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With the 19th Airlift Wing’s newest, and last, C-130J as a backdrop, Jacksoville mayor Gary Fletcher presents Gen. Carlton Everheart II, commander Air Mobility Command, with a key to the city to mark the event. Everheart piloted the C-130 Hercules from the Lockheed-Martin plant in Georgia, where it was built, to Little Rock Air Force Base. This will be the last new aircraft for the 19AW, though two more are slated for the 314 AW. Photo Ed Galucki

Last new C-130 delivered to Little Rock Air Force Base

Jun 21, 2016 3:53pm

Amid the Ruffles and Flourishes of military ceremony, the last new C-130J Hercules, tail number 16-5796, slated for the 19 Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base, was delivered by Gen. Carlton...

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County OES plans for mass shooting

Jun 21, 2016 2:40pm

With the Orlando mass shooting only days earlier, the Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) class sponsored by the Lonoke County Office of Emergency Services suddenly became in high...

Lonoke County Circuit Court

Jun 21, 2016 2:12pm

Devin Bryant Staton Box, 19, England, 43CR-16-300: terroristic threatening (felony).

Dustin Tingue, 18, Cabot, 43CR-16-301: possession of controlled substance – schedule I/II (...

Zion Hill Baptist Church to have community picnic

Jun 20, 2016 10:22pm

Zion Hill Baptist Church invites the community to its 21st annual Church and Community Picnic, Sunday, July 3,beginning at 6 p.m., for games, food, fun, and a community fireworks display. This...

The Cabot School District’s Reading Road Trip is traveling through July 28 taking books to children and families during the summer break. Books are not only given away at the Road Trip Bus — all books are donated by patrons and students of Cabot School District — gently used school-appropriate books can be donated at the bus. From left, Jessica Hankins and Ashley Cooper make selections during the bus stop at Lonoke Exceptional Development Center. Photo Ed Galucki

Reading Road Trip schedule

Jun 14, 2016 4:25pm

The Reading Road Trip Bus will travel the Cabot School District through July 28 taking books to children and families during the summer break. In its four years of summer routes, pre-school routes...

Ward council OKs $4.8 million bond issue

Jun 14, 2016 4:25pm

Ward City Council members approved Monday a $4.8 million bond issue to pay the loan needed to build a new wastewater treatment plant. For three years the city wastewater treatment plant has...

Airmen and aircraft from Little Rock Air Force Base took part in the 72nd anniversary commemoration of the June 6, 1944 allied landing at Normandy, establishing the beachhead for the WWII invasion of Europe. Four of the C-130s from the 48th and 62nd Airlift Squadrons of the 314th Airlift Wing from Little Rock Air Force Base circle after airdropping 60 U.S. Army paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division from Fort Bragg, N.C., and the 173rd Airborne Brigade from Vicenza, Italy, over the “Iron Mike” Monument and La Fiere Drop Zone in Normandy, France. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mercedes Taylor).

Little Rock air base wing reprises D-Day role

Jun 14, 2016 4:23pm

In commemoration of the 72nd anniversary of D-Day, U.S. Airmen from the 48th Airlift Squadron and 62nd Airlift Squadron of the 314th Airlift Wing from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas,...

Lonoke County Quorum Court meeting agenda

Jun 14, 2016 4:22pm

The Lonoke County Quorum Court will meet in regular session, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 16, in the Courthouse Annex conference room, 212 N. Center St. (Arkansas Highway 31), Lonoke (across from the...

Courthouse security measure to be decided

Jun 14, 2016 4:21pm

Providing funding for deputies to operate the Lonoke County Courthouse security portal returns for the third, and last, reading at the Thursday, June 16 meeting. The appropriation failed in the...

Summer solstice celebration at Toltec Mounds

Jun 14, 2016 4:29pm

Celebrate the beginning of summer, just as the Plum Bayou people would have more than 1,000 years ago, with a journey to the sacred ceremonial site to celebrate the longest day of the year.


Police, fire and sheriff reports

Jun 14, 2016 4:23pm

Austin police activity report:

According to information from Austin Chief of Police Jim Kulesa, at about 1:30 p.m., June 10, Austin officer Josh Chaplin, accompanied by a Ward police officer...