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Residents fight rezoning actions by council as ‘unfair’

Dec 16, 2014 5:40pm

Amid claims of unfairness to residents, city council approval of three contentious rezoning actions will be extended to at least one more meeting, giving residents additional time muster...

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Cabot Animal Control director Mike Wheeler tells about “Grimmy,” who went from pound puppy to cover dog. Equipped with rear wheels to overcome paralasis that resulted from being struck by a car, he was adopted by a Fairfield, Conn., couple. Renamed “Albert,” he was featured in an article in a local magazine. Photo Ed Galucki

Don’t call it the dog pound

Dec 02, 2014 6:40pm

Be ready to lose old ideas of a dog pound when visiting Cabot Animal Shelter. No dark, noisy smelly kennels and rows of caged animals here; instead there is piped-in music, bright lights, art-...

Flat city revenue spurs call for Internet, property taxes

Dec 02, 2014 6:35pm

For the first time in at least a decade, Cabot city sales tax revenue is “flat,” Mayor Bill Cypert warned at the city council agenda meeting on Monday. And, given the flat revenue, “It is stable,...

School accountability could be confusing

Dec 02, 2014 6:34pm

Cabot School District patrons could be frustrated by the results of the Arkansas School Accountability System, superintendent Tony Thurman told school board members at the Nov. 18 meeting. “What...

CADC to distribute commodities this Wednesday

Dec 01, 2014 4:40pm

Central Arkansas Development Council will distribute USDA Commodities this Wednesday, Dec. 3, beginning at 9 a.m. in Lonoke County.

Commodities will be distributed at the following locations...

Graham calls for greater security at courthouse

Nov 25, 2014 6:02pm

Prosecuting attorney Chuck Graham, at the Nov. 20 Quorum Court meeting, pressed the quorum court about improving security at county offices, especially the courthouse. “[Employees] are scared … It...

Claims assessor office pay raises wrong

Nov 25, 2014 5:58pm

Hearing of claims that the employees at the county assessor’s office had been given unauthorized pay raises nearly went unvoiced at the Nov. 20 meeting of the Lonoke County Quorum Court. Bill...

New interchange open at Lonoke

Nov 25, 2014 5:27pm

There was no fanfare when more than 15 years of community effort saw the opening, Thursday, of the interchange of Arkansas Highway 89 with Interstate 40 at Lonoke. The interchange, at Lonoke’s...

Pilgrim reflections | Unceasing Thanksgiving

Nov 25, 2014 6:59pm


Such a simple word. But oh how hard to do if we don’t remember to give it.

As we celebrate this special day in our nation this week, I realized anew just how important...

Drug arrest

Nov 25, 2014 6:07pm

According to information from the Austin Police Department, Christopher Eugene White, 24, of Ward, was arrested Nov. 21 for the offensed of possession of a controlled substance.

At about...

Flu shot clinic Dec. 5 at Cabot

Nov 25, 2014 6:07pm

Flu shots will be available for those who need them in a general clinic, sponsored by the Lonoke County Health Unit, on Dec. 5, Milton Garris, Lonoke County Hometown Health Coordinator, announced...