Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Warren Forward to Offer Main Street Mini Grants

The Warren Forward Downtown Network met Thursday, June 25 at Golden Girls.

The group heard a report about the progress on renovation plans and fundraising for the W&OV Depot.  They also heard about the assessment to be conducted on the Bryant's Building concerning asbestos.  The discussed possible gofundme.com accounts to help raise revenue.  Donna Lawhon reported that they are looking at possible grants to assist in the efforts.  David King told the group that the cash that has been received and committed are being held for possible matching grants.

It was reported that a meeting is scheduled with building owners in the area of town designated at the Downtown Historic District.  Ralph Wilcox will be in attendance to discuss benefits to the property owners, especially tax cuts.  The majority in the district will have to agree in order to make this district official.  Mr. King told the group that EAST student Samantha Satterlee had been a "real go getter" in gathering the names of all the business owners in the area.

The group was informed that $1000 has been awarded to them for the purpose of issuing Main Street mini grants.  The committee decided to allow businesses to apply for funds in any amount up to $1000.  They will then determine if they will give one grant of $1000 or several smaller grants.  They further determined that the focus of the grants should be for building facades including signage. These grants will be matching one to one grants.

It was noted that the Downtown Conference for Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi will be held September 14-16 in Little Rock.  Members were encouraged to attend.

Mr. King introduced Vicky McDougald to the group and informed them that she is joining Warren Forward parttime at the Chamber to assist in fundraising and grant writing.

CAPTAIN Movie Premiere Tickets Available Today From 7am-12pm At Mad Butcher Parking Lot

If you would like to attend the July 18 premiere of the Rob Reep film CAPTAIN, you can purchase tickets today, Wednesday, July 1, from 7am-12pm at the booth set up on the Mad Butcher parking lot.

Tickets cost $5 each.

Law Enforcement Makes Arrests, Recovers Stolen Guns

The Bradley County Sheriff's Office and the Warren Police Department jointly arrested three individuals who were all convicted felons for illegal possession of firearms.  Law enforcement recovered 18 guns which were all stolen property.  The Sheriff's Office received a tip that there were stolen weapons at 507 Howard Street.  Warren Police Sergeant Thomas Miller and County Chief Deputy Hershell Tillman investigated after receiving the tip.  When the arrived, they encountered Mario Courtney who was illegally in possession of a weapon.  They searched with property, including a vehicle, where they found the guns.  Arrested were Mario Courtney, age 26; Eric Scott Booker, age 33; and Paige Moody, age 23.  The three are pending bond:  Courtney-$5000; Booker- $2500, and Moody-$1500.  The Warren Police Department and the Bradley County Sheriff's Office was assisted by officers of the parole and probation office and the drug task force.  The investigation is continuing and all information will be turned over to the prosecutor.  The three have been charged with illegal possession of weapons and theft.  Booker was also charged with drug violations. Law enforcement is working to locate the owners of the stolen guns.

Firemen on Scene at Armstrong Tuesday Night

Shortly after 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening, the Warren Fire Department was called out to the Armstrong Wood Flooring Plant to put out a fire in a dust bin.  The department responded with several trucks, including the ladder truck which allows them to shoot directly down into the bin.  A significant number of firemen responded to the call.

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City Of Warren/Bradley County Schedules For July 4th

The City of Warren will not pick up garbage Friday July 3rd in celebration of the 4th of July.  The Warren Municipal Building will also be closed.

Bradley County will not pick up garbage on the 3rd but will pick up households scheduled for that day on Thursday the 2nd.  The Courthouse and county landfill  will be closed on July 3rd.

The United States will turn 239 years old this year! 

Foster Grandparents: Share Today. Shape Tomorrow.

When you share your love, time, and experience, you have the power to help a child who needs you.

Foster grandparents:
- Are 55 years of age or above
- Can volunteer and average of 20 hours per week
- Meet income guidelines, and
- LOVE Children
Foster Grandparents receive an hourly stipend that is not counted as income; one meal Per day' travel reimbursement; monthly training; and THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE OF A CHILD!

Contact the Foster Grandparent office for more information or to request an application.

1022 Scogin Drive
Monticello, AR  71655

FAX 870-367-9877
E-mail: rbusby@se2.k12.ar.us

Monday, June 29, 2015

Arrest Report: June 29, 2015

The following are innocent until proven guilty:

Joshua Deal, 122 Southern Ct., Warren, AR., age 23, charged with aggravated assault (6-22-15)

Michael Dustin Burns, 1423 W. Pine St., Warren, AR., age 22, charged with theft of property (6-26-15)

Sergio Vironche, 200 Beaumont St., Hamburg, AR. age 41, charged with DWI Alcohol, Driving on suspended licenses (6-27-15)

Erica Hampton, 1100 S. Myrtle St., Warren, AR., age 31, arrested on warrant (6-27-15)

Warren School Board Meets in Executive Session for Transfers, Hires, and Resignations

The Warren School Board met Monday, June 29, at 6:00 p.m. in the administrative office for the purpose of approving transfers, hiring, and accepting resignations.  After executive session, the board approved the following:


Mickie Starke transfer from WMS 8th grade English to Brunson 4th grade

Karen Ferguson from 6th grade Reading instructor to 6th grade Social Studies instructor

Involuntary Transfers:

Bryan Cornish from WMS Principal to WHS Principal

Kathy Cornish from EANVCS Assistant Principal to WMS Principal

Licensed Personnel Hires:

Justin Beth Woodard WHS Cheerleaders Sponsor

Justin Beth Woodard WMS Assistant Cheerleader Sponsor

Lauren Wilson WHS English Instructor

Joy Holley Special Education High School

Maribeth Hicks SEACBEC Business Instructor

Selena McCain Brunson English Instructor 5th Grade

Courtney Ferrell WHS English Instructor 9th grade

Amanda Pipes WMS English Instructor 8th grade

Ronda Lee Best KG Position ESNVCS

Classified Personnel Hires:

Catrina Tatum Federal Coordinator Secretary

Janice Sloan WMS Special Education Para Professional

Tiffany Hines Parapro 9 month contract NSLA Funds SEACBEC (ABC)

Accepted Resignations of Licensed Personnel:

Gary Jackson WHS Principal

Joy Jackson Brunson Literacy Instructor

SFC Robert A. Clements JROTC Instructor

Jeanette Wright Hooper 4th Grade Literacy Brunson

Melinda Anders Social Studies Instructor WMS

Rosalynda Ellis English Instructor WMS/WHS/Assistant WMC Cheerleading Sponsor

Daniel Gallegos ESNVCS 3rd Grade

Felecia Doster Dean of Students SEACBEC

Zack Wuichet Softball/Baseball Coach, Lit Lab

Christy Cathey Special Education at Brunson

Resignations Non Licensed:

Kashif Kincaid Computer Technician

Emily Wuichet Para Pro ESNVCS

Maribeth Hicks Federal Programs Coordinator/Bookkeeper

Two Fire Calls June 26th

Often times it seems emergency calls come in bunches, and on June 26th the Warren Fire Department responded to two separate calls just hours apart.  In both cases no one was hurt and there was no serious damage.

At 7:17 P.M. the department was dispatched to 1100 South Martin Street to a mobile home park.  The call was to lot #26 and while it reported as a fire, it turned out to be a natural gas leak.  Eleven firemen and one city fire engine answered the call.  They secured the area and called Centerpoint Entergy who responded and made repairs.

Later that night at 11:47 P.M. the department was called to the Armstrong Plant located in the Industrial Park due to a sawdust bin fire.  The Warren Fire Department had 12 firemen and three fire engines on site.  Bradley County Rural assisted with five fireman and one engine.  In addition the ambulance service responded in case of any accident and the Warren Street Department sent equipment to help move materials within the bin.  There was no serious damage and the mill continued to operate.

Fire Chief Howard Edwards informed SRC that five Warren Firemen attended the recent State Fire Convention held June 25-28 in Hot Springs.  They received training and education relating to fire fighting techniques and fire prevention.  The Warren City Council approved the firemen's attendance at the convention. 

Gannaway Drug Store Broken Into

Warren Police Officers were dispatched to Gannaway Drug Store around 4:24 A.M. Sunday morning June 28th in reference to a glass breakage alarm on the south side of the building.  Offices were on the site within a minute but the people or person was gone.  Lt. Hildreth arrive soon after and begin investigating.  It appears cough syrup with codeine was taken.  According to Lt. Hildreth, the case appears to be a smash and grab breakin which is carried out very rapidly.  Information provided the Warren P.D. from departments in other cities in South Arkansas indicate similar breakins have occurred in neighboring communities.

The Warren Police Department is continuing to investigate and urges all businesses and homes to do everything possible to make your property safe and difficult to break into.  Please call the police for suggestions and advice.

Ozark Mountain Poultry Makes Contribution To City Of Warren

Fire Chief Howard Edwards, OMP Facilities Manager Jeff Coffman, Captain Larry Hayes, Mayor Bryan Martin, and OMP Plant Manager Ken Johnson
Ozark Mountain Poultry has recently made a major contribution to the Warren Fire Department worth around $4000.00.  The company donated four hazmat suites useable by firefighters when dealing with hazardous materials.  The suites will protect our firemen if called upon to fight fires under chemically hazardous conditions or when dealing with hazardous chemicals in any capacity.

On hand to receive the new suites on behalf of the City were Mayor Bryan Martin, Fire Chief Howard Edwards and Captain Larry Hayes of the Warren Fire Department.  Jeff Coffman , Facilities Manager and Plant Manager Ken Johnson with OMP presented the items to the city.

Mayor Martin and Chief Edwards expressed their thanks to OMP for the generous contribution to the City of Warren.  

School of Forestry and Natural Resources To Host Drew County Log-A-Load for Kids

The School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will host the 2015 Drew County Log-A-Load for Kids August 1 in the John F. Gibson University Center. The annual event raises funds for the Arkansas Children’s Hospital. In 2014, Drew County raised $100,000 for ACH. Tickets for the fish fry, silent and live auctions and raffle are $20 at the door. Sponsors for this year’s event are Campbell Global, LLC, Georgia Pacific, Plum Creek, and The Price Companies. Pictured from left are Dr. Phil Tappe, dean of the School of Forestry and Natural Resources, and Log-A-Load Committee members Gay Pace, Annette Watson and Lora Long Flemister.

CCC Cable Announces Major Cable TV Upgrade in Drew and Bradley Counties

Work is already underway for a massive upgrade to CCC’s Monticello Headend transitioning to a 100% digital signal for all of the customers it serves in Monticello, Drew County, Wilmar, Warren and Bradley County. Upon completion of this upgrade, CCC Cable customers will be able to enjoy High Definition on all Basic Cable programming with more HD channels, better sound quality, and increased stability for their internet service. This upgraded lineup is scheduled to launch on Monday, August 31, 2015.

To be ready for the new system,  Customers will only need a Digital Cable-Ready TV set. If they are currently able to see HD programming now on all TV’s in the home, they will be ready to go!
For more information about Digital Cable Ready TV’s you can visit this link: http://ccc-cable.com/what-tvs-are-digital-cable-ready/

If the customer has TV’s that are not able to receive CCC’s digital channels now (for example, 128 or 66-4), CCC has announced they will provide FOR NO CHARGE a converter for any tv sets that are not digital ready.  CCC is asking for customers to call their local Warren number, 466-7550, ASAP to ensure they can get their free converter before the analog signal goes dark to prevent interruption in TV viewing.

Customers using a DVR or Digital Converter will not have to do anything the day of the transition. The new lineup will be automatically sent to those converters. Customers receiving HD without a DVR will only have to run a channel search with the TV’s remote to pick up channels in their new locations.

Bill Copeland said: “It is our pleasure to be your local Cable TV, Internet and Digital Phone service provider. We look forward to serving Warren with the latest technology, giving you the best customer service over any other provider.”

More information about this announcement can be found on CCC’s website, www.ccc-cable.com.   You can also follow CCC on Facebook for updates.

UAM Community Education To Offer Second Annual “Kids University” July 20-23

            MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Department of Community Education is once again offering a summer enrichment program July 20-23 for students entering grades one through six in the 2015 fall semester.
            The program, called Kids University, will feature morning sessions from 9 a.m. to 12 noon for students entering grades one through three and afternoon sessions from 1-5 p.m. for students entering grades four through six.
            “Our focus is to cultivate new interests, expand knowledge, and spark imagination and creativity while providing a non-graded environment for personal growth and development,” explained Memorie Dickson, coordinator of community education. “We are committed to enhancing the love and adventure of learning while developing well-rounded children who will seek college educations in their futures.”
            Classes include a variety of topics, from sports skills to engineering, science and math as well as dance, art and making healthy food choices. Students may choose three classes and two alternates. A full schedule of classes (with course descriptions) is available at www.uamont.edu/pages/resources/community-education/.<http://www.uamont.edu/pages/resources/community-education/.>
            Tuition is $75 and includes a T-shirt and all supplies unless specifically stated in the course description. For more information, contact Memorie Dickson at (870) 460-1327.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Tomatoes at the Trotter

Dr. Stark welcomes guests to Tomatoes at the Trotter
The UAM School of Agriculture hosted their annual Tomatoes at the Trotter dinner Thursday, June 25, at 6:30 p.m.  The program began with a welcome from Dr. Kelly Bryant, Dean of the UAM School of Agriculture, Director of UA Southeast Research and Extension Center.

Prior to the meal, guests sampled a variety of heirloom tomatoes provided by Terry and Julie Donnelly Deepwood Farms.  The guests voted for their favorite heirloom tomato.

Following the welcome, patrons of the event dined on a delicious meal planned by Chef Thomas Bedward of Aramark Food Service.  The menu began with  Carolina Gold and German Pink Marinated Tomato and Avocado Salad.  The entree was Roasted Flank Steak with Arkansas Travelers Chutney.  Side dishes consisted of Baked Zucchini/Squash and Red Zebra Au Gratin and Cherokee Purple Tomato, Gorgonzola and Prosciutto Polenta Cakes.  For dessert guests enjoyed Nyagous Tomato and Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Fresh Aromatic Berries.

Innkeeper Lisa Kelly manages the Trotter House and also welcomed the attendees to the event. A program about the "Market in the Park", "Monticello Community Gardens", and "Master Gardener Program of Arkansas" was presented.

At the conclusion of the evening the winning heirloom tomatoes for best taste were:
Amana Yellow Take 1st Place

5th Place - Cherokee Purple
4th Place - Arkansas Traveler
3rd Place - Dr. Wyche Yellow Tomato
2nd Place - Redfield Beauty
1st Place - Amana Orange Tomato

Funds raised through the event are used to support tomato research and development.

Warren/Hermitage Officials Attend Municipal League

Warren Alderman Marty Reep and Deputy Director of Arkansas
Municipal League Ken Wasson
Several Warren officials attended the 81st Annual Convention of the Arkansas Municipal League held June 24-26 in Little Rock.  Attending were Mayor Bryan Martin and Aldermen Dorothy Henderson, Zack Burks, Marty Reep and Joel Tolefree.  Also present was Lanette Vines, City Clerk for Hermitage and Warren City Attorney David Chambers.

Alderman Henderson serves on the Executive Committee of the league and Mayor Martin is on the board that operates the worker compensation program for all league cities.  Those attending heard from state officials including Governor Hutchinson and took part in a number of training and educational sessions.

The Arkansas Municipal League is an association made up of 500 Arkansas cities and towns and works to assist the local governments and advocates on their behalf with both the state legislature and the United States Congress.

Hermitage was awarded the Four Start Award for excellence in loss control at the Wednesday evening opening banquet.

Hospital Board Meets

by Sara King
The Bradley County Medical Center Board of Directors met on Thursday, June 25. The meeting was called to order at 12:30 p.m. The Department Head presenter for this month was Clayton Winters from the Purchasing Department. Winters told the board that his department has two full-time employees and one part-time employee. He told the board that BCMC is a part of the Health Trust Buying Group. Other hospitals in our area are also part of this group including Chicot Memorial Medical Center in Lake Village, Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden, Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado, Drew Memorial in Monticello, and Delta Memorial Hospital in Dumas. The minutes from the previous meeting were approved. Brandon Gorman gave the Financial Reports to the board. Dr. Joe Warton made medical staff recommendations. Rex Jones gave the executive update. He spoke about the implications of the Supreme Court’s ruling on King v. Burwell. Jones told the board that he is working with some agencies to find a temporary physician to cover OB while Dr. Worley is on medical leave. Jones told the board about the Hospital Operations meeting that he attended with Representative Jeff Wardlaw. Jones also told the board about the new guidelines for the measurement of radiation given to patients during CT examinations. Because BCMC’s current CT is not capable of that level of monitoring, they are evaluating the impact that this will make and if it makes sense financially to purchase the upgrade. Jones gave the board an update on the building project and the new portable X-Ray Unit. Brandon Gorman gave the board information on the Property Insurance Renewal for the hospital. The board then went into executive session to discuss personnel changes. The next meeting will be July 23, 2015.

Decked Out for the Fourth of July

Next Saturday, July 4, 2015, the United States will celebrate its 239'th birthday!  The Warren Municipal Building is all decked out in the Spirit of this event.  The tomato stature stands in front to honor the fruit for which the county is known.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Special Meeting Called for Warren School Board

The Warren School Board of Education will hold a special call Board meeting, Monday, June 29, 2015 at 6p.m. in the administration office meeting room located on 408 Cherry Street, Warren, AR 71671.

Bradley County Hospital Hosts MASH Program

For the week of June 22- June 26 Bradley County Medical Center hosted eleven high school students for the MASH program.  The program is an educational experience aimed at giving young people some first hand knowledge and experience in the field of medical care.  It encourages students to pursue a career in medicine and patience care.  MASH stands for "Medical Applications of Science for Health."

Taking part in this years program were the following students:
Anna Bennett-Warren
Jesus DeLaCruz-Hermitage
Katlin Taylor-Woodlawn
Katelynn Dunaway-Warren
Ali Hollingsworth-Hermitage
Lora Koonce-Rison
Allie Reep-Hermitage
Hannah Watt-Warren
Kaitlyn Green-Warren
Kelsey Parker-Warren
Pamela Farmer-Warren
The students were taught and mentored by staff of Bradley County medical Center including the nurses and pharmacy department.
Marty Reep, representing Armstrong, presented a check to help support the program.

A host of individuals and businesses helped sponsor the weeks activities by providing money, materials and assistance.  The students and the hospital thank the following:
Air Evac Lifeteam, Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation, Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency, Arkansas State Police, Armstrong Wood Products, Inc., B & B Solutions, BCMC Auxiliary, BCMC Employee Council, BCMC MASH Committee, BCMC Physicians & staff, Bradley County Health Coalition, Dr. Gary Harrington, Dr. Michelle Weaver, Emergency Ambulance Services, Inc., Frazer's Funeral Home, John B. Frazer, Johnny's Radiator, Joyce Lephiew, Legacy Rehab, Potlatch, Pysch Consultation Services-Dr. Althea Conley, Radiology Associates,PA, salineriverchronicle.com, Smalling Eye Clinic-Dr. Robert Smalling, The Eagle Democrat, UAMS Center for Distance Health, Union Bank and Trust Company, Valley Foods, Inc., Walgreens, Walmart, Warren Animal Clinic and Warren Rotary Club.

The students maintained a busy schedule touring the hospital, job shadowing and receiving instruction in all manner of hospital procedures and treatment activities.  In addition to being in the hospital the students traveled to the Brunson Center, Smalling Eye Clinic and Warren Animal Clinic.  They learned about suturing, casting, radiology, intubation and OB work.  The program ran from 8:30 to 4:30 each day.

Each student expressed their appreciation of the opportunity to participate in the program and said they learned a lot and had their eyes opened relating to the field of medicine and medical care. 

Lions Club Told About New Hospice Office

Marsha Cowling representing LifeTouch Hospice was the speaker for the Warren Lions Club June 24th.  She told the members that Life Touch has opened a new office on Martin Street.  The 501c(3) not for profit agency has been providing services in Warren and Bradley County for some time but has now place a full time office in the community to better service those in need.

The care is covered by insurance, Medicare, medicaid and VA and is available to everyone regardless of ability to pay.  Life Touch works with nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals and serves those in need in their homes.  They provide patience care, assist families, have case managers, social workers, bereavement counselors, nursing assistants, chaplains and medical personnel.

The agency has a need for volunteers and is asking anyone interested to contact them.  Training for volunteers is available for those who desire to serve.

To gain information about the services available or to investigate opportunities to volunteer call 1-866-378-0388.  The number is answered 24 hours per day seven days a week.

The program was arranged by Lion Rev. Gary Harrison.

Bradley County Sheriff's Office Investigates Shooting

The Bradley County Sheriff's Office was summoned to Bradley county Medical Center June 19th to investigate a shooting that allegedly took place earlier in the county.  Shot was Steven Sivils, age 23. He was treated and released.  Arrested for the incident was 30 year old Jessie Williams.
Mr. Williams is in jail pending a $25,000.00 bond.  He is charged with Battery I.

The victim was shot in the back with a 12 gauge shotgun.  The shooting is alleged to have taken place at or near 352 Bradley 44.  As more information is made available salineriverchronicle.com will make reports. 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Summer Reading with Mr. Jimmy and T-Bone

Mr. Jimmy Thornton did a great presentation with the 6-8 year old Summer Reading group today! He brought his German Shepherd "T-Bone" along with him today. Mr. Jimmy shared with them about how men and women in the Military and dogs are heroes. Not only did he talk with them about his tour in Vietnam, he also shared some of his experiences with Military & Police Dogs. They got to ask all kinds of questions and then afterward they got to pet "T-Bone!"

Senior Center Welcomes Big Crowd

The Warren Senior Center located on North Etheridge Street serves senior citizens every week Monday through Friday.  Those who attend take part in programs, excercise, play games to stimulate the mind and enjoy a noon meal.  Primarily they fellowship with each other.  It provides our retired residents an opportunity to get out of their homes and be with other people.  For those who qualify, transportation is provided to and from the Center.

The City of Warren owns the building and it is operated by the "Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Arkansas."  The agency provides an number of services for the elderly population.  Shirley Thompson is the director of the center.

On hand Tuesday were a number of speakers to address the attendees.  Mayor Bryan Martin welcomed everyone present and thanked those who attend the program and the staff who operate the Center.  He pledged his full support to the community's senior citizens and the Warren Center.

Also addressing the group were Diane Parnell who spoke on the need to excercise, Diane Fowler who talked about good nutrition, Julie King with Walgreens who urged the attendees to use medications properly, Ashley Grider with Chapel Woods Health and Rehabilitation who informed the group about Chapel Woods' programs for rehabilitation and individuals with memory loss and Amber Clark a nurse with Area Agency who provided a blood pressure check for all present.  Also addressing the group was Cathy Moseley with the Area Agency and Selton Savage was in attendance with Rev. Wayman Mann who talked about the devotionals given weekly.  R. Gregg Reep with salineriverchronicle.com and a former Mayor of Warren talked about the history of the Center and urged those who attend to invite other seniors to take part.

Chapel Woods provided a number of party favors such as pens, notepads, hand fans and other items  Nutrition information was handed out for easy reminders as to what and how much to eat to help maintain good health.

Rotarians Hear Program from OMP

The Warren Rotary Club met at noon Tuesday in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church with Rotarian Andrew Tolbert as the program chairman for the week.  Mr. Tolbert introduced as his guest speaker Leah Acoach from OMP (Ozark Mountain Poultry).  Ms. Acoach has been with OMP for 10 years.  She brought with her the Warren OMP Plant Manager, Ken Johnson, Amilcar Medlina, and Deanna Taylor.

Alor accepts scholarship

Ana Alor, a 2015 graduate of Warren High School, has accepted a Living the Dream Scholarship to attend South Arkansas Community College this fall.

Alor is the daughter of Fidelina Alor. In high school, she was a member of Junior ROTC, the National Beta Club, the Junior Rotarians, Health Occupation Student Association, Skills USA and the Spanish Club.

This scholarship is funded through the SouthArk Foundation.

Hermitage Student Completes Brewton-Parker College Degree Requirements

MOUNT VERNON – Holly Kristine Harrod of Hermitage graduated from Brewton-Parker College, Mount Vernon, Ga. following the May 2015 term, announced Dr. Robert Brian, vice president for academic services.

Harrod earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Health and Wellness Management.

 HYPERLINK "http://www.bpc.edu" Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college south of Macon and north of Jacksonville, FL. The mission of Brewton-Parker College, a Georgia Baptist college, is to develop the whole student through the application of Biblically-centered truth to a liberal arts curriculum in a community of shared Christian values.

Visit Brewton-Parker College online at  HYPERLINK "http://www.bpc.edu" www.bpc.edu.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

BB Gun Giveaway Winners Announced

Holly Parker, of Eureka Springs, and Braxton Shelton, of Rock Springs, were the winners of Daisy BB guns drawn from several entries at the Annual Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival.  Parker's and Shelton's names were selected as part of a giveaway being conducted at the Southeast Arkansas Tea Party booth.

Assess Your Personal Property Tax Online

Bradley County residents will now have the ability to assess their personal property information from the convenience of their own homes via the internet.  Bradley County Assessor Krystle Hays has announced that the new system will allow residents of the county to access their records by inputting thei last name and house number and then renew their assessments.  Special changes, such as adding new property to the county records must still be done in person at the courthouse at this time.  The system can even send county residents a reminder email to alert them to renew their assessment if the choose the option in this service.  The new system will speed up processing within the office, saving time and cost.  The website will even auto-detect if a resident is logging in from a mobile phone, tablet, laptop, or other device and automatically format that screen  and controls accordingly, giving Bradley County residents the added convenience of assessing their property from anywhere.  "We are very excited about delivering this new service to our taxpayers,"  says Hays.  "We feel that anything we can do to automate the office and give our county residents more options and more convenience is progress."