News & History

Week in Clark County History: Nov. 27-Dec. 3

For the Week in Clark County History, we combed through bound copies of the Daily Siftings Herald to choose some front-page news from editions dating 10, 15 and 20 years ago.

10 years ago in Clark County

Nov. 27, 2012
A dive team located two vehicles submerged in Nowlin Pond. The first vehicle had been immediately reported to police when its driver left it unattended at the boat ramp to fish at a nearby bank. During the recovery of that vehicle, the dive team discovered a second vehicle, which had been reported stolen in 2008.

Nov. 28, 2012
Arkadelphia Public Schools was recognized as one of six honor school districts in Arkansas by the college board, which designs Advanced Placement courses across the country.

Nov. 29, 2012
The Clark County Historical Association unveiled a plaque at the Ouachita River Park denoting the Hunter-Dunbar expedition and its brief encampment near Arkadelphia.

Nov. 30, 2012
Instead of cutting a ribbon, the Arkadelphia Fire Department hosted a fire hose cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of Fire Station 1 on Caddo Street.

Dec. 3, 2012
A shooting outside a downtown Arkadelphia restaurant left one person dead and another injured. The deceased was a bystander in a crowd of some 200 people gathered at a party. The suspect fled but was later apprehended and charged.

15 years ago in Clark County

Nov. 27, 2007
Clark County Circuit Court began holding court appearances using closed-circuit television, allowing inmates and their attorneys to see the judge from the jail library.

Nov. 29, 2007
Henderson State University was in the process of creating a parking lot at 12th and Huddleston streets.

Nov. 30, 2007
County Treasurer Judy Beth Hutcherson warned the newly formed Economic Development Corp. of Clark County that the estimated 1/2-cent tax collection might have been inflated. She said the estimated $1.2 million per year couldn’t be properly projected until she got tax receipts from the state Department of Finance and Administration. The EDCCC took Hutcherson’s advice to heart and changed its expense budget for the upcoming year. 

Dec. 3, 2007
Americans on average owed $30,000 in debt as it was estimated that the national debt would reach $9.3 trillion within the next year.

20 years ago in Clark County

Nov. 27, 2002
Developer Billy Bunn escaped serious injury when a piece of heavy equipment he was using to clear land for his Pine Street strip mall turned on its side, sending him through a glass wall of the equipment’s cab.

Dec. 3, 2002
Two Hot Springs teenagers were arrested in Arkadelphia after leading authorities on a vehicle chase through town and a foot-chase through the Walmart Supercenter.

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