Annette Beard

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Life saved by ambulance crew

Subscriber onlyA 911 call in October of 2015, dispatched emergency personnel from the Pea Ridge Fire-EMS Department to meet a private vehicle at the intersection of It'll Do Road and Slack Street (Arkansas Highway 72). Continue reading...

King leaves legacy

Subscriber onlyBlackhawk baseball is a winning tradition, but it nearly wasn't an option for Pea Ridge athletes. Thirty-one years ago when John E. King was hired as a football coach for Pea Ridge High School, he was told to coach baseball, too. Soon after he arrived, the school superintendent told him that baseball would be cut because of costs. Continue reading...

Educators and community leaders collaborate

Subscriber only"I'm excited for Pea Ridge," Susan Chambers with the Arkansas State Board of Education, said when in Pea Ridge Monday. Continue reading...

Mr. and Miss Blackhawk of the Year

Subscriber onlyHayden Holtgrewe Continue reading...

Six injured in wreck

Subscriber onlySix people -- four of whom were children -- were injured in a two-vehicle collision Friday morning, according to Arkansas State Police Trooper Jana Cordes. Continue reading...

Attorney hangs shingle in town

Subscriber onlyHe didn't set out to become a lawyer, said Brian Campbell, an attorney who has recently set up practice in town. A native of Springdale, Campbell, 37, graduated from Springdale High School in 1999 then from the University of Arkansas with a double major in marketing and business administration. Continue reading...

Tax considered

Subscriber onlyCity officials are contemplating adding a city sales tax. "We're going to have to start thinking about it in the near future," Mayor Jackie Crabtree said at a recent City Council committee of the whole meeting. "We have a lot of projects." Continue reading...

Attorney writes indemnity clause to protect city

Subscriber onlyA gas pipe line owned by TransMontaigne Operating Company traverses the southwest side of the city. During construction of Elkhorn Ridge Subdivision, phase II, that pipeline, buried about 4.5 feet deep, was crossed over and below and unearthed at one point in a ditch 40 feet wide and 25 feet deep near the intersection of Crump and Crawford streets. Continue reading...

School adds personnel

Subscriber onlyGrowth continues to impact Pea Ridge Schools. School Board members approved the creation of four new positions as the April School Board meeting. "Our numbers for first graders going into second grade... " Tracy Hagar, principal of the Primary School, said, "show we will need a second grade teacher. I'd like to move Melissa Woods from special education to be one of our teachers. She will really help us with phonics." Continue reading...

Sweets are on the menu

Subscriber onlyThe aroma of baked goods wafts through the doors leading into the old Pea Ridge court room now the Butterstick Bakery. On Friday, April 20 -- opening day -- there was a steady stream of customers waiting to taste the delectable muffins, cookies, orange and cinnamon rolls. All sold out quickly. Continue reading...

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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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