Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Nashville News

Post date: Jul 29 2014 - 10:09am
NASHVILLE - The severe storms which ripped the area Tuesday afternoon left 3,916 SWEPCO customers without power. An additional 5,376 SWEPCO customers served by the De Queen office were without power at one point or another. This was more than a third of the 22,100 individuals who suffered power-outage across Arkansas.
Aside from their regular crews, SWEPCO brought in 310 outside resource personnel from elsewhere in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri and Mississippi, who joined forces to repair lines and remove trees. For the majority of residents, electricity was returned Friday night.
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Post date: Jul 29 2014 - 10:05am
GREELEY, COLORADO - Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (Nasdaq:PPC) announced today that a definitive agreement has been entered to purchase the totality of the poultry businesses of Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN) in Mexico. Pilgrim's Pride is majority owned by JBS USA Holdings, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of JBS S.A.
 
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Post date: Jul 29 2014 - 10:00am

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today reminded producers that changes mandated through the 2014 Farm Bill require them to have on file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification (AD-1026).

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Post date: Jul 29 2014 - 9:56am
NASHVILLE - A county wide reappraisal has raised property values in Howard County for the assessment year 2014 (for taxes due 2015).  
 
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Post date: Jul 29 2014 - 9:47am

TEXARKANA - Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Leonardo Nicolas-Rodriguez, aka “Primo,” age 37, of Nash, Texas, was sentenced last week on one count of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. Nicolas-Rodriguez was sentenced to 87 months imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release. The sentencing took place before the Honorable Harry F. Barnes in the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas in Texarkana. 

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Post date: Jul 29 2014 - 9:42am

NASHVILLE - A Nashville man faces a charge of terroristic threatening after a family altercation early Thursday morning.

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Post date: Jul 29 2014 - 9:39am
NEWHOPE - A benefit was held Sunday for long time Newhope resident Randy Golden, who was diagnosed with esophageal cancer back in May. He was a graduate of Dierks High School and worked as a logger for years.
Golden has been married to his wife Deidi for 22 years. He is the father of an only daughter and is soon to be the grandfather of twin boys. 
He originally entered the hospital for a procedure to fix an obstruction in his esophagus and determine why he was having trouble swallowing. During the procedure, the doctors discovered tumor and later determined it was malignant.  He immediately began taking radiation and chemotherapy. After over a month-long stay in the hospital with many obstacles, Golden was finally able to return home on July 2 where he will remain until the beginning of August when he will be readmitted into the hospital to undergo surgery.
Golden’s family has no insurance and he has been unable to work because of his illness. His friends and family rallied together Saturday evening for a benefit to raise money and lend support to the strong, music-loving, humorous man. The event included plenty of food, a live auction and entertainment by the Whiskey Hill band. 
Golden will have a test Wednesday to determine if his tumor has shrunk enough for him to carry on with the August surgery. 
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Post date: Jul 29 2014 - 9:35am
NASHVILLE - Candidate for Treasurer for the state of Arkansas Karen Garcia made a visit to Howard County Tuesday afternoon, the second such trip the candidate has made since she began her run. 
 
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