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Extra Jurors Called For Smith Trial
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Extra Jurors Called For Smith Trial

Jury Pool Expected To Be About 200 When Selection Begins Monday RISON – With the death penalty remaining as a potential punishment in the capital murder trial of Brad Hunter Smith, an expanded jury pool has been called in anticipation of a rigorous selection process that is scheduled to begin […]

Woodlawn Gets Act 1240 Waivers
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Woodlawn Gets Act 1240 Waivers

RISON – The Woodlawn School District became the final district in the Southeast Arkansas Educational Cooperative to receive an Act 1240 waiver when the Arkansas Board of Education approved its request during a meeting in Little Rock last Thursday. Act 1240, approved by the state legislature in 2015, established that […]

CCSB Approves Handbook Changes For All 3 Schools
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CCSB Approves Handbook Changes For All 3 Schools

RISON – The Cleveland County School Board approved several changes to student handbooks at all three campuses during its regular monthly meeting Monday night at the administration building in Rison. Meanwhile, the school board also approved hiring Quantario Heath as the new boys basketball coach and elementary physical education instructor […]

Marian Veazey
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Marian Veazey

Marian Lavon Reed Veazey, 88, of Tucson, Arizona went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Marian was born November 25, 1928 in Rison, Arkansas, the third child of the late Jack Reed and Bertha Lee Chapman Reed. She graduated from Rison High School in May of […]

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Mark McNeil

Mark A. McNeil, 48, of Blaine, Minnesato, died of natural causes on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at his home. He was born August 21, 1968, in Buffalo, New York to Dr. Ron and Judith McNeil of Springfield, Illinois, who survive him. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents […]

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Classified Ads – July 19, 2017

Rummage Sales 3 FAMILY YARD SALE – 7 a.m. til ? Friday-Saturday, July 21-22, 1611 Casa Linda Drive behind JMR Tires in Fordyce; girls, boys, womens, mens clothing and shoes, and a few household items. (*32) Notice NO TRESPASSING on Holderfield Farm, north of Woodlawn School. Land is posted NO […]

Turf Bids Lower Than Expected
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Turf Bids Lower Than Expected

Low Bid Comes In More Than $125,000 Below $600,000 Projection RISON – The low bid for a new artificial turf surface at Rison High School’s Wildcat Field came in at $472,020, more than $125,000 below the projected cost of about $600,000. The Cleveland County School Board accepted the low bid […]