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Neugent Announces Bid for Re-Election to Polk County Quorum Court

Jim Neugent has filed for re-election to the Polk County Quorum Court, District 2.  His years of financial experience make him an asset to the Quorum Court as he has served as chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee for the past several years. “The number one job of the Quorum Court is to manage the taxpayers money and I ...

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Quorum Court Grants Budget Increase for Extension Office

BY MELANIE BUCK – The November meeting of the Polk County Quorum Court was packed as 4H members and their families came to help encourage the court to approve an increase in budget for the Polk County Extension Office, who heads up 4H, Family and Consumer Sciences, and much, much more. County Extension Agent Carla Vaught presented a budget increase ...

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Walters Appointed by Quorum Court as County’s Circuit Clerk

BY MELANIE BUCK – The Polk County Quorum Court has appointed Janet Walters to fill the unexpired term of Sharon Simmons as Circuit Clerk. Simmon’s term would have expired on December 31, 2016, however, took an early retirement that went into effect on April 29, 2016. Walters was appointed by the Quorum Court on Tuesday, April 26, and has worked ...

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Quorum Court Passes Resolution / Discuss Jail Future

BY MELANIE BUCK – A resolution was passed at Tuesday night’s monthly meeting of the Polk County Quorum Court, as well as more discussion of the future of the Polk County Jail. Justices of the Peace voted to pass a resolution that allows Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison to apply for a grant from Arkansas Rural Development that would benefit ...

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Jail Shutdown Still a Possibility as Committee Seeks Ways to Fix the Issues

BY MELANIE BUCK – At the monthly Polk County Quorum Court meeting on Tuesday, August 25, Justices of the Peace heard from Sterling Penix, who is over jail standards in the state of Arkansas. Penix explained to the court that the state is working with Polk County to identify needs within the current jail and a way to move forward ...

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Codified Book of Ordinances Approved by Quorum Court

BY MELANIE BUCK – At the July meeting of the Polk County Quorum Court held on Tuesday, July 28, Justices of the Peace approved an ordinance for appropriation of accounts and line-item transfers. An ordinance to approve a new codified book of ordinances was also passed. In 2009, the General Assembly of Arkansas passed a law requiring that all counties ...

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Special Sales Tax to Fund New Jail Going Before Voters on May 12

BY MELANIE BUCK – Polk County Quorum Court unanimously passed three ordinances on Tuesday, February 24, that create a special election for the levy of a county-wide tax and the issuance of $10.9 million in bonds for the cost of a new county jail. Presentations were given by Ryan Bowman, of Friday Law Firm in Little Rock, and Jason Holsclaw, ...

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Quorum Court Approves Sheriff’s Plan to Seek 1-Cent Sales Tax for New Jail

BY LEANN DILBECK – Polk County’s Quorum Court approved by a vote of 11-0 Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey’s plan to seek a 1-cent sales tax to construct a new county jail following a recommendation from JP Basil Kesterson on behalf of the Jail Committee. The committee had met July 1 and was given a tour of the facility. The ...

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Lunsford Seeks Re-Election as JP for District 5

Troy Lunsford has announced his intentions to seek re-election as JP-District 5. “I have served District 5 since January 2013. My experience as a small business owner is beneficial in helping with the management of county funds. This includes approving, adjusting, or rejecting budgets and the dispersal of funds. Serving in this elected position has been a great learning experience for me. My desire as ...

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