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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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Arkansas State Chamber president speaks at annual Business Apprecation Dinner

May 08, 2014 7:00am

Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce President Randy Zook spoke about legislative activity affecting businesses during the Carlisle Chamber of Commerce Business Appreciation Dinner on April 29 at...

The Relay For Life cancer survivors make their way around the concourse area of the Gina Cox Center for the open lap of the relay. (Photo by Mark Buffalo)

Relay For Life nets more than $21,000

May 08, 2014 6:01am

The 2014 Lonoke Area Relay For Life raised more than $21,000 for the American Cancer Society.

The annual event was held Friday night at the Gina Cox Center in Lonoke.

A year ago, the...

Carlisle Schools menu May 12-16

May 08, 2014 6:01am

Monday: Frito chili pie, corn, assorted fresh vegetables, gelatin with fruit, cinnamon roll, milk.

Tuesday: Spaghetti with meat sauce, romaine and spinach salad, green beans, garlic bread,...

Charlene Lewis was hostess for the Carlisle Progressive Club’s April meeting at the Arkansas Arts Center. (submitted photo)

Progressive Club visits Arkansas Arts Center

May 07, 2014 10:15pm

Members of the Carlisle Progressive Club carpooled to the Arkansas Arts Center for their April 9 meeting. Charlene Lewis served as hostess.

Upon arrival, the group toured The Crossroads of...

Heath Stocks, serving life-without-parole in the Arkansas Department of Correction, with some of the court records he and his wife, Kathie, have collected concerning his case. Stocks pleaded guilty in the January 1997 shootings of his family in their rural home near Furlow. (Photo by Ed Galucki)

On the wrong side of the ‘good ol’ boy’ system

May 07, 2014 10:02pm

One of two people central to one of Lonoke County’s most notorious cases echoed claims that Larry Cook, current candidate for Lonoke County Circuit Court Judge, allowed social and political...

President Barack Obama comments on the impact of the April 27 tornado during a visit to Vilonia on Wednesday. Looking on, from left, are Vilonia Mayor James Firestone, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., Gov. Mike Beebe and U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Little Rock. (Chad Day/Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Pool)

Obama views Arkansas tornado’s destruction

May 07, 2014 6:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — In his first trip to the state since taking office, President Barack Obama on Wednesday toured areas of central Arkansas devastated by last week’s EF4 tornado and said he is...

Trash Bash set for next week

May 01, 2014 12:02pm

The city of Carlisle will sponsor the annual Trash Bash, city wide clean up will be on Monday and Wednesday through May 9.

The town will be divided into four sections, and city crews will...

Carlisle Schools menu May 5-9

May 01, 2014 12:12pm

Monday: Chicken stir fry, rice, egg roll, fruit, fortune cookie, milk.

Tuesday: Beef tacos, lettuce, tomato, salsa and chips, refried beans with cheese, frozen fruit bar, milk.

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CHS students attend AASC State Conference

May 01, 2014 12:09pm

Carlisle Student Council members Dara Halijan, Graycen Shaw, vice-president Lindsey Strickland, treasurer Clay Parker and president Kaila Burton attend the AASC State Conference at Paris High...

Cancer survivor Jimmy Southerland blesses the food at the Cancer Survivor Dinner at Advada’s Diner in Carlisle on Tuesday night. The 2014 Lonoke County Relay For Life is Friday night at the Gina Cox Center in Lonoke. (Photo by Mark Buffalo)

Relay For Life is Friday night

May 01, 2014 12:09pm

The 2014 Lonoke County Relay for Life will be held Friday night at the Gina Cox Center on the Lonoke High School campus. The Relay is sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

As of Tuesday...