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Arkansas, Lonoke County may benefit from Obama’s Cuba policy

Dec 17, 2014 4:18pm

President Barack Obama’s move to normalize relations with Cuba could prove to be an economic boon to Arkansas’s rice and poultry industry.

Although a longstanding U.S. economic embargo on...

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Topic of the week| Lonoke FBLA and National Merit Semi-Finalist, Megan Bayer

Oct 01, 2014 2:43pm

Editor’s note: The following information was written by FBLA sponsor, Mrs. Jamie Henley and High School Counselor, Mrs. Carrie Lowery

Lonoke FBLA

The Lonoke High School FBLA club took...

Inmate workers at schools a ‘nightmare waiting to happen’

Updated: Oct 01, 2014 2:47pm

The oresence of a convicted murderer at Cabot Junior High School North spurred calls last week by Lonoke County officials to prohibit the use of any Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC)...

Paddlings growing less common across central Arkansas.

Updated: Sep 24, 2014 1:18pm

Corporal punishment is slowly fading away in central Arkansas.

Carlisle, Lonoke School District and Academics Plus Charter School in Maumelle are among the school districts in Arkansas that...

The Lonoke Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting/grand opening of The GARAGE, owned by Brandon and Beth Waddell, a physical fitness facility located at 317 N. Center (back part of the Kreations building) on Thursday Aug. 21. The Garage workout times are Monday through Friday at 5 a.m. and 5:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Membership dues are $40 per month for individual and $60 monthly for family/couples. [Photo by Priscilla Campbell]

The GARAGE, now open

Sep 24, 2014 8:26am

The Lonoke Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting/grand opening of The GARAGE, owned by Brandon and Beth Waddell, a physical fitness facility located at 317 N. Center (back part of the...

2014 Shooting for Fun

Sep 24, 2014 8:22am

Windy weather with chilly temperatures brought out the hoodies and sweatshirts but did not slow the turnout for the annual Lonoke Area Chamber of Commerce Shooting for Fun held Saturday at the...

Topic of the Week| AdvancEd External Review Planned for May 2015 for Lonoke School District

Sep 24, 2014 8:18am

The Lonoke School District will undergo an accreditation review with AdvancEd in the spring of 2015. AdvancEd was created to help identify educational quality. Accreditation provides schools with...

Joy Osofsky, Ph.D., Head of the Division of Pediatric Mental Health at LSU University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Lousiana was guest speaker for the “Zero to three” kick-off event for the Lonoke county safe babies court team project on Monday, at the Lonoke Courthouse Annex building. (Photo by Allison Goodman)

Safe babies court team working to make a difference for infants and toddlers

Sep 23, 2014 6:45pm

“Zero to three” held a kickoff event for the Lonoke County Safe Babies Court Team Project on Monday, at the Lonoke County Courthouse Annex building.

The Lonoke County Safe Babies Court Team...

Military News

Sep 22, 2014 6:21pm

Private William Whitaker of Carlisle recently enlisted into the Arkansas Army National Guard and has earned education benefits valued at $50,420. Whitaker will be attending Basic Combat Training...

James elected to school board

Sep 17, 2014 2:40pm

Unofficial results for the election in Lonoke School Board Director Zone 2, Pos. l gives the position to Karen S. James with about 87 votes, or 71 percent; Philip Cole drew 36 votes.

The...

Topic of the Week| Common Core State Standards for Arkansas

Sep 17, 2014 2:43pm

The Lonoke School District has been and is implementing the Common Core State Standards. We have been transitioning for over five years now from Arkansas State Standards to Common Core Standards....