Sales Tax Receipts increase by six percent


D.E. Ray Managing Editor NASHVILLE – The local economy is showing strong signs of improvement, according to local officials who deal with financial matters. According to Howard County Treasurer Sherri Mixon, sales tax receipts are up significantly so far this year, which is a good indicator of the amount of business that is being conducted in the county. Her records […]

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Blue Bayou Church of Christ undertake a new adventure as they kayak down Mt. Fork River

Blue Bayou CoC-float trip

The Blue Bayou Church of Christ at the Mountain Fork River between Dequeen and Broken Bow, Oklahoma. The church took a group of 28 people which includes: Cody Lites, Savanna Hill, Klaire Howard, Eli Howard, Jarrod Cochran, Katie Cochran, Audra Hughes, Abi Witherspoon, Dalton Smead, Makenna Chafin, Savannah Smead, Jase Coleman, John David Griffin, Michael Collins, Caitlin Lites, Robbie Cochran, […]

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On sin and a hypocritical child-molester


Kevin Sartin Theology Columnist File this one under “and the hits just keep coming…” Josh Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting fame, who was already on thin ice after his years-ago-but-recently-revealed teenage sexual indiscretions resulted in TLC’s decision to cancel his family’s popular reality-TV show, has once again become front page news after he was identified (along with about 37 […]

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Hooten’s comes to town: Representative of well-known sports magazine makes report to local civic club


Barry Grooms displays a recent issue of Hooten’s Arkansas Football, considered the premier sports magazine in the state, to the Nashville Rotarians.   Haley Schooley Staff Writer NASHVILLE- The rotary invited Barry Grooms, a writer at Hooten’s Publishing Company, as the guest speaker for this week’s regular meeting held Wednesday at the Western SIzzlin’ in Nashville. As a part of […]

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Code disagreement sharp at city meeting


  D.E. Ray Managing Editor NASHVILLE – An acrimonious exchange between the mayor and a council member over code enforcement marked the most recent regular monthly meeting of the Nashville city council Tuesday evening. The argument between Mayor Billy Ray Jones and council member Monica Clark was a continuation of a harsh discussion begun in last month’s meeting when Clark […]

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Ricky Heatherly, 52 of Mineral Springs, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Ricky Heatherly, 52 of Mineral Springs, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at his home. He was born September 20, 1962 in Nashville to John David and Alice Marie Hosey Heatherly. Ricky was an employee of Tyson Foods in Nashville, he loved fishing, hunting, and car racing. Ricky dearly loved his family. He was preceded in death by a son, Michael […]

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Four students receive single parent scholarships


DERWOOD BRETT Four students received scholarships from Montgomery County Single Parent Scholarship (MCSPSF)  for the fall semester following last week’s  board meeting. Christina Aguilar and Kathy Cruz Sierra will be returning as scholarship recipients while Helen Bridges and Betty Summit will be first time recipients. Aguilar garnered the Entergy scholarship while Sierra, Bridges and Summit were awarded Arkansas Community Foundation […]

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