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Miller County Launches ACT® Work Ready Community Initiative

Texarkana, Arkansas—Miller County announced today, they have engaged in the process to become a certified ACT® Work Ready Communities (ACT® WRC). This practice demonstrates their commitment to developing a strong workforce pipeline, desirable to employers, economic developers, and current and future citizens of the county. “Miller County is excited to partner with the Texarkana USA Regional Chamber of Commerce to launch ACT® Work Ready Communities initiatives that use the ACT® WorkKeys® NCRC® as the basis for industry-driven efforts that link education, workforce, and economic development,” said Judge Cathy Harrison, Miller County Judge. The ACT® Work Ready Communities (ACT® WRC) initiative empowers states, regions and counties with data, processes and tools that drive economic growth by identifying skills gaps and quantifying the skill level of their workforce. Participants leverage the ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate® (ACT® WorkKeys® NCRC®) to measure and close skills gaps and build common frameworks that link, align, and match their workforce development efforts. Continue Reading →

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Reporting Damage from Flooding in Bowie County

TEXARKANA, TX— Texarkana, Texas and Bowie County residents who have been affected by the recent flooding event need to report damages to the State of Texas Department of Emergency Management so that a total damage cost estimate can be calculated. If you experienced damage due to flooding after May 17, 2021 until the present, please visit https://damage.tdem.texas.gov/ and Click on “May 17-TBD, 2021 Severe Weather”. The objective of this survey is to identify damages across Texas, to help emergency management officials across the state gain an understanding of damages that have occurred during recent natural disaster activity. For more information about disaster relief, resources and recovery, follow @texarkanaoem on facebook. Continue Reading →

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Miller County COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Miller County, AR: The Miller County Office of Emergency Management has teamed up with College Hill Drug and Lansdell Family Clinic to provide a COVID-19 vaccination clinic Saturday, March 6th from 9am-5pm at the Arkansas High School Razorback Gym located at 1500 Jefferson in Texarkana, AR. Miller County recently began receiving larger shipments of the vaccine and the pharmacies need a larger venue for the rollout. Director Joe Bennett of Emergency Management said, “Coordination efforts between OEM, Texarkana Arkansas School District, Rotary Club of Texarkana, College Hill Drug, Health Mart and various medical facilities have resulted in providing this service to citizens aged 65 and over, staff and faculty at educational facilities, medical personnel and emergency responders, and newly approved to receive the vaccination; agricultural workers and poultry processing workers in the poultry industry, all of which are included in the Phase 1A-1B category.”

Currently, there are approximately 1400 people signed up on the College Hill Drug vaccination web site. OEM receives phone calls daily from citizens who say they have signed up but not have been called. Often, it is revealed that a call was made to the individual but not answered due to a non-recognized phone number. Continue Reading →

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Water Damage Forces Miller County Courthouse to Move

Moving help continues to be needed. Damage posted 2-19 on the Miller County Facebook Page

Miller County, AR: According to Miller County Judge Cathy Hardin-Harrison, the contents of the entire Miller County Courthouse must be moved quickly to allow for repairs. During the recent snow and ice storm, the courthouse was damaged when water pipes burst throughout the building during power outages. The damage was most significant in the basement, first and second floors. Several pictures online have showcased the extent of the damage and local news outlets have carried the story. Continue Reading →

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Miller County Encourages Fuel Conservation During Shortage

The fuel situation in our region is stressed, some convenience stores have sold out or closed due to a lack of fuel truck transportation. If possible, we need the conserve the fuel in our area for emergency response vehicles and utility company trucks and personnel. OEM has made arrangements for fuel trucks to deliver to specific gas stations and realizes this will be an inconvenience for the public for the next 48 hours. Hopefully, the roads will clear, and transportation of goods and services can resume within the next two days. Miller County OEM Director, Joe Bennett asks the citizens of our area to please be patient. Continue Reading →

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Miller County Courthouse Closed Until Monday

Cathy Hardin-Harrison

Miller County, AR: A report on social media from Miller County Judge Cathy Hardin-Harrison has indicated the Miller County Courthouse will remain closed until Monday February 22. The courthouse suffered a broken pipe due to freezing. The second and first floors along with the basement have been flooded. The elevator is currently offline due to flooding in the elevator shaft. According to the Judge, crews are currently cleaning and repairing. Continue Reading →

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Miller County Republican Committee to host Monthly Meeting

February 9 at 6:30 p.m. 2nd Floor of the Miller County Courthouse

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Miller County, AR- The Miller County Republican Committee will hold a monthly meeting at the Miller County Courthouse in Texarkana, Arkansas, on Tuesday. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. with guest speaker Leon Jones, Jr. Leon Jones has announced his candidacy for Arkansas Attorney General’s position. Jones announced his candidacy on January 28 on a weekly radio show. Jones will run in the primary as a Republican. After the guest speaker, there will be a brief intermission to allow members and visitors to speak with Mr. Jones. Continue Reading →

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Western Connection Needs Assessment Study Seeking Public Comments on Findings

This study assesses regional mobility needs and potential improvements for the Western Texarkana area. Texarkana — Bowie County, supported by the Texas Department of Transportation Atlanta District office, is seeking public comments on a recent study conducted to identify mobility needs in the Western Texarkana area. The study area is defined by I-30 on the north, I-369 on the east, US 59 on the south, and the Red River Army Depot / United States Army Corps of Engineers property to the west. Bowie County is conducting a virtual Opportunity to Comment for the Western Connection Needs Assessment and wants to inform the public of the study findings. Comments and questions can be submitted online or mailed with a printable comment form by February 26, 2021.  

The interactive survey will ask participants about their priorities for regional transportation and help identify areas of concern. Continue Reading →

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