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William Wesley "Bill" Fritts, age 67 of Nashville, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014

October 23, 2014 - 10:21am -- dsharwell

William Wesley "Bill" Fritts, age 67 of Nashville, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in Nashville. He was born in Garnett, Kansas July 5, 1947 to the late Harold and Mabell Young Fritts. He was the owner of The Agency Real Estate Company in Nashville. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. He was also an avid sports fan. Preceding him in death was his parents, a daughter, Valerie Fritts; and one son, Brent Fritts.

Mrs. Tammy Jo Manasco Pitchford, age 55, a resident of Dierks, Arkansas, died Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October 23, 2014 - 9:56am -- dsharwell

Mrs. Tammy Jo Manasco Pitchford, age 55, a resident of Dierks, Arkansas, died Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at her home. She was born February 21, 1959 in De Queen.  She and her husband were the owners and operators of Calvin’s Steam Cleaning.  She was a member of the Geneva Missionary Baptist Church and loved to garden. Mrs. Pitchford was preceded in death by her parents, Doyce and Loree Flournoy Manasco; one sister, Ramona Jean Manasco; her mother and father-in-law, E.B.

James Theo (Shorty) Flaherty, age 98, of Nashville, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October 22, 2014 - 4:49pm -- dsharwell

James Theo (Shorty) Flaherty, age 98, of Nashville, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at his home.  He was born March 2, 1916 in the Boughton Community, Nevada County, Arkansas to Walter Edwin and Mamie Beulah Ursery Flaherty.  Mr. Flaherty was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Ruth Lee Daniel Flaherty. Mr.

Kelsey Rodgers departed this life on Friday, October 17, 2014

October 21, 2014 - 4:35pm -- dsharwell

Kelsey David "Sonny" Rodgers was the tenth child of the late Fred Rodgers and Maggie Nunally Rodgers. Kelsey was born in Nashville, Arkansas on March 28, 1945. He graduated Clow High School in 1964. He served in the United States Army from 1968-1970, but remained on standby with the Army for four years.

City to vote on proposed sales tax

The city council proposed the tax this past summer, with details being hashed out over several council meetings. As it will appear on the ballot, the proposed tax will be composed of a half cent sales tax, which will be used to fund the city’s general operations, and an additional quarter cent component to be used only for capitol improvements at the soon-to-open Lockesburg campus of the Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas for a period of 10 years. At the end of the 10 year period, the quarter cent portion will expire.

A wide variety of proposed amendments to the state constitution face voters this fall

The first, referred to as Issue 1, would alter the state constitution to allow legislators to have power to approve or disapprove any rule or rule change adopted by bureaucratic agencies of the state.
Currently, the Legislative Council reviews rule changes, as a way to keep legislators informed of what rules are in place for the implementation of laws, but do not have power to stop those rules from being put in place. The Arkansas Supreme Court has said that previous attempts to do so violate the principle of separation of powers included in the Arkansas constitution.

Historic Washington named regional park of the year

The State Parks Division presents awards annually for park excellence within Arkansas’s state parks system.  The awards were announced at the annual business meeting of the park superintendents.  This year’s meeting was held September 23-25 at  Mount Magazine State Park near Paris.
The 2013-2014 awards honor the Park of the Year, five region winners, and awards for outstanding park maintenance, hospitality, volunteer program, resource management, interpretive program, and special event.

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