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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>Brandon Heiss</p>

Heiss receives Black & Reeder Scholarship

Jul 09, 2014 4:07am

Brandon Heiss, a recent graduate of Greenwood High School, has received a Black and Reeder scholarship to the University of Arkansas. The scholarship was established through an endowment by...

<p>Emmery York</p>

Drugs seized in traffic stop

Jul 09, 2014 4:07am

Last Wednesday morning, July 2, the Greenwood Police Department stopped a vehicle on Highway 10. The two individuals in the vehicle were Emmery York and Valerie Sirk.

Police Chief Will...

No Child Left Behind waiver extended for Arkansas

Jul 09, 2014 4:07am

Arkansas will continue for another year to get some leeway in meeting requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

The U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday that Arkansas...

<p>SUBMITTED PHOTO</p><p>Z. Lynn Zeno, Executive Vice President of Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas with Cinda Bell of Osborn Insurance.</p>

Cinda Bell honored as outstanding woman

Jul 09, 2014 4:07am

Cinda Bell, owner of the Osborn Insurance Agency in Greenwood, was awarded the Charlotte Patterson Memorial Award at the Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas’ 113th annual convention. The...

<p>PHOTO BY ERIN COLE</p><p>New to Freedom Fest this year was the Miss Freedom Fest Pageant. Thirty young ladies ranging in age from 9 months to 16 years old participated in the event. Winners in each division were Tiny Tots: photogenic - Brinkley Gregory, casual wear - Paislee Floyd, crowd pleaser - Brinkley Gregory, Queen - Paislee Floyd. Wee Princess: photogenic - Zaydnn Haynes, casual wear - Jasmine Suggs, crowd pleaser - Aurora Cook, Queen - Jasmine Suggs. Tiny Princess: photogenic - Laykin Cole, casual wear - Laykin Cole, crowd pleaser - Laykin Cole, Queen - Laykin Cole. Princess: photogenic - Jaylen Lee, casual wear - Julia Suggs, Queen - Julia Suggs. Little Miss: photogenic - Brighton Dorsey, casual wear - Macie Bailes, Queen - Brighton Dorsey. Junior Miss: photogenic - Jenna Frederick, casual wear - Jenna Frederick, crowd pleaser - Morgan Burns, Queen - Jenna Frederick. Queen: photogenic - Alexis Looper, casual wear - Paxton Gillespie, crowd pleaser - Paxton Gillespie, Queen - Alexis Looper.</p>

The Beauties of FreedomFest

Jul 09, 2014 4:07am


New to Freedom Fest this year was the Miss Freedom Fest Pageant. Thirty young ladies ranging in age from 9 months to 16 years old participated in the event. Winners in...

Students receive SkillsUSA awards

Jul 09, 2014 4:07am

Twenty-two students represented the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith and the Western Arkansas Technical Center at the 50th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas...

Guns’N’Hoses in Hackett

Jul 09, 2014 4:07am

Hackett fire department and law enforcement staffs are asking all area residents to come to the Guns ‘N Hoses blood drive with Arkansas Blood Institute (ABI). It will occur Tuesday, July 15, from...

Shellshocked Outdoors goes Hollywood

Jul 09, 2014 4:07am

The local non-profit, ShellShocked Outdoors is going Hollywood.

Greenwood’s own outdoor organization that mentors to local youth has been discovered by NBC Universal. The movie maker is...


Jul 02, 2014 5:05am


Brooklyn Rae and Charles Jackson of Mansfield, Ark. announce the birth of a son, born on June 18, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith.


Stephanie and Kirk...

<p>Janice Keller</p>

Hartford Treasurer Resigns

Jul 02, 2014 4:45am

The city of Hartford’s treasurer on Friday submitted a letter of resignation, following her arrest in May on suspicion of felony theft by deception.

Janice Keller, 58, was arrested May 6 on...

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