Woodlawn Farmers Market Goes Weekly

RISON – Cleveland County now has two weekly farmers markets following the official announcement this week that the Woodlawn Farmers Market will be open every Saturday morning. Larry Reynolds, president of the new community development group Wake-Up Woodlawn, said after visiting with vendors, they have...

Photo: Rison Farmers Marker Cranks Ups

Andrew Roshell (left) shares a laugh with vendor Barbara Griffin (right) during the opening of the Rison Farmers Market last Thursday in the FBT Community Park in downtown Rison. Despite the rain, the market had a nice turnout of vendors and the afternoon was capped off with the CASA Karaoke Night in the...

Photo: Murry Freeman Recognized

Former Rison Fire Chief Murry Freeman (standing, left) was presented with a plaque from Rison Mayor Vernon Dollar (standing, right) during the Rison City Council’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday night. Freeman was recognized for his 17 years of service with the Rison Fire Department. He was succeeded by...

Wright, Doherty Lead Rison High Class of 2015

RISON – Rison High School held its graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2015 Thursday evening, May 21, with a total of 44 students receiving their diplomas. There were a total of 13 honor graduates in the class with Erin Alyssa Wright serving as  valedictorian and Sydney Raye Doherty as...

Bears Have Two Make All-State Team

WOODLAWN – The Woodlawn Bears baseball team had five players earn post-season honors, Coach Tommy Richardson announced. Woodlawn finished the year with a 23-7 record overall and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class 2A State Baseball Tournament. Senior Taylor Stitt, a third baseman and...

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,...

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