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Proposed Law Inspired By 2 Van Buren Sex Offenders Living Near Church
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:32:47 -0800

CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) – A bill proposed by a state lawmaker from Crawford County would prohibit Level 4 sex offenders from living near churches. The bill was inspired by two sex offenders who still live near a church outside of Van Buren. Arkansas Rep. Charlene Fite, R-Figure Four, introduced a bill this week in the […]

Crawford County JPs vote to oppose power line project
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:50:36 -0800

Craig Smith and his wife retired to a "postage stamp" of land in rural Crawford County, where they planned to spend their lives enjoying the beauty of the Arkansas mountains.

Crawford County leaders urge residents to keep tax
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:33:50 -0800

Members of the Crawford County Quorum Court voted Monday to ask voters to continue a 1 percent countywide sales tax for eight years.

JPs to consider which way the wind blows on power line project
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:21:43 -0800

The Crawford County Quorum Court is scheduled today to consider a resolution opposing the construction of a wind-power transmission line that a Houston company wants to build across Arkansas.

Crawford County Adopts Resolution Against Clean Line Energy Project
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:12:35 -0800

VAN BUREN (KFSM)- The Crawford County Quorum Court unanimously passed a resolution Monday (Jan. 26) urging the U.S. Department of Energy to not approve Clean Line Energy’s application to construct a high-voltage transmission line through Arkansas. The resolution was presented by Crawford County Judge John Hall. The $2 billion, 700-mile transmission line would stretch from […]

JPs pass resolution opposing Clean Line
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:55:48 -0800

Crawford County justices of the peace agreed to hold a special election to extend the countywide 1-cent sales tax and made known their opposition to the Plains and Eastern Clean Line transmission line project.

State Reps To Appear At Sequoyah County Meeting About Proposed High-Voltage Line
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:32:33 -0800

SEQUOYAH COUNTY, Okla. (KFSM) – Oklahoma state legislators and a Sequoyah County commissioner will lead a public information session Tuesday night, as the county decides whether to denounce a transmission power line set to stretch through Oklahoma and Arkansas. Rep. John Bennett, R-Sallisaw, and Sen. Mark Allen, R-Arkoma, are set to attend the meeting of […]

Clean Line project opposed
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:26:51 -0800

An area resident’s rendering of the view from his house if the Plains and Eastern Clean Line transmission line was constructed in Arkansas, posted on the Arkansas Citizens Against Clean Line Energy Facebook page.

Mayor looks to re-route transmission line project
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:11:13 -0800

Mulberry Mayor Gary Baxter notes the proposed route of the Plains and Eastern Clean Line transmission project on a map of Crawford County and its bisection of his city.

Safe Haven provided for infants
Sat, 10 Jan 2015 02:11:05 -0800

Capt. Brandon Trent, Crawford County Detention Center administrator, adheres a Safe Haven location sticker to the front door of the Crawford County Detention Center on Wednesday.