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Aw shucks

Jul 30, 2014 7:00am

More than 90 volunteers came Thursday to help shuck more than 18,000 ears of corn in the first day of this year’s annual Esau Sweet Corn fundraiser for Wade Knox Children’s Advocacy Center. Among...

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Years of construction coming to U.S. 67/167

Jun 12, 2014 5:24pm

The Arkansas State Highway Commission announced Tuesday that a bid to resurface seven miles of U.S. Highway 67/167 between Cabot and Jacksonville has been accepted. The press release noted that...

Maxwell wins assessor post

Jun 12, 2014 3:29pm

Voters in the June 10 Preferential Primary Runoff election gave Jerrell Maxwell a wide margin over incumbent County Assessor Jack McNally in the race for nomination as the Republican candidate for...

CenterPoint Energy area manager Keith Cragg, right, presents a Community Partnership Grant for $1,500 to Ward Volunteer Fire Department Chief Randy Staley. The grant is for the purchase of defibrillators. The presentation was made during the June 9 city council meeting. “Through our grant program, we are able to help cities leverage local funds to purchase needed safety equipment, training or provide financial support for important safety-related projects,”Cragg, said. “We are proud to support the work of first responders and emergency personnel in our community.” Photo Ed Galucki

Trash talk at Ward

Jun 12, 2014 4:40pm

Brand-new, 96-gallon trash containers at each Ward residence could mark the end of chronic trash problems. Ward City Council members at the June 9 meeting learned of new service trash service...

If at first you don’t succeed…

Jun 12, 2014 3:43pm

Strong opposition at the April planning commission meeting led to the failure of a rezone request for duplexes in the Country Wood subdivision. While procedures require that a year elapse before a...

Common Core not a choice left to school district

Jun 12, 2014 5:24pm

Common Core State Standards (CCSS) has become the epicenter of heated discussion concerning public education, which is always a key issue at the state and national levels, Cabot School District...

Can’t get there from here

Jun 12, 2014 5:16pm

Arkansas Sign and Barricade Co. employees Chase Lewis and Cory Tidball prepare one of the barricades closing Lincoln Street between Olive and Bellamy streets on Tuesday. The section will be closed...

Yard sale for Ward Animal Shelter

Jun 12, 2014 3:41pm

Ward Animal Shelter Volunteers are sponsoring a yard sale, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 14, at the Ward Animal Shelter, Arkansas Highway 367 south (about a mile south of the junction of...

Setting new carbon standards

Jun 12, 2014 5:18pm

The big news in government last week, at both the federal and local levels, was the announcement by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of proposed new restrictions on carbon dioxide...

2014 Lonoke County Leadership Training Program graduates (Submitted photo)

Leadership Training Class holds graduation

Jun 12, 2014 5:17pm

The 2014 Lonoke County Leadership Training Program held its 201 Graduation and Banquet on Thursday, May 8, at the Carlisle United Methodist Church. Leslie Martin, President, welcomed all present....

Lonoke County Circuit Court actions

Jun 12, 2014 5:17pm

Lonoke County Circuit Court actions, May 15 - June 1, 2014, obtained through CourtConnect, the online public access portal to court case information; CourtConnect provides access to basic case...