Community meeting set for Tuesday There will be a Waldron - Scott Scott County community informational meeting at at Waldron High School Commons area, located at 1560 Highway 80 West starting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26.
The meeting has been organized by local partners to provide updates on actions underway after the July closing of Walmart in Waldron.
Richmond receives 2017 Business Matters Leadership Award State Rep. Marcus Richmond (R-Dist. 21 – Harvey) received an Arkansas State Chamber/Associated Industries of Arkansas 2017 Business Matters Leadership Award during the State Chamber/AIA Door-To-Door Meeting in Fort Smith on Thursday, September 14. Richmond was recognized with the award for supporting positive business initiatives during the 91st General Assembly.
Newman recognized by Boozman for service U.S. Senator John Boozman recognized the service and sacrifice of veteran Willie Newman in ‘Salute to Veterans,’ a series recognizing the military service of Arkansans.
Newman, the second youngest of 12 children, was born in Hon, Arkansas in Scott County and was raised on the family farm.
Newman was drafted in 1942 and was inducted into the Army in Little Rock on December 9 of that year. He completed basic training at Camp Howze, Texas and was encouraged by a friend to volunteer to become a paratrooper.
“My buddy said let’s go Newman, so we lined up and went. They turned him down, but I had to go,” Newman laughed.
State Treasurer to speak at Chamber meeting Arkansas State Treasurer, Dennis Milligan, will be the guest speaker for the Waldron Area Chamber of Commerce membership meeting this Thursday, September 21 at JR’s Charbroiler Restaurant.
Milligan was elected to the Office of Treasurer of State in 2014, securing 56% of the vote. As Treasurer, he serves as the State’s banker and is responsible for an investment portfolio of approximately $3.8 billion.
Milligan previously served as Saline County Circuit Clerk from 2011-2015. He is a successful small business owner who started his company, Water Treatment Services (WTS), from scratch in 1985. WTS has expanded from central Arkansas to serving customers in 17 states. Milligan is also a real estate developer and home builder.
Scott County land auction nets close to $13K The recent auction of tax-delinquent properties in Scott County collected almost $13,000, the Commissioner of State Lands announced.
The Land Commissioner’s office recently conducted the auction of delinquent properties, which drew 11 bidders and sold eight of the 11 available parcels, for a total of $12,934.92 for Scott and state government.
The Land Commissioner’s office conducts one tax-delinquent sale per county each year to dispose of land which has been certified with taxes past-due.
“We auction only a small percentage of parcels that are certified to the office,” Commissioner John Thurston said. “In most cases, the original owner redeems the delinquent property by paying the back taxes.”