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BREAKING NEWS: Authorities Identify Body Found in Cove

BY MELANIE BUCK The identity of a body found near Cove, Ark. has been confirmed by the Polk County Sheriff’s Department as 43 year old Bethany Jo (Scarbrough) Wester, of Mena. The body was discovered on Tuesday, April 25 after the Sheriff’s Department received a call of a “suspicious object” in a creek southeast of Cove. The body was sent ...

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Cove Man Killed in Wickes Accident

BY MELANIE BUCK – A three-vehicle accident took the life of a 43-year Cove man on Sunday, March 29. The wreck occurred at approximately 4:15 p.m. when the driver of an 18-wheeler, traveling south, crossed the centerline striking two vehicles, both traveling northbound, on Highway 71, in Wickes. Joe M. Johnson, III, the driver of a 1989 Dodge truck was ...

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Cove Receives Rural Services Block Grant

Little Rock, AR: Governor Asa Hutchinson and ADRS Director Amy Fecher presented $750,000 to 11 rural communities selected for funding through the Rural Services Block Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2015. The grant awards were distributed March 10th at an awards ceremony held in the Governor’s Reception Room at the Arkansas State Capitol. In attendance were representatives receiving an Arkansas Rural ...

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Polk County Turns 170!

BY MELANIE BUCK – Polk County, being officially established on November 30, 1844, will celebrate its 170th birthday in just a few days. A land that is covered in beauty and full of history and tradition, Polk County is a land all its own. In the last 170 years, the area has seen war and peace, prosperity and poverty, notability ...

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