The HWL Commission will meet on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 7:30 a.m. in the HWL Conference room located on the second floor.
Avenue A from Elm Street to N. Main will be closed Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon for Hope Water & Light to install a pole.
The City of Hope appreciates the patience of all concerned during this project. If there are any questions or concerns please call 777-8644 to speak with Public Works Director, Larry York.
Armill Lee, 24, of Hope, AR Failure to Appear
Juvenile, Male, 16, of Hope, AR Foreign Warrant
Harold Massey, 46, of Wake Village, TX Foreign Warrant
Jared Cole, 26, of Hope, AR Failure to Comply
Pesuchukma Johnson, 39, of Washington, AR Failure to Appear
Jordan Rodden, 22, of Hope, AR Failure to Comply
Stevaughn Johnson, 21, of Hope, AR Failure to Appear
Devonte Barker, 25, of Hope, AR Failure to Comply
0505 hours in the 700 block of S. Walnut St.
S – Brandon Adams, 27, of Hope, AR
Mr. Adams was charged with criminal trespass.
1845 hours in the 400 block of S. Fulton St.
S – Wilbert Johnson, 28, of Hope, AR
Mr. Johnson was arrested and charged with driving on a license suspended for DWI and served with a failure to appear warrant.
0020 hours in the 3400 block of Country Club Lane
S – Vuong Vo, 31, of Hope, AR
S – Duc Nguyen, 28, of Hope, AR
Mr. Vo was arrested and charged with public intoxication. Mr. Nguyen was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.
1021 hours in the 700 block of S. Grady St.
S – Patrick Powell, 22, of Lewisville, AR
Mr. Powell was arrested and charged with fleeing of foot, possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), possession of a controlled substance near certain facilities, and possession with purpose to deliver (methamphetamine).
S – Arlyss Allen, 23, of Hope, AR
Mr. Allen was arrested and charged with possession with purpose to deliver (methamphetamine) and fleeing on foot.
S – Christopher Jones, 19, of Hope, AR
Mr. Jones was arrested and charged with possession with purpose to deliver (methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), and fleeing on foot.
S – Juvenile, Male, 16, of Hope, AR
The juvenile was charged with possession with purpose to deliver (methamphetamine).
2335 hours in the 800 block of E. 2nd St.
S – Christopher Smith, 24, of Hope, AR
Mr. Smith was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on a family member.
2358 hours in the 800 block of E. 3rd St.
S – Lanesha Williams, 32, of Hope, AR
Ms. Williams was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated (drugs), possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), no driver’s license, and no signal lamps.
0157 hours in the 1400 block of E. Hickory St.
S – Dean Cage, 24, of Hope, AR
Mr. Cage was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit, careless and prohibited driving, and driving on a suspended driver license.
0958 hours in the 1400 block of S. Fulton St.
S – Jennifer Blalock, 39, of Hope, AR
Ms. Blalock was charged with domestic assault in the third degree.
S – Jimmy Dodge, 39, of Prescott, AR
Mr. Dodge was charged with theft of services and criminal mischief in the first degree. The original incident occurred on June 11th, 2016 in the 1600 block of N. Hervey St. (Days Inn) at 0932 hours.
S – Christopher Smith, 21, of Hope, AR
Mr. Smith was charged with aggravated assault on a family member, domestic battery in the third degree, and interfering with emergency communication in the first degree. The original incident occurred on June 4th, 2016 in the 800 block of E. 2nd St. at 2350 hours.
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The Hope Lions Club gave out some perfect attendance awards on Monday August 29th. Dustin Brewer and Nancy Bailey each were honored for two years of perfect attendance while Ken Shafer was honored for 10 years of perfect attendance. Nancy Bailey's grandchild...didn't win anything!
The Hope Lions Club heard from two fine young men on Monday August 29th. Conner Bell and Brady Gentry of the Spring Hill FFA told the club about the upcoming Hempstead County Fair Premium Luncheon and Sale set for Friday September 2nd at the Fair Park Coliseum. The meal is set for 11:30am and the sale starts at 12:30pm. The public is invited and these two young men invited the Lions and thanked them for their past participating in the sale.
The Hope City Board met Monday August 29th for a special meeting. City attorney Joe Short opened the meeting detailing the history of the city manager form of government and detailed how Hope went from "at large" seats to ward seats. The city had been sued and the city was divided into 7 wards with at least three being "majority minority" wards. It has been understood that to qualify for the ballot for city board the candidate would get at least 50 signatures on their petition from the ward in which the candidate was running. Jay Kopecky is seeking the Ward 2 seat also being sought by incumbent Kiffanea Talley. Kopecky's petition contained 58 signatures of qualified voters; however, Kopecky's signatures were not all from Ward 2. The city disqualified the petition. Kopecky brought suit against the city and Judge Randy Wright issued a ruling which ultimately resulted in Kopecky being placed on the ballot. Short said the city may not wish to contest the Judge's ruling due to some ambiguity in the laws. Mark Hayes, chief council for the Arkansas Municipal League spoke and concurred with Short on the apparent ambiguity in the law. Board members asked several questions about the issue and also asked about redistricting the wards which is expected to take place in the next year or two. The board voted to remain silent on the issue.
Board member Willie Walker brought up North Side Park and noted the North side of the park doesn't look good because of some drainage issues and he noted he'd like the area cleaned up. City Manager Catherine Cook noted the city doesn't own all of that and she noted the city will be glad to get information on the owners. Also lighting in the area was discussed and it was noted it it will be addressed during budget talks.
Director Don Still asked if there was a limit on the number of vehicles that a resident can own. It was noted a resident can own 4 licensed vehicles that are outside although they can have more in a structure. Cook noted the resident on South Main which Still referenced had received a visit and the resident pledged cooperation. Also, Director Mark Ross brought up two residences in the 900th block of Rosston Road which appear to be "junkyards". Cook noted the city has made numerous visits to at least one of the residences. The resident will bring the property back into code but it will soon be out of code again. Director Ross also mentioned the old Shell Station on North Hazel where much of the merchandise (which appears to be used items) is outside the building. Cook noted the owner has been frequently reminded the merchandise should be inside the store. The meeting then adjourned
Yerger Middle School faculty and staff celebrated the first Collegiate Day at YMS on Friday to encourage awareness on campus of college readiness by wearing the colors of their college alma mater or official Greek society gear. Participating were YMS Principal Josclyn Wiley, Gladys Leeper, Hannah Wiley, Jonathan Turner, Teresa James, Earlene Gulley, Teena Bell, Aleesha Ridgeway-Turner, Henry Hale, LaTonya Bradley and Michelle Bittle. – Ken McLemore/Hope Public Schools
Bobbie Walston, 47, of Hope, AR Failure to Comply
Gerry Graham, 34, of Hope, AR Failure to Comply
Tiffany Easton, 33, of Saratoga, AR Failure to Comply
Shanel Beasley, 27, of Hope, AR Failure to Appear
Kahil Sharp, 22, of Hope, AR Foreign Warrant x2
Labrandon Harris, 25, of Conway, AR Failure to Appear/Failure to Comply
Charlene McClure, 49, of Hope, AR Failure to Comply
Daryl Thomas, 29, of Hope, AR Failure to Appear
Juvenile, Male, 16, of Hope, AR Failure to Appear
0130 hours in the 400 block of E. Compress St. 2 vehicle (Hit and Run)
1556 hours in the 1600 block of N. Hervey St. 2 vehicle
1352 hours in the 1600 block of N. Hervey St. 1 vehicle (Private Property)
0143 hours in the 1000 block of W. Commerce Blvd. 2 vehicle
1408 hours in the 1200 block of W. Main St. 2 vehicle
1751 hours in the 2400 block of N. Hervey 2 vehicle (Private Property)
0727 hours in the 31 mile marker of the I30 Exit Ramp 2 vehicle
2110 hours in the 1800 block of Bill Clinton Dr. 2 vehicle
2327 hours in the 3400 block of Country Club Lane 2 vehicle (Hit and Run)
1400 hours in the 500 block of E. 9th St. (Yerger Middle School)
S – Juvenile, Male, 14, of Hope, AR
The juvenile was charged with disorderly conduct.
1914 hours in the 200 block of N. Hervey St.
S – Antonio Youngblood, 29, of Hope, AR
Mr. Youngblood was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) and possession of a controlled substance (cocaine).
1925 hours in the 1800 block of S. Elm St.
S – Corin James, 27, of Hope, AR
Mr. James was arrested and charged with theft of property and domestic battery in the third degree.
1222 hours in the 400 block of S. Washington St. (Hempstead County Courthouse)
S – Danny Shrewsbury, 42, of Hope, AR
Mr. Shrewsbury was arrested and charged with violation of a protection order.
0845 hours in the 400 block of S. Washington St. (Hempstead County Courthouse)
S – Jerry Carlin, 52, of Hope, AR
Mr. Carlin was arrested and charged with intimidating a witness.
S – Davis Purifoy, 40, of Hope, AR
Mr. Purifoy was arrested and charged with false imprisonment in the second degree, domestic battery in the third degree, and interfering with emergency communications in the first degree. The original incident occurred on July 17th, 2016 in the 700 block of W. Ave C. at 1600 hours.
Mr. Purifoy was also charged with domestic battery in the third degree that originally occurred on June 24th, 2016 in the 700 block of W. Ave at 1755 hours.
S – Silvia Rendon, 39, of Hope, AR
Mr. Rendon was charged with domestic battery in the third degree and criminal mischief in the first degree. The original incident occurred on August 21st, 2016 in the 900 block of W. Ave E at 2330 hours.
S – Kahil Sharp, 22, of Hope, AR
Mr. Sharp was charged with disarming a firearm in the city limits. The original incident occurred on August 10th, 2016 in the 1600 block of W. 5th St. at 0043 hours.
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Sudbury Broadcasting Group
KHLS KAMJ KQXF KLCN KOSE
POSITION AVAILABLE : TRAFFIC ASSISTANT
Sudbury Broadcasting Group in Blytheville, including stations ( KHLS-FM, KOSE-AM,
KQXF-FM, KLCN-AM, and KAMJ-FM), is seeking applicants for the positions of
The primary duties of a Traffic Assistant include-but are not limited to-greeting
customers, answering the phone, preparing the stations daily program logs, and taking
care of PSA’s. The qualified applicant will generally work from 8am to 5pm Monday -
Friday, but should be flexible. Strong Computer Skills Required.
Please refer all applicants to:
Sudbury Broadcasting Group
Street Address: 125 S. 2nd Street
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 989
Blytheville, AR 72316-0989
Telephone: 870-762-2093 or toll free 1-800-737-0096
Sudbury Broadcasting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Beryl Henry Elementary School students Jesse Ohmert, left, a fifth grader in Kimberly Green’s class, and Michael Hermanitt, a sixth grader in Deanna Davis’ class, were the grade level winners in the “Strive for Five” logo art contest at BHE. Ohmert’s design was selected as the overall winner for its simple, direct and positive appeal. BHE Principal Dr. Roy Turner presented the winners with certificates and each student received a “clothes pass” for a day to dress in non-uniform clothing at school. Ohmert’s design will become the official “Strive for Five” logo for BHE and will be reproduced on posters for display throughout the campus. “Strive for Five” is an initiative of the Hope Public Schools to promote better attendance across the district through awareness and incentives for success. – Ken McLemore/Hope Public Schools