Jail Budget Could More Than Double

Rodgers: May Have To Spend Additional $340,000 To Meet State Regulations RISON – At bare minimum, Sheriff Jack Rodgers said Cleveland County will likely have to spend about $340,000 more next year to house prisoners, a figure that is more than twice as much as the $141,000 the county budgeted for the...

More Plaques To Be Installed At Veterans Park

RISON – A new American flag donated by Donna Cash in honor of her father, Dewey Cash, flutters in the breeze at Veterans Park in Rison Tuesday afternoon. John Blanchard, organizer of the plaque display at the park that honors veterans with local ties to Cleveland County, said that he is in the process...

Committee To Recommend Expansion or New Facility

RISON – Sheriff Jack Rodgers said the jail committee assigned by County Judge Gary Spears earlier this month will likely recommend either expanding the existing jail or building a new one when it makes its report to the Cleveland County Quorum Court this Tuesday night. Rodgers said the committee came...

Hwy. 79-63 ‘Junk Hunt Loop’ To Be Held This September

RISON – The organizer of the Historic Hwy. 35 Junk Hunt held last March is hoping to bring a second round of “junk hunters” to Cleveland County this September with the launch of the Hwy. 79-63 Junk Hunt Loop. Jennifer King of Rison, owner of Vintage Shindigs, a company that specializes in vintage...

Friends of Pioneer Village Organizes

RISON – Former County Clerk Sharon Gray has been elected as chairman of a new group called Friends of Pioneer Village, which is dedicated to restoring and revitalizing the Pioneer Village at Rison. The new organization met last Thursday, June 23, for its formal organizational meeting. Each person...

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