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Application Deadline for Coronavirus Relief Funds Looms for Local Texas Governments

Carrington Coleman: Funds will help offset COVID-19 payroll pressure

The deadline to request Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) allocations is Oct. 16, a deadline of critical importance to Texas counties and municipalities seeking assistance in offsetting COVID-19-related payroll costs. “It is important for counties and municipalities to meet this deadline as the state has made it clear there will be no extensions,” said Dallas attorney Bruce Hendrick, who leads the team at Carrington Coleman Sloman & Blumenthal assisting governments with the preparation of their applications requesting their initial 20 percent funding allotment. “If there is any question about the need for the funds, we recommend going forward with the request,” Mr. Hendrick said. “If a decision is subsequently made not to use the funds, they simply must be returned to the state by December 15. Continue Reading →

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Miller County Arkansas Early Vote Starts October 19

Miller County will start the early vote process for the general election on October 19 with several early vote locations open during that time. Miller County, AR:  Thirteen days prior to November 3, 2020, General Election, Miller County Arkansas will open early vote at several locations.  There will be no early voting at the courthouse this year.  The Miller County Election’s Commission in coordination with the Miller County Judge determined that social distancing and safety for voters could not be adequately met on a large scale in the courthouse.  The Cabe Fellowship Center located at First Methodist Church, 400 East 6th Street will serve as a replacement location for the courthouse.  According to Miller County Election’s Commissioner Linda Crawford, the Cabe Fellowship location offers a larger space for social distancing and the opportunity to put out additional voting equipment. 

Cabe Fellowship Center located at First Methodist Church 400 East 6th, Texarkana, Arkansas will be open throughout the early vote period with the following hours:  

Monday, October 19 – Friday, October 23, 8:00am to 6:00pmSaturday, October 24 – 10:00am to 4:00 pmMonday, October 26 – Friday, October 30, 8:00am to 6:00pmSaturday, October 31,  10:00am to 4:00 pmMonday, November 2, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Four other early vote locations will be open on Thursday & Friday, October 29 & 30, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Monday, November 2, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

Central Baptist Church, 2117 East 35th, Texarkana, AR

Stanley Davis Community Center, 203 East Redcut Road, Fouke, AR

Sugar Hill United Methodist Church, 1621 Sugar Hill Road, Texarkana, AR

Jamison Centers of Kindness, 1101 Couch Street, Texarkana, AR

Early voting and Election Day polls are all vote centers.  All Miller County registered voters may vote at any of the early vote or at the thirteen election day poll locations. Continue Reading →

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Republican Women to Meet at Headquarters

The Miller County Republican Women will hold their monthly meeting August 25 at the Miller County Republican Headquarters

Miller County, AR: The Miller County Republican Women (MCRW) organization will hold their monthly meeting next week on August 25 at the county committee headquarters. The county headquarters is located at 1022 Arkansas Blvd in Texarkana, Arkansas, and will be in service through November of this year. The Miller County Republican Women and the Miller County Republican Committee have a headquarters serving the area for the 2020 elections. The Headquarters is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Signs, shirts, hats, and other campaign materials can be obtained during operating hours. The meeting on August 25 will start after the headquarters closes at 6 p.m. The meeting is open to all interested parties and women may join the organization by attending the meeting and speaking with the Secretary or Chair of the organization. Continue Reading →

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Texas City of Mount Pleasant and Titus County Expands Restrictions

Titus County, TX- This afternoon at approximately 5:30 p.m. an emergency notification went out for Mt. Pleasant and Titus County in Texas. The notification explained to citizens that expanded restrictions to the 4-1-2020, Local Disaster Declaration, originally published on 3-20-202, had been added. In addition, a new informational chart was added today. Updates for the area are being published on the city Website at http://mpcity.net. Continue Reading →

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Bowie County First COVID-19 Case Identified

Bowie County Texas

TEXARKANA, TX- The first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Bowie County, TX has been identified. We are awaiting confirmation from the Texas Department of State Health Services. More details will be released as they become available. The Bowie County/City of Texarkana, TX Emergency Operations Center has been opened and will operate Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The public telephone number is (903) 255-5560. Continue Reading →

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Miller County COVID-19 Update

Arkansas-Miller County wishes to notify the public on what we, as a community are doing to address the current COVID-19 situation. This event has been designated as a pandemic by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson declared a Statewide Emergency as President Trump declared a National Emergency which will open access to State and Federal assistance if needed. Currently, in Arkansas, there are 20 presumed positive cases with 327 being monitored as an identified risk. 103 people have negative test results. Continue Reading →

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New 911 Equipment in Miller County

 Miller County, under the supervision of The
Office of Emergency Management is proud to announce the recent replacement of
the outdated 911 Emergency Communications equipment at the Miller County
Sheriff’s Dept. “Communications between the public and emergency services like
the Miller County 911 dispatchers to sheriff deputies, emergency medical
responders and firefighters must involve the latest, updated equipment to
successfully process an emergency call for service to the 1st
Responders” said Joe Bennett, Coordinator of Emergency Management who oversees
the County’s 911 Emergency Communications. When Bennett
entered the office in January 2019, the system at that time had been installed
around 2007 with few updates and a mapping extension that didn’t work. The new Next
Generation system is more reliable, uses less specialized equipment, is much
more efficient and will provide the residents and visitors of Miller County
access to all emerging features for many years to come.  The funding was made possible by the Quorum
Court with added financial assistance and support from the Miller County
Sheriff’s Department. Continue Reading →

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Arkansas Assessments Online for Miller County

Once again the new year is in full swing and with it comes the annual assessment of property in Arkansas. Assessments of vehicles can be completed in person at 400 Laurel Street, Room 100, Texarkana, Arkansas, by phone at 870-774-1502, or online at ScoutAssess. This year if you want to avoid the rush and the busy signals on the phone, you can complete the assessment online at the Scout Assess site. There are several screens to be completed with the first one being a choice between vehicles and business property. Most people will be doing vehicles. Continue Reading →

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Weekly Roadwork Report – TxDOT Atlanta District For Sept. 15-21, 2019

Road Construction Ahead

Bowie County

SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges. Camp County

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Cass County

FM 3129 – From US 59 to SH 77, resurfacing highway. SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges. Harrison County

SH 43 – at I-20 overpass, conducting preventative maintenance work on overpass. Loop 281 – at I-20 overpass, conducting preventative maintenance work on overpass. Continue Reading →

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Miller County Tax Assessor Offers Online Assessments

Nancy Herron, Miller County Tax Assessor

If you have ever needed to look a property record up for
Miller County, Arkansas, then you may have used the online service known at “ActDataScout”.  The service offers access to several counties
and the opportunity to search property records, and see mapping for properties.  What you may not know is that the service has
expanded to cover assessments. Nancy Herron took over as the new Tax Assessor for Miller
County in January.  Nancy and her team
wasted no time rolling out the online assessment coverage for Miller
County.  Now if you have an existing
assessment with the county, you can go online and easily add new vehicles.  Not only can you access the site from your
computer at ActDataScout.com, but you can also find an app for those wishing to
use their cell phones or tablets. 

Assessments are required for new vehicles, boats, motorcycles, RVs, etc.  You have to have completed an assessment with the county assessor before you can register for tags.  In the past this has meant a trip to the Assessor’s office or a call to talk with someone about your assessment needs.  Now with the online service, you can complete your assessments without going to the courthouse. 

Nancy is encouraging everyone to spread the news and use the
app or the online service as needed. 
However, if you are still more comfortable talking with someone on the
phone or coming by the office, then please do so.  Nancy and her crew will be glad to help you
complete your assessment needs. 

ActDataScout.com is operated by DataScout, LLC. 
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