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Pope County teachers get grants
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:08:36 -0800

Eight Pope County teachers were chosen to receive 10 Science Initiative for Middle Schools (SIMS) $500 mini-grants from the Arkansas Community Foundation. “These science mini-grants enhance the pro...

Pope Co. Man Surrenders to Mental Evaluation after 4-hour Standoff
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:25:23 -0800

Officers waited outside a home Tuesday until he was finally convinced to come out.

State's delayed payment creates hardship in Pope County
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 08:38:47 -0800

The Pope County Quorum Court approved 12-0 a resolution for the governor and General Assembly to “immediately remedy state corrections unfunded mandates” during its regular meeting Thursday. Accord...

Suspect surrenders after standoff
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:22:56 -0800

The Pope County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) took custody of a battery suspect following a nearly five-hour standoff Tuesday in Russellville. An officer went to pick up Kenneth Hart, 38, Tuesday morning...

Drown wins District 68, Bentley wins District 73
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 12:22:59 -0800

Republican Trevor Drown was elected State Representative for District 68 by an almost unheard of majority during Tuesday's mid-term election. District 68 covers parts of Pope and Van Buren counties...

Murder charged in cousin's death
Sat, 08 Nov 2014 02:04:35 -0800

A Pope County man was being held Thursday in Johnson County after he was arrested on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder.

Arkansas Parolee Shot and Killed
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:57:58 -0700

A parolee is dead after authorities say he was shot following a pursuit and search near Russellville in Pope County, Arkansas.

Standoff Ends, Pope Co. Man Surrenders to Mental Evaluation
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:13:02 -0800

Officers waited outside a home Tuesday for more than 4 hours until he was finally convinced to come out.

Parolee shot dead after police chase
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:04:19 -0700

An armed man was shot to death in Pope County early Saturday morning when Arkansas State Police troopers and Department of Correction officers confronted him after a vehicle chase, state police reported.

In the courts (Nov. 9, 2014)
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:53:16 -0800

Felonies David Gibbons, Fifth Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney, filed the following felony charges in Pope County Circuit Court Nov. 4-5: Timothy Ferguson, 32, 13345 Hwy. 90, Danville — Failu...