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Schools Installing ‘Panic Butt...

System Alerts Emergency Responders, Staff Whenever a Crisis Strikes RISON – Schools across the state, including those in both the Cleveland County and Woodlawn School Districts, will be equipped with a new smart phone program this school year that will quickly...

Congressman Westerman Visits R...

RISON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) (right) gives Kenlei a high five while visiting the Rison Head Start Center last Friday, Aug. 21, as part of his tour of the Fourth Congressional District. In addition to wanting to let young children know who...

State Rep. Holcomb Switches to...

RISON – Citing differences with the Democratic Party on supporting funding for Planned Parenthood, Dist. 10 State Rep. Mike Holcomb of Pine Bluff switched to the Republican Party last Thursday in a formal announcement with Gov. Asa Hutchinson at the Arkansas...

Cummings Hopes Holcomb’s Switc...

RISON – Cleveland County Republican Party Chairman Jimmy Cummings said he hopes the decision by Dist. 10 State Rep. Mike Holcomb to switch party affiliations will spur more local Democrats to do the same. Cummings welcomed Holcomb’s announcement last week that...

Kickstart Turns Attention To D...

RISON – Kickstart Cleveland County, the new countywide community development initiative, announced last week that it will begin hosting a number of resource meetings to help people start their own small business or even start a small farm. The meeting was hosted...
recent from News Schools Installing ‘Panic Button’ App
System Alerts Emergency Responders, Staff Whenever a Crisis Strikes RISON – Schools across the state, including those in both the Cleveland County and Woodlawn School Districts, will be equipped with a new smart phone program this school year that will quickly notify law enforcement and other emergency...
recent from Editorials Sinfully Sweet: Decadent Chocolate Truffle Cake
Sinfully Sweet: Decadent Chocolate Truffle Cake By Janet Tharpe When is a cake not just a cake? When it’s spiked with orange zest, topped with chocolate truffles and frosted with the silkiest chocolate frosting EVER! This chocolate masterpiece was the creation of home cook Angela Gray. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, or any special occasion, show your...
recent from Sports Two Pick-Sixes Help Rison Beat Dumas, 19-6
Two Pick-Sixes Help Rison Beat Dumas, 19-6 By Britt Talent DUMAS – The Rison Wildcats returned two interceptions for touchdowns and used a long pass for another score as they knocked off the Class 4A Dumas Bobcats, 19-6, Monday evening at Tidwell Field in Dumas. Rison’s defense threw a shutout with the Bobcats’ only score coming off a...
recent from Obituaries Carole Lacefield
Carole Robbins Lacefield,  74, of Rison, formerly of Humnoke and Brinkley, went to her heavenly home on August 18, 2015. She was welcomed by her parents, Floyd and Violet Trammell Robbins; brother, Larry Robbins; and son, Eddie Lacefield. She was born June 20, 1941. Carole was a homemaker and loved her...