Ashley County Judge Jim Hudson’s office announced on a social media post Sunday morning that the Arkansas Department of Health had notified the office of a positive case of COVID-19 in Ashley County.
Spring Break came to an end on Monday, but because returning to the actual school building is not an option, students, educators and parents entered their second week of virtual learning.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, in cooperation with Gov. Asa Hutchinson, voted during a specially called meeting last week to waive all fishing license and trout permit requirements for residents and nonresidents starting this weekend at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 21 through 11:59 p.m…
Statewide training and certification for private pesticide applicators from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is now available online to help keep farmers on schedule as the planting season approaches.
Two adults arrested in connection to a Jan. 16 murder in Ashley County were formally charged last week with conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery and tampering with evidence.
Ashley County Medical Center is closely monitoring updates related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, working with the Arkansas Department of Health, and staying abreast of information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to an ACMC press release.
The Hamburg elementary robotics team was only one point away from being named the VEX IQ state champions and qualified to compete in the world competition. Three Hamburg elementary students, Hunter Lipsmeyer, Hayley Cossey, and Dalyn Amos of Lion Pride Robotics, started competing with their …
A man who was previously convicted of rape and introduction of a controlled substance into the body of another person was arrested last week for internet stalking a child.
Miss Ashley County Rachel Ciemone Junior is planting apple trees all over southeast Arkansas for a hunger relief project she’s calling Rachel’s Trees, and recently two trees were planted in Hamburg’s Pine Street Park.
The possibility of campaign signs in Hamburg until November was raised by Mayor Dane Weindorf at a short city council meeting Monday night of last week.
The severe storm season of 2019 brought with it 33 tornadoes, more than three dozen reports of thunderstorm wind gusts of 75 mph or greater, an instance of hail slightly larger than grapefruits, and hundreds of reports of flash flooding. Combined, hazardous weather resulted in five fatalitie…
Hamburg City Council has focused on the need for generators during the last month and during a special-called meeting Feb. 13 members approved the purchase of one emergency generator that will be housed at the new fire station.
Project plans are underway with construction schedules that were set to begin Monday, Feb. 10 to resurface the Pine Island Access Road within Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge.
Hamburg Middle School’s EAST students have raised more than $7,000 to help a fellow Hamburg student purchase a piece of medical equipment that will help make her more mobile.
Hamburg and Crossett elementary and middle school robotics teams competed in Lake Village over the weekend. Sixteen teams from around the area competed in Saturday's event. Lake Village's team Function of Construction won first place. Crossett Middle School's team Engineering Eagles placed s…
County Judge Jim Hudson signed a proclamation Jan. 21 declaring February as Heart Disease Awareness Month and Feb. 7 as National “Wear Red” Day in Ashley County.
Crossett’s Chamber issued its first ever Woman and Man of the Year awards to Lynn Rodgers (shown) and the late Tom Streetman while naming Steve White (shown) as Volunteer of the Year.
The Hamburg robotics teams competed in a tournament in Monticello on Friday and two elementary students from the Lion Pride B team are moving on to compete at the state level.
Appeals Court Judge Mike Murphy wrote the opinions in a pair of cases from the Ashley County Circuit Court involving Timothy Miller who was convicted of delivery of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school, use of a communications device in commission of a drug offense and fleeing. The …
Ashley County Sheriff Tommy Sturgeon said he has made three arrests connected to the death of 17-year-old Josh Couser whose body was found on Ashley 16 Thursday morning.
Severe storms early Saturday morning caused minor damage on the University of Arkansas–Monticello and left most residential students without power. There were no reports of injury or unsafe conditions.
Ashley County saw multiple tornadoes over the weekend, according to a report by the National Weather Service in Jackson. The weather service said ongoing damage surveys in Baxter, Fulton, Ashley, and Chicot counties may find evidence of additional tornadoes, but as of Monday afternoon could …
Several Ashley County residents celebrate the New Year last week with dancing and confetti in downtown Crossett. The city held its first ball drop near the First Avenue and Main Street intersection with the ball rigged to drop along the flag pole there.
With Christmas only a week away citizens and businesses across Hamburg are showing their holiday spirit this year with displays like this one at Johnny’s Muffler Shop. See next week’s Ashley County Ledger for the annual Letters to Santa section.
Randy Veach took the podium at Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 85th annual convention last week to give his final address to members as the organization’s president. Veach, a third-generation farmer from Manila, is completing his 11th term as Arkansas Farm Bureau president and has served on the board…
Hamburg Holidays was Saturday, Dec.7 in Hamburg. The events on the square started in the afternoon followed by a Little Wagon parade and the annual Hamburg Christmas parade.
CNN's Gary Tuchman interviews several congregants of an Ohio church about their decision to attend service, despite coronavirus outbreaks.
At the White House coronavirus task force briefing, President Trump berated a reporter after she asked him to clarify comments about the federal medical supply stockpile made by his son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner the previous day.
A microbiologist in Germany believes that the use of an updated version of a 100-year-old Tuberculosis vaccine may work as an intermediate treatment for Covid-19. CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports.