CCSB Remembers Willie Rainey

RISON – Cleveland County Superintendent Johnnie Johnson (right) presents Willena Rainey Swift (left), the daughter of the late Cleveland County School Board member Willie Rainey, with a plaque and certificate of appreciation during a ceremony at the start of the school board’s regular monthly meeting...

Roberts Powers Wildcats Past Hampton, HG

RISON – The Rison Wildcats overcame an early deficit before pulling away over the final three quarters to knock off the Hampton Bulldogs, 58-46, in combined district play last Friday night at the Rison Gym. Hampton led 16-15 at the end of the opening period before Rison’s J.C. Roberts hit nine of his...

First Snowfall of the Season

RISON – Cleveland County received its first winter precipitation of the season last Friday when about an inch of snow fell across much of the county. The snow created a picturesque scene at the Pioneer Village in Rison. (Top) The old Mt. Olivet Methodist Church still adorns its holiday decorations...

Bears Edge ‘Cats in OT, 75-74

RISON – The Woodlawn Bears rallied from a 13-point second half deficit to tie the game with 8 seconds left before edging the Rison Wildcats, 75-74, in an overtime thriller between the Cleveland County rivals Friday night in the Rison gym. Rison led 57-46 to start the fourth quarter before Woodlawn made...

Lady Wildcats Turn Back Lady Bears

RISON – Macy Ratliff hit four 3-pointers to help the Rison Lady Wildcats hold off a late run by the scrappy Woodlawn Lady Bears to post a 50-40 victory Friday night at the Rison gym. Ratliff finished with a game-high 17 points, and hit three of her four treys in the second quarter as the Lady ‘Cats...

Legislators Address Quorum Court

Spears, Justices Voice Concerns Over Unfunded Mandates, Regulations RISON – County Judge Gary Spears and the Cleveland County Quorum Court had an opportunity to express their concerns with two local legislators Monday night about the state saddling counties with regulations and unfunded mandates that...

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