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Quorum Court Approves Proposed Jail Site

BY MELANIE BUCK – Polk County Deputy Sheriff Scott Sawyer gave a presentation to the Polk County Quorum Court at their March 24 monthly meeting, reporting that the Jail Commission met last week and have chosen ‘Property #1’ for the proposed location of the almost $10.9 million jail facility. The new jail will be located on South Reine Street, in ...

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Plans for New County Jail Temporarily Halted

BY MELANIE BUCK – Plans for a new Polk County jail are temporarily on hold after it was discovered that land donated by the City of Mena, is actually under a ‘covenant restriction.’ In July, Mena City Council voted to donate approximately five acres of land located at the Mena/Polk County Industrial Park for the purpose of building a new ...

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