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  1. Sixty years ago, Elvis began 2-year stint in U.S. Army. He was never the same.Read the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Santa Fe New Mexican

    Singer Elvis Presley gets his hair cut before entering the Army at Fort Chaffee in Barling, Ark. Associated Press file photo Singer Elvis Presley gets his hair cut before entering the Army at Fort Chaffee in Barling, Ark.


  2. Fort Smith fire hydrant testing starts todayRead the original story

    Monday Mar 5 |

    ... will be continuing to the North Side of town. 3rd rotation will be the East Side of town from Albert Pike to Barling. 4th rotation will be Chaffee Area and Riley Farms. 5th rotation will be south of Zero Street, between Hwy. 45 and Hwy. 271. 6th the ...


  3. Motorcycle Engines Revved For The 2018 Frozen Knuckles RunRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 25 |

    Bikers by the dozens showed up Sunday at the Barling City Park to benefit this year's Steel Horse Rally. The 4th Annual Frozen Knuckles Motorcycle Run Led bikers on a ride from Barling all the way to Ozarks and back.


  4. $120 Million In Improvements Proposed For Fort Smith SchoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2018 |

    The proposal includes spending $43.8 million in renovations and expansion to Southside High School, $37.4 million in renovations to Northside High School, $13.7 million into a Career and Technology Center that would be completed by renovating an existing building, $10.4 million in safety-related renovations at Barling, Cook, Woods and Morrison Elementary Schools, $9.6 million in renovations to Darby Junior High School, $5.5 million in safety and security, and $1.6 million for technology, a news release states. Additionally, $863,575 in proposed for staffing including hiring seven nurses, three school resource officers, a grant writer and giving nearly a two percent raise to staff, the release also states.


  5. Sebastian County Chief Deputy To Run For SheriffRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2018 |

    ... and Afghanistan, and has completed more than 200 missions. Runion began his career in 1990 as a reserve patrolman in Barling. After, he worked for the Lavaca Police Department, where he also served as a constable. He also spent 17 years volunteering ...


  6. Two River Valley Men Accused Of Sex Trafficking In LouisianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2017 |

    Two people, one a 16-year-old girl, have been rescued from a sex trafficking operation, according to court documents. Aaron Hayes of Barling is facing felony trafficking juveniles for sex purposes, a drug charge and possession of a firearm, which was reportedly stolen.


  7. Arkansas man arrested for allegedly sex trafficking 16-year-old in Baton RougeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2017 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    An Arkansas man is now in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for allegedly sex trafficking a 16-year-old girl using the website, Backpage, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by WAFB. Aaron Roshawn Hayes, 23, of Barling, Arkansas, was arrested on December 21 after a detective from Fayetteville Police Department advised Baton Rouge Police Department that a 16-year-old girl may be involved in prostitution in the area.


  8. City Council kills liquor requestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2017 | NWAonline

    ... alcohol sales in south Sebastian County. Sebastian County outside of Fort Smith has been dry since the 1940s. Barling residents voted to turn their city wet in 2012. But the election was nullified by Sebastian County Circuit Judge Stephen Tabor, who ...


  9. Chaffee CrossingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2017 | Arkansas Online

    It was an important day in the history of western Arkansas. On Sept. 30, 1941, ground was broken between Fort Smith and Barling for what would become Fort Chaffee.


  10. Wet law push on again in BarlingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2017 | Arkansas Online

    FORT SMITH -- Barling officials are reviving efforts to legalize alcohol sales in their town by trying to turn the southern district of Sebastian County from dry to wet.


  11. Barling City Administrator Wants Alcohol Sales On A BallotRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2017 |

    The city administrator of Barling is working to bring alcohol sales to the area. Residents are in favor of both sides of the wet/dry issue.


  12. New Barling Chief Of Police AnnouncedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2017 |

    Lt. Roger Hayden has been named Barling's new chief of police, according to Sgt. Jerry Foley with Barling PD.


  13. No Bond For Sex Offender In Sebastian CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2017 |

    Russell Earl Bolin, 43, of Keota, Okla., was arrested Monday in Barling, booked into the Sebastian County Detention Center and remained there two days after without bond.


  14. Officers Searching For Suspect Who Stole Medical Van, Led Barling Police On ChaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2017 |

    Multiple law enforcement agencies are searching for a suspect who led officers on a chase in a stolen vehicle on Tuesday . The chase started in Barling around 9: 45 a.m., said James Damonte, chief deputy of Barling Police.


  15. Other daysRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2017 | NWAonline

    ... the decision and ordered a new trial. VAN BUREN -- A man and woman charged with manslaughter in the death of a Barling police officer will be arraigned Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court. Jerry Stallings, 42, was struck by a pickup truck and ...


  16. Harold Dean ShackelfordRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2017 | Sequoyah County Times

    Harold Dean Shackelford, 89, of Muldrow, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Barling, Ark. He was born on Aug. 30, 1927, in Paw Paw, the son of Thomas Bert and Lois Shackelford.


  17. Editorial Roundup: Recent editorials in Arkansas newspapersRead the original story

    Aug 22, 2017 | Washington Times

    ... being recognized as more of a priority. Costs for the project will be shared among the city of Fort Smith, city of Barling, FCRA and Arkansas Department of Transportation. The widening of Zero Street will create a five-lane roadway extending from ...


  18. NW city will build new site for EMSRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2017 | NWAonline

    ... in July and opened next August. Providing a new station to serve all of Sebastian County outside Fort Smith and Barling, which has its own ambulance service, has been in the planning stage for several years. But it wasn't until last year, when ...


  19. Doris Jo MeltonRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2017 | Sequoyah County Times

    ... was born on Aug. 30, 1932, in Sallisaw to Ridge Benge and Ada (Milton) Benge. She died on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, in Barling, Ark. She married Lloyd Leon Melton on May 12, 1969, in Tahlequah. He preceded her in death on May 19, 2001. She was also ...


  20. Tulsa Man Facing Charges For Allegedly Trafficking 2 Pounds Of Meth Into Sebastian CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2017 |

    Angelo Harrington, 34, of Tulsa, is facing charges of trafficking a controlled substance, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, conspiracy to deliver meth, possession of controlled substances, and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a press release. Harrington was taken into custody after arriving at a Barling residence, the release states.


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