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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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About 100 cars entered the seventh annual Cabot High School Cruzers Car Show, held Saturday. Gary Thornton, left, of North Little Rock watches as CHS Cruzers judges evaluate his 1956 Ford Thunderbird. From left, Brannom Payne (alumnus); Keifer Sorderland (alumnus); Bailey Guthrie (student); Matt Turner (student); Nick Honea (alumnus); James Eversole (student). Judges not pictured were Zack King (student) and Daniel Bryant (alumnus) Photo Ed Galucki

CHS Cruzers host seventh car show

May 10, 2016 3:28pm

Clear skies, fair temperatures combined Saturday into one of the best shows in the seven-year history of the Cabot High Cruzers Car Shows, organizer Mary Ray remarked.

Saturdays entries...

Committee considers how to get Lonoke County wet

May 10, 2016 3:28pm

Members of the Quorum Court Economic Development Committee met Thursday to discuss actions to take to bring alcohol sales to Lonoke County, and found it might be easier said than done.


Saturday marked the first Cabot Community Arts and Crafts Fair, hopefully to join ranks with CabotFest, Strawberry Festival and Cabot Farmers Market as a community event. On Saturday, organizer Rhonda McCall said response was a good sign that the idea could catch on. Proceeds of the Fair will go to support the police and fire departments for needs not covered by the regular city budget. Avan Moore, with daughter Alyssa Dixon and friend Katelyn McCray check out the offerings of JAM, personalizing and custom creations by Jennifer Johnston of Jacksonville. Photo Ed Galucki

Promising start

May 10, 2016 3:25pm

Saturday marked the first Cabot Community Arts and Crafts Fair, hopefully to join ranks with CabotFest, Strawberry Festival and Cabot Farmers Market as a community event. On Saturday, organizer...

Ward could see re-opening of city library

May 10, 2016 3:25pm

Discussion at the Ward City Council meeting held Monday included the possible return of the Ward branch library. Action was taken to give the city clerk a raise.

Aldermen Bill Moon, James...

New parks and recreation director named

May 10, 2016 5:04pm

Cabot Parks and Recreation Commission chairman Ken Kincaid announced Tuesday that Travis Young has been offered the position of Cabot Parks and Recreation director. Young will take the position...

Lonoke County Circuit Court

May 10, 2016 3:48pm

Kelly Marie Berntsen, 43CR-16-197: Possession Of Controlled Substance - Schedule I/II (Methamphetamine Or Cocaine)(Felony).

Jare A. Baker, 29, Cabot, 43CR-16-198: negligent homicide.


Manslaughter, negligent homicide charges filed in Cirucuit Court

May 10, 2016 3:47pm

Among charges filed in Lonoke County Circuit Court since April 25 are manslaughter and negligent homicide.

In docket 43CR-16-201, Joshua D. Watson, 28, of Judsonia, was charged with...

Cabot City Beautiful announces Yard of the Month

May 10, 2016 3:46pm

Cabot City Beautiful “Yard-of-the-Month” program is now under way, a press release announced. Yard-of-the-Month was begun to recognize persons and businesses who make Cabot a more beautiful and...

Austin traffic stop nets dual arrests

May 10, 2016 3:45pm

According to information from Austin Chief of Police James Kulesa, a routine traffic stop ended in the arrest of the driver and passenger, Dawson Ray Norman, 25, and Christopher Camron Fowler, 27...

One of the last Arkansas Sesquicentennial Commission Civil War markers was dedicated Saturday; the marker is at the junction of Ray Sowell Road with Arkansas Highway 38, on property of the Old Austin United Methodist Church. Local historians Rusty Eisenhower, of Austin, and R.D. Keever, of Cabot spoke of the re-discovered history of the Old Austin area of Ward, and Mark Christ, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program community outreach director told of the purpose of erecting the Civil War markers throughout the state. Photo Ed Galucki.

New marker reminds of Austin’s role in Civil War

May 10, 2016 3:44pm

Austin’s role in the Civil War in Arkansas has been largely overlooked, but work by local historians in restoring the Pioneer Cemetery on the grounds of Old Austin Baptist Church has brought much...