One subject is in custody in Fulton County after the Mammoth Spring Police Department and Fulton County Sheriff's Department discovered a Valentine's Day school shooting plan. Sheriff Al Roork said, "The threat has been removed and there is a person in custody." Due to an ongoing investigation, no further comments can be made at this time.
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Be sure to check out this week's edition for a shocking story of a long time Ash Flat resident with a lengthly criminal history who is sitting in jail on a $500,000 federal bond for kidnapping and is suspected of killing and burning his ex girlfriend's body. Also, Charlotte Goodwin was honored at this year's chamber banquet. A former Hardy nurse's arrest for sexual assault on a inmate at the North Central Unit at Calico Rock are among the stories this week. Also be sure to check out Cave City's new police officer and how sales tax revenues look for the month. On news stands now or call to subscribe. 870-856-6397.
UPDATE!! None of those killed in boat explosion in Kentucky are local employees of Western Rivers Barge Company. Prayers for all their families as well as Jason and Kristin during this terrible tragedy.
BREAKING NEWS: This just in from the West Kentucky Star. This shipyard is owned by Western Rivers, a local company with many area residents in its employ. SRC has been in contact with owners and will release more information as it is made available. Prayers go out to these families.
On you your mark.. Come all of you with a love of Spring River Country. Send me your best winter river/river area photography. Winner will be chosen for $25 cash, the cover of the next issue of Spring River Current and recognition and bio in the magazine. Please post and be prepared to send the higher resolution photo for full page print. Thanks and they don't have to be this year, they can be older ones. Second and third place will also be placed in the magazine with recognition. Attach photo and email to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject. photos and also attach on here so everyone can enjoy.
This just in from Mel Colema, CEO of NAEC
“North Arkansas Electric Cooperative was within .4% of an all time electric demand early this am. Right now we are 25% ahead of last night, same time. Assuming no hiccups, the system will have a significant record peak tomorrow am. Hate to speculate but it will be large. Probably the largest ever. One thing to note: this type of weather extreme is the most severe test an electric distribution system can face, and can cause unknown we...ak spots to surface. It’s like a nuclear stress test for your heart. We’ve checked all systems and we are as prepared as we can be. Should we experience any outages, our men are ready to immediately respond. As always, members should have a plan B during times of extreme weather. As for energy, and the ability to meet demand....the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas have adequate generation on line, and in reserve, to meet expected demand and energy needs. Stay warm!”
CEO, North Arkansas Electric Cooperative
These snow pics are all so great . I can only use a few in the paper but I see one that is going to make a great magazine cover too . Thanks you all. The ones not in paper will be in a gallery on our FB page on Wednesday and several will be used in the magazine with your names being credited. Thanks so much ! These are awesome !
UPDATE: Hardy people: You can get your tickets at Jades!!
First Annual Cinderella Daddy-Daughter Ball! Saturday February the 10th, 2-4 at Cherokee Elementary Ca...feteria! Cinderella Carriage Ride, Chocolate Rose, Admission to Dance included in $10 ticket per person. Cinderella will be at the ball for photos by Clark Sanders not included in purchase of ticket! All proceeds for Roots to Wings Children's Shelter. Space is limited! (Ages 3-10) Tickets available at First Community Bank, State Farm Insurance, Sears, Ace Auto Sales, Contact DeAnna Jones 710-2891 It's going to be a Magical Time!