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Pocahontas man accused of raping 18-year-old

POCAHONTAS, Ark. – A 25-year-old man is accused of rape after he allegedly refused to stop having sex with a girl who told him no several times.

The release states Matthew Colten Simpson, 25, of Pocahontas, was arrested Saturday, Sept. 16. Police say they responded to a call from an 18-year-old Pocahontas girl who accused Simpson of engaging in sexual activity with her against her wishes. He was brought before Circuit Judge Phil Smith on Monday, Sept. 19, and bond was set at $ 25,000 cash or professional. He was being held on a charge of rape, a Class Y Felony, and is scheduled to appear in Randolph County Circuit Court on November 1, 2017. Continue reading “Pocahontas man accused of raping 18-year-old”

WBC Board Freezes Tuition, Approves New Band Program

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark – Students at Williams Baptist College can count on tuition staying the same next year, following action by the WBC Board of Trustees on Friday, Sept 15.  The board also approved the launch of a new band program that will begin next year.

The Williams board, meeting in regular session, voted to freeze tuition for the 2018-19 school year.  It will be the third year in a row for WBC to keep tuition at its current level. Continue reading “WBC Board Freezes Tuition, Approves New Band Program”