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Longtime Mansfield Mayor Won’t Seek Re-Election

Jul 23, 2014 4:15am

By Stacy Ryburn

Special to the Democrat

Mansfield’s mayor of more than 20 years announced last week that he will not seek re-election.

Mayor Glen Hurt, 61, was elected to office...

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Peters earns Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from OSU-CHS

Jul 23, 2014 4:06am

Coy Ray Peters, of Greenwood, Ark., recently graduated from Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. He also earned his Master of...

GWPD meets standards to become part of Missing Kids Readiness Project

Jul 23, 2014 4:06am

The Greenwood Police Department received notification on Monday, July 15, 2014 that they had successfully completed the necessary criteria to become members of the Missing Kids Readiness Project...

Greenwood Merchants Card available

Jul 23, 2014 4:06am

The Greenwood Chamber of Commerce office has Greenwood Merchants Loyalty cards available. You may come in to the Chamber office, located at 13 Town Square in Greenwood and register to receive a...

Stacy Ryburn • Justin Kuhel, 26, walks Saturday, July 19, 2014, in the 300 block of East McKenzie Avenue in Pocola. Kuhel went through Sebastian County and northeast Oklahoma as part of a 2,700-mile journey to support veterans' organizations.

Marine Corps Veteran Marches Across America

Jul 23, 2014 4:06am

A Marine Corps veteran made his way through Greenwood and other parts of Sebastian County and northeast Oklahoma on Saturday as part of a 2,700-mile walk to raise money and awareness in support of...

<p>PHOTO COURTESY OF UNITED WAY OF FORT SMITH AREA</p><p>Volunteers are seen participating in United Way’s “Stuff the Bus” campaign last year. The program will collect school supplies for at-risk children from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 18 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 19 at Walmart locations in Fort Smith, Van Buren, Alma, Greenwood, Ozark, Booneville, Paris, Poteau and Sallisaw.</p>

Fort Smith United Way Set To Stuff The Bus With School Supplies

Jul 16, 2014 5:30am

Area school buses are about to take a slight detour to help many children and families this month.

Organizers and volunteers with United Way’s 10th annual “Stuff the Bus” campaign will...

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Hackett Man Appears In Federal Court On Child-Porn Charge

Jul 16, 2014 5:06am

A Hackett man pleaded not guilty to receiving and possessing child pornography during a Thursday appearance in U.S. District Court in Fayetteville.

A federal jury indicted Raymond Freitas,...

Greenwood School District Superintendent John Ciesla speaks during a school board meeting Thursday evening, July 10, 2014, as board president Todd Hales listens. PHOTO BY CHAD HUNTER

Greenwood Educators Hear Drug-Testing Report

Jul 16, 2014 5:06am

Fewer Greenwood students were tested for drugs this past school year, but the testing frequency increased, educators were told last Thursday.

The Greenwood School Board was provided a drug-...

Sparks and Qualserv Help Boost Summer Blood Supply – July 24 & 25

Jul 16, 2014 5:06am

Fort Smith blood donors this summer will not only save lives when they donate with Arkansas Blood Institute (ABI), they’ll also get two tickets to the Tulsa Zoo and “Feel Cool” T-shirts.


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UAFS Hires Warden as Assoc. Vice Chancellor

Jul 16, 2014 5:06am

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has hired Dr. Ken Warden as its associate vice chancellor for workforce development effective July 1 in a continuing effort by the university to advance...

Road closing at Lake Jack Nolen

Jul 16, 2014 5:06am

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Lake Jack Nolen Chismville Rd boat ramp & access area will be closed on July 21st and 22nd for repaving.

Reminder for Dock Owners: Dock Permits may...


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