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Pamela Ashcraft

Pamela Jane Ashcraft, 58, of Pine Bluff, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 4, 2012. She was born January 14, 1954, at Magnolia, a daughter to William H. and Sue Bright Dowell of Conway. Mrs. Ashcraft graduated from Rison High School in 1972. She began a long distinguished career in […]

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Celebrating Southern Food

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – From cornbread to collard greens to pimento cheese, the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi celebrates and nurtures the passion for Southern food, cooks and producers. The 14th annual Southern Foodways Symposium explored the history and current state of agriculture in the Cultivated South, since […]


Classifieds Ads: March 7, 2012

Yard Sales MULTI FAMILY SALE – RAIN OR SHINE, Fri/Sat. 7AM until… both days. 1940 Hwy 63 next door to Country Store.  Loads of items. Personal/Want Ads NURSERY ATTENDANT NEEDED TO SUPERVISE childen ages 3 and younger during church services on Sundays. $10/hour. Must pass a background check. For more […]


New Contested Local Races Develop

Triplett Gets Challenger for JP Dist. 2; Races Emerge at Kingsland, Redland RISON  – The filing period that opened last Thursday for the May 22 primary election has brought a few surprises as far as local races are concerned. There is still a possibility that additional contested races could develop […]


Phillips, Wynne Seek 34th Dist. Court Job

RISON – District Judges Ronnie A. Phillips and Tom Wynne, both of Fordyce, have filed to run in the nonpartisan race of the newly created 34th District Court Judge. The district includes Cleveland, Calhoun and Dallas Counties. District courts (formerly called municipal courts) exercise county-wide jurisdiction over misdemeanor cases, preliminary […]