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Middle school students and staff members of the month were recognized during the May 16 Lonoke school board meeting. (Photo by Allison Goodman)

Board authorizes the reissuing of a construction bond

May 25, 2016 3:58pm

The Lonoke School board authorized a resolution to refund a bond during the May 16 board meeting.

Jack Trumper with Stephens Inc. presented the board with a savings sheet for the the March 1...

Hog Roast is June 4

May 25, 2016 11:18am

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South Bend Volunteer Fire Department has received a grant for $9,000 to buy new turnouts, sets of protective suits, to replace those that have become outdated. State Representatives Tim Lemons and Camille Bennett delivered the check on Monday. Accepting the check, county Office of Emergency Services director Rita Schmidt, who wrote the grant application, Fire Chief Ken Fraley, Lemons and Bennett. Photo Ed Galucki

New turnouts for South Bend Volunteer Fire Department

Updated: Apr 26, 2016 1:13pm

South Bend Volunteer Fire Department has received a grant for $9,000 to buy new turnouts, sets of protective suits, to replace those that have become outdated. State Representatives Tim Lemons and...

Lonoke County prosecuting attorney stands to the side while Circuit Judge Barbara Elmore, accompanied by victims of crimes from breaking and entering to murder, speaks on the effects of crime on individuals as well as the community. Photo Ed Galucki

Victims’ Rights Awareness Week starts in Lonoke

Apr 19, 2016 3:04pm

Despite wet, threatening weather, a crowd gathered at Lonoke County Courthouse on Wednesday, April 13, marking the week as Victims’ Rights Awareness Week.

In remarks, Circuit Judge Barbara...

State Rep. Camille Bennett, pictured center, presented a grant funded check for $12,500 to the City of Lonoke Fire Department to assist with the purchase of a new fire truck. (Photo by Allison Goodman)

Council approves second chance with paving company

Apr 13, 2016 2:41pm

The Lonoke City Council voted on Monday night to accept Rogers Group of Nashville, Tenn. bid to repave Palm street a second time, in an effort to cut costs.

In 2014, the city applied for and...

Chamber’s Garner to retire

Apr 13, 2016 10:54am

Support for Lonoke County Relay for Life and Lonoke County Council were the keynotes for the April 7 meeting of the Lonoke Area Chamber of Commerce. Also, the pending retirement of longtime,...

Community Calendar

Apr 13, 2016 11:19am

To submit information for the community calender, e-mail Allison Goodman at before 4 p.m. on Fridays.

Monday: There will be a class help on how to manage your...

Topic of the week: School district news

Apr 13, 2016 11:01am

From Mrs. Karen Gibbs; Elementary Principal:

Lonoke Elementary School’s 3rd Annual Art and Poetry Night was a huge success. In spite of it being baseball and softball season, we had 63...

Movie night at Lonoke

Apr 13, 2016 10:57am

Lonoke Lions Club and Lonoke Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor an outdoor movie, Saturday, April 16, with a showing of “The Peanuts Movie featuring Charlie Brown.”

The movie “theater”...

The former Arlene Cherry Memorial Library at Cabot is set to become the new Cabot Senior Center, Lonoke County Council on Aging, executive director Buster Lackey said Thursday at the Lonoke Chamber of Commerce meeting. But, overall, the four such centers are under-used by the people who most need the service. “I need help getting the word out, ‘We are open of business,’” he remarked. Photo Ed Galucki

Starting a revolution in Lonoke County

Apr 12, 2016 3:27pm

Arkansas is a great state, but it is time to start a revolution, Buster Lackey, executive director of Lonoke County Council on Aging declared Thursday. “Arkansas is a great state, but we don’t...

Woodlawn news

Apr 12, 2016 3:48pm

On Thursday, April 7, the Woodlawn Community Center opened their doors at 10:30 a.m.

Friends and neighbors that attended were: Dorothy Henry, Cecelia Anderson, Sue Swayne, Andy Childress,...

Lonoke woman wins $1 million lottery prize

Apr 11, 2016 3:36pm

A Lonoke woman has won a $1 million lottery prize with a scratch-off ticket, state lottery officials said Friday.

Jo Jones won the prize with a $1,000,000 Golden Ticket scratch card she...