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NWS Confirms tornado in Izard/Sharp Counties

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

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

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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WRC to change publication day

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

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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