Schools Installing ‘Panic Button’ App

System Alerts Emergency Responders, Staff Whenever a Crisis Strikes RISON – Schools across the state, including those in both the Cleveland County and Woodlawn School Districts, will be equipped with a new smart phone program this school year that will quickly notify law enforcement and other emergency...

Congressman Westerman Visits Rison Head Start

RISON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) (right) gives Kenlei a high five while visiting the Rison Head Start Center last Friday, Aug. 21, as part of his tour of the Fourth Congressional District. In addition to wanting to let young children know who their congressman is, Westerman said he...

State Rep. Holcomb Switches to Republican

RISON – Citing differences with the Democratic Party on supporting funding for Planned Parenthood, Dist. 10 State Rep. Mike Holcomb of Pine Bluff switched to the Republican Party last Thursday in a formal announcement with Gov. Asa Hutchinson at the Arkansas Republican Headquarters in Little...

Cummings Hopes Holcomb’s Switch Will Spur Other Locals

RISON – Cleveland County Republican Party Chairman Jimmy Cummings said he hopes the decision by Dist. 10 State Rep. Mike Holcomb to switch party affiliations will spur more local Democrats to do the same. Cummings welcomed Holcomb’s announcement last week that he was switching from the Democratic to...

Kickstart Turns Attention To Developing Businesses, Farms in Cleveland County

RISON – Kickstart Cleveland County, the new countywide community development initiative, announced last week that it will begin hosting a number of resource meetings to help people start their own small business or even start a small farm. The meeting was hosted by Les Walz and Diane Clement of the...

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