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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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<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...

Hartford fire department Guns ‘N Hoses blood drive to be held July 22

Jul 16, 2014 4:06am

Hartford fire department and law enforcement staff are asking all area residents to come to the Guns ‘N Hoses blood drive with Arkansas Blood Institute (ABI). It will occur Tuesday, July 22, from...

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Trail of Tears history told

Jul 16, 2014 4:06am

They traveled through Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Louisiana and even Kentucky. But nearly all of the paths taken by the five American Indian tribes that trekked from the Deep South...

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Colyer represented GJHS FBLA at National Leadership Conference in Nashville

Jul 16, 2014 4:06am

Freshman Kimmie Colyer represented the Greenwood Junior High School FBLA at the National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn. on June 29-July 3. Over 10,000 FBLA students from all over the...

<p>Meryl Ware from The Warehouse Gifts and More stands in front of her display at the Chamber of Commerce lobby. PHOTO BY MICHAEL STROMLEY</p>

Chamber Member of the Month - The Warehouse

Jul 16, 2014 4:05am

The WareHouse Gifts and More is honored as the Chamber Member of the Month for July. The shop is locally owned by Media Specialist at Westwood Elementary, Meryl Ware.

“It was always a dream...

<p>PHOTO BY CHAD HUNTER</p><p>Greenwood Councilmen Tim Terry, right, and Lance Terry take a look at paperwork Monday night, July 7, 2014, during a council meeting at City Hall.</p>

Greenwood Annexation Vote Delayed

Jul 09, 2014 5:06am

On request from the city attorney, Greenwood’s City Council tabled the third and final reading of an ordinance calling for a November annexation vote Monday night.

“I would ask that this...

<p>PHOTO BY BRIAN D. SANDERFORD</p><p>Twins Chase and Trace Woodruff of Greenwood and their mother, Melissa Woodruff, make their way back to shore at Wells Lake on Saturday, July 5, 2014. The Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center’s Canoe and Kayak program is held each Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m till noon, with staff members to assist boaters. The boats are also available for check-outs, on your own, Tuesday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. till 3 p.m.</p>

Canoe Crew

Jul 09, 2014 5:06am

PHOTO BY BRIAN D. SANDERFORD

Twins Chase and Trace Woodruff of Greenwood and their mother, Melissa Woodruff, make their way back to shore at Wells Lake on Saturday, July 5, 2014. The Janet...

<p>PHOTO BY BRIAN D. SANDERFORD</p><p>Claire Taylor with Far Out Face Painting turns Payton Bazar, 2, of Greenwood into a ninja turtle on Friday, July 4, 2014. More than 80 venders participated in Greenwood’s Freedom Festival that started with a 5K run and included live music, pageants, food and fireworks. Payton is the son of Daniel and Anna Bazar.</p>

Scenes from FreedomFest 2014

Jul 09, 2014 5:06am

PHOTO BY BRIAN D. SANDERFORD

Claire Taylor with Far Out Face Painting turns Payton Bazar, 2, of Greenwood into a ninja turtle on Friday, July 4, 2014. More than 80 venders participated in...

<p>Security guard Tom Adams sits on a bench outside of the Old State House in Little Rock, Ark., Tuesday, June 24, 2014. The Arkansas House is scheduled to meet in the 1836 building for three days Monday, June 30, during a special legislative session while the present state Capitol undergoes renovations. The Senate will meet in the current Capitol building. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)</p>

Arkansas Legislature: Lawmakers To Revisit Issues Of Special Session Next Year

Jul 09, 2014 4:55am

State lawmakers wrapped up the special legislative session in the early morning hours Wednesday, giving final approval to measures addressing three issues that are expected to come up again in...

<p>PHOTO BY SHARLA DERRY</p><p>Greenwood’s FreedomFest Fireworks show was seen by thousands.</p>

Scenes from FreedomFest

Jul 09, 2014 4:07am

PHOTO BY SHARLA DERRY

Greenwood’s FreedomFest Fireworks show was seen by thousands.

PHOTO BY SHARLA DERRY

This year’s FreedomFest 5K was more popular than ever with over 300...

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