County Approves Budget in Record Time

Spears Says Lack of Election Helps County Meet Revenue Projections RISON – Thanks largely in part to 2015 being a non-election year, Cleveland County Judge Gary Spears said last week’s annual budget meeting was one of the easiest and fastest he’s seen since being in office. Spears said that all the...

Woodlawn Schools Awarded $150,000 Fitness Trail Grant

WOODLAWN – The Woodlawn School District was notified last week that it will be receiving a $150,000 grant from the Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas to build an “Outdoor Fitness Trail” around campus that will be available for public use. Woodlawn Superintendent Dudley Hume said he...

WHS Gets Performance Award

LITTLE ROCK – Woodlawn High School is one of 215 public schools in Arkansas that is being recognized as a “high performing school” through the Arkansas School Recognition and Reward Program, the Arkansas Department of Education announced last week. The program recognizes the top 20 percent of...

Hopson Hopes Rison Residents Will Report Move-Ins, Move-Outs

RISON – Now that Cleveland County is responsible for overseeing trash pick-up for the entire county, including Rison, County Treasurer Jack Hopson said he hopes residents living in Rison will treat their trash pick-up just like any other utility and remember to inform the county if they plan to move so...

Margaret Gavin

Margaret Ray Mercer Gavin, 86, of Rye, Arkansas, died Sunday November 23, at Chapel Woods Nursing Center in Warren, Arkansas. She was born to Willie Ray Mercer and Claudia Merle Tooke Mercer in their home in Rye on July 31, 1928. She attended elementary school at the Baggett School in Rye and when it closed...

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