A Petition to Revoke Bond was filed last week against Ashley County lawyer Dustyn Codie Martin who is accused of mishandling $100,000 from a client. The next day, Martin faced a first appearance hearing before Judge Quincy Ross on other, unrelated charges including forgery and hot checks.
Hamburg High School cheerleaders pump up the crowd Friday night as the Lions football team strives for victory over the Ashdown Panthers. The final score showed the Lions winning 30-20. (See this week's edition for game stats.)
State officials say that an alleged gun violence threat has no corroborating or useful evidence, but local officials are going to keep a close eye just in case.
Crossett Elementary School was awarded approximately $660,000 to maintain an afterschool program for the next five years. Principal Veronica Robinson said that she wrote for the grant with the help of Assistant Principal Janet Ricks and librarian Leslie Mansur and that Crossett was one of 15…
Ashley County Fair Board members have announced two new categories for entries this year, Painted Barn Quilts and Painting With Diamonds.
National Immunization Awareness Month is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages, Linda Inmon, Extension specialist for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), said. It is also a good time to make sure children receive th…
Heart 2 Heart Foundation, a nonprofit organization, and the City of Wilmot teamed up for a summer camp that addressed multiple design activities. Throughout the week, students got a chance to engage with professionals to include designing and engineering activities.
An Ashley County jury convicted a Crossett man of aggravated robbery and theft of property for an incident in which he robbed a woman, threw her from a moving car, shot her and left her for dead.
The City of Hamburg will close the Pine Street Park at 8 p.m. and have a police car on site in the evenings following a fatal stabbing there Sunday, July 21.
The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission has announced approval of three loans in Ashley County. One is to the city of Crossett and two will go to the city of Portland.
Many of the Hamburg School District’s school improvement scores for the 2018-2019 school year were almost completely flat when compared to the previous year, though one building – Portland Elementary – exceeded national averages for their tests.
Last week’s agreement between Ashley County Quorum Court and Hamburg City Council means that the sheriff’s office will continue dispatching the city’s police department, at least through the end of the year.
Georgia Pacific officially notified three different union organizations last week of the closure dates, as required by law and said there will be no closures until September.
The Crossett Bass Club held their annual youth fishing tournament last weekend. Ben Brockwell of Hamburg won the 13 to 17 age division with a total catch of 10.36 pounds. Brockwell also had the biggest bass of the day with a fish weighing 2.32 pounds.
Ashley County Health Unit in Hamburg will have a Back to School Shot Clinic Aug. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. No appointment is needed! They are located at 401 North Cherry and may be contacted by phone at 870-853-5525.
Commissioner of State Lands Tommy Land announced that his office will auction tax-delinquent land in Ashley County on Tuesday, July 23, at 1 p.m. The auction will be held at the Hamburg city hall with registration beginning at 12:30 p.m.
The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved bids for two projects to improvement roadways in Ashley County, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.
Ten junior and senior high school students from Ashley County attended a Medical Application of Science for Health (M*A*S*H) camp at Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett June 17-28.
The University of Arkansas at Monticello announced its plans to assist dislocated workers at a leadership roundtable Monday held at its technical campus in Crossett.
Two Hamburg High School Bass Club teams placed in the Student Angler Federation High School State Championship at Lake Ouachita, and one team placed in the top five at the World Finals in Alabama.
The Arkansas Municipal League at its 85th Convention, held June 12-14 in Little Rock, honored Portland with the Four Star Municipality Award. The award is presented annually to municipalities that have demonstrated excellence in loss control as it relates to employee safety, wellness, vehicl…
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission stocked Lake Georgia Pacific with catfish from state hatcheries last weekend for the annual Lake GP Fishing Derby. Organizer Cindy Howie said that more than 130 kids and their families showed up to fish the event. In addition to fishing, the kids were also a…
In an emotional interview with Univision, former Red Sox baseball player David Ortiz opened up about being shot in the Dominican Republic in June.
Days before Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation, Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) urged the FBI to reach out to a witness who had key information about alleged misconduct by the nominee while at Yale, according to a letter obtained by CNN.
Police in Minneapolis are struggling to combat an alarming rise in robberies throughout the city. One precinct specifically has seen a 50% increase in the last year.