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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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Local historians Rusty Eisenhower, left, and R.D. Keever helped install the newest Arkansas Historical Commission marker in the area, in the Old Austin area of Ward. Eisenhower and Keever are restoring an early 1800s pioneer cemetery on the grounds of Old Austin Baptist Church, and while documenting the history of the area have uncovered many ties to the Civil War. The marker, at the junction of Ray Sowell Road with Arkansas Highway 38, will be dedicated at a later date.

The Civil War at Austin

May 03, 2016 3:04pm

Local historians Rusty Eisenhower, left, and R.D. Keever helped install the newest Arkansas Historical Commission marker in the area, in the Old Austin area of Ward. Eisenhower and Keever are...

Austin council OKs two ‘new’ trucks for fire department

Apr 26, 2016 3:53pm

Austin City Council members on Monday approved the purchase of two fire trucks for the Austin Volunteer Fire Department.

Aldermen Matt Sheets, Tammy Williams, Randy Ryan, Rusty Eisenhower...

Austin Chief of Police James Kulesa said he decided to go his own way in making a statement with patrol cars, instead of the popular national motto, he chose the opening of the U.S. Constitution, “We the people.” “This is what it is all about, us, the people,” he said. While “In God We Trust” is sometimes controversial, “There is no question with this, and it covers everybody… and it means the officers are part of the people.” There have been no complaints about the phrase being on the vehicles, he added. Photo Ed Galucki

Making a statement

Apr 26, 2016 3:51pm

Austin Chief of Police James Kulesa said he decided to go his own way in making a statement with patrol cars, instead of the popular national motto, he chose the opening of the U.S. Constitution...

James Brock sits on his mule-pulled wagon last , giving mules Sugar and Little Sister a break while his dog Copper explores the area around Watson Chapel Baptist Church. Brock, who had traveled to Minden, La., in the wagon, was making the return trip to Lonoke County. (Ray King/Pine Bluff Commercial)

Brock uses mule power to go from state to state

Apr 26, 2016 1:13pm

Traveling from state to state is usually no big deal, you just jump in a vehicle and away you go.

It’s a little different, though, when you rely on a couple of mules to provide the...

Cabot Farmers Market sets opening

Apr 26, 2016 1:12pm

Cabot Farmers Market, sponsored by Cabot City Beautiful, Inc., will open for its ninth year on May 7, Matt Webber, market co-manager, said in a press release.

“It already promises to be an...

Rachel Powell and Xin Ying

Powell dancing in New York

Apr 26, 2016 1:10pm

Cabot’s Rachel Powell who is a student at the Martha Graham Dance School in New York and is seen with Xin Ying, principal dancer at the school with Powell at the school’s 90th Anniversary Gala at...

Cabot Mayor Bill Cypert present Cody Arlege with a plaque naming him Employee of the Month for April, because of his hard work and dedication. In March, Arledge was transferred from street laborer to city Grounds Maintenance, following much praise by the Street Superintendent who said Arlege constantly goes “above and beyond” in job performance, and has the aptitude to learn anything given to do. This was seen when Arlege began learning the city traffic management system to be a “backup” in the event the Traffic Manager is unavailable. Submitted photo

City Employee of the Month

Apr 26, 2016 1:06pm

Cabot Mayor Bill Cypert present Cody Arlege with a plaque naming him Employee of the Month for April, because of his hard work and dedication. In March, Arledge was transferred from street laborer...

Prom party nets 33 under-age drinkers

Apr 26, 2016 3:55pm

According to a Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office press release issued Monday, 33 under-age youth were served alcohol at a party at a Lonoke County residence, apparently celebrating a high school prom...

Ground breaking for the $455,000 addition for Austin City Hall was Monday. On the shovels were alderman Randy Ryan; Casey Henderson and Gary Clements of Clements & Associates Architecture, Inc.;Shirley Clements Sudduth, recorder treasurer; L.D. Harris, Warrior Construction; Mayor Bernie Chamberlain, alderman Rusty Eisenhower; alderman Matt Sheets, alderman Tammy Williams; and alderman Phillip Whiting. The present building is 2,792 square feet, the addition is 3,852 square feet. Photo Ed Galucki

Construction begins on Austin City Hall addition

Apr 26, 2016 3:54pm

Ground breaking for the $455,000 addition for Austin City Hall was Monday. On the shovels were alderman Randy Ryan; Casey Henderson and Gary Clements of Clements & Associates Architecture, Inc...

Decoration Day to be held May 8

Apr 26, 2016 1:12pm

A Decoration Day will be held at Sylvania Cemetery on May 8.

The cemetery is located at 2419 Hwy 321 North, Ward.

A cemetery board member will be present to answer question and help to...