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County Approves Budget in Reco...

Spears Says Lack of Election Helps County Meet Revenue Projections RISON – Thanks largely in part to 2015 being a non-election year, Cleveland County Judge Gary Spears said last week’s annual budget meeting was one of the easiest and fastest he’s seen since...

Woodlawn Schools Awarded $150,...

WOODLAWN – The Woodlawn School District was notified last week that it will be receiving a $150,000 grant from the Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas to build an “Outdoor Fitness Trail” around campus that will be available for public...

WHS Gets Performance Award

LITTLE ROCK – Woodlawn High School is one of 215 public schools in Arkansas that is being recognized as a “high performing school” through the Arkansas School Recognition and Reward Program, the Arkansas Department of Education announced last week. The...

Hopson Hopes Rison Residents W...

RISON – Now that Cleveland County is responsible for overseeing trash pick-up for the entire county, including Rison, County Treasurer Jack Hopson said he hopes residents living in Rison will treat their trash pick-up just like any other utility and remember to...

‘Cats Rally in 4th Quarter to ...

By Stan Sadler HECTOR – A 140-pound defensive back taking on a 245-pound running back doesn’t typically end with positive results for the much smaller player trying to make the tackle. However, don’t tell that to Rison’s Skylar Shipman. With just a little...
recent from News County Approves Budget in Record Time
Spears Says Lack of Election Helps County Meet Revenue Projections RISON – Thanks largely in part to 2015 being a non-election year, Cleveland County Judge Gary Spears said last week’s annual budget meeting was one of the easiest and fastest he’s seen since being in office. Spears said that all 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 ‘Cats Rally in 4th Quarter to Nip Hector, 38-30
‘Cats Rally in 4th Quarter to Nip Hector, 38-30 By Stan Sadler HECTOR – A 140-pound defensive back taking on a 245-pound running back doesn’t typically end with positive results for the much smaller player trying to make the tackle. However, don’t tell that to Rison’s Skylar Shipman. With just a little over 2 minutes left in a tie game,...
recent from Obituaries Margaret Gavin
Margaret Ray Mercer Gavin, 86, of Rye, Arkansas, died Sunday November 23, at Chapel Woods Nursing Center in Warren, Arkansas. She was born to Willie Ray Mercer and Claudia Merle Tooke Mercer in their home in Rye on July 31, 1928. She attended elementary school at the Baggett School in Rye and when it closed...