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Wreck on US Highway 71 delaying traffic

A wreck involving at least one school bus and a vehicle on US Hwy. 71 south of Potter has traffic backed up in both directions. Traffic is being stopped between Shadow Mountain RV Park and  Iron Mountain. Authorities on scene are the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Mena Police Department, and Arkansas State Police. Several ambulances have been on scene transporting ...

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High Winds and Flooding Cause Damage to Homes & Roads

BY LEANN DILBECK – A strong thunderstorm that hit Sunday afternoon caused damage in Potter, Hatfield, Shady Grove and Mountain Fork communities in Polk County. According to Office of Emergency Management Manager James Reeves, straight-line winds destroyed a storage building and two homes received minor damage on Polk Road 36. Trees were blocking county roads 36, 37, 39, 48, 125, ...

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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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