Sunday, January 25, 2015

Nashville News

Post date: Jan 23 2015 - 3:52pm
NASHVILLE - A clear winner was narrowed from the field of more than two dozen competitors in only five rounds at the 2015 Howard County Spelling Bee Friday afternoon.
Barrett Jackson, who has won the competition for the fourth time, was the last standing after correctly spelling "jaguar". Jackson, an eighth grader, will go on to represent Howard County at the state spelling bee. The Arkansas State Spelling Bee will be held February 28 in Reynolds Auditorium on the University of Central Arkansas campus in Conway.
This will be Jackson's last year of elegibility to compete, as the contest is open only to fourth through eighth graders. In Howard County only Nashville and Mineral Springs schools participate in the competition.
The field of competitors had been narrowed to a third of the initial entrants by the end of the second round, and cut further down to the three finalists after the third round.  
Pictured above: Howard County's top spellers, Maria Hernandez an eighth grader from Mineral Springs, Barrett Jackson, eighth grade and Chloe Wakley, sixth grade from Nashville were the three finalists at the 2015 Howard County Spelling Bee Friday.
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Post date: Jan 23 2015 - 2:00pm

NASHVILLE - A Prescott man recently arrested in connection with the theft of jewelry from a local merchant pled no contest to charges stemming from the incident Wednesday in Howard County Circuit Court.

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Post date: Jan 23 2015 - 1:52pm
NASHVILLE - A local man accused of fatally shooting a woman on South Main St. last year was found fit to proceed in Howard County Circuit Court Wednesday.
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Post date: Jan 22 2015 - 2:28pm
NASHVILLE - In an expected move, Nashville city park commissioner Josh Tice resigned his position during the commission’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening.
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Post date: Jan 22 2015 - 2:21pm
TOLLETTE - Longtime city water and sewer director Freddy Brown has resigned his position, according to statements made by city officials.
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Post date: Jan 22 2015 - 2:16pm

HOPE - Three women have been arrested in connection with allegations of theft from their place of employment according to a statement released by the Hope Police Department.

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Post date: Jan 22 2015 - 2:14pm
NASHVILLE – The Republican Party of Howard County appointed positions during their Tuesday evening meeting.
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Post date: Jan 22 2015 - 2:12pm
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas farmers’ market managers and farmers using direct marketing retail methods have an opportunity to apply for a grant to purchase point-of-sale equipment Wednesday, Feb. 11. The equipment makes it possible to expand client bases by accepting electronic benefit transfer cards, or EBTs.
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