Settlement Reached in Sims Lawsuit

Former RES Principal, District’s Insurance Company Reach Agreement RISON – The Cleveland County School Board gave Superintendent Johnnie Johnson permission to sign off on a settlement reached by the district’s insurance company concerning a wrongful dismissal lawsuit filed by former Rison...

Woodlawn Board Approves One-Time Payment for Staff

WOODLAWN – The Woodlawn School Board approved a recommendation by Superintendent Dudley Hume last Thursday night to give all staff a one-time, non-recurring payment of $700 each. The one-time payments were approved during the school board’s regular monthly meeting held last Thursday, Nov. 13, at the...

Wildcats, Bears Make 2nd Round

RISON – The Rison Wildcats and Woodlawn Bears both advanced to the second round of the Class 2A playoffs last Friday night with lopsided wins over Dierks and Hackett, respectively. Rison faces the Hector Wildcats, the 4-2A conference champions, in second-round action at 7 p.m. this Friday at Hector....

Crain Reveals State’s Plans for Kingsland Street Overlays

KINGSLAND – Portions of six streets within the Kingsland city limits could be receiving new asphalt if a plan put together with engineers from the Arkansas Highway Department is approved in January, Mayor Charles Crain told the Kingsland City Council Monday night. Mayor Crain told the city council...

Kenneth Monk

Kenneth E. Monk, 75, of Calmer, died Thursday, November 13, 2014, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Mr. Monk was born February 12, 1939, in Pine Bluff, a son of the late John Frank and Agnes Hulse Monk. Mr. Monk was reared and educated in Pine Bluff, where he graduated from Watson Chapel...

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