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Crawford County Cleanup Continues Saturday In Chester, Mountainburg, Turner
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:40:24 -0700

Crawford County will continue its fall countywide cleanup Saturday in Chester, Mountainburg and the Turner community, according to a news release.

Landowner pleads innocent in slaying
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 02:34:19 -0700

A Cedarville man has pleaded innocent to second-degree murder in the Aug. 2 shooting death of a man who wouldn’t leave his property, according to Crawford County Circuit Court records.

Election 2014: Arkansas Voters Head To Polls Starting Today
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:07:43 -0700

Times Record File Photo / County Clerk Office Manager Darlene Neumeier shows Tim Gunter proper voting procedure, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at the Sebastian County Courthouse in Fort Smith. Early voting for the Nov. 4 general election begins today.

Veteran to speak at CC Chronicles
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:56:29 -0700

World War II veteran Warren Blaylock will discuss his experiences serving in an evacuation hospital in Europe at the final Crawford County Chronicles program of the year.

Busy day at Arkansas Supreme Court, with alcohol, minimum wage on schedule
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:03:01 -0700

The Arkansas Supreme Court was busy today, both with opinions, scheduling in the same-sex marriage case and a list of oral arguments that included whether a local option alcohol question will be allowed in Saline County and whether a proposal to increase the minimum wage will make the statewide ballot. I'm seeking some insight on how arguments went on Saline alcohol and the minimum wage. In both ...

Prosecutor: Cedarville Man Not Justified In Neighbor’s Shooting Death
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:56:57 -0700

Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney Marc McCune says a Cedarville man charged with second-degree murder wasn’t justified in using deadly force under Arkansas law when he shot and killed his neighbor.

Early voting starts Monday
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 02:12:07 -0700

Early voting begins Monday for the Nov. 4 general election. Crawford County residents can cast their early votes at the Crawford County Emergency Operations Center at 1820 Chestnut Street in Van Buren, near Summit Medical Center, said County Clerk Teresa Armer.

Tree Blocks Highway 59 Just North of Natural Dam
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 06:01:15 -0700

CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) – A large tree fell during the thunderstorms Monday (Oct. 13), blocking both lanes of highway 59 just north of Natural Dam, according to Arkansas State Police. A Trooper was dispatched to the scene around 7:25 a.m. and the tree was cleared by 8:00 a.m. Traffic in both lanes is now back […]

Koch group mailing a 'voter history report card'
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:02:27 -0700

Stu Soffer of White Hall, a Republican election commissioner in both Jefferson County and for the state, provides insight to what the Koch-financed Americans for Prosperity has been up to with mailings to Arkansas voters. He also shared his tart response to the mailing he received. Who votes may be public information but that does not give you the right to attempt to intimidate voters by sending ...

Rick Crawford said what?
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:02:50 -0700

Candidates for 1st District Congress met in a debate taped for broadcast this evening on AETN and AP has a brief summary here. My attention was drawn to a mention of the minimum wage, which may or may not make the ballot this year in Arkansas depending on an Arkansas Supreme Court case. The candidates are Democrat Jackie McPherson, Republican incumbent Rep. Rick Crawford and Libertarian Brian ...