One person has been hospitalized after a vehicle ran into a Dollar General store in Centerton this afternoon.
According to the Centerton Fire Chief, Matt Thompson, the car ran into the storefront and knocked over cabinets and cash register.
This happened around 2:30 Sunday (Feb. 28) afternoon at 111 Commercial Street. Three people were checked for injuries and the person who was transported to the hospital suffered minor injuries.
The fire chief believes this was an accident and not related to a drunk driving incident.
Centerton Mayor, Bill Edwards, posted a notice on Facebook informing the public that the store would be closed until further notice.
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Discussion over a new fire station has had Oak Grove Heights citizens and council members disagreeing the last few months.
In December 2020, council member Mike Robinson made a motion to move 13% of the city’s sales and use funds from the sewer revenue account to the fire department, to pay for a new fire station project.
The 13% originally funded the city’s police department before it was dissolved and the money was moved to the sewer account to help with costs of operation and maintenance.
The motion passed 5-1.
In January, two new council members took office.
When the ordinance was voted on in January, it was defeated by a 3-3 tie with Mayor Rudy Garner abstaining from the vote. Fire Chief Justin Moore said the department has been working on getting a new station for a few years.
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A vehicle has crashed into Siloam Springs Intermediate School Sunday evening (Feb. 28) sending three people to the hospital.
Siloam Springs Police say the car crashed into the side of the gym. The district says this is about 40 feet from a previous accident that took place in January.
“Twice in five weeks is pretty crazy. This building has been here for over 20 years and this is the only two times it’s ever happened, so it’s really unusual,” Shane Patrick said. Assistant superintendent, Shane Patrick says they plan to meet with the city engineer to see if adding bollards or concrete would help make it safer.
“We don’t want our school district to look like it’s in a construction zone all the time, we want it to look nice and so we are going to come up with some different ideas on what we can do to maybe keep this from happening again but it does all come down to people need to drive safe,” he said.
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