and Mike Freeze of Little Rock was chosen as the agriculture advocacy organization’s new vice president Friday morning. Both were selected during Farm Bureau’s 85th Annual Convention at the Statehouse Convention Ce…

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Officers with the Waldron City Police Department and Scott County Sheriff’s Office helped 45 local children fulfill some of their wishes during a shopping spree at the Greenwood Walmart.

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The Waldron Bulldogs are searching for their next head football coach. Coach Jonathan Bates is no longer at the helm of the Bulldogs football program, and will be joining the Jessieville Lions Football staff next season.

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Congratulations to the Scott County Farm Bureau Ladies for another year of being chosen as the 2019 Top Women’s Leadership Committee for District 4. “It has been proven over the years that teaching kids where their food comes from is very important, but teaching them how important it is to c…

The Scott County Quorum Court will meet in Regular Session on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the Courtroom of the Scott County Courthouse. The agenda for the meeting is: Call to order – Roll Call; Pledge of Allegiance; reading, correction and disposition of minutes; public comment; Judg…

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A “Hallmark Movie Moment” was captured Saturday in the City of Waldron, beginning with a great 1st Saturday Tradin’ Days on Historic Main Street until the largest Christmas Parade EVER concluded the day. 

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Waldron hometown girl, Ashley McBryde, was the 2019 CMA New Artist of the Year recipient during the 53rd Country Music Association awards held on Nov. 13, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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The Movie “Antiquities” will be shown November 23rd in Fort Smith hosted by the River Valley Film Society and Movies on Main. The screening will bring together several filmmakers, producers, and actors who will be in attendance. It will also bring several former Waldron residents together.

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HOLIDAY PREPARATION - Logan TULL with the City of Waldron prepares for the upcoming holiday season by hanging decorative lights throughout downtown Main Street on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. (Photo by Elizabeth Horn)

The City of Waldron will host the 2019 Winter Wonderland Festival on Saturday, Dec. 7 in Waldron. The theme for this year is a “Small Town Christmas.”

State Rep. Marcus Richmond (R-Dist.21 – Harvey) received an Arkansas State Chamber/Associated Industries of Arkansas 2019 Business Matters Leadership Award on Thursday, November 14 at a State Chamber/AIA Door-To-Door meeting in Fort Smith. Richmond was recognized with the award for supportin…

Mansfield High School took the reigns of the Farm Bureau River Valley All-Star Cross Country Meet. The invitations were sent and accepted. The races were run. The results tabulated. And, the athletes reaped all the awards.

The following individuals were listed on the 15th Judicial Circuit Division 1 court docket for Pre-Trial on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 9:30 a.m. in the Scott County Courthouse.

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Congratulations to the Senior Lady Bulldogs in becoming the 3A State Champion Girl’s Cross Country team. Also, congratulations to Coach Angie Bailey who was named as Coach of the Year during the recent District Conference.

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The doors of Scott County True Value Hardware and Farm will be opening on Friday, Nov. 15 in Waldron. The newly renovated building, vacant since the closing of Walmart in July of  2017, will offer their customers an assortment of merchandise from lawn and garden, plumbing, home, tools, paint…

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Miss Arkansas 2019, Darynne Dahlem, visited students at the Waldron Public School campuses on Monday, Nov. 4.  Dahlem’s visit to Waldron was made possible through sponsorship by Nook and Cranny Gifts & More.

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James N. Bynum was found guilty of Sexual Assault in the Second Degree Count I and Count II by a seven-man, five-woman jury during the early hours of Saturday, Nov. 2 in the Scott County Courtroom. Circuit Judge, Honorable Jerry Don Ramey, read the verdict to Bynum upon receipt from the jury…

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trooper FIRST CLass Mike lance, with the Arkansas State Poolice, was named at the 2019 Scott County Officer of the Year by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge during the 2019 Law Enforcement Summit held in Benton on Oct. 1.    A record 672 law enforcement personnel from across the Stat…

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The jury trial of James N. Bynum began in the Scott County Courthouse on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Prosecuting attorney Tom Tatum II brought forth to the Scott County Clerk’s office  an amendment to charges against Bynum on Friday, Oct. 25. The Amended Information stated: Comes the Prosecuting attor…

Historic Main Street will be hosting a Halloween Treat & Greet, beginning at 5:00 pm on Thursday, October 31st at participating businesses.  

For Red Ribbon Week the Waldron Middle School counselor and administration wanted the students to be aware of what using drugs can keep them from achieving or having a chance at being as far as their future careers were concerned. 

Well it’s great to be back in school! Summer is winding down, and although at the time of this writing the temps have still been running in the mid 90’s, there is a great anticipation for some fall temperatures and seeing the leaves start to change. We are already into the sixth week of scho…