Old Cistern on Vacant Lot Reveals Some Rison History

RISON – When Brian and Michelle Phillips finalized the purchase of a couple of vacant lots at the corner of Third and Main Streets in downtown Rison last week, it didn’t take long before the curiosity finally got to Brian. Brain said that the property’s previous owner, Herschel Garner of Rison,...

Wylie, Helms Lead Woodlawn Class of 2015

WOODLAWN – Woodlawn High School held its graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2015 Tuesday evening, May 19, with a total of 47 students receiving their diplomas. There were a total of 24 honor graduates in the class with Jordan Elizabeth Wylie serving as  valedictorian and Amber Jade Helms as...

Photo: National Day of Prayer

CLEVELAND COUNTY NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER – Pastor Ike Mohr of Rison United Methodist (standing with Bible), “emcee” for this year’s gathering, talks about the importance of prayer at the Cleveland County National Day of Prayer event held last Thursday, May 7, at the Cleveland County Courthouse in...

Dragons Clip Bears in Regional Finals, 1-0

WOODLAWN – Junction City’s Blake McLelland scored the game’s only run off an error in the third inning as the Dragons managed to hold on for a 1-0 victory over the Woodlawn Bears in the Class 2A South Region Championship Game Monday afternoon at Woodlawn. By virtue of its victory Monday, Junction...

Mussel Habitat Reduced in County

Spears, Senators Concerned About Impact With ‘Endangered’ Listing RISON – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  (FWS) has reduced the critical habitat designation for the rabbitsfoot mussel that lives in the Saline River, but County Judge Gary Spears as well as both of Arkansas’ U.S. senators are...

Tour of County Assets Sparks Ideas for Local Developments

RISON – Improving high speed internet access and  marketing the county’s assets were two major goals that architect Ed Levy of Little Rock laid out for the county last Thursday night during a special meeting of the Kickstart Cleveland County Community Development Initiative. Those suggestions and...

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