High Tunnel at Rison Garden Reflects New Trend in Farming

RISON – While most local gardeners are at the mercy of the weather as to when they can get  this year’s crop in the ground, Cleveland County Extension agent Les Walz is simply waiting for the last two “walls” to be put up before he can plant. Walz and a group of local volunteers are putting the...

Bank of Rison Opening First Branch; Building Progressing

RISON – As construction continues on its new building in downtown, The Bank of Rison has will be opening its first branch bank next month in Malvern. Meanwhile, construction on its new Rison home is projected to be ready sometime around mid-June. Bank President and CEO Troy Duke said it was never the...

Woodlawn Board Reviews Projects, Making Up Days

WOODLAWN – Construction projects and make-up days were among the issues discussed from a full agenda facing the Woodlawn School Board Monday night during its regular monthly meeting. In addition, the  board also took no action on the proposed new Woodlawn Head Start building, heard a financial...

‘Captain’ Completes Filming at Pioneer Village

RISON – Filmmaker and historian Rob Reep, owner and CEO of Fossil Hound Dog Films, a division of Raptorproductions, has been filming segments of a full-length feature film entitled “Captain” in the Pioneer Village at Rison for the past seven months. The film is set in the early 1800’s and is...

Third Winter Storm Brings Snow, More School Closings

RISON – Snow totals ranging from 5 to 8 inches were reported across Cleveland County last Wednesday, Feb. 25, as the area was hit with its third round of winter precipitation within 10-day period. Meanwhile, forecasters were predicting a fourth round of winter weather consisting of freezing rain, sleet...

Woodlawn’s Hume Pulls Off Huge Upset for 2nd State Title

WOODLAWN – Woodlawn’s Tyson Hume pulled off one of the state’s biggest high school wrestling upsets of the year Saturday when he knocked off previously unbeaten Michael Crockett of Pulaski Acadmey, 8-6, to win the 126 lbs. division state championship at the Class 1A-5A State Wrestling Tournament in...

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