Construction Underway For Faster Internet

ARK-O Currently Installing Fiber Optic Lines Between Fordyce and Kingsland RISON – Three boring crews are currently at work along Hwy. 79 between Kingsland and Fordyce as ARK-O, the new local telephone company, begins the first major phase of making infrastructure improvements to bring faster broadband...

Allisons Are Adjusting Well To Life on ‘The Ponderosa’

RISON – For Jason and Brooke Allison, the path they took to becoming the 2016 Cleveland County Farm Family of the Year isn’t typical of most farmers. While many farmers either inherit or carry on a family tradition of farming, that was not the case for Jason or Brooke. Neither Brooke’s parents,...

CCHS Considers Grant for Early Head Start Prog.

RISON – The Cleveland County School Board gave Pam Draper of the Cleveland County Head Start program permission to explore the possibility of getting a grant that could greatly expand the local Early Head Start program for children ages infant to 3 years. Draper is the administrator for the Cleveland...

Kickstart To Target Kingsland Center, Pioneer Village Tasks

RISON – Kickstart Cleveland County agreed last week to take on the renovation of the Pioneer Village in Rison and the development of a visitor’s center at Kingsland to pay tribute to Johnny Cash. The countywide community development group will get behind these “super projects” to see that they...

Construction Running Behind on Woodlawn Head Start Center

RISON – Students who attend the Woodlawn Head Start facility could start the program about two weeks later than other Head Start students in the county this year, Cleveland County Head Start administrator Pam Draper said this week. Draper, whose office oversees the Head Start facilities at all three...

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