Homesteading Event Draws Out-of-Town Interest

RISON – Next week will the fourth year that the South Arkansas Homesteading Conference has been held at the Pioneer Village in Rison, and the organizer of the event said it’s starting to have the impact he hoped it would – bringing people to Rison and Cleveland County. “I knew there was a lot...

Bears Rally From 6 Down to Win Los Toritos Tourney

STAR CITY – The Woodlawn Bears rallied from a six-run deficit to knock off the Monticello Billies, 8-6, to the win the Los Toritos Tournament Monday night at Star City. Woodlawn beat Fordyce and Pine Bluff last Friday and Saturday, respectively, to advance to the tournament championship game Monday...

Junk Hunt Still a Success Despite Cold, Rainy Weather

RISON – The Second Annual Historic Hwy. 35 Junk Hunk is in the books and event organizer Jennifer King said that while the weather may have kept the overall number of shoppers down a bit this year, she said most vendors still reported good sales. King said she traveled the entire 120-mile route along...

Meeting To Discuss Creating ‘Barn Quilt’ Trail

RISON – The same person who came up with the Historic Hwy. 35 Junk Hunt has come up with yet another idea to bring people to Cleveland County and southern Arkansas: a “barn quilt trail.” Jennifer King of Rison, the creator of the successful Hwy. 35 Junk Hunt that was held this past weekend, said...

Wildcats Come Up Short at Spring Hill; Beat Poyen

SPRINGHILL – The Rison Wildcats managed to cut a seven-run deficit down to three before the once-beaten Spring Hill Bears pulled away late for a 12-8 victory last Friday at Spring Hill. Chandler Knowles gave Rison an early lead when he led off the top of the first with a single and eventually scored on...

Johnny Cash Ties Could Benefit County

Tourism Specialist Likes Potential of Old Post Office, Other Attractions KINGSLAND – An expert in Arkansas historic tourism said she likes the potential that a Johnny Cash-related visitor’s center could have not only for Kingsland, but for all of Cleveland County. Dr. Ruth Hawkins, executive director...

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