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.
With COVID-19, schools around the state have to adjust to the new guidelines and procedures.
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.
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.
The Hampton Bulldogs held the annual “Dawg Days” to introduce the football players and cheerleaders of all grade levels for the upcoming season. Photos by Zach Killian