‘Cats Hold On for 34-30 Victory Over Redbugs

Defensive Stand in Closing Minutes Helps Preserve Win in Season Opener By Stan Sadler RISON – After assuming an 18-point lead early in the third quarter, a couple of lost fumbles and almost 100 yards in penalties left Rison hanging on the ropes in the closing moments of last Friday night’s season...

Jones Rushes for 221 As Bears Power Past Midland, 38-12

WOODLAWN – Senior wingback Jeffery Jones rushed for 221 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead the Woodlawn Bears to a 38-12 win over the Midland Mustangs in the season opener last Friday night at the Carl Jones Sports Complex. Jones, selected to the Class 2A All-State team as a junior, had four runs...

High Schools Begin ‘Digital Learning’ Classes

RISON – Remember signing up for criminal justice classes in high school? How about fashion merchandising, or sales and marketing? Those are just some of the “digital learning” classes now being offered to high school students in Cleveland County and across Arkansas this year thanks to Act 1280, a...

Congressional Candidate Witt Makes Stop in Rison

RISON – James Lee Witt, the Democratic nominee for Arkansas’ Fourth Congressional District seat, discussed a few domestic and international issues with The Herald during a campaign swing through Rison Tuesday morning. Witt, who served as the director of the Federal Emergency Management Administration...

Phoenix, Ackerman Buildings Finally Torn Down Monday

RISON – After two delays, demolition of the old Phoenix Hotel and Ackerman Building in downtown Rison took place as scheduled Monday afternoon. About a dozen or so spectators began gathering around the sidewalks surrounding the building at about 2 p.m. as a trackhoe was delivered to the site. By 4:15...

Decision To Pursue Farming Has Paid Off For Young Family

RYE – When Bob and Brenda Young had a decision to make early in their marriage concerning their future, they both knew where they wanted to be – in the country – but what they would do there to earn a living was still up in the air. After marrying in 1983 and building a house in Rye, the...

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