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Janet Green Makes Run for Miller County JP 2

Miller County, AR:  As early voting gets started, one candidate in Miller County is still hard at work.  Janet Green, a candidate for Miller County JP 2, has the only contested race on a county level for this election.  Green has lived in the area for 57 years and reports that she is not only qualified to serve, but she is ready to serve. Janet Green holds an Associates Degree in Applied Science and is a nurse.  She currently works for the Fouke School District as a nurse.  Janet has also been active in the community as a volunteer and has worked with children who have special needs. Janet said she decided to run because she felt her community, the JP 2 district, needed to be heard.  She has a focus of bringing industry and jobs not only to the Texarkana immediate area but also to the county as a whole.  Janet has stated that the county must balance the budget without a focus on new taxes and that she believes industry and jobs can meet that need. Green has been busy visiting various organizations and groups around the area.  She stated that running for office has allowed her to meet a lot of people and to hear what people want and need in a JP.  Janet Green said she’s ready to fill that role and meet the needs of her community and the county. Early voting started Monday and will run until the election on November 6.  The polls will be open to 7:30 p.m. and Janet encourages everyone to get out and vote.  More information about Janet Green can be found on her Facebook Page. Continue Reading →

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Miller County Republican Women to Host Arkansas Supreme Court Candidate

Miller County, AR: The Miller County Republican Women will host Arkansas Supreme Court Candidate David Sterling at their next meeting on October 23.  The meeting will be held at Big Jake’s BBQ at 1521 Arkansas Blvd.   The meeting will start at 6:00 p.m.

David Sterling currently serves as Chief Counsel for the Arkansas Department of Human Services.  He was appointed to this position in 2015.   Prior to the appointment, David was in private practice in North Little Rock.  He has also served as the Assistant City Manager for Hope, holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration and a law degree from UALR.   David is a graduate of Arkansas High in Texarkana and has been married to his wife, Deeni, for twenty-six years.  Deeni and David have one child together and are active members of Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock



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Congressman Visits Local Committee Meeting

Miller County, AR: A group of supporters and friends turned out this evening despite the rain to hear Congressman Bruce Westerman and others speak at the Miller County Republican Committee Meeting.  Wayne Smith, the committee chairman, welcomed the group and made announcements before recognizing public figures present.  

Among the guest was former State Representative Prissy Hickerson, State Representative Carol Dalby, and State Senator Jimmy Hickey.  Several county officials were present including JP Earnest Pender, County Assessor Elect Nancy Herron, and County Judge-Elect Cathy Hardin-Harrison.   Several officials spoke before the congressman’s arrival and answered questions with the people present. Congressman Westerman brought the group up-to-date on a growing economy and attributed that growth directly to tax cuts supported and passed by himself and fellow Republicans in Congress.  He noted that there has been an increase in job growth with a tremendous decrease in the unemployment rate.  He also noted that the women’s unemployment rate is at the lowest it has been in years. According to the Congressman, he has been amazed by some of the statements regarding the economic growth made by opponents.  He said that those same people have stated that Republicans did not make the tax breaks permanent; however, those making the statements failed to point out that they blocked a Republican-supported bill that would have made the cuts permanent.  Now Democrats are openly stating that if they can take back the majority in Congress, they will repeal the tax cuts and in fact place new taxes on the American people. Westerman noted that the trade deficit is down to 43 billion which is a 2 billion dollar drop from where it had been.  Westerman attributed this positive for American industry to the tariffs put in place.  He said that we are currently seeing a 4.2% growth in the economy. Continue Reading →

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Receives Pro-Life Endorsement from National Right to Life

Little Rock, AR- Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has received the endorsement of the National Right to Life Committee, a federation of state Right-to-Life organizations. National Right to Life said in a letter expressing their endorsement:


“You are a strong advocate for life… All Arkansas voters who are concerned with the right to life and with the protection of the most vulnerable members of the human family should vote to re-elect you as Governor so that you can continue to advance vital pro-life policies.”

In response to receiving the endorsement, Governor Hutchinson issued the following statement:

“I am very pleased to have the endorsement of one of the largest Pro-Life organizations in the country. Over the past three and a half years we have demonstrated our commitment to the value of life and become recognized as the second most pro-life state in the nation. I am grateful for the leadership of the National Right to Life and I look forward to governing as a pro-life Governor for another four years.” Continue Reading →

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Miller County Republican Women to Hold Meeting

Miller County, AR:  The Miller County Republican Women will hold their monthly meeting on September 25 at 6:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at Big Jakes at 1521 Arkansas Blvd in Texarkana. The meeting is open to all interested women.  This month’s meeting will feature guest speaker Representative Carol Dalby.   Dalby represents Arkansas District One in the House of Representatives in Little Rock.  District One covers the Texarkana area and can be seen online at this site: Arkansas District One.  Dalby’s profile may be viewed on the Members Profile Page. Additional information may be obtained by contacting Kristi Bennett at 870-774-0099 or by email at kbennett745@yahoo.com.  You may also visit the Miller County Republican site and the Republican Women’s page here:  Texarkana-MillerCountyGOP.com 

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National Rifle Association Endorses Governor  Asa Hutchinson in Re-election Bid

Little Rock, AR- Governor Asa Hutchinson has received the NRA’s endorsement in the 2018 race for Governor due to his strong record of support for the 2nd Amendment. Chris Cox, the NRA Institute for Legislative Action’s executive director, said in the endorsement:

“We appreciate your leadership in working to improve the security of our schools. This is a critically important issue and your dedication to addressing it deserves to be commended. In addition, you improved state law by signing legislation to expand the areas where concealed carry license holders may lawfully carry. Finally, you have consistently opposed efforts to ban commonly owned firearms and ammunition.”

Governor Hutchinson issued the following statement following the endorsement:

“It is great to once again have the support of the National Rifle Association. Continue Reading →

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Democratic Committee of Miller County to Host Fish Fry

Miller County, AR – The Democratic Committee of Miller County will host a fish fry fundraiser Saturday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.    The event will be held September 15, at the Cooper Tire Union Hall on 3500 Washington Street in Texarkana, Arkansas. Several candidates are expected to be present during the event and to speak with guest.  Hayden Shamel who is running for the Fourth District Congressional seat, Susan Inman who is running for Arkansas Secretary of State, Jared Henderson who is running for Arkansas Governor, Mike Lee who is running for Attorney General, and  Anthony Bland who is running for Lt. Governor are all expected to be in attendance for the fish fry. The campaign fundraiser is opened to the public for a donation of $10 and all proceeds will be distributed to party candidates.  Additional information may be obtained by calling (903) 691-8508 or going to the Facebook Page.   Continue Reading →

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Rep. Ratcliffe commends students on completion of congressional internship in Texarkana office

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) congratulated Harrison Benefield, William Humphrey, and Mayten Lumpkin today for their successful completion of a congressional internship in his Texarkana district office this summer. “I’d like to thank Harrison, William and Mayten for their hard work in my Texarkana district office this summer. Serving 700,000 people across 18 counties in Northeast Texas wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for the selfless contributions from young folks like them who have such an inspiring heart for civil service,” Ratcliffe said.  
Harrison Benefield

Benefield graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 2016. He is a senior at University of Arkansas, pursuing a degree in communication studies. Continue Reading →

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Reps. Ratcliffe and Westerman advocate for Red River Army Depot

WASHINGTON – Reps. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) and Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) advocated this week for the Red River Army Depot’s (RRAD) ongoing importance in support of our nation’s warfighters. The lawmakers pushed General Gustave F. Perna, Army Materiel Command (AMC), to provide an update on whether RRAD will be chosen to service the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) as the Depot Source of Repair (DSOR). In a letter to General Perna, they said they supported RRAD’s selection for the DSOR because it offers the technical expertise, dedicated personnel, industry relationships, and facility readiness required to successfully service the AMPV. “For more than 75 years, the dedicated men and women at the Depot have remained committed to providing the very best military equipment to our nation’s warfighters. Continue Reading →

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Accepts Republican Nomination for Governor

Governor Asa Hutchinson Officially Becomes the Republican Nominee for Governor in 2018

Little Rock, AR-  At the Republican Party of Arkansas’s 2018 state convention last weekend, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson accepted the nomination for Governor on the Republican ticket. Governor Hutchinson issued the following statement:

“Today, I accepted the Republican nomination for Governor of Arkansas.  This is a high honor as I make my case to the voters to earn a second term. I am committed to the values of smaller and more efficient government, lower taxes, and greater opportunity for all Arkansans. The Republican Party understands that our record of over 150 million dollars in income tax cuts, over 70,000 jobs created, and leading the nation in computer science education all have put Arkansas on a dynamic trajectory. In a second term, I have already proposed further lowering the income tax rate, transforming state government and raising starting teacher pay to one of the highest in the region. Continue Reading →

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