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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...

Fire ravishes home

Subscriber onlyGARFIELD -- He had just built a fire in his wood stove, Terry Remley said, and sat down to watch television when he noticed a glow in the ceiling. He quickly realized the leaves in the back yard were on fire and had caught his home on fire. He called 911 and he and his dog got out safely, going next door to his son's home. Continue reading...

Town seeks to hire two

Subscriber onlyGARFIELD -- City officials are seeking to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of the recorder-treasurer by electing one person and hiring another. The recorder-treasurer position is an elected position. Historically, the city has also assigned duties of the water clerk to the recorder-treasurer but agreed at the November council meeting to split the duties and hire someone as water clerk. Continue reading...

Home destroyed

Family safe

Subscriber onlyThe Ford family lost their home Thanksgiving morning. Continue reading...

Volunteers get paid in love

Subscriber onlyGARFIELD -- Bag after bag was loaded with cans of green beans, corn, sweet potatoes and pumpkin, boxes of stuffing and mashed potato mix, loaves of bread and rolls, then neatly organized on a table. Bags of sugar and flour were added, as were dessert snacks. Conversation waxed and waned as the volunteers worked swiftly and carefully packing the Thanksgiving bags to provide meals for the families of the northeast Benton County area serviced by God's Pantry. Continue reading...

Man arrested for sex assault

Subscriber onlyA 69-year-old man was in the Benton County Jail with no bond set Friday charged with felony second-degree sexual assault as the result of an investigation. Continue reading...

City officials want financial clarification

Subscriber onlyGARFIELD -- Two attorneys presented their statements of qualifications to Garfield city officials in hopes to be hired as city attorney. Continue reading...

Rezone OKd; Plan tabled

Subscriber onlyA rezone request was approved by Pea Ridge Planning Commission members at the regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, Nov. 7, following a public hearing. Continue reading...

Recorder- treasurer resigns

Subscriber onlyGARFIELD -- Recorder-treasurer Keeli Ketcher resigned a week after being the subject of an executive session of the City Council. Continue reading...

Schuettpelz is grand marshal

Subscriber onlyThe grand marshal of the fourth annual Pea Ridge Veterans Day Parade, Howard Schuettpelz, drove his 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air in the parade. Continue reading...

City budget nears $9 million

Subscriber onlyAs revenue increases, so do expenses and the city budget reflects that. The budget presented to City Council members is for $8,983,845 for 2018, up from $7,565,665 in 2017. Continue reading...

Band lauded by School Board

Subscriber onlySeveral high school band students spoke to School Board members following a video presentation of the band's performance after the football game against Prairie Grove. The students enumerated the band's accomplishments and awards earned this season. Continue reading...

Students honor veterans

Subscriber only"Do you serve others? Continue reading...

Veteran receives medals 50 years later

Subscriber onlyJust months out of high school in 1968, Harold Laird was drafted into the Army, experienced his first airplane ride, went to basic training and then went to Vietnam. It was a major experience for the country boy from rural northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

Crash claims one life

Subscriber onlyA young woman is dead as the result of a two-vehicle motor-vehicle accident that happened about 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6. Continue reading...

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