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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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Election 2014: Sebastian County School Board Candidates

Jul 16, 2014 5:06am

The filing period for school board candidates closed at noon on Tuesday, July 8.

The school board election is Sept. 16. Those filing for school boards in Sebastian County are:


<p>Sage Taylor Rankin</p>

Happy Birthday

Jul 16, 2014 5:05am

July 13 - Age 14

Parents: Jason & Christy Rankin of Greenwood

Grandparents: Bob & Marilyn Rankin of Greenwood and Richard & Modena Carkhuff of Alma

<p>Ethan Skaggs</p>

Happy Birthday

Jul 16, 2014 5:05am

Age 12-July 15

Parents: Michael & Rita Skaggs

Grandparents: Wesley & Ruth Skaggs; Harold & Donna Burt of Fort Smith

Mansfield Schools, Mercy Reach Agreement On Wellness Clinic

Jul 16, 2014 5:00am

The Mansfield School Board and Mercy Clinic earlier this month agreed to enter into a three-year lease agreement to continue service at Mansfield’s school-based wellness center.

The School...

<p>PHOTO BY MICHAEL STROMLEY</p><p>The piece of property where the “Welcome to Greenwood” sign and the green caboose sit has been purchased by the City of Greenwood. The purchase is another in the long line of improvements made possible by the Greenwood Parks Commission.</p>

Greenwood Acquiring Caboose, Property

Jul 16, 2014 5:00am

A prominent green caboose along Greenwood’s main street will soon be owned by the city — and red.

Using a $10,000 grant through the Western Arkansas Planning & Development District, the...

<p>Sidney Hayes</p>

Greenwood Man Accused Of Sexual Assault

Jul 16, 2014 4:15am

A Greenwood man accused of forcing himself on a female acquaintance pleaded not guilty to second-degree sexual assault Wednesday in Sebastian County Circuit Court.

Sidney Ray Hayes, 46, is...

FCC plan for E-Rate draws concerns

Jul 16, 2014 4:06am

The Federal Communications Commission could act as soon as Friday on proposed changes to an 18-year-old program that helps connect the nation’s classrooms and libraries to high-speed Internet....

<p>SUBMITTED PHOTO</p><p>Eagle Chief, a Pawnee Indian, wears a winged hat with beadwork and feathers, a bearclaw necklace, peace medal and tomahawk in a photo taken by William S. Prettyman in the 19th century.</p>

Photos of Native American culture are on display at the UAFS

Jul 16, 2014 4:06am

Thirty photographs depicting Native American culture from more than a century ago are on display at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith as part of the “American Indian Realism” exhibit which...

Avoid fines for weeds and tall grass

Jul 16, 2014 4:06am

With the above normal rainfall we had this spring the weeds and grasses are growing quickly all over town. And the City says homeowners, businesses and landlords are responsible for maintaining...

<p>SUBMITTED PHOTO</p><p>“Bun” McConnell is pictured in the back row, right, in his WWI uniform. Also included are his brothers Elzie, Coy and Wayne McConnell, the four oldest sons of W.O and Sally McConnell of the Oak Grove community.</p>

Celebration of Fathers at South Sebastian County Historical Society upcoming meeting

Jul 16, 2014 4:06am

Many will fondly recall E. M. (Bun) McConnell and his country store in the community of Cornish. Others have warm memories of Jake Stewart and his pharmacy on the Greenwood Square and none can...

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