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Going to the Rice Expo? There’s an app for that

Jul 30, 2014 4:31pm

Let your smartphone be your guide with the 2014 Arkansas Rice Expo app. The app, available for iOS and Android smart phones, is free.

The Arkansas Rice Expo will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday...

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Lonoke High School cheerleaders Madison Peckat and Dani Hutchins perform at the Relay For Life on Friday night at the Gina Cox Center. (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...

Community service, parks at Chamber meeting

May 07, 2014 10:19pm

Lonoke Area Chamber of Commerce members held their first meeting under new president Sonya McCall, with community service, voting and other subjects on the agenda. Promotions director Bill Ryker...

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 6:13pm

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...

What’s going on in the Lonoke School District

May 01, 2014 12:12pm

Middle level Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) will be attending spring conference May 1st at UCA in Conway. Also, 8th graders will be job shadowing on Thursday May 8th for career...

Lonoke Schools menu May 5-9

May 01, 2014 12:11pm

Primary school

Monday: Crispito, nacho cheese sauce, refried beans, tortilla chips, fruit, milk.

Tuesday: Spaghetti with mean sauce, green salad, ranch dressing, green beans, fruit,...

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...

Brittney Givens was elected the Lonoke High School prom queen while Fabio Araujo was voted king. The 2014 Prom, "Light up the Night," was held Saturday night in the cafeteria inside the Gina Cox Center. (Photo by Mark Buffalo)  LHS prom queen Brittney Givens and king Fabio Araujo

Prom queen and king

May 01, 2014 12:08pm

Brittney Givens was elected the Lonoke High School prom queen while Fabio Araujo was voted king. The 2014 Prom, “Light up the Night,” was held Saturday night in the cafeteria inside the Gina Cox...

School board expels male CORE student

May 01, 2014 12:07pm

The Lonoke School Board met in a special meeting Monday night to address disciplinary issues with a student in the Committed to Other Routes of Education (CORE) program. The meeting was closed to...

The sounding of the sirens

May 01, 2014 12:06pm

Many people are not familiar with the “sounding of the sirens” in rural towns. It has actually evolved through the years from the civil defense sirens of the 1960s to weather warning sirens and...