Tropical Storm Causes Damage in Calhoun County

A tree fell on a house on Maxine Street in Hampton.

Tropical Storm Causes Damage in Calhoun County

A house on Ricks Avenue sustained major damage during the storm. Photos submitted by Calhoun County Emergency Management

Tropical Storm Causes Damage in Calhoun County

Tropical Storm Laura made its way to Arkansas on Thursday causing some damage in Calhoun County. A couple houses were damaged and one utility sustained damage. According to the Arkansas Division of Emergency Management, at least one road was closed due to downed trees and power lines.

Quorum Court Approves New Equipment

Sheriff Vernon Morris with one of the new TASERs that was purchased. Photo by Larry Killian

Quorum Court Approves New Equipment

The Calhoun county Quorum Court approved purchase of seven new TASERs. The TASERs will cost around $3,000 each and will be paid for over the next four years. The TASER 7 model is capable of delivering multiple shots to separate suspects if needed. The TASER is a nonlethal method of dealing with a violent suspect. Also approved are new body cameras for the officers which offer better quality, dependability and storage of video.

CCSO Warns Residents of Identity Fraud

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office has been receiving multiple Identity Fraud reports over the past few weeks. Most of the reports are from unemployment fraud, however it has also been reported that there are also fraudulent applications for Small Business Loans. The following article was put out by the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office, and contains several tips on what to do if you believe you are a victim of identity theft.


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