Extra Space May Not Address Jail Issue

Sheriff Says Converting OEM Offices To Meet Standards Will Take Work RISON – One of the ideas behind building an addition to the Hall-Morgan Veterans Building for the Cleveland County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) was that it would free up space to help the county jail stay in compliance with...

County Road Bid Comes In Under Expected Price

RISON – Cleveland County Judge Gary Spears said the winning bid for the 2017 county road improvements came in lower than expected, thereby allowing the county to improve approximately 9 miles of county roadways this summer. Salt Creek Paving of Benton won the job with a low bid of $170,006.25. Spears...

Woodlawn Library Should Be Ready By Semester’s End

WOODLAWN – Woodlawn Superintendent Dudley Hume said he is making it a goal to have the new multi-media center/library completely finished and furnished by the end of the spring semester. Hume discussed the new media center/library during the Woodlawn School Board’s regular monthly meeting held last...

Kickstart Meeting Will Focus on Quilt Trail, Cash Visitor’s Center

RISON – Kickstart Cleveland County will be hosting a meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, March 27, for anyone interested in starting a “barn quilt trail” in Cleveland County as well as anyone interested in helping establish a Johnny Cash visitor’s center at Kingsland. Britt Talent with Kickstart Cleveland...

Homesteading Event Draws Out-of-Town Interest

RISON – Next week will the fourth year that the South Arkansas Homesteading Conference has been held at the Pioneer Village in Rison, and the organizer of the event said it’s starting to have the impact he hoped it would – bringing people to Rison and Cleveland County. “I knew there was a lot...

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