Storm Damages Buildings, Blocks Roads

Front of Building Collapses in Rison; Tree Falls on Home at Woodlawn RISON – High winds accompanying a severe thunderstorm that passed through Cleveland County Monday night damaged two buildings, blocked roadways with downed trees and knocked out power to a portion of Cleveland County. The two...

‘Prom Promise’ Drama Hopes To Impact Students

WOODLAWN – The Cleveland County Office of Emergency Management, in coordination with the Arkansas State Police, hosted a “Prom Promise” program Friday, April 7 at Woodlawn High School. During the lengthy program, students from both Rison and Woodlawn High Schools watched their classmates act in a...

Homesteading Conference Draws Visitors from 5 States

RISON – Attendance at the Arkansas Homesteading Conference was down this year compared to last, but organizer Britt Talent said they had more out-of-state visitors than they’ve every had. Talent estimated that overall attendance, including the Pioneer Village Supper held Friday night, was at about...

Woman Narrowly Escapes Burning Home at Glendale

GLENDALE – An early morning fire, thought to be caused by a butane leak, blazed through the home of a woman in far northeast Cleveland County near the Glendale community Saturday morning, March 25. The home, belonging to 76-year-old Margaret Kimbrell Rawls, was ravaged by the flames leaving her with...

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...

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