Category Archives: Huttig

Huttig ethics violation wraps with probable cause but no sanction

A three-month Arkansas Ethics Commission investigation into possible violations of state law by Huttig Mayor Tony Cole reached a conclusion late last month with probable cause found to substantiate the allegations but no sanction imposed for good cause. According to … Continue reading

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Huttig alderman-elect hit with $2,000-plus civil suit

A Huttig alderman-elect was recently hit with a $2,000-plus lawsuit alleging he owes St. Vincent Health Systems for medical bills left unpaid over the last year. According to a complaint for collection of debt, John Osgood, who beat out Marcus … Continue reading

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Huttig candidate forum scheduled

In the midst of an Arkansas Ethics Commission investigation into Huttig Mayor Tony Cole, politics continue in the small town with a Concerned Citizens of Huttig candidate forum scheduled for Thursday night. A letter from the CCH inviting the public … Continue reading

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Arkansas Ethics Commission investigates Huttig mayor

An Arkansas Ethics Commission investigation has been opened against Huttig Mayor Tony Cole in connection with allegations that he directed a city employee to perform landscaping duties at his personal residence on the city dime. According to a letter addressed … Continue reading

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Deluge overcomes eastern Union County

Rainfall last night was short-lived but furious in the eastern half of Union County where nearly 700 Strong-Urbana residents were without power and one Huttig woman reported a gust of wind that pealed the roof off her mobile home. Overall, … Continue reading

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Local, federal investigators arrest 9 in sweep

Investigators with the Union County Sheriff’s Office, the El Dorado and Camden police departments and the FBI arrested nine out of 13 intended individuals in a countywide sweep on Wednesday, according to a UCSO release. Wrapped up cases included an … Continue reading

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Huttig fire investigation turned over to state police

The Arkansas State Police have taken over the investigation into the house fire at Huttig Mayor Tony Cole’s residence, according to Union County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Bill Hickman. Investigators with the UCSO began the investigation shortly after the Huttig … Continue reading

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Cole-Sartor lawsuit continues to move

Both sides continue to file motions in the Byron Sartor-Tony Cole employment lawsuit which was removed to federal court in February, according to documents filed in Union County Circuit Court. Mark Hayes, of the Arkansas Municipal League, which is representing … Continue reading

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Remembering the school amid the ruin

In 2008 when Huttig’s elementary school students were forced to join their counterparts in Strong, the door firmly slammed on what was formerly the Huttig School District. Consolidated into the Strong-Huttig School District in 2004-2005 after enrollment fell below the … Continue reading

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Huttig mayor elaborates on frustration with News-Times

After a week of non-response, Huttig Mayor Tony Cole addressed a Freedom of Information request this morning, touching on his office’s stark lack of documentation, dirt work performed by a city employee, his frustration with what has been printed in … Continue reading

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My public challenge to Huttig Mayor Tony Cole

Huttig Mayor Tony Cole is lashing out against the News-Times with a threat against me in a handwritten letter delivered today that alleges I am involved in the goings on in Huttig. Because I have nothing to hide and would … Continue reading

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Huttig alderman quits during Monday meeting

Apparently more shenanigans went down Monday night in Huttig where during a city council meeting, an alderman quit and walked out, according to an email from a citizen who attended. Huttig Clerk Becky Mathews confirmed this afternoon that Alderman George … Continue reading

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