Freight Train Derails at Rison

No Injuries or Damage to Structures; Accident Occurs Near 1989 Site RISON – Union Pacific railroad officials are still looking into what may have caused a freight train to derail at the Oak Street crossing Saturday evening at Rison. “The cause for the derailment is still under investigation,” said...

Wildcats Get Final Run To Edge Bears, 52-48

RISON – Cam Reeves used a strong start and a strong finish to help guide the Rison Wildcats to a 52-48 decision over the Woodlawn Bears in a 7-2A East matchup of county rivals Friday night at the Rison Gym. Reeves finished with a game-high 21 points, most of which came in the first and fourth quarters...

Lady Cats Pull Away From Lady Bears

RISON – The Rison Lady Wildcats used a strong fourth quarter to turn back a comeback bid by the Woodlawn Lady Bears as they posted a 40-30 victory Friday night in a 7-2A East conference game at the Rison Gym. Rison led nearly the entire game, taking advantage of a slow start by Woodlawn to build an...

Rison City Council Overides Recommendation on Zoning

RISON – The Rison City Council voted Tuesday night to reject the recommendation of the Rison Zoning and Planning Commission and allow a variance on the distance required for the placement of a mobile home along Hwy. 79 within the Rison city limits. The council unanimously approved a motion by...

Rison Shine Hopes to Take Efforts to New Level

RISON – Rison Shine Downtown Development will begin developing a new strategy to continue its revitalization of downtown Rison and the surrounding area with the first meeting of the new year to be held this Friday afternoon. Britt Talent, Rison Shine president, said the meeting is open to anyone...

Project To Honor Local Vets Still Going at Veterans Park

RISON – On a recent Sunday, John Blanchard was heading home after church when he noticed about three cars parked along the fence that is next to Veterans Park in Rison. As he looked to see what was going on, he noticed that those cars belonged to visitors who were checking out the plaques encircling...

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