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Johnson Submits Retirement Letter

Superintendent To Retire June 30; Board Approves Loan for New Turf RISON – Superintendent Johnnie Johnson made it official Monday night and submitted his letter of “resignation and retirement” to the Cleveland County School Board during its regular monthly meeting Monday night. His resignation becomes effective at the end of […]

Prayer Walk at Rison School
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Prayer Walk at Rison School

RISON – Pastor John Fulmer of Bethel No. 1 Missionary Baptist Church at Rison gives a short devotional as the annual Rison School Prayer Walk was held Sunday evening at the Rison campus. More than 100 people showed up despite threatening skies to take part in the walk around the […]

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County, Get Rid of It Settle Dispute

Spears, Rodgers Also Address Questions About Proposed Regional Jail RISON – The Cleveland County Quorum Court voted Monday night to give County Judge Gary Spears the authority to sign a revised contract with the county’s solid waste contractor, Get Rid of It, Inc., effectively ending a dispute between the two […]

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County Hears Pitch To Convert to Voting Centers

RISON – Two officials who oversee elections in Cleveland County pitched the idea of the county switching over to “voting centers” during the Cleveland County Quorum Court’s regular monthly meeting Monday night. County Clerk Jimmy Cummings and Cleveland County Election Commission Chairman John Appleget told the quorum court that creating […]

Smith Receives Death Penalty
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Smith Receives Death Penalty

Jury Finds 21-Year-Old Guilty In Murder of Cherrish Faith Allbright RISON – Brad Hunter Smith of the Randall community was found guilty and sentenced to death by a Cleveland County jury last Friday in the December 2015 murder of 22-year-old Cherrish Faith Allbright. Smith, 21, along with co-defendants Jonathan Guenther, […]