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Farewell

We’ve reached the end. This is the last issue of the Chronicle. In terms of our part of this story we are simply the bookend at the far end of the shelf. Mostly inconsequential, but here we are just the same. Over the past two decades there have been too many...

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ANCRC Presents Funds to ATU for Williamson Hall Project

Arkansas Tech University has received a $600,000 grant from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council (ANCRC) to help fund a renovation of Williamson Hall on its Russellville campus. Combined with an initial $600,000 grant awarded to ATU in 2016, the ANCRC...

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AVAED WELCOMES CYPRESS VALLEY MEAT COMPANY

New Facility to open in Pottsville, AR, June 14, 2017– Cypress Valley Meat Company is expected to bring approximately 20-25 jobs to Pottsville with a first year payroll of $300k. The facility will open in August and is located on US Highway 64 East and will be making...

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Gurney Settlemire Was Not Arrested

Correction to Wednesday 6-14-17 Police report, Gurney Settlemire was not arrested as previously stated. He called in the complaint. We apologize for the trouble that this has caused him. Next week’s issue will have a corrected reprint.

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Tysons Honored by PBA

The People for a Better Atkins hosted a celebration at the Matthews Civic Center to honor Van and Ginnie Tyson for their years of commitment to the community on Sunday, June 11, 2017. Richard Pierce presented the Tysons with a plaque. Guests shared fond memories of...

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PBA Meeting

People for a Better Atkins (PBA) met for their monthly meeting on Thursday, June 1 with President Charlia Pack presiding over the meeting. Topics on the agenda included a wrap-up discussion for the annual Atkins Pickle Festival and tentative plans for the Chili...

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Dover Native Publishes Book

Lisa Lamoureux Rosales is a Native of Dover Arkansas and a graduate of Dover High School, Arkansas Tech University, New York University. Lisa now resides in Los Angeles, California with her husband Eric and dog Betsy Ann. She has released her first book for sale on...

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New Owners New Chapter for Local Journalism

This issue marks the merger of The Atkins Chronicle and The Dover Times that we’re simply calling The Chronicle. We did this to focus our resources on doing what both papers were collectively doing — serving the local and rural communities in and around Pope County.

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4A State Softball Tournament @ Lonoke

4A State Softball Tournament @ Lonoke Thursday (5/11) 1S Bauxite Bye 3N Pottsville-8 3E Trumann-0 1N Gravette Bye 3S Crossett-11 4E Harrisburg-3 1E Stuttgart Bye 2N Pea Ridge-4 4S Mena-0 2S Nashville Bye 2E Heber Springs-1 4N Lincoln-0 Saturday (5/13) Quarterfinals...

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Pottsville Council hears about new business

The Pottsville City Council heard about a new business coming to the city in the former Lou’s meat business. It is the Cypress Valley Meat Packing plant, which has branches in several cities and was introduced by Andy Shaw, who said he hopes to begin operations in...

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Multiple fines assessed for messy lot

The owner of an especially-messy lot near the Atkins school was assessed two fines and threatened with a trial at Atkins branch of Pope County District Court Monday. Richard Duvall was fined $145 for one violation and $245 for a second violation of unsanitary and...

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Credit card info theft reported

Multiple uses of gasoline credit card info in Conway were traced back to purchases in Atkins. The use had been at the Exxon station in Atkins and were believed to be from a scan of credit card while purchasing gasoline at the street side pumps, causing a warning to...

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Medical marijuana patient card applications available

The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will start accepting applications for medical marijuana registry identification cards on June 30. These cards will allow patients or caregivers to purchase medical marijuana at a licensed dispensary. Currently, there are no...
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Farewell

We’ve reached the end. This is the last issue of the Chronicle. In terms of our part of this story we are simply the bookend at the far end of the shelf. Mostly inconsequential, but here we are just the same. Over the past two decades there have been too many...
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ANCRC Presents Funds to ATU for Williamson Hall Project

Arkansas Tech University has received a $600,000 grant from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council (ANCRC) to help fund a renovation of Williamson Hall on its Russellville campus. Combined with an initial $600,000 grant awarded to ATU in 2016, the ANCRC...
Read More

AVAED WELCOMES CYPRESS VALLEY MEAT COMPANY

New Facility to open in Pottsville, AR, June 14, 2017– Cypress Valley Meat Company is expected to bring approximately 20-25 jobs to Pottsville with a first year payroll of $300k. The facility will open in August and is located on US Highway 64 East and will be making...
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President Grants Gov. Hutchinson’s Request for Federal Disaster Declaration

President Trump granted Governor Asa Hutchinson’s request for a major disaster declaration for the state of Arkansas on June 15 as a result of damages due to severe storms, tornadoes and flooding during the period of April 26 to May 19, 2017. The declaration will...
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Gurney Settlemire Was Not Arrested

Correction to Wednesday 6-14-17 Police report, Gurney Settlemire was not arrested as previously stated. He called in the complaint. We apologize for the trouble that this has caused him. Next week’s issue will have a corrected reprint.
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Celebrating the Small Farmer

Among the rolling hills of Hector, Arkansas you can find rows of chicken houses, freshly cut hay meadows, and cattle scattered across pastures that belong to the Small Family Farm. A couple who share an equal passion for farming, Terry and Gail Small are named Pope...
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Tysons Honored by PBA

The People for a Better Atkins hosted a celebration at the Matthews Civic Center to honor Van and Ginnie Tyson for their years of commitment to the community on Sunday, June 11, 2017. Richard Pierce presented the Tysons with a plaque. Guests shared fond memories of...
Read More

PBA Meeting

People for a Better Atkins (PBA) met for their monthly meeting on Thursday, June 1 with President Charlia Pack presiding over the meeting. Topics on the agenda included a wrap-up discussion for the annual Atkins Pickle Festival and tentative plans for the Chili...
Read More

Dover Native Publishes Book

Lisa Lamoureux Rosales is a Native of Dover Arkansas and a graduate of Dover High School, Arkansas Tech University, New York University. Lisa now resides in Los Angeles, California with her husband Eric and dog Betsy Ann. She has released her first book for sale on...
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