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Third grade student, Hailey Sullivan is all smiles on Monday and she steps off the bus for her first day of the 2014-2015 school year. Also pictured is Carlisle Superintendent Jason Clark. According to Clark, 673 students were in attendance on Monday. (Photo by Allison Goodman)

Back to the books| Students return to school on Monday

Aug 20, 2014 1:50pm

After a two and half month vacation, students return for their first day of the school year on Monday at Carlisle and Lonoke Public school district.

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Investigation underway following incident at Carlisle High School

Apr 24, 2014 5:32pm

An investigation is underway at Carlisle High School following an incident which happened between two students on April 15 in a campus restroom.

In a statement given by Carlisle...

Reason No. 6 for a Smart911 Safety Profile

Apr 17, 2014 2:57pm

Smart911 Safety Profile service is available to all Arkansans through an act of the State Legislature. The service is paid for, it is ready for residents to use – all that needs be done is for...

Autism Awareness Month was declared in Lonoke County by County Judge Doug Erwin in a proclamation signing at the Lonoke County Courthouse. Cindy Weathers, with Lillyanne, of Ward; and Anne Swint, with Mary Allen, of Lonoke, accompanied Erwin at the signing. Both daughters have been diagnosed as autistic. Parents at the signing agreed that there are many misunderstandings and called for better education about the disorder. (Photo by Ed Galucki)

Autism: a different way of seeing things

Apr 17, 2014 2:45pm

Usually it is mom who knows first. She knows her child is different but she just cannot quite put her finger on why. Just different. But that is the time to tell a doctor of her concerns and have...

Carlisle Schools menu April 21-25

Apr 17, 2014 2:24pm

Monday: Chicken nachos, salsa, sour cream, veggie sticks and ranch, refried beans, fruit, milk.

Tuesday: Chicken and rice casserole, romaine and spinach salad, broccoli, hot roll, fruit,...

BMX show visits Carlisle Elementary

Apr 17, 2014 2:23pm

The Carlisle PTS had Lone Star Action Sports come to the elementary school March 18. Students got this as an incentive for the Fall Fundraiser. The deal was that if they raised $6,000 then the...

Greg Waltman, a Badger Meter representative speaks to the Carlisle City Council during it’s Tuesday night meeting about the new BEACON Advanced metering analytics water reading system which offers customers on line access to track water consumption information. (Photo by Allison Goodman)

Council hears of new water meter system

Apr 17, 2014 2:20pm

Representatives from Henard Utility products proposed a new cellular-based water meter reading system to the council on Tuesday night during the Carlisle City Council meeting.

According to...

Business Appreciation dinner set for April 29

Apr 17, 2014 2:20pm

The Carlisle Chamber of Commerce finalized plans for the upcoming Business Appreciation dinner on Monday during a noon lunch meeting.

City officials, local businesses, chamber members and...

Central Arkansas public housing programs among grant recipients

Apr 15, 2014 9:56pm

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently awarded $16,501,505 to 105 Arkansas public housing authorities to make major large-scale improvements, including several operations in...

Reason No.5 to sign up with Smart911

Apr 10, 2014 8:53am

Smart911 Safety Profile service is available to all Arkansans through an act of the State Legislature. The service is paid for, it is ready for residents to use – all that needs be done is for...

Former Arkansas Razorback D.J. Williams and mother, Vicky Williams , on right at the head table, were keynote speakers at the annual Open Arms Banquet held Thursday at Cabot Junior High School North. Their accounts of surviving domestic abuse underscored the need for services such as provided by Open Arms Shelter at Lonoke. “I would have left [the abuse] much sooner had there been someplace I could have gone or for my children,” Vicky said. (Photo by Ed Galucki)

Open Arms Shelter: a chance to catch a dream

Apr 10, 2014 8:52am

Supporters of Open Arms Shelter at Lonoke filled the Cabot Junior High School North cafeteria Thursday evening for the second annual Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Banquet.

Keynote...