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...

Sheriff Touts Advantages of New Jail in First Meeting

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 Monday evening in the courthouse at Rison...

CCSB Race Ends In Tie; Dixon Wins Woodlawn Seat

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 defeated Roger Stewart, 91-56, for a seat on...

New Miss Cleveland County Crowned

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 winners, see this week’s Cleveland County...

State House, Senate Candidates Take Part In County Fair Forum

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, a Democrat from Sheridan,  and Mike...

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