County of Champions – Woodlawn Wins 5th Baseball Title; Rison Takes Softball Championship

Richardson’s HRs Power Woodlawn Past Taylor, 13-3 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Will Richardson had two homeruns, including a three-run shot in the fifth inning, to the lead the Woodlawn Bears to their second consecutive state title Friday night with a 13-3 win in five innings over the Taylor Tigers in the...

Fiber Optic Line Breaks at Benton, Cuts Internet Service to Cleveland Co.

RISON – Roughly 400 residents and businesses in Cleveland County spent the first of the week without Internet access as the service lost connection Saturday, May 20. around 6 p.m. According to Bruce Grubb, local technician for ARK-O/Cleveland County Telephone Company, one of the company’s fiber cable...

Wilson Bros. Mill Could Be Operational by August

RISON – The first pieces of equipment for a new saw mill near Rison belonging to the Wilson Brothers Lumber Company began arriving last week, and could be operational as early as August, Frank Wilson with Wilson Brothers said. Wilson said the new mill will be replacing the company’s existing mill...

Koonce, Ratliff, Roberts Lead Rison Class of ‘17

RISON – The Rison High School Class of 2017 graduation ceremonies were held Thursday, May 18, at Wildcat Field. 21 students graduated with honors: Valedictorian and Honor Graduate Lora Elizabeth Koonce is the daughter of Keith and Melissa Koonce. While at RHS, Lora Beth participated in softball,...

Catherine Roberts

Violetta Catherine “Memaw” Roberts, 76, of Ladd passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Ms. Roberts was born July 4, 1940 in Texarkana, Texas, to the late Chauncy M. and Francis Hanes Matthews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert I. Roberts; son, Drew Roberts;...

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