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In the courts (Oct. 19, 2014)
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:08:26 -0700

Felonies David Gibbons, Fifth Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney, filed the following felony charges in Pope County Circuit Court from Oct. 13-15: Susan Bolls, 53, 9403 Dorsey Road, Jacksonvill...

Melissa Ringhardt arrested in Arkansas
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 00:52:46 -0700

From Orange County Sheriff's Office: Melissa Ringhardt has been located and arrested by Deputies of the Pope County Sheriff’s Department in Russellville, Arkansas, around 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 2, 2014. The Pope County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip from a resident in the area who recognized Ringhardt, although her hair color had been changed. ...

Price, number of homes sold in Pope County drop
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:08:02 -0700

Main Story The average price and number of homes sold in Pope County has decreased over the past year. A recent report by the Arkansas Realtors Association (ARA) showed a nearly 3 percent drop in a...

Q&A: Hampton, Lea, Leach seek to succeed Daniels as state auditor
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:41:35 -0700

LITTLE ROCK — An employee of the state auditor’s office, a state legislator and a software developer are vying to succeed state Auditor Charlie Daniels, who is retiring.

Pope County Flu Clinic postponed
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:23:02 -0700

The Pope County drive-thru flu clinic, originally scheduled for Friday, Oct. 24 at the Pope County Fairgrounds, has been postponed due to a delay in shipment from the flu vaccine’s distributor. The...

Vaccination shortage delays flu clinics
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 07:37:56 -0700

A shortage of vaccinations has altered flu clinic plans in Pope County. The flu clinic at Crawford Elementary will continue as planned on Thursday morning, as well as the flu clinic at Upper Elemen...

Vidor baby sitter brought back to Orange Co.
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:24:44 -0700

Melissa Ann Ringhardt, caught recently in Arkansas for violating her probation on a child abandonment and endangerment conviction, was transported to the Orange County jail Sunday from the Pope County Detention Center after she signed a waiver of extradition last week. Arkansas, found the Vidor baby sitter, sentenced in February to four years probation and $1,000 fine, on Oct. 2 after receiving ...

News Briefs (Oct. 10, 2014)
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:38:00 -0700

Commission to certify results The Pope County Election Commission will certify the Dover school board runoff election at 10:30 a.m. today in the office of the Pope County Clerk. Knotie Hat Girls me...

One killed as strong storms sweep through state
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 04:48:37 -0700

Little River County Coroner Roddy Smith has identified the man who died in Monday morning's strong storms as Eddie Withem.

Runaway babysitter nabbed in Arkansas
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:29:46 -0700

Melissa Ann Ringhardt, 20, wanted for violating probation for child abandonment and endangerment that resulted in the death of a 5-year-old who shot himself with a gun she left on a table when she fell asleep after smoking marijuana, was arrested today in Arkansas. The Pope County Sheriff's Department in Russellville, Ark., found the Vidor baby sitter, sentenced in February to four years ...