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Jason Cord Willhite

February 6, 2012

Jason Willhite, 39, of Barling, Ark, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery, Cameron. Services are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Spiro.

LeFlore County Courthouse increases security measures

February 6, 2012

A safety meeting held
Wednesday afternoon
involving county elected
officials, law enforcement
and safety personnel concluded
with a unanimous
decision to increase security
inside the LeFlore County
Courthouse.
In the past, the courthouse
employed a full time
deputy for security through
special funds incurred
through the collection of
fines and costs. Due to a
decrease in collection of
fines the position was
restructured to guarantee
security present during protective
order court dockets
and high risk court proceedings

Business owners concerned over proposed tax

February 6, 2012

A group of business owners in attendance
at the special meeting of the Poteau
City Council Wednesday night expressed
their concerns regarding the proposed hotel
tax that will be voted on later this year.
The group made up of hotel and motel
owners in Poteau addressed Poteau Mayor
Jeff Shockley and the members of the city
council before the council voted to pass a
resolution that will begin the process for a
special election in April.
The proposed tax would be a five percent
tax collected locally by the city on
money paid by people staying in motels,

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