The Hempstead County Quorum Court held their regularly monthly meeting on Thursday. Due to the absence of County Judge Jerry Crane, JP Ed Darling was designated to lead the meeting. Under old business the JP’s discuss the proposed update of employee handbooks. JP James Griffin said the proposed books areContinue Reading

The Hope City Board met via online meeting Tuesday for their second meeting of June. Following the prayer, pledge,and minutes the board moved on to business. The board’s first item was to look at the proposed street program. $500,000 is budgeted. The breakdown is $45,457 for milling, $269,958 on overlay,Continue Reading

The Hope School Board met Monday for their regular monthly meeting. The meeting was a Zoom presentation with the board social distancing in the board room and other participants weighing in remotely. After approval of the minutes and discussion on the disbursals, the board heard from John Coleman, Parker Hitts,andContinue Reading

The Hope City Board met Tuesday in a virtual meeting for their first meeting of June. Following the opening prayer and the Pledge of aligiance the board reviewed the minutes of the previous meeting. The board considered allowing the Hope Police to apply for a NHTSA/Arkansas Highway Safety Office StepContinue Reading

The Hempstead County Quorum Court met Thursday in the large courtroom at the Courthouse. The JP’s and spectators were social distanced. Following the approval of the minutes the JP’s turned their attention towards a new county handbook. Handbook Committee Chairman James Griffin suggested tabling the the consideration until the JP’sContinue Reading

The Hope City Board met via Zoom on Tuesday for their regular meeting. After reviewing the minutes the board looked at an application for a COVID-19 grant. This grant would cover overtime related to COVID-19 as well as funds needed for supplies related to the pandemic. Assistant City Manager/ PoliceContinue Reading

The Hope Tourism Commission met Tuesday via conference telephone call. Following the approval of the minutes, the board moved on to April revenue. The 2% tax on lodging and prepared food brought in $47,245 in March. There was some confusion on whether this was correct or the proper amount wasContinue Reading

The Hope City Board met Tuesday via Zoom. The board’s first item of business was choosing a construction company for the city’s Class IV landfill. The low bid was$190,450 from Marsau Enterprises of Enid, Oklahoma. The board accepted that bid. Because it the bid was so good the city willContinue Reading

The Hempstead County Quorum Court held their April meeting via Zoom. The meeting opened with consideration of a resolution that would partner with the Arkansas Department of Transportation to remove the weight restriction of 64,000 pounds on state highway 195 between highway 355 and highway 73. It would also clarifyContinue Reading

The Hope City Board held their second virtual meeting on April 22nd.  Following the Prayer and pledge,  Mayor Steve Montgomery told the board that city attorney Joe Short suggested when the board votes on anything in these virtual meetings, they do so by a “roll call” vote.   The board’s firstContinue Reading