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Drug Investigation Nets 11 Arr...

Sheriff’s Department, Other Agencies Serve Arrest Warrants Last Week RISON – A joint drug investigation by the Cleveland Couty Sheriff’s Department and other local law enforcement agencies netted 11 arrests last week with the possibility of even more arrests...

Sheriff Touts Advantages of Ne...

RISON – Cleveland County Sheriff Jack Rodgers and Rison Police Chief Josh Bolland made their pitch Monday supporting passage of two proposed sales taxes that would support the construction and maintenance and operation of a county jail. The meeting was held...

CCSB Race Ends In Tie; Dixon W...

RISON – There will be a run-off election on Oct. 11 for the Zone 3 position on the Cleveland County School Board after incumbent Charlene Freeman and challenger Amber Offutt finished in a 45-45 tie during Tuesday’s school elections. Meanwhile, Shane Dixon...

New Miss Cleveland County Crow...

RISON – Sarah Helms (left) was crowned Miss Cleveland County 2016 at the annual Cleveland County Fair Pageant held Saturday, Sept. 17. Also pictured are (left to right) first runner-up Skyler Hart and second runner-up Payton Palazzi. For additional pageant...

State House, Senate Candidates...

RISON – All four candidates seeking legislative seats for districts that include Cleveland County had a chance to make their pitches last Thursday during a political forum hosted by the Cleveland County Fair. Dist. 10 state representative candidates Dorothy Hall,...
recent from News Drug Investigation Nets 11 Arrests
Sheriff’s Department, Other Agencies Serve Arrest Warrants Last Week RISON – A joint drug investigation by the Cleveland Couty Sheriff’s Department and other local law enforcement agencies netted 11 arrests last week with the possibility of even more arrests to come, Chief Deputy Gary Young of the...
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 ‘Cat Pile Up Over 500 Yards; Rout Beavers, 58-22
‘Cat Pile Up Over 500 Yards; Rout Beavers, 58-22 By Stan Sadler LAKE  VILLAGE – Generating over 500 yards and scoring touchdowns on each of their eight offensive series, the Rison Wildcats built a 30-point lead early in the second quarter and breezed past the Lake Village Beavers, 58-22, in a non-conference game last Friday night. That Rison won may...
recent from Obituaries Cathleen Swinney
Cathleen Clark Swinney, 88, of Warren, died Sunday, September 18, 2016, at Bradley County Medical Center in Warren. Born October 25, 1927, in Cleveland County, she was a daughter of the late William Will Clark and Dora Carter Clark. She was retired from Mad Butcher, a member of Harmony Freewill Baptist...