Hamburg School District parents and guardians utilizing the MySchoolBucks program to keep track of and make payments to their student’s lunch account will see a rate increase of 49 cents per deposit transaction effective Monday, Dec. 11.

Mellie Bridewell, executive director of Arkansas Rural Health Partnership, spoke to a crowd of Rotary members last Thursday about the history of the ARHP and provided them an overview of the organization’s goals and funding. She also talked about current programs affecting Ashley County and …

Sam Finney, of Finney’s Christmas Wonderland, has been decorating his house for Christmas since 1985. His light display has expanded so much over the years that it is now a famous drive-thru featuring over one million Christmas lights. It won ABC Network’s Great Christmas Light Fight in 2015…

A Crossett man has been appointed to serve as Justice of the Peace for Ashley County Quorum Court, District II. Governor Asa Hutchinson announced the appointment on Friday, Oct. 27.

Sheriff’s investigators are looking for information on the whereabouts of an Ashley County man sought on charges of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, first degree endangering the welfare of a minor, and felony fleeing in criminal trespass.

Arkansas Rural Health Partnership (formerly Greater Delta Alliance for Health, Inc.) was one of 10 organizations across the country to receive the HRSA Rural Health Opioid Grant this year. The Arkansas Rural Health Partnership (RHP) project was funded for $750,000 to address opioid use disor…

The state of ambulance service within the county and most of its incorporated areas was still uncertain Monday afternoon. Ashley County Medial Center had agreed to continue funding FAST Ambulance through the end of the year if other entities contributed at least $5,000 toward the service, bu…

Helping Hands Food Pantry in Hamburg got a boost recently as Old Milo Farms kicked off their pumpkin patch season with a benefit fundraiser. Owners and current Ashley County Farm Family of the Year Brad and Loni Davis organized a BBQ cook off contest and live music for the event.

Women’s Resource Center of Ashley County has been awarded $157,000 in grant money to establish a shelter in Crossett. The shelter will offer services for victims of domestic violence and teenagers aging out of the foster care system, who are also victims of crime, to help them end the violen…

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is warning Arkansans to be on alert as the Equifax data breach will likely lead to hacking and phishing attempts from con artists and criminals, both over the phone and online. Rutledge, who is working with other states as part of a thorough review, …

Ashley County residents will have two opportunities to participate in pre-Christmas festivities this week, one in Hamburg and one in Crossett.

The county's ambulance dilemma appears to be one step closer to a resolution as quorum court members voted Tuesday, Nov. 28 to move forward with a plan allowing Ashley County Medical Center to operate an ambulance service district in the delta portion of the county.

In 2005, a group of women in south Arkansas banded together to form Ashley County Cares, an organization dedicated to fighting breast cancer through research and education.