Glen Cole, 25, of Hope, AR Failure to Appear
Melanie McCain, 34, of Hope, AR Foreign Warrant
David Lara, 27, of Hope, AR Failure to Appear
Maria Wilson, 41, of Hope, AR Failure to Comply
Kimberly Sutton, 42, of Hope, AR Failure to Appear
Charles Jordan, 40, of Ozan, AR Failure to Comply
Ralisha Ellis, 26, of Hope, AR Foreign Warrant
Charlie Sanford, 30, of Hope, AR Failure to Appear
Heather Starkey, 24, of Hope, AR Failure to Comply
1305 hours in the 3000 block of S. Bill Clinton Dr. 2 vehicle
1619 hours in the 500 block of S. Rosston Rd. 2 vehicle
0955 hours in the 300 block of Bill Clinton Dr. 2 vehicle (Private Property)
(Wadley Regional Health Clinic)
1509 hours in the 1300 block of N Hervey St. 2 vehicle (Private Property)
1554 hours in the 300 block of W. 3
St. 3 vehicle
1044 hours in the 2300 block of S. Main St. 2 vehicle
1412 hours in the 400 block N. Hervey St. 1 vehicle (Private Property)
0941 hours in the 600 block of S. Hervey St. 2 vehicle
0748 hours in the 2400 block of N. Hervey St. 2 vehicle (Private Property)
1503 hours in the 2800 block of N. Hazel St.
S – Richard Justice, 50, of Hope, AR
Mr. Justice was arrested and charged with criminal trespass, theft of service, possession with
purpose to deliver (methamphetamine), and possession of drug paraphernalia.
2102 hours in the 400 block of S. Hazel St.
S – Shacoyas Anderson, 22, of Hope, AR
Mr. Anderson was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, and no
proof of insurance.
1350 hours in the 700 block of S. Elm St. (Probation Office)
S – Joshua Smith, 35, of Hope, AR
Mr. Smith was charged with intending to defraud a drug screening test.
1836 hours in the 900 block of S. Grady St. (Hope Square Apartments)
S – Carl Johnson, 55, of Hope, AR
Mr. Johnson was arrested and charged with domestic battery in the third degree.
1914 hours in the 100 block of S. Hazel St.
S – Melvin Weston, 62, of Hope, AR
Mr. Weston was arrested and charged with failure to obey stop sign, driving on a suspended
driver’s license (DWI), refusal to submit, careless and prohibited driving, driving while
intoxicated, and served with a failure to comply warrant.
1048 hours in the 100 block of E. 19thSt.
S – Monica Dowdle, 47, of Murfreesboro, AR
Ms. Dowdle was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated (drugs), possession of a
controlled substance (prescription drugs), and refusal to submit
The Economic Development Administration has agreed to let the City of Hope reallocate a $1.2 million dollar grant previously announced to aid in the development of a cold storage facility to instead go to make improvements to the city's Industrial Rail Spur in the Hope Industrial Park near Oakhaven. That announcement was made Friday by the City of Hope and the Hempstead County Economic Development Corporation.
The entities say the $1.639 million dollar project will directly benefit New Millennium, Hexion, and Georgia Pacific, all in the Hope Industrial Park, who employ more than 400 workers and will indirectly benefit JMS Metals, Inc. and Funder America. The local share of funds for this project is provided by New Millennium, Hexion, Georgia-Pacific, plus a $100,000 contribution from the Hempstead County Economic Development Corporation.
Hope Mayor Steve Montgomery was enthusiastic about the project and its effect on Hope and Hempstead County, saying, “I’m excited about obtaining this grant. This will give our existing industries that use rail service reliable rail service for future plans as well as help attract new industries that rail service is an integral part of their companies.”
Steve Harris, President of the Hempstead County Economic Development Corporation noted, “The HCEDC is proud to be a part of this project for the benefit of our fine local industries. Hopefully this will help them remain competitive and continue to grow. A special thanks to SWAPDD (Southwest Arkansas Planning and Development District) in Magnolia for their perseverance in obtaining this federal grant for the City of Hope.”
This project will be bid in summer 2018 and should be completed in early 2019. The Industrial Spur connects with Union Pacific Railroad.
Driving While Intoxicated
On 04/16/18 at approximately 2058 hours, Deputy Orlando Dennis conducted a traffic stop on a red Pontiac G6 on Hempstead 333. approximately 50 yards north of Hempstead 22.
The Driver Charles Jordan age 40 of Ozan was arrested for driving on suspended D.L. for DWI, no proof of insurance, and DWI. Jordan was turned over to the HCDF Jail Staff and given a Court Date of June 4, 2018.
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
On April 16, 2018 at approximately 1100 hours Kimberly Sutton age 42 of Hope was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia She was transported to the HCDF and is awaiting a First Court Appearance.
Theft of Property
On April 16, 2018 at approximately 1200 hours, HCSO received a call from the police dispatcher in reference to a theft already occurred, located at 4361 Highway 29 S, in Hempstead County, Arkansas.
Upon arrival Deputy met with Jason Moore who stated a few days ago he noticed his cross-cut saw was missing from his garage. He stated it is large and has a handle on each end. He stated it was hanging up on the wall inside garage.
On April 16, 2018 at approximately 0800 hours, HCSO received a call from the police dispatcher in reference to a burglary already occurred, located at 2902 Highway 29N, in Hope, Hempstead County, Arkansas.
Upon arrival Deputy met with the manager of Estes Southwest Trucking. He stated that when he got to work on the above date two Estes trailers were broken into. The manager stated it appeared that at least three boxes of strap axle clutch (upper half) were taken from one of the trailers
Joshua Hamilton, 35, of Nashville, AR Failure to Appear
Demarkus Newton, 26, of Hope, AR Failure to Comply
Joshua Ward, 37, of Buckner, AR Failure to Appear
Heather Clark, 27, of Hope, AR Failure to Comply
Lavondra Johnson, 29, of Hope, AR Failure to Appear
2059 hours in the 800 block of E. 6
St. 1 vehicle (Hit and Run)
1001 hours in the 300 block of S. Main St. 2 vehicle
1100 hours in the 600 block of S. Main St. 2 vehicle
1822 hours in the 2400 block of N. Hervey St. 2 vehicle (Hit and Run/Private Property)
2102 hours in the 400 block of S. Hazel St. 2 vehicle (Hit and Run)
1813 hours in the 1700 block of W. Ave B
S – Tommy Cole, 34, of Hope, AR
Mr. Cole was arrested and charged with domestic battery in the third degree.
1445 hours in the 900 block of N. Hervey St. (Factory Connection)
S – Marissa Williams, 23, of Hope, AR
S – Ashley Jenson, 36, of Hope, AR
Both subjects were charged with battery in the third degree.
1555 hours in the 900 block of E. 3
St. (Dairy Freeze)
S – Shawna Ward, 35, of Buckner, AR
Ms. Ward was arrested and charged with forgery in the first degree and served with a failure to
1908 hours in the 700 block of S. Grady St.
S – Kierra Moore, 27, of Hope, AR
Ms. Moore was arrested and charged with breaking or entering into a motor vehicle.
According to Hempstead County Judge Haskell Morse, County Road #248 will close Wednesday April 18th at 7am and will remain closed until further notice. The Judge and the Road Department appreciate your patience
SUPER SATURDAY - May 5, 2018 in Downtown Hope, Arkansas begins with a 5K and Kids Fun Run starting at 7 am.
Train Day will begin at 9:00 am with a prayer led by Pastor Daniel Bramlett of Hope First Baptist at Division and Main Streets in historic downtown Hope, Arkansas.
“Kids Corner” will feature the popular Graffiti Train, Bubble College, bike rides, face painting, art projects, kids train rides, bounce houses, petting zoo and much more!
Beginning at 10 am Dancetastics dance studio will present a dance show featuring dancers of all ages. Throughout the day visitors may enjoy shopping in Downtown Hope, a variety of outside vendors, and live music entertainment.
A BBQ cook-off with over $2,500 in prizes will take place all day with the competitors selling rib plates for $8, which includes 3 ribs and a side of baked beans. Rib cook-off winners will be announced at 5 pm.
At 3:00pm the Baggo Tournament will begin on Main Street with winners being awarded cash prizes and more!
The Charley Farley Band will close out the days activities with a free concert beginning at 6:00 pm. His popular country rock band is currently touring Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Virginia, North Carolina and many other states.
For more information, or to register for the Baggo tournament, to be a vendor or Rib cookoff, contact Summer Powell at 870-777-7500 or email email@example.com. Paid for with State and Regional Association funds.
The Hope School Board met Monday April 16th for their regular monthly meeting. The meeting opened with a report from Jolyn Greene of Kickboard. Kickboard is a software and training provider for class behavior management utilized by the district.
Superintendent Bobby Hart noted that Hope High had received a grant for $40,400 to develop Mobile Applications, i.e.,, phone apps.
Mr. Hart noted the district will have a site visit at noon April 23rd concerning the requested grant to establish a School Based Health Clinic. The meeting will be at the Hope High Auditorium and the public is invited to attend.
The board heard a report from two students from Yerger who have joined the program "Girls of Promise". The young ladies reported on attending a meeting in Little Rock with young ladies in the program from throughout the state. The program is a STEM initiative for 8th graders around the state.
The board heard from HAPS science teacher Carol Hendrix on a possible educational trip to Florida for HAPS students. The trip would feature a STEM agenda (science, technology, and math). The cost is $2,300 each but there are options for discounts and Hendrix says they would also undertake some fundraising for the trip. Hendrix said she thinks they could handle 10 to 15 students. Mr. Hart said he just wanted the board to know there was an effort to raise funds for the trip. No action was taken.
Mr. Hart gave an update on the proposed "College and Career Academy". He noted the first part of an application has been made to the Department of Education. He also noted there is a public meeting about the academy set for April 26th at 6pm at Hempstead Hall.
Dr. Carol Ann Duke noted the Graduate students from the Clinton School of Public Service will give their reports to the public at 6pm at Hempstead Hall Tuesday (4-17) and the public is invited.
Mrs. Carla Narlesky gave 45 day reports and gave the school grades recently released by the state. She noted Clinton Primary had a "D", Beryl Henry had a "C", HAPS had an "A", Yerger had a "D", and Hope High had an "F". Mrs. Narlesky explained what the issues are on the lower ranking schools and what is being done to address those problems. Mr. Hart commended Beryl Henry and HAPS principals Dr. Roy Turner and Dr. Carol Ann Duke for the achievements of their schools. School Board member Bubba Powers asked Narlesky if the district is trending upwards and she replied it was. Powers says he is proud of all the campuses' progress.
Under new business the board looked at Food Service Management. Mr. Hart suggested the board accept the proposal from Arrmark. Board Member Viney Johnson asked School Food Service supervisor Deena Gilbert about the student acceptability rankings on Arrmark. The board accepted the Arrmark proposal.
The board looked at proposals for Clinton Primary access controls and cameras. The board looked at a proposal for cameras at $121,000 for Clinton and Access Controls at $60,250. The board voted purchase the Clinton cameras and access controls for Clinton Primary.
The board looked at a bid for Yerger to fix the classroom locks where they can be locked from the inside of the classrooms The board looked at a bid from Jim's Lock and Key for $15,000. The board accepted this bid.
The board looked at a classified pay schedule proposal. The board looked at increases in classroom paraprofessionals, bus mechanics, bus drivers,and maintenance workers. The increases were approved.
The board looked at personnel policies for a first reading. The proposals will be presented to the board in May. No action was taken.
The board discussed a district transportation manual for a first reading. The manual will be considered in May.
The board discussed a change in the Municipal Advisory Agreement with Stephen's Inc. This was approved.
The board looked at a technology quote for Clinton Primary. The quote for $47,900 for technology updates was accepted. The company is Howard Technology.
The board looked at a facility rental request from Pafford EMS for a Relay for Life pageant and the board considered a request from the Golden Eagles semiprofessional Basketball team to use Jones Field House. Both were approved.
Personnel matters closed out the meeting. The board approved the job description of the Arts Integration Specialist. The meeting then adjourned.
The Hope Police Department is accepting applications for Patrol Officer and Communications Operator/ 911 Dispatcher. Applicants must be 21 years of age and free of any felony convictions. You may pick up an application at the Police Department or go the city of hope website www.hopearkansas.net and download one. Thank You!
On 4/10/2018 at approximately 1149 hours, Deputy Kyle Rowe was dispatched to 185 Industrial Drive (Hexion) in reference to a 18 wheeler driver that might be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Dispatch advised that the Hexion employees have kept the driver from leaving there.
Upon arrival he made contact with the supervisor of Hexion. Who advised that there is a truck driver that had delivered to them that might be under the influence of something. The Supervisor then showed Deputy Rowe the driver who was later identified as James Horne 31, of Shreveport standing beside the Hexion building.
Upon further investigation Deputies discovered a substance believed to be Methamphetamine, syringes, and a set of scales inside the 18-wheeler.
Deputies placed Horne under arrest and transported him to the Hempstead County Detention Center. Where he was booked on Possession of Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia charges. Horne is awaiting a First Court Appearance.