Judge Makes Proclamation of Purple Heart County


On Friday, March 29, Scott County Judge James Forbes welcomed area veterans and spoke humbly in heartfelt gratitude.

“…The contributions and sacrifices of the men and women in Scott County, Arkansas who served in the Armed Forces have been vital in maintaining the freedom and the way of life enjoyed by our citizens AND WHEREAS many men and women in uniform have given their lives while serving in the Armed Forces AND WHEREAS on March the 29th day of 2019 has been officially designated as the day in Scott County, Arkansas to remember and recognize veterans who are recipients of the Purple Heart. Now therefore let it be resolved that the County Judge of Scott County Arkansas does proclaim that Scott County, Arkansas is a Purple Heart County…”

Purple Heart recipient Ed Mathis was honored by Judge Forbes as well as fellow veterans. Mathis served in both the Army and Marine Corps. Also represented were many members of the VFW Post 1345.


Scott County Judge James Forbes and Purple Heart Veteran Ed Mathis.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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