The Arkansas Supreme Court, in an opinion announced on Thursday, Nov. 29, rejected an appeal filed by Kenneth Ray Osburn, 59, who is serving a 30-year term for second degree murder and a 10-year term for kidnapping, with the terms to run consecutively.
Residents from throughout the region celebrate Thanksgiving and kick-off of the Christmas season with a trip to Christmas Wonderland, the light show Sam Finney has put on annually since 1985. With a concentration on the “true meaning of Christmas” Finney has handmade several of the decoratio…
This will be the last week that Crossett High School students attend classes in the nearly 60-year-old CHS building that will soon be demolished. On Dec. 3 CHS students and teachers will officially have classes in the new facilities that have been under construction since 2017.
Earlier this month a jury trial was scheduled for a Portland woman charged with abuse of corpse and hindering apprehension or prosecution in connection with the murder of a Crossett man.
According to a report from the Ashley County sheriff’s office, James Johnson of Crossett allegedly shot and murdered JoAnn Reeves earlier this year. He is now preparing for a forensic evaluation to begin next week.
The average cost of the traditional Thanksgiving meal this year is higher than in 2017, according to Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 33rd annual survey of food items typically included in the holiday feast. And, for the first time, the survey includes ham, russet potatoes and green beans. This year’s…
Hamburg High School EAST and Crossett High School students help load and unload Ashley County Medical Center's donations of 5,560 items and $1,155 that were divide evenly between the Greater Crossett Food Pantry and the Helping Hands Food Pantry of Hamburg.
The votes are in, and Hamburg High School has won first place and $5,000 in the LANXESS 2018 Manufacturing Day video competition entitled “Why Our School Needs a Science or Chemistry Lab Makeover.” The monetary prize will be used to purchase supplies and/or equipment for the school’s science…
This year will be Ashley County Alzheimer’s seventh year to host the Alzheimer’s Walk which will be Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Yarborough Field in Crossett. There will be a 5K walk/run, raffles, door prizes, various booths and vendors, a chili cook off and cinnamon roll b…
The city of Hamburg has taken another step toward obtaining ambulance service as last Monday, Oct. 22 was the first meeting of the ambulance committee appointed by Mayor Dane Weindorf.
Ashley County attorney Dustyn Codie Martin of Hamburg was arrested last week on two charges including theft of property and obtaining a signature by deception. He has since been released.
The issues surrounding inheritance can be difficult to discuss with family, but a Nov. 16 workshop will help provide the communication skills needed to start the process to keep forest, agricultural or recreational lands within the family tree.
Ashley County Quorum Court voted Tuesday, Oct. 9 to finalize the process started a year ago that will allow Georgia-Pacific Crossett to pursue what is known as an Act 9 development bond.
Justice Carlton Lawrence read the statement during the Tuesday, Oct. 9 Ashley County Quorum Court meeting in response to a discussion held during the September meeting. At that previous meeting, some justices questioned if Ashley County Medical Center’s administration was properly handling s…
The Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) Division of Rural Services will host a free workshop in Hamburg Tuesday, Oct. 23 with information on how to apply for grant funding through the agency. Rep. LeAnne Burch and Rural Services Commissioner John Davis, professor of political sci…
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, an international health campaign focused on bringing awareness to women’s health and supporting cancer research. Hamburg Mayor Dane Weindorf declared Friday, Oct. 5 as Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Ashley County Cares, a local charity, asked residents…
Last week, Hamburg Middle School and Mainline Health Services cut the ribbon on the new clinic inside the middle school; Mainline now has clinics inside each school in the Hamburg School District.
For the Hamburg ambulance committee, formed by Mayor Dane Weindorf, making a decision on which direction to proceed will take time, according to Alderman and committee member Mike Sanderlin.
The Hamburg city council approved spending a total of approximately $14,000 from the capital improvement fund for road repairs and new playground equipment for Norman Park at their monthly council meeting last week.
Last week, Hamburg Mayor Dane Weindorf hosted the first meeting with the city ambulance committee to discuss what he expects in the coming months prior to receiving tax revenue.
Hamburg Mayor Dane Weindorf and the City of Hamburg dedicated the recreational field at Pine Street Park to Ritha Jean and Willie Booker on Saturday at the park. The dedication ceremony was held on the weekend before Booker’s 95th birthday.
Students from Hamburg High School’s Environmental and Spatial Technology class are planning a veterans’ parade in conjunction with the Ashley County Veterans Day celebration.
Hamburg School District Superintendent Tracy Streeter gave the district school board a list of facilities at district schools that need improvement or renovation at the monthly school board meeting last week.
The Ashley County Quorum Court was split on whether or not to extend the county’s hospital lease at the monthly Quorum Court meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at the Ashley County courthouse.
The Hamburg Schools Foundation approved over $11,900 in grants to teachers in the Hamburg School District for classroom improvements, supplies and equipment and field trips for the 2018-2019 school year.
Tesla has announced that it may purchase some or all of the factories that General Motors plans to shut down in North America despite its financial problems. But free-market advocates are warning that it could be a bad idea for the government to provide incentives for Tesla to do this.
Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) agrees with Rep. Adam Schiff's comments that Trump could "face the real prospect of jail time" and gives his take on why during an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer.
Maria Butina, an accused Russian spy who nuzzled up to the National Rifle Association before the 2016 election, appears to have reached a plea deal with the Justice Department, according to a new court filing in her criminal case. CNN's Sara Murray reports.