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CCSB Begins Superintendent Search

ASBA Director Gives Board Advice on Search During Special Meeting RISON – The Cleveland County School Board decided Monday night to set a deadline of Nov. 1 “or until filled” to accept applications from candidates interested in replacing retiring Superintendent Johnnie Johnson when his contract expires June 30, 2018. Meanwhile, […]

Rodgers Named Officer of the Year
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Rodgers Named Officer of the Year

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge awarded the Cleveland County Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award to Cleveland County Sheriff Jack Rodgers earlier this month. Rutledge announced the recognition at the annual awards and recognition luncheon at the 2017 Arkansas Law Enforcement Summit at Camp […]

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Two Enter Pleas for Allbright Murder

Guenther, Brown Have Murder Charges Reduced to First Degree RISON – Jonathan Guenther, 21, of the Randall community, and Joshua Brown, 18, of Rison, received reduced murder charges Tuesday in a plea agreement concerning the December 2015 death of Cherrish Faith Allbright in northern Cleveland County. Guenther and Brown, along […]

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School Districts See Slight Drop In Enrollment

RISON – Both the Cleveland County School District and the Woodlawn School District have slightly fewer students this year compared to last year, according to the enrollment figures for Oct. 1 in each district. The Arkansas Department of Education requires public schools to report their student enrollment on Oct. 1 […]

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County General ‘Streak’ Broken

Fund Ends With Negative Balance; Get Rid of It Makes Pitch for Rison RISON – Thanks to a delayed payment from the state, Cleveland County broke a streak of nine consecutive months of having the balance in the county general fund finish in the black. Meanwhile, the county’s solid waste […]