Plans For Rison in the Fall Coming Together

Festival Seeks More Children’s Attractions; Barbecue Offering $1,000 Prize Again RISON – Organizers of the Rison in the Fall Festival are hoping to add a few more attractions for the kids this year as preparations are underway for the 25th anniversary event to be held Saturday, Oct. 18, at the...

Hopper’s Passing Leaves Vacancy

RISON – Rison Alderman Curtis Hopper, 87, who has served on the Rison City Council for the past 23 years, died Friday, Sept. 19, leaving a vacancy on the six-member council. Last November, Hopper announced during the city council’s regular monthly that he would not be seeking re-election this year....

Woodlawn Student Dies In Accident at Star City

RISON – Drew Robertson, 17, a junior at Woodlawn High School, died Tuesday night after being involved in a collision at Star City, sources with the Woodlawn School District said. Arkansas State Police and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department did not have their accident reports completed as of ...

Ballot Issues in This Week’s Paper

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Secretary of State’s office has published the three ballot issues in this week’s newspaper that will be put before voters in the Nov. 4 general election. The issues can be read in their entirety on pages 10-12 of this issue. All three of these issues were proposed by the...

Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Bank Robbery Suspect

RISON – After receiving a tip from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department apprehended a man in Rison last Thursday, Sept. 18, that is accused of being involved in a bank robbery at Benton in May. Chief Deputy Gary Young of the Cleveland County Sheriff’s...

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