Hardin pleads guilty to raping teacher BENTONVILLE -- Amy Harrison faced the man who raped her 21 years ago. by Tracy M. Neal and Mike Jones NWA Democrat-Gazette
Many apply for police chief The city of Pea Ridge is in the market for a chief of police, according to Mayor Jackie Crabtree. Capt. Chris Olson was named interim chief by Crabtree effective Dec. 1, 2018, after Ryan Walker, former police chief, submitted his resignation Nov. 5, effective Dec. 1. At the time, Crabtree said he had not decided whether he would advertise for police chief or name Olson chief. by Annette Beard
Council faces short agenda City officials have a short agenda for the Tuesday, Feb. 19, City Council meeting. Items on the agenda include....
Public meetings Tuesday, Feb. 19
County hears about radio system BENTONVILLE -- The Benton County Intergovernmental Cooperation Council heard an update on the radio system the county will put in. by Mike Jones
Pea Ridge Fire-EMS Dept. Callout logs Jan. 27-Feb. 10
Shiloh Museum EVENTS
Community Calendar Wednesday, Feb. 13
Lady 'Hawks win the West; Boys take Lions in a thriller Heath Neal's Lady Blackhawk basketball team whipped the Gravette Lions 64-53 to win the 4A-1 West Championship and advance to both the district semi-finals as well as the first round in the North Region. In the nightcap of the high school double header, Trent Loyd's resilient boys claimed a last-second 47-45 victory. by John McGee
Davis drains 1,018 points Senior Lady Blackhawk Hollyn Davis not only led the scoring in the home game against the Lady Lions from Gravette Friday night, but passed the 1,000-point marker of her career early in the game. by Staff Reports
Porter to become a Regent Described by her coach as the smallest blocker in the conference, Cassy Porter will play volleyball for Rockford, Ill., University this next fall.
Playoffs begin in Harrison The 4A-1 District Tournament started Monday in Harrison with all nine teams of the conference slated for action. The Lady Blackhawks are seeded into the fourth round on Thursday at 4 p.m., facing the survivor of games between Shiloh, Gentry, Gravette and Berryville. Coach Heath Neal's team captured the West Division championship to earn their automatic spot in the district semifinals, therefore also earning an automatic seed into the North Regional Tournament next week in Morrilton.
Hawks invade Huntsville The Pea Ridge varsity boys and girls basketball teams made their final conference road trip with a pair of games at Huntsville. After the girls blew out the Lady Eagles 60-31, the boys made an early lead stand up in a hard fought 57-53 victory. by John McGee
Mahoney to be a Warrior TIMES photograph by Annette Beard
Blackhawk schedule Monday, Feb. 11-Saturday, Feb. 16
Indoor track champs! Photograph submitted
"Is It New, or Old?" Here are some expressions you don't hear every day Back in the days when most of us in northwest Arkansas spoke the Ozark language, there were lots of expressions used by people to describe common things and situations, some of which the rest of the world didn't seem to know or use. Some of these may be more common than I am supposing, but I don't hear them every day anymore.
State of the Union reflections We have finally heard our president's State of the Union speech and each of us must assess the content in light of our personal views. The highlights of the evening for our household were the president's special guests. They took some of the disappointment away from the president's ego trip. His ego seems to make the news when some of us (supporters) need to see him act more like a national leader and a little less like a spoiled child. by Leo Lynch
Tax reductions proposed by legislators LITTLE ROCK -- The legislature advanced a series of tax cuts, including the signature bill of this year's session, to lower personal income taxes by about $97 million a year.
Recipe Baked spaghetti
Senate bill to reduce income taxes LITTLE ROCK -- The governor and legislators presented the details of the signature issue of this year's session, a reduction in personal income taxes.
A city divided cannot stand We live in a great community, a place I'm proud to call home and raise my children. by Guest Column
Valentines Day baskets for sale This week began the start of the third annual Friends of the Pea Ridge Community Library's Valentine's Day basket sale. This is a fundraiser in which the Friends reach out to local businesses to obtain donations that can then be combined with other similar products to create readily available gifts for local residents. Each gift is individually priced based on what is included inside the basket. These amazingly affordable gifts are now currently on sale until Feb. 14 in two of the library's front display areas!
"Is It New, or Old?" Is it new or old? I've been noticing lately some frequent ads on TV touting "a new way for buying a car!" This is being offered by the company who invented the car vending machine. First, you get online, access the website, select the car you like, click on your choices of make, model, color, and various options, then you click on the financing agreement, and finally you either have your new car shipped to you or you go pick it up at one of the company's car vending machines. You can buy your new car while watching your favorite TV show!
We all have selective hearing Fess up, we all have selective hearing, listening only when we think it benefits us. By their our teen years, we have truly perfected this skill, especially now with iPhones and other gadgets to blame. Senior citizens masterfully model and teach selective hearing skills to their grandchildren. Thus this skill is wonderfully preserved through every generation! by The Rev. Dr. Scott Stewart Columnist
Church news Boundless Grace Baptist Church
God knows the right time How long, how long -- Woman will you weep -- How long, how long -- Rock yourself to sleep?" by The Rev. Dr. Scott Stewart Columnist
Church news Boundless Grace Baptist Church