The Hempstead County Quorum Court met Thursday March 12th for what was originally termed a special meeting. The meeting began with Judge Jerry Crane introducing new JP Robert “Whit” Whitlock. Whitlock was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the death of JP Olen Dorman. JP Ed Darling moved theContinue Reading

The Hope City Board held their second meeting of February Tuesday. Following the Pledge and approval of the minutes the board considered a waive bid ordinance on a tank monitoring system. The system is for the Hope Landfill and is a leachate monitoring system. Current pumps were purchased from AdvancedContinue Reading

The Hope City Board met Tuesday February 4th at City Hall. Following the approval of the minutes the board looked at a request from New Millennium. The company is asking to rent the airport hanger. The company wanted to use the hanger in April for a gathering of 50 peopleContinue Reading

The Hempstead County Quorum Court met Thursday January 23rd. When JP Jessie Henry opened with prayer, he prayed from the spot where the late Olen Dorman sat in tribute to Dorman. Under old business the Quorum Court looked at the county policy handbook. Judge Jerry Crane asked JP’s James Griffin,Continue Reading

The Hope City Board met Tuesday January 21st. Following the approval of the minutes, a public hearing was convened concerning the Arkansas Economic Development grant for New Millennium. The grant assisted in the renovation of the city rail spur. City Manager Catherine Cook recapped the project and then the boardContinue Reading

The Hope City Board opened their second meeting of December by approving a work order with Garver Engineers for the streetscape program between downtown and the Clinton Birthplace. The board did not have to go through formal procurement because Garver had done a Federal procurement project at the airport inContinue Reading

The Hope School Board met Monday for their regular monthly meeting. The meeting opened with the Superintendent’s Report. Dr Bobby Hart reported enrollment is at 2,258 which is a little ahead of last year. He congratulated the Yerger Robotics team for winning 2nd place in recent competition and noted theyContinue Reading

The Hope City Board met Tuesday December 3rd. The board had only one agenda item and that was a proposed budget for 2020. City Manager Catherine Cook noted the proposed revenue and expenditures are both $11,161,252. She noted these numbers were less than last year, mostly because last year includedContinue Reading

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