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…
Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) and local officials announced that Crossett has completed the Competitive Communities Initiative (CCI) evaluation that aims to ensure the city’s preparedness to successfully compete for jobs and investments. It is the first city in south Arkans…
A group of Hamburg students went to the Crossett pound to volunteer their time last week. The group gave baths, cleaned out kennels, filled food and water bowls, gave treats, and walked and played with the dogs. Parents said they did it because they wanted to help out this summer. The group …
Georgia–Pacific Crossett announced last week the decision to permanently close its bleached board operations at the Crossett mill as well as older tissue machines “that don’t support the long-term competitiveness of the tissue business,” a news release from the company said.
Georgia Pacific Crossett on Tuesday announced the decision to permanently close its bleached board operations at the Crossett mill as well as older tissue machines "that don't support the long-term competitiveness of the tissue business," a news release from the company said.
Hamburg City Council approved $49,305 be removed from the capital improvement fund to supplement construction at Norman Park, but the mayor said future funds will also be needed.
Hamburg High School students act as Boys and Girls State Delegates. The American Legion paid for the young men to attend while the American Legion Auxiliary, Southern Bancorp and Century Next Bank each sponsored a young lady.
Ashley County Quorum Court did not approve Hamburg’s request for an ambulance subsidy to help cover the cost of ambulance service outside of the city of Hamburg.
Ashley County Quorum Court’s justices contended last week that they could not approve an ambulance proposal from the City of Hamburg without more information. They also said they could not vote to modify a previously approved ultimatum about dispatching services the county provides for Hamburg.
Top selling Girl Scout Troops across the Girl Scouts-Diamonds service area attend an event in Pine Bluff to interact with the CEO, earn a patch, and participate in the Girl Scouts Give Back Week. Two of the top sellers are Portland Elementary students Tia Grubbs, who sold 101 boxes, and Asht…
Hamburg City Council voted to present an intergovernmental agreement to Ashley County Quorum Court involving the ambulance service in the area and if the county doesn’t agree there may be parts of the area that aren’t serviced.
Last week a Portland woman who was charged with abuse of corpse and hindering apprehension or prosecution in connection with the murder of a Crossett man was found guilty and sentenced in Ashley County Circuit Court.
The man's girlfriend live streamed the incident with their two children in the car. He refused to leave the car without seeing an arrest warrant from ICE agents.