Employees at the Ashley County courthouse gather for a group photo in matching “emoji” themed attire before opening their doors to trick or treaters last Thursday afternoon. Office doors were decorated for the event.
The Ashley County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant last week that led to the largest methamphetamine bust in county history when they confiscated nearly a pound of suspected meth.
The local economy received a potential boost last week when Crossett City Council approved a letter signaling its willingness to discuss economic development incentives with a company planning to locate in the area.
The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) announced a $1,500,000 investment into 11 organizations across the Mississippi River Delta region including University of Arkansas – College of Technology Crossett. The effort looks to align workforce and economic development strategies, enhance job trainin…
A Circuit Judge for the Tenth Judicial District, consisting of Ashley, Chicot, Drew, Desha and Bradley Counties, passed away last week. His friends, family, members of the community, and those he worked with say he will be missed.
The first ever Veteran’s Day Parade was held in Crossett last weekend. The mayor signed a proclamation declaring Oct. 19 as a day to recognize veterans and named the parade after its organizer Bill Mayo.
Three machines were turned off for good at the Georgia Pacific mill in Crossett early this week. According to operators of the machines, the pulp mill, the board mill, and the 10A boiler all ceased operations before 1 p.m. on Monday.
With over 60 children and youth in foster care in Ashley, Bradley, and Drew counties and the crisis building across the country, thousands of churches plan to echo a united message on Stand Sunday, Nov. 10.
Ashley County producers and commercial applicators will have the opportunity to dispose of their outdated and unused pesticides during a collection event Thursday, Oct. 31. The event will take place at the John Deere Dealership in Portland.
James W. Webb, who had argued errors by the trial court, saw the Arkansas Court of Appeals affirm his convictions for unlawful discharge of a firearm from a vehicle and tampering with physical evidence in a decision returned on Wednesday, Oct. 2.
The Planning Commission of Hamburg approved an application by At&T to construct a new phone tower, but the mayor says the decision will be challenged.
Hamburg High School’s 2019 Homecoming Court includes Dezirae Tolefree, Maria Aguilar, Courtney Carrico, Mary Lauhon, Queen Cierra Tucker, Mallory Rial, Lindsey Lloyd, Ashton Wells, and Chandler Norsworthy and their escorts along with flower girl Tamia Turner and crown bearer Rodrick Baldwin.
Hamburg City Council members met in the new fire station Sept. 23 and discussed two proposed ordinances, one that would have increased the sewer rate and one that would have limited commercial vehicles on West Foote Street.
The CALL is a faith-based organization that partners with Department of Children and Family Services to recruit, train, and support foster and adoptive families from within the local church. It is a state-wide organization that has been in existence since 2007, with a Drew County affiliate l…
The Arkansas Court of Appeals denied a pair of appeals involving drug charges from the Ashley and Drew County Circuit Courts in decisions announced on Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Food and consumer science agents, program associates and other public education professionals celebrated the 50th anniversary of one of the most successful nutritional outreach programs earlier this month, as the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, or EFNEP, turned 50.
Tiny sensors that can be placed in corn stalks to monitor water, nitrogen and potassium needs in real time are being designed by a team of researchers from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the University of Arkansas College of Engineering.
On Sept. 11 an order was signed and filed in Drew County Court modifying the conditions of pre-trial release for Ashley County attorney Dustyn Codie Martin who is facing multiple criminal charges in both Drew and Ashley counties.
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.
Argentinian soccer team Estudiantes de la Plata re-opened their stadium with a holographic lion to prowl the pitch. But they're only the latest to use holograms, from esports to concerts.
A possible meteor was caught on camera across in the sky in the Midwest. The National Weather Service said that if it was a meteor, it likely burned up in the sky.
Google's "Project Nightingale" is collecting health data on millions of Americans through a new partnership with Ascension, one of the country's largest nonprofit health systems.