Murder Trial Delayed to March

Motions By Two Defendants Push Back Trial Date for Allbright Murder RISON – The capital murder trial for Brad Hunter Smith of the Randall community, accused of killing 22-year-old Cherrish Faith Allbright in December 2015, has been moved to March 27-31 as the court awaits action on 30 motions filed by...

County To Begin Search for Jailers

RISON – The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department placed an advertisement for jailers in The Herald this week as the first changes begin in the wake of last year’s citation issued by the Arkansas Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee. The state committee cited the county as being in...

CCSB Remembers Willie Rainey

RISON – Cleveland County Superintendent Johnnie Johnson (right) presents Willena Rainey Swift (left), the daughter of the late Cleveland County School Board member Willie Rainey, with a plaque and certificate of appreciation during a ceremony at the start of the school board’s regular monthly meeting...

CCSB Awards First Attendance Bonuses to Staff

RISON – The Cleveland County School District will be paying $12,317.06 in bonus money this month to 52 employees who did not miss a day or missed only one day of work over the second nine-week period of the school year. Meanwhile, next year’s seniors may have an opportunity to get out of school early...

Second Hwy. 35 Junk Hunt Scheduled for March 9-11

RISON – Rummage sale enthusiasts from across the region are gearing up for the Second Annual Hwy. 35 Junk Hunt to be held March 9-11 along a 120-mile stretch of Arkansas Hwy. 35 that passes through five counties, including Clevleand County. “People are already excited about it,” said Jennifer King...

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