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.

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 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…

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.

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.