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Cathy Hardin-Harrison Announces Bid for Miller County Judge

Miller County, AR-Cathy Hardin-Harrison would like to announce her candidacy for Miller County Judge.  Cathy will run for Miller County Judge in the 2018 election primary as a Republican.  She has served Miller County as the Miller County Tax Collector for two terms.

Hardin-Harrison has overseen improvements in the Tax Collector’s office including an increase in collected taxes, and corrected tax issues.  She has overseen some of the largest returns in revenue in the county’s history and improved the accuracy and accessibility of the Tax office through an online site with options to pay taxes online in addition to traditional mail and paying in person. On August 30, Cathy made the formal announcement on her Facebook site (https://www.facebook.com/Cathy-Hardin-Harrison-for-Miller-County-Judge-1721149251521021/ )  She stated that a lot of consideration and prayer went into the decision and it was not a decision she took lightly.  Hardin-Harrison listened to voters, friends, family and discussed the office with her husband.  Cathy said, “This is the first four-year term for a county judge in the state’s history.”  She feels strongly that this person has to be a strong, open-minded, and forward-thinking leader.  Hardin-Harrison noted that when she came into the Tax Collector’s office there was not a positive atmosphere.  The office had just come through questionable legal issues and people were simply unsure what the future would hold for the Tax Collector’s office.  When she decided to run for that office, she wanted to make a difference, clean up the office and get it back on track for Miller County.  Hardin-Harrison says the office is now on track and moving in the right direction.  She feels it’s time to move that positive momentum over to the office of County Judge. Cathy Hardin-Harrison has lived in Fouke and Texarkana.  She is the wife of Texarkana Police Chief Robert “Bob” Harrison.  She notes that “Bob,” her family, and friends have been supportive of the decision, but that she has been really surprised by the overwhelming support and positive comments she has heard from the public.   “People come up to me and say such kind and wonderful things about my decision.  It’s humbling to know the people of Miller County have such a positive outlook on this campaign and I’m excited to move in this direction,” said Cathy Hardin-Harrison. Continue Reading →

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Reflection Ceremony for Detention Deputy Lisa Mauldin

Miller County, AR- On Monday, December 18, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. there will be a Reflection Ceremony around the flagpole at Miller County Sheriff’s Office’s front entrance, 2300 East Street, Texarkana, Arkansas. The ceremony will mark the one year anniversary of Detention Deputy Lisa Mauldin’s death in the detention center. Lisa passed away from injuries received while acting in the line of duty.  Another co-worker was injured and recovered.  Co-workers in the county dealt with the grief and loss of Lisa through dedication ceremonies, and times like this gathering to remember.  Lisa’s funeral was attended by several people and law enforcement officers from the area and surrounding areas.  An honor guard from Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center in North Carolina attended Lisa’s funeral in honor of the end of her watch.  In June Miller County Correctional Facility and members of Pink Behind the Thin Blue Line held a ceremony and placed a plaque in Lisa’s honor and memory at the Miller County Correction Facility.  

The Reflection Ceremony will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. Monday.  The community is invited to participate in the ceremony. Continue Reading →

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Miller County Burn Ban Goes Into Effect

Miller County, AR- Late this afternoon Miller County Judge Roy John McNatt issued a burn ban for the county.  Postings and notifications were presented online through various formats such as Facebook, some officials in the county, and through other social media outlets.  It is assumed that the ban will be presented in the paper in the morning. Some citizens immediately noted on social media that it was “about time.”  Others immediately began to share the news with neighbors and friends.    Several counties in Arkansas have already had burn bans in places for weeks.  The county judge reserves the right to issue or withdraw any burn bans for the county.  Bans are usually issued based on input from forestry officials, state officials, and fire departments.  Citizens should be advised that burning during a ban is considered illegal and could result in a potential fine. Any questions or concerns about the ban should be directed to the Miller County Courthouse and Judge Roy John McNatt’s office.   Continue Reading →

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County Government Slows to Honor Veterans

Miller County, AR- Many people let Veteran’s Day slide past last weekend without much notice, but the elected officials and staff at the Miller County Courthouse did not as they rose above their office duties to do more.  In the middle of fall decorations, pumpkin contest, preparations for the Christmas season, and the recent influx of taxpayers taking care of taxes, officials and staff paused last Friday to honor veterans. Each office decorated, put up signs, prepared food and snacks, and opened their doors wide to those who have stepped up to answer the call to defend our freedoms.  Everyone from the county judge down to the maintenance staff in the building knows that without veterans, there simply would be no national, state, city, or county government to run. Stephanie Harvin, Miller County Clerk, posted several pictures on the office Facebook account.  You can see staff decked out in red, white and blue, and flags, banners, and food all around.  The event was not to be dismissed as little.  Miller County Judge Roy John McNatt stated that it was a great event and that he was able to visit each office in the courthouse and see the decorations.   Veterans from across the area dropped in, had a snack and visited with local officials and staff. Continue Reading →

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Shooting Miller County 290 in Genoa Area

Miller County, AR- Thursday November 2, 2017 the Miller County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a residence at State Highway 196 and Miller County 290 at approximately 1:30 p.m.

A shooting had reportedly occurred in the residence. The homeowner in Genoa, Arkansas shot a person in his home. Multiple shots were fired. One person was transported to a local hospital and is receiving treatment. The homeowner has been interviewed by the Miller County Sheriff’s Office. Continue Reading →

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Miller County Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrest After Traffic Stop

Miller County, AR-The Miller County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 34-year-old Dennis Clark on drug and weapon charges after a routine traffic stop.   Deputy John Beasley initiated a traffic stop on Dennis Clark for violations of Arkansas State traffic law.  It was during the traffic stop that Deputy Beasley established probable cause to search the vehicle. The search of the vehicle yielded over 5 ounces of methamphetamine, over 4 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a firearm, and over $13,000 in cash. Clark was arrested on the following charges:
Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearm
Possession of a Firearm by Certain Persons

Clark is currently being held in the Miller County Detention Center. Continue Reading →

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Miller County Republican Committee September Meeting

Miller County, AR – The Miller County Republican Committee will hold a monthly meeting Tuesday September 12 at 6:30 p.m.   The meeting will be held at the New Haven Golf Club on 2321 Line Ferry Road, Texarkana. An executive session will be held for officers from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with the general meeting following after. The Miller County Republican Committee maintains a Facebook page and during elections seasons rents a headquarters in the Texarkana area.  The committee has a goal of assisting Republican candidates to obtain office.  All current Republican officer holders are encouraged to attend meetings, and provide updates regarding their offices. Continue Reading →

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Miller County Republican Committee Sets August 2017 Meeting

Miller County, AR – The Miller County Republican Committee will hold a monthly meeting Tuesday August 8 at 6:30 p.m.   The meeting will be held at the New Haven Golf Club on 2321 Line Ferry Road, Texarkana. An executive session will be held for officers from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with the general meeting following after. The Miller County Republican Committee maintains a Facebook page and during elections seasons rents a headquarters in the Texarkana area.  The committee has a goal of assisting Republican candidates to obtain office.  All current Republican officer holders are encouraged to attend meetings, and provide updates regarding their offices. Continue Reading →

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Miller County Delinquent Business Tax List Hits Social Media

Miller County, AR – Some are calling it “Public Shaming,” but for the Miller County Tax Collector, she is calling it “Public Accountability.”  What is that “Public Accountability”?  It’s a list of  over $200,000 of taxes owed to the county that is hitting social media today.  Several media outlets have already published the list.  Most of the responses from the public have been supportive so far; however, there have been a few that prefer to call it all “Public Shaming” and feel that it should not have been done. Continue Reading →

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Senator Jimmy Hickey, Getting The Job Done

Laws and requirements are always changing no matter what state you live in, but when a law changes, you expect a certain level of cooperation from the government that changed the law.  Unfortunately, that cooperation does not always come as easily as you might think and sometimes you just have to have an act of Congress to get anything done….or in my case an act of a State Senator. When I went to get my updated driver’s license, I had been warned in advance that a new law required me to have my birth certificate with me for my CDL renewal.  Like a good driver, I carried my old CDL, my birth certificate, and my checkbook down to the revenue office.  After taking a number and waiting my turn, I finally got to the counter and to a new surprise.  I told the lady that I had a CDL and that I understood I had to have my birth certificate to get it renewed.  She agreed, looked at my birth certificate and then told me that it would not work. The problem was I did not have a certified birth certificate.  I had the only copy I have ever had in my life.  I had used it for school, college, proof for my first driver’s license and everything which has ever required a birth certificate.  Nonetheless it wasn’t good enough now.  It had to be a certified copy from the state. Continue Reading →

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