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Chester and Becky Brown, Cabot Church of Christ, present a $10,000 donation to the school district in support of the backpack program, to ensure children who rely on school meals have sufficient food during weekends. She recalled presenting the idea of helping feed children, “and they were all for it.” A few years ago the focus changed to changed from collecting the supplies to raising funds for the supplies. This is the largest donation of all, she said. From left, school board president Donna Nash, Pastor Chuck Ball, Becky Brown, Chester Brown, Tony Thurman. Photo Ed Galucki

Panic button, reserved parking, backpack donation at school board meeting

Sep 01, 2015 3:34pm

High-tech “panic button,” a record donation, bragging rights on students and reserved parking and seating were among the issues considered at the Aug. 18 meeting of the Cabot School Board.


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Cabot mayor Bill Cypert said Monday that the area is well on its way to branding itself as “the education city,” so it is fitting that an ASU-Beebe class was the first function to use the Arlene Cherry Community Room on the first day of the library. Dennis Humphrey, center, begins a Literature 1 class with students Taylor Finley of Cabot and Lane Brock of El Paso.

In focus: Library opens

Aug 18, 2015 6:43pm

Cabot mayor Bill Cypert said Monday that the area is well on its way to branding itself as “the education city,” so it is fitting that an ASU-Beebe class was the first function to use the Arlene...

Austin police report arrests, most wanted

Aug 18, 2015 5:48pm

The Austin Police Department asking for help to find Brandon Scott Billingsley, 25, of Jacksonville. Billingsley is wanted for the offenses of fleeing, reckless driving, and driving on a suspended...

Mistrust, credit barriers hinder rice marketing with Cuba

Aug 18, 2015 5:45pm

Even if the trade embargo with Cuba is lifted, U.S. rice producers must overcome a daunting combination of politics, economics and a strong under-current of mistrust of the U.S. before significant...

First day of classes

Aug 18, 2015 5:44pm

The re-opening of school after the summer break also means that football season is not far off. When students went back to school Monday players on the various school football teams had already...

Cabot feels trend of poverty moving to suburbs

Aug 18, 2015 5:43pm

Children dependent upon the schools for regular meals, school pantries helping families through the weekend until the next school breakfast, food drives for summer supplies. North Lonoke County...

District 29 state Senator Eddie Joe Williams presents a Senate citation to Cabot alderman Ann Gilliam recognizing her retirement. The presentation was made during the Aug. 17 city council meeting. Photo Ed Galucki

Traffic, payroll plans OK’d by Cabot council

Aug 18, 2015 5:42pm

Approval of the future status of Bill Foster Highway, rezoning actions, and outsourcing the city payroll department were routine business for the Aug. 17 Cabot City Council meeting.


Cabot library open for business

Aug 18, 2015 5:31pm

Monday was a day of firsts for the new Cabot Public Library as doors were opened for business. Brenda Webb, Debbie Cates and Ralph Bellamy, the first patrons to use the library, are greeted by...

Two injured in crash into home

Aug 18, 2015 5:01pm

Cabot first responders prepare Breanna Derousseau, 18, of Cabot, for airlift for treatment of injuries suffered Aug. 12 when the car in which she was a passenger crashed into 51 Oak Meadows Circle...

Farrer announces for re-election

Aug 18, 2015 5:53pm

District 44 state Representative Joe Farrer has announced that he will seek nomination as the Republican candidate for re-election to the seat he now holds. House District 44 represents parts of...

Lonoke County Quorum Court meets Thursday

Aug 18, 2015 5:49pm

The Lonoke County Quorum Court will meet in regular session, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 13, in the Courthouse Annex conference room, 212 N. Center St. (Arkansas Highway 31), Lonoke (across from the...