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WRAAA PSA: Warming Sites – Extreme Cold Advisory Warning

December 21, 2022

White River Area Agency on Aging, Inc will be providing warming sites during local Extreme Cold Advisory warnings! The local Senior Centers and Housing Development Community Rooms, within the White River Area Agency on Aging, Inc service area, will be open to assist as a warming site when there is an Extreme Cold Advisory Warning…

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Ordinances for review by the public

September 14, 2022

Below is a copy of the two Ordinances that are being drafted by the city. They have not been enacted as of this time, but are available for public viewing. Let us know in the comments your thoughts on this matter.     ORDINANCE 2022-1 AN ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO MAINTENANCE OF REAL PROPERTY AND PROVISIONS…

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Run-off election results

June 22, 2022

County Judge Paul Womack- 48% Eric Smith- 52%   Justice of the Peace District 2 Kelley Hatman- 62% Bobby Russell- 38% State Senate District 22 John Payton- 64% James Sturch- 36% State Representative District 27 Steven Walker- 68% Timmy Reid- 32%  

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Primary Election Results

May 25, 2022

These are Unofficial Results of the 2022 Primary Elections. Certified Results will be posted as soon as they become available. *RUNOFF ELECTIONS WILL TAKE PLACE JUNE 21ST* November 8, 2022 will be the General election. Local Results Izard County Judge Paul D. Womack 1,515 — 50% Thomas Ward 157 — 5% Eric Smith 1,380 — 45%…

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NWS Confirms tornado in Izard/Sharp Counties

March 8, 2022

The National Weather Service (NWS) has just positively confirmed that the damage in Izard and Sharp counties Sunday night was caused by a tornado. A survey team from the NWS office in North Little Rock rates the tornado as an EF2 with winds estimated at 120 miles per hour. The tornado was on the ground…

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Minor earthquake occurs in southeastern Izard County

January 21, 2022

A minor earthquake has been reported in southeastern Izard County. The United States Geological Survey says the magnitude 2.1 quake was recorded 2 1/2 miles northwest of Mount Pleasant Friday morning at 5:37am. Experts say normally, earthquakes below magnitude 3 are rarely felt. However, smaller quakes from magnitude 2.0 can be felt by humans if…

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Calico Rock bids farewell to beloved Coach

January 4, 2022

By: Rich Fischer   Many local residents came out last Tuesday morning, gathering in the high school gymnasium bearing his name, to remember and recognize longtime coach Harold Ray Jeffery who passed away on Tuesday, December 21 at the age of 91. The numerous cars in the parking lot of the school were indicative of…

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CR School Board reimposes mask mandate, Board President ignores request to clarify vote

August 17, 2021

  The White River Current received notification last Wednesday afternoon, as required by state law, that a special meeting of the Calico Rock District School Board had been called for the following evening (Thurs, 8/12) at 5:30 p.m. Special meetings are not unusual, especially in the lead-up to the beginning of a new school year…

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WRC to change publication day

February 26, 2021

In an effort to achieve improved color image print quality and minimize logistics and distribution costs, the management team at the White River Current will be making a change in the contract printing service that produces the paper each week. This shift in provider will require a change in the day the paper comes out…

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Longtime Norfork Principal passes

January 27, 2021

Bobby Hulse, the longtime Norfork High School principal, has passed away, the school announced Wednesday morning via social media Hulse had been hospitalized since early December with COVID-19. The dean of Twin Lakes Area education circles, Hulse spent 55 years as an educator, including 41 as Norfork’s high school principal. He graduated from the Henderson…

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