The Izard County Sheriff’s Department released this information pursuant to Act 989 of 1997 and amendments of 2006 regarding sex offenders. Logan Edwards has moved to 363 Shadow Gate Road in Violet Hill. Edwards was convicted in November 2013. Edwards, then 19 years of age, had sexual intercourse with a 13 year old female.
Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that Edwards is classified as a Level 3 Offender which indicates these individuals usually have histories of repeat sexual offending and/or strong anti-social, violent or predatory personality characteristics. Sexual compulsions are likely to be present, but may be kept under control when relapse prevention plans are followed and treatment is continued. The offense patterns of Level 3 Offenders reflect a relatively high probability of re-offense and/or risk of substantial injury to victims should re-offense occur. Edwards is described as a 24 year old white male, six foot tall, 165 pounds having brown hair and blue eyes.
Lawrence said that a sex offender notification has been hand delivered to residences within a half mile radius of Edward’s residence. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather it is the sheriff’s belief that an informed public is a safer public. The Izard County Sheriff’s Department has no legal authority to direct where a convicted offender lives. Unless a court ordered restriction exist, the offender is constitutionally free to live where he/she chooses. This information cannot be used to threaten, intimidate, or harass registered sex offenders; otherwise law enforcement’s ability to do community notifications could potentially end.

Fairview Baptist Church in Violet Hill will host a two night revival on Monday, March 10 and Tuesday, March 11 at 7 p.m.
Each night the Evangelist will be Bro.Tony Hutson Pastor of Middle Tennessee Baptist Church.
Everyone is invited to hear “old time preaching” from this man of God. For more information or a ride call Pastor Randy Bailey at 870-322-7316.

Effective January 12, 2013, the Oxford Post Office will change their hours of operation. The Oxford Post Office will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Beginning January 26, 2013 the Violet Hill Post Office will change hours to four hours a day. The Violet Hill Post Office’s new hours will be 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Effective February 23, 2013, the Glencoe Post Office will change to four hours of operation daily, from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday.
The Franklin Post Office is remaining open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Wiseman Post Office will remain open from 9 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
All area post offices will be closed on New Years Day. The Glencoe Post Office will be closing on New Years Eve at noon.
Other closings: the Izard County Courthouse will close at noon on New Years Eve. City Hall at Horseshoe Bend will be closed New Years Eve and New Years Day. Trash pickup for Horseshoe Bend will be one day later than resident’s normal pickup day.

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