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Firefighters were called to a residence north of Boydsville just after 4 p.m. Thursday after witnesses reported a fire at the home of Nathan and Stacy Shelton. Crews arrived at the scene shortly to find heavy smoke rolling...
Crews respond to fire near Boydsville (12/11/14)
Firefighters were called to a residence north of Boydsville just after 4 p.m. Thursday after witnesses reported a fire at the home of Nathan and Stacy Shelton. Crews arrived at the scene shortly to find heavy smoke rolling from the home and the emergence of flames in some areas...
Rector Celebrates with Parade, Community Gathering (12/11/14)
Holiday season comes to life for young and old alike
Piggott Christmas Fest a Success (12/11/14)
Good weather, crowds mark events move to Sunday
Local Efforts Raises Needed Funds (12/11/14)
Area dealerships support Wounded Warrior Project with fundraiser
Journey to Bethlehem at Hitts Chapel Nears Finale (12/11/14)
Holiday favorite will end after 30 seasons in coming week
RHS Students Conducting Food Drive Through Friday (12/11/14)
Donations of non-perishable items sought to help area families at Christmas
Piggott Library to Celebrate 30th Anniversary (12/04/14)
Kinder concert, open house to mark three decades in current building
Rector City Council Meets, Honors Outgoing Members (12/04/14)
Budget, pay increases approved
CCAC Holiday Fundraiser Set (12/04/14)
Holiday Inn event set at Inn at Piggott Saturday evening
Rector Christmas Parade Monday (12/04/14)
Temerian named Grand Marshal of annual event
Piggott Christmas Fest at Hand (12/04/14)
Annual holiday celebration Sunday, parade at 4 p.m.
DHS Annual Christmas Project Needs Help (11/26/14)
Volunteers needed to adopt families for annual effort
Rector Community Thanksgiving Held (11/26/14)
Large crowd for 14th annual event
Piggott Library Set to Mark 30th Anniversary (11/26/14)
Open house, concert by Kinders set for celebration
PES Among Top Performing Schools in Arkansas (11/26/14)
High test scores garner local campus state funds
CCAC to Host Holiday Inn Christmas Party (11/26/14)
Holiday-themed fundraiser Saturday, Dec. 6, at Inn at Piggott
Caring Neighbors, Hard at Work (11/20/14)
Area farmers unite to lend a hand to one of their own
Music Icon Bea Hitt Dead at 96 (11/20/14)
Longtime Piggott area resident was original member of Rhodes Family, rose to national prominence
PCH Heliport Project Receives Grant Funding (11/20/14)
Helipad at local hospital key to ER response ability
Fall Festival Held for Rector Pre-School Students, Families (11/20/14)
Annual event draws large crowd
HPMEC Fall Writer's Retreat (11/20/14)
Writers from several states take part in fall event
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