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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…

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The City of Waldron has a spooktacular line-up of events for the entire family during the week of Halloween. The ‘Haunted Barn” will be open on Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Scott County Fairgrounds from 7 -11 p.m. Admission is $5 per person and will benefit the Scott County B…

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Preparations are being made by both the defense and prosecution in the upcoming trial of James N. Bynum set for Oct. 29-31 in the Scott County Courtroom.  Four years ago, Bynum was granted a guilty plea by a jury of 10 counts of Sexual Assault in the Fourth Degree a Class D Felony as well as…

Today’s guest blog is written by Brentnie Daggett, a writer and infographic master for the rental and property management industry. She loves to share tips and tricks to assist landlords and renters alike.

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Mayor David Millard has proclaimed October 20 - 26 as National Business Women’s Week in the City of Waldron. The Waldron Business & Professional Women work to empower women in the workplace through Personality, Professionally, & Politically with this year’s theme of “Reclaiming Our Time”.

The Arvest Foundation donated $2600 to Waldron Elementary School for a new badge ID printer. All faculty will have a photo ID which will increase school security in our district. L to R: Keith Slater, Teresa Carnahan Debra Fuller Shelley Buckles, Ryan Walker, Darla Jeffery, Toni Dozier and D…

The Arvest Foundation donated $3900 to the Waldron Volunteer Fire Department. The Department will use th money to purchase much needed gear. L to R: Debra Fuller, Sherry Johnston, Mayor David Millard, Keith Slater, Ken Overturf, Shelley Buckles, Debra Byford and Teresa Carnahan

The Arvest Foundation donated $6000 for the Forrester-Davis Memorial Park to fund exercise equipment that will be placed along the multipurpose trail. L to R: Teresa Carnahan, Shelley Buckles, Mayor David Millard, Keith Slater, Sherry Johnston, Ken Overturf, Debra Fuller

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A Rural Community Development Initiative grant has been awarded to the City of Waldron through the partnership of Communities Unlimited. A $500K was awarded to three communities: Waldron, Mulberry, Arkansas, and Bogata, Texas. The award is $250K from USDA Rural Development Grant and Communit…

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

With the heat finally breaking and a few Arkansans even spotted in sweatshirts, the itch to spend a quiet morning in the woods is in full effect. Hunters who can’t stand the wait until modern gun season opens have a great opportunity to get out and get some meat in the freezer during Arkansa…

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Introducing your 2019 Waldron High School Homecoming Court: Back row: Kennedy Rice, Justin Goodwin, Jace Black, Seth Hunt, Fernando Uribe, Carson Pyles, Bradley Smith, Weston VanRavensway, Rylee Shupert, Ruben Valdez, Garron Deramus, Elijah Polen, and Joey Cardenas. Front row: Peyton Boyd, K…

The Waldron City Council will meet Thursday, Oct. 3 at 5:30 p.m. in City Council room of City Hall for the regularly scheduled Agenda Planning Meeting. The Council will also be conducting a work session in regard to a possible ‘privilege tax’ or business membership fee. 

SEE YOU AT THE POLE 2019 - Waldron High School students gathered at the Flag Pole on Wedesnday in observation of National See You at the Pole Day.

2019 Pee Wee Homecoming King Robert Rhinehart and 2019 Homecoming Queen Hailey Valdez were crowned Saturday, Sept. 28 at Sawyer-Wright Field in Waldron.

The annual St. Jude International Dinner will take place on Saturday, October 12th beginning at 5:30 and ending at 7:30 p.m.  Take-out plates will also be available.   

In celebration of the 2019 Bulldog Homecoming festivities, there will be a street dance on Main Street after the game on Oct. 4 from 9:30 - midnight. 

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The 2019 SCOTT COUNTY FAIR concluded Saturday, Sept. 7 with a Midway of rides provided by Weigh Tech and STI Cems Services.  Additional fair photos may be found on page 8. (Photo by Elizabeth Horn)

The following individuals were listed on the 15th Judicial Circuit Division 1 court docket for Pre-Trial on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 9:30 a.m. in the Scott County Courthouse.

Our school, Waldron School District, receives federal funds for Title I, Part A programs. Throughout the school year, we will be providing you with important information about this law as it relates to your child’s education. This letter lets you know about your right to request information …

Students and Employees of the Waldron School District may take the following steps for filing, processing and resolving discrimination complaints, including those concerning Title VI, Section 601, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX, Section 901, Educational Amendments of 1972, and Section 50…

Governor Asa Hutchinson issued Executive Order 19-12 on August 28, 2019 to establish the Arkansas Complete Count Committee to promote statewide participation in the 2020 Census. The Arkansas Complete Count Committee will consist of 30 volunteer members appointed by the Governor from state, m…

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Arkansas school districts including districts within the Arkansas River Valley and Scott Coutny are taking precautions to a threat made against an unknown school in the state of Arkansas on Thursday, August 29.  

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Senator Terry Rice of  West Central Arkansas, was awarded the 2019 Statesman Award by Family Council Action Committee. Senator Rice received the award for making an A on the 2019 Family Council Action Committee legislative report card. Recipients of this award are recognized for their votes …

The Family Council Action Committee released its legislative report card for the 2019 Arkansas General Assembly. The report card scored 25 bills in the Arkansas House and Senate. Bills ranged from right-to-life, education, marijuana, religious liberty, and other issues. Lawmakers earned lett…

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Fr. Raj was born into a traditional Catholic family in Andhra Pradesh, India. The home consisted of his father, who worked at the local irrigation department, while his mother took care of three sons and their home. It was his mother’s deep devotion to the faith that inspired his spiritual life.

The regular monthly meeting of the Waldron School Board was held in the Central Office Building Monday, August 12, 2019; at 6:30 p.m. Board members present were Steve Ewing, Tammye Sherrill, Angela Hunsucker, and Christi Johnston. Board member Regina Oliver was not present at the meeting.  O…

Pickin’ in the Round will now be held each first and third Thursday from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM at “The Hall” located on 264 S. Main Street, Waldron, AR next to Nook & Cranny. Pickin’ in the Round is a family environment with no cover charge. Music will be played round-robin style. You ar…

Act 738 will go into effect on Wednesday, July 24, for all Arkansas Drivers. The law, which was first introduced in March of this year, places restrictions on cell phone usage while driving.