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14 receive Giving Tree grants
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 12:04:34 GMT

The Pope County Community Foundation awarded 14 Pope County nonprofits Giving Tree grants totaling $24,000 during a donor reception Thursday at the River Valley Arts Center. Madelyn Ginsberg, Pope ...

Dardanelle team wins Arkansas Tech Business Challenge
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:34:46 GMT

Three students from Dardanelle High School won the top prize in the second annual Arkansas Tech University Business Challenge. Luke Bartlett, Tyler Calavitta and Tyler Cooley were selected as prese...

Health Reports (April 13, 2014)
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:04:52 GMT

Public health officials inspect restaurants for food-borne illness risk factors and good retail practices. The following items were listed on reports for Pope County restaurants inspected March 28-...

In the courts (April 13, 2014)
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:05:16 GMT

Felonies David Gibbons, Fifth Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney, filed the following felony charges in Pope County Circuit Court on April 9: Rocky Shane Maggard, 23, 311 James Circle, Russellv...

January home sales on par with 2013
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:04:39 GMT

Pope County housing sales in January were in line with sales in 2013, although average home prices were down. The Arkansas Realtors Association (ARA) released its monthly housing report on Monday, ...

Drowning victims identified
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:04:46 GMT

Two men drowned Thursday morning when the boat they were in capsized in Lake Dardanelle. Pope County Sheriff Aaron DuVall identified the victims Thursday afternoon as Xing Wu Dong and Tan Jiang. Do...

In the courts (March 30, 2014)
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:49:44 GMT

Civil cases The following civil cases were filed in Pope County Circuit Court from March 21-27: Cases assigned to the First Division: River Town Bank P.O. Box 577 Dardanelle, AR 72834 v. Juanita H....

News Briefs (April 15, 2014)
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:35:35 GMT

Dr. Brown retirement reception Thursday Dr. Robert C. Brown, the 11th president of Arkansas Tech University, and his wife, Jill Brown, will be honored during a retirement reception hosted by the Ar...

2 bodies recovered from overturned boat on Lake Dardanelle
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:34:45 GMT

Authorities have just recovered two bodies from Lake Dardanelle, after an early-morning call of an overturned boat. At 3:18 a.m., the Pope County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) received a call of a possib...

Two Bodies Recovered After Fishing Accident In Pope County
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:18:42 GMT

The Pope County Sheriff’s Office got a call around 3:18 a.m. that a boat had overturned on Lake Dardanelle, according...