New Developments Underway in Rison

RISON – Davy Earnest, owner of the Rison Athletic Club, has announced that he has bought the old Rison Pharmacy Building in downtown Rison and is in the process of converting both sides of the complex into a new fitness/group training center. Meanwhile, the developers of the old Dairy Dip building at...

Community Theater Group Closing In On First Play

RISON – It’s “crunch time” for the newly organized Cleveland County Community Theater group as its first-ever production, “Murder at the Pie Auction,” is set to debut in a little more than two weeks. The dinner theater will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, July 8, at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds...

Mt. Olivet Church Building Being Renovated at Village

RISON – A new round of improvements at the Pioneer Village in Rison is underway as renovations began on the old Mt. Olivet Methodist Church earlier this week. The church building, which dates back to the 1800’s, had two major floor-support beams replaced this week by a crew from Sanders Construction...

Old Woodlawn Elementary Building Coming Down

WOODLAWN – A crew from the Arkansas Department of Correction began taking down the old Woodlawn Elementary building last week to make way for a new library that will be built in its place. The old elementary was built as a Works Progress Administration project during the Depression era of the 1930s and...

Woodlawn Wins 4th Title Behind Michels’ 3-Hitter

FAYETTEVILLE – Woodlawn Coach Tommy Richardson was facing a real dilemna last week when he was having to decide on who start against the Junction City Dragons in the Class 2A State Championship game. Should he go with his winningest pitcher of the year, Will Richarson, or go with the kid who seemed to...

New Edinburg Sees Success With Market, 5K

NEW EDINBURG – The organizers of the New Edinburg Farmers Market grand opening held this past Saturday, May 21, are calling the event a great success and are already making plans to repeat the event in the future. “I was just blown away,” said Patricia McClellan of Re-New-ing Edinburg about the...

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