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All other security measures are in place for the Lonoke County Courthouse, where the security portal stands idle for lack of personnel. Photo Ed Galucki

Quorum court stalls on Courthouse security

May 25, 2016 11:19am

Courthouse security measures of electronic door locks are installed, video surveillance is running, panic buttons available, and entry control now limits public entrance to the long-unused front...

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‘I’m a loser’

May 24, 2016 4:02pm

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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...

First Electric Operation Round-Up

May 10, 2016 3:39pm

First Electric Cooperative announced the award of more than $15,000, shared among 14 organizations, through the member-supported Operation Round-Up program. First Electric Cooperative member...

Council to consider sidewalks as other projects on hold

May 03, 2016 4:34pm

Delay in funding the senior citizen center move and renovation rippled into the new fire station because the two are tied together through the architect, Mayor Bill Cypert told the combined...

A hundred years ago, members of Bethlehem UMC Church, about 12 miles east of Cabot, built a larger sanctuary to accommodate their growing numbers. The church will celebrate the 100th anniversay of the sancturary later this month. Though renovated and expanded through the years, the original structure remains in use. Submitted photo

Church celebrates 100 years of sanctuary

May 03, 2016 3:41pm

One hundred years ago members of Bethlehem church gathered together and built themselves a sanctuary, and now Bethlehem United Methodist Church of Lonoke will celebrate the centennial of that...