Black River Archive

  • Man flown to an area hospital after a boating accident on the Black River

    At 3:33pm on Sunday reports came in after a man was thrown from his boat on the Black River and injured.  Portia fire department, Black Rock fire department, AET, and Medic One responded to the area . According to a source at the scene, the […]

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  • LCSO Dive Team Responds to Medical Emergency on Black River

    At 2:11 pm on Thursday Lawrence County Dispatch center received a 911 call from a female caller stating that her husband had fallen while launching a boat at the Dixie Lee access. The female stated that she wasn’t sure if her husband fell in the […]

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  • Check water temperature for spring fishing success

    LITTLE ROCK – With all of the snow, sleet and cold weather Arkansas has received this winter, you might not realize that fishing action is heating up. Spring is near. The countrysides are greening up. Fish should be biting. But the water may not be […]

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  • Body of an Unidentified Female Discovered on the Black River

    May 18th, 2013- The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Lawrence County Dive Team, Arkansas Game and Fish, and the Arkansas State Park are  on the scene of the Black River  approximately one mile south of Old Davidsonville State Park, where the body of […]

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  • The Black Rock “Pearl Rush” of 1897

    In earlier days, the Black River  had a large population of river mussels. In 1897, Dr. J. H. Myers found a large ball pearl two miles north of Black Rock, Arkansas . This led to a “pearl rush,” and tent camps sprouted along the river. The […]

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  • Sheriff’s Dive and Recovery Team In Place In Lawrence County

    Sheriff Dotson and the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office  have begun the early stages of creating a Dive and Recovery Team for Lawrence County.   The team will assist in any water related search and rescue efforts in the county.   The team is currently made up of 12 members, […]

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