The Hempstead County Quorum Court held a special meeting Monday December 2nd at the old Farmers Bank location. The meeting opened with JP Steve Atchley telling the JP’s he thinks the public wants the county to move on to refurbishing the bank building. He said 2 ordinances had been preparedContinue Reading

The Hope City Board met Tuesday November 19th at City Hall. The board first heard a presentation on the city’s Class IV landfill from Stewart Noland of Christ Engineers. The Class IV cell was built in 2009 and it has about 18 months of use left. This landfill is forContinue Reading

The Hope School Board met Monday November 18th. Under the Superintendent’s report, Dr. Bobby Hart noted some preliminary data from the school-based health clinic on the Hope High campus and noted more will be forthcoming. Dr. Hart introduced Jackie Brady of the HAPS EAST Lab. Ms. Brady noted the studentsContinue Reading

The Hope City Board met Tuesday November 5th for their first meeting of November. The board discussed a request from the Hope Downtown Network for the development of a pocket park on the site of the old Dox building. City Manager Catherine Cook said the city has received an emailContinue Reading

The Hempstead County Quorum Court held their regular meeting Thursday October 24rh. Under new business the JP’s approved an AAC Auto Records Grant for $43,065 the Circuit Clerk’s budget. This will cover scanning in records. JP Ed Darling thanked Circuit Clerk Gail Wolfenbarger for her efforts in getting grants. CountyContinue Reading

The Hope School Board met Monday October 21sr for their regular monthly meeting. After the approval of the minutes and financial reports the board heard from Joan Crowder of HAPS on some approval of community service for partnerships with HAPS and Hope High students. These requests included for the animalContinue Reading

The Hempstead County Quorum Court met Thursday September 26th for their regular monthly meeting. The JP’s approved an ordinance revisinga budget to begin the meeting. The JP’s then passed a resolution declaring the county a partner with the upcoming US Census. Randall Ross spoke to the JP’s. He told theContinue Reading

The Hope City Board met Tuesday September 19th. This was the board’s second meeting of the month. The board looked at an ordinance setting general millage rates for 2020. The ordinance would set the city’s millage rate as the same as last year. The 5 mills on real and personalContinue Reading

The Hope Tourism Commission met Thursday September 12th in the McLarty Room of the Hope Visitors Information Center. The meeting began with a look at August Revenue and Expenditures. The Commission voted to accept the reports as presented. Dolly Henley spoke to the Commission on behalf of the Southwest ArkansasContinue Reading

The Hope City Board met Tuesday September 10th. The meeting opened with a public hearing on a request by Willie Walker to close an undeveloped segment of Greenwood Street. There was no opposition and an ordinance was passed to close the undeveloped street. The board heard a presentation on theContinue Reading