Congressman Westerman Visits Rison Head Start

RISON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) (right) gives Kenlei a high five while visiting the Rison Head Start Center last Friday, Aug. 21, as part of his tour of the Fourth Congressional District. In addition to wanting to let young children know who their congressman is, Westerman said he...

State Rep. Holcomb Switches to Republican

RISON – Citing differences with the Democratic Party on supporting funding for Planned Parenthood, Dist. 10 State Rep. Mike Holcomb of Pine Bluff switched to the Republican Party last Thursday in a formal announcement with Gov. Asa Hutchinson at the Arkansas Republican Headquarters in Little...

Two Pick-Sixes Help Rison Beat Dumas, 19-6

By Britt Talent DUMAS – The Rison Wildcats returned two interceptions for touchdowns and used a long pass for another score as they knocked off the Class 4A Dumas Bobcats, 19-6, Monday evening at Tidwell Field in Dumas. Rison’s defense threw a shutout with the Bobcats’ only score coming off a...

Woodlawn Offense Struggles; Defense Shows Positive Signs

WOODLAWN – For those Woodlawn fans who showed up Tuesday night at the Carl Jones Sports Complex to see the Bears scrimmage the Poyen Indians, they didn’t see much offense from the hometown team. But for new Woodlawn Coach Neil Barbaree, he said he saw plenty of what he was looking for. The Bears, who...

Photo: School Prayer Walk

Construction Underway for New Dollar General at Rison

RISON -Construction on the new Dollar General store to be located at the corner of Hwy. 79 and Hwy. 35 in Rison began in earnest this week when excavation began on the site. According to construction permits with the City of Rison, Petree Construction of Fort Smith is the contractor for the project. City...

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