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Gerald Totty

James Gerald Totty, 65, of Fordyce, died Sunday, January 8, 2012. He was born August 20, 1946, at Eudora, a son of the late Cecil and Theda Eva Gage Totty. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Cecil Gene and Charles Wayne Totty. Gerald was a deacon and […]


James Atkins

James Alton Atkins, 75, of Benton, formerly of Warren, died Monday January 2, 2012, at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Little Rock. Born December 21, 1936, at Herbine, he was a son of the late Walter Lee Atkins and Mary Hattie Bailey Atkins. He was a retired employee of Bradley […]


Weather, Lignite Among Stories in 2011

With 2011 now in the books, The Herald takes a look back at the top stories from Cleveland County for each month of the year: January The Cleveland County Quorum Court unanimously approves a resolution prepared by County Judge Gary Spears supporting an effort to bring lignite mining to southern […]


Quorum Court Tables Sales Tax Issues

Court Approves Motion To Delay Decision Until All Nine Justices Are Present RISON – The Cleveland County Quorum Court decided to table two proposed ordinances that would change how the county’s 1-cent sales tax is distributed between the county general and county roads budgets. After discussing the matter for more […]


Mary Stevens

Mary Marie Stevens, 64, of Pine Bluff, died Sunday, December 25, 2011, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. She was born January 24, 1947 at Pine Bluff, a daughter of the late Gilbert Smith Myers and Nora Ryals Myers. Mrs. Stevens was a homemaker. In addition to her […]

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James Turner

James Roy Turner, 66, of Kingsland, died Sunday, January 1, 2012. He was born November 18, 1945, at Kingsland, a son of the late Jesse W. Turner and Bertha Virginia Clark Turner. James Roy attended Kingsland Missionary Baptist Church. He loved riding his tractor daily and visiting his friends along […]


Johnny Linneman

Edward John “Johnny” Linneman Jr., 72, of the Macedonia community near Rison, died Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at his home. Born January 9, 1939, in Jefferson County, he was a son of the late Ed Linneman Sr., and Emma Rose Zimmerman Linneman. Mr. Linneman served in the United States Army. […]