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Lonoke School Board President Matt Boyles, pictured left, present a plaque of appreciation to former boar member Rick Pennington for his 21 years of service on Monday night during the Lonoke School Board meeting. (Photo by Allison Goodman)

Pennington honored at board meeting

Jul 23, 2014 3:00pm

Community members, friends, family and school board officials gathered during the Monday night during the Lonoke School Board meeting to recognize Rick Pennington for his 21 years of service on...

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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...

Aaron Watkins, Ben Main and Lee Glover Langdon all received their Arrow of Light awards. (Submitted photo)

Three receive Arrow of Light

May 01, 2014 12:05pm

Three Webelo Scouts from Pack 103 in Lonoke recently received their Arrow Of Light. They are Aaron Watkins, Ben Main and Lee Glover Langdon, all fifth graders who have all been friends since...

‘PRAY,’ reads a sign on the broken remnant of a wall at Lifeline Church in Mayflower as Josh Hahn, the church’s music teacher, carries out salvageable items Monday following a Sunday evening tornado. (John Lyon photo)

Deadly tornado rips through Central Arkansas

Apr 28, 2014 6:53pm

LITTLE ROCK — At least 14 people were killed and more than 100 injured when a tornado ripped through central Arkansas on Sunday evening, authorities said Monday.

The Arkansas Department of...