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August 23, 2017

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Hardy Receives Grant From Entergy

The City of Hardy has grown quite a bit this year, from new businesses opening up to the completion of several city projects and now, a large grant has been awarded and will help the city to continue to grow.

David Burnette and Jon Brown with Entergy traveled to Hardy July 1 to present a check for $10,000 to Mayor Jason Jackson.

According to a release from Entergy, the company is “helping amplify the opportunities for Northeast Arkansas community to entice visitors and serve the community by funding a $10,000 grant for a pocket park.”

Hardy City Council Accepts Resignation From RT

Hardy City Council is on the search for a new recorder treasurer following current RT Myranda Hobbs’ resignation, which she delivered at the Aug. 1 meeting.

Hobbs cited moving out of Hardy as the reason for her resignation and thanked the council for the opportunity. “Thank you so much for the opportunity to work in this position for the past year. I’ve greatly enjoyed and appreciated the opportunities I’ve had to work on the government financials, and all of which I will take with me throughout my career,” Hobbs said.

Hardy A&P Updates Official Tourist Website

The Hardy A&P Commission has committed to a new design update and maintenance agreement with Mashuga Marketing to manage the A&P online website for the official VISIT HARDY ARKANSAS tourist site. The site has been under transition for awhile and thus not had the ability to be easily managed or updated.

The new site will provide a user friendly dashboard to allow an authorized A&P approved individual to easily add content and events as well as manage business listings in the Hardy community. This will allow information to quickly be made available to our community and site visitors.

Hardy To Launch Farmer’s Market

The City of Hardy will launch a farmer’s market beginning in July. The market will take place the first and third Friday from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m., in the grassy area located between the former Downhome Country Kitchen and the old Motorcar Museum.

According to city council member, Advertising and Promotions [A&P] Commissioner and event coordinator Laura Smith, the farmers market will be a city sanctioned event.

New Boat Dock In Loberg Park

We are impressed with the speed of the construction of the new boat dock pier being built in Loberg Park in Hardy, AR. This new addition to this great park will allow easy access to the Spring River from the park.

It is wonderful seeing how great things can happen when we work together.  We wish to thank Billy Gilbreath, Director Of Public Works and all those involved. The idea had been tried nearly five times over the past many years with no success. When you have a Mayor and City officials that can actually work as a team good things happen.

City Approves New Official City Website

City Of Hardy Arkansas Official Site CLICK IMAGE TO GO TO SITE

The City of Hardy at it’s regular council meeting tonight launched the new “Official” city website. The new website address is www.cityofhardy.org which will be used to provide easy information to our citizens.  The website was designed by our very own marketing business and this websites founders through  Mashuga Marketing.

Hardy City Council Shows Optimism For The Future

The City of Hardy had a rough start to the new year, but the small town is getting back on track and is optimistic for the upcoming year. Dealing with accusations from local media outlets and clean up from back to back storms, city officials are still finding the time to make sure the budget stays on track and even look for other ways to save money.

One of those ways is by hiring a new city attorney. Alex Bigger, an attorney from Pocahontas, Ark., offered to bring his experience to the table at a significantly lower price than local attorney, Hollie Greenway, who has served the city for several years. The council has appreciated Greenway’s advice over the years, but are concentrating on areas where money can be saved.

City Of Hardy Appoints New City Attorney

Tonight at the Mar. 7th 2017 meeting, the Mayor and City Council welcomed Attorney Alexander S Bigger as the new  City Attorney. He will replace City Attorney Hollie Greenway. In addition to his appointment it was noted that it will also save the city $400 per month.

Alex is licensed to practice law in Arkansas and is a member of the Arkansas Bar Association. He currently serves as the elected City Attorney for Pocahontas, Arkansas, as the appointed City Attorney for Corning, Arkansas, and as General Counsel for the Clay County Electric Cooperative Corporation.

Hardy Appoints Interim Chief Tamara Taylor to DPS Director

After serving the City of Hardy as Interim Chief of Police, twice…Mayor Jason Jackson swore in Tamara Taylor as the official Director of Department of Public Safety at the council meeting held Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Not one to stand in the stoplight, Taylor is excited about the role of leadership, but said that is because she has a great team of fellow officers. She didn’t go into law enforcement with the hopes of being head of a department someday, or to ever hold a rank. “I never imagined it would be, I never really wanted a rank and I was fine in patrol. I did it for the people,” Taylor said.

Fired Hardy Police Chief Scott Rose Under State Police Investigation

HARDY, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State Police are investigating fired Hardy Police Chief Scott Rose for alleged theft and fraud.
State Police Trooper Liz Chapman says the investigation is at the request of prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce. Boyce said he was asked by Hardy Mayor Jason Jackson to investigate allegations of felony theft and fraud by Rose.
Jackson declined comment on details of the investigation.

Rose told The Jonesboro Sun that he encouraged the investigation to prove the allegations against him are not true.

Rose was fired in January for what Jackson said was insubordination, fraudulent behavior and abuse of his position of authority.

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