The Calhoun County Quorum Court made a resolution giving their support of Issue 1 on the Arkansas Constitution. The tax is set to expire in 2023, but voting “yes” on Issue 1 would make the tax permanent in the state. The revenue from the tax goes to highways, roads, and bridges in Arkansas.
On September 21, 2020 at approximately 7:15 pm, Deputy Daniel Foster and Sheriff Vernon Morris were dispatched to a residence on Calhoun 83 in reference to a suspected shooting. While in route dispatch advised that the victim was driving to the hospital for a head injury. When Deputy Foster arrived, Thornton Marshal Tommy Stringfellow was already on scene. Foster made contact with the reporting party, and received a statement. A short time later, Chief Deputy Andy Carter arrived at the Dallas County Medical Center to interview the victim on the incident. It was determined that an altercation had taken place at the residence. It was further discovered that after the altercation was over, a firearm was pulled on the victim, and one round was fired at the victim which missed. The suspect then left the residence on foot. The victim was able to drive to the hospital, where treatment was given for injuries sustained during the altercation. There is no further information that can be disclosed at this time due to this being an ongoing investigation. More information will be issued once the investigation is over and the case is closed.
(Little Rock, Ark.) – On Friday, September 25, 2020, the Calhoun County Health Unit County Health Unit of the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will offer flu vaccinations at Calhoun County Health Unit, 1119 Prestress Drive, Hampton, AR from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. People should bring their insurance cards with them to the flu vaccine clinic. If they do not have insurance, or the insurance does not cover flu shots, the vaccine will be available at no charge.
Hampton traveled to Cherry Valley last Saturday afternoon to take on the Cross County Thunderbirds. The game was quickly scheduled after Smackover was unable to play. The 1st half was all Thunderbirds as they took advantage of a lethargic group of Dogs to lead 21-0 at halftime.
The Hampton School District appointed Jana Young as the district’s point of contact for COVID related cases or probable close contact. Her role will be to identify possible COVID cases or possible cases of probable close contact. Young will immediately contact the Arkansas Department of Health for guidance as well as the parents of those students who are affected. The Hampton School Board approved a $2,500 stipend for Young for her role as the point of contact.