Annette Beard

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Town talks trails

Subscriber onlyGARFIELD -- City officials voted to work with the Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission in creating a trails system in town hopefully tying together the downtown, Hamilton Park, the Rob and Melani Walton Preserve Nature Conservancy and the Heritage Trail. Continue reading...

Blackhawk Colors Day 2018

Kelley crowned queen

Subscriber onlyTIMES photographs by Annette Beard Continue reading...

Street Department goes high tech

Subscriber onlyDriving every street in town and recording the road conditions was essential to provide the framework to prioritize street maintenance and repair. Now, with the help of computer software from Green Barrow and a partnership with the University of Arkansas, city Street Department workers can keep a close eye on street conditions from a desk and know exactly where to focus first. Continue reading...

School adopts plan to help retiring teachers

Subscriber onlySchool Board members adopted a resolution accepting an Employee Severance Plan by the Educators Preferred Corporation. Assistant superintendent Keith Martin said 20 employees would be affected and were queried about it. He said 19 people thought it was a good idea. Continue reading...

Gourmet grilled cheese tops the menu

Subscriber onlyMaking a home-style favorite into a gourmet offering is something Wes Anderson likes to do. Continue reading...

Fire claims two lives

Subscriber only"She lit up a room," Katie Rhine, pre-kindergarten director at Pea Ridge Schools said sadly, remembering Chevelle Rust whose absence in school Monday elicited many questions from her former classmates. Continue reading...

Fullmer fired

Subscriber onlyBonnie Fullmer, testing and acountability director for the Pea Ridge School District, is on paid leave following an incident involving her reportedly gaining access to a school employee's personal phone under false pretenses, accoding to a termination letter dated Dec. 20, 2017. Continue reading...

Year's news replete with community

Subscriber onlyCity Council, Planning Commission and School Board meetings, as well as features on community residents were the bulk of the news for 2017. Continue reading...

It's all about helping others

Fletcher retires

Subscriber onlyLittle did he know 25 years ago when he yielded to the request to join of then-Fire Chief Jerry Collins, that he would stay on the department 25 years and become assistant chief. But stay, he did. Continue reading...

Drugs, weapons confiscated

Three arrested

Subscriber onlyPea Ridge Police arrested three persons and confiscated weapons, drugs and money as the result of serving a search warrant at a residence on Lynn Drive in Windmill subdivision about 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8. Continue reading...

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Latest photos

Teacher Carolyn Armour and Jeff Neil, Arvest Bank president, were served breakfast at Pea Ridge Midd...

Teacher Carolyn Armour and Jeff Neil, Arvest Bank president, were served breakfast at Pea Ridge Middle School by Lilly Jane Spears...

Published: August 22, 2013

Cameron McNabb, center, and his daughter, Kayna, were rescued during Thursdays flooding. Co-worker C...

Cameron McNabb, center, and his daughter, Kayna, were rescued during Thursdays flooding. Co-worker Charlie Brewer took a flat-bott...

Published: August 22, 2013

Kristy Tipton and daughters, Haley, 14, and Reagan, 10, offer farm-raised produce for sale in the pa...

Kristy Tipton and daughters, Haley, 14, and Reagan, 10, offer farm-raised produce for sale in the parking lot of the Church of Chr...

Published: August 22, 2013

 The Church of Christ at Garfield advertised that its building was available for anyone to stay in d...

The Church of Christ at Garfield advertised that its building was available for anyone to stay in during the day to get out of th...

Published: July 27, 2011

 NEBCO Fire Captain Nick Mason was in charge of the fire scene at the home of Michael and Mary Ann C...

NEBCO Fire Captain Nick Mason was in charge of the fire scene at the home of Michael and Mary Ann Carr, 11881 Ventris Road, Tuesd...

Published: July 27, 2011

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