When it comes to planning for the cost of feeding students in Crossett schools in the time of a national pandemic, no one knows what the final number may be.
Arkansas Game and Fish commissioners watched a special video at their regularly scheduled meeting recently from Gov. Asa Hutchinson, recognizing Sept. 26 as National Hunting and Fishing Day in Arkansas and proclaiming the week leading up to it as Arkansas Hunting and Fishing Week.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making available another $14 billion to eligible farmers and ranchers under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, or CFAP, and for the first time, rice, peanuts and soft red winter wheat are included.
Shortly after Hamburg School District Superintendent Tracy Streeter told the school board that, “COVID has not been our friend,” the board adopted a budget for the fiscal year that projects $8,397,469 in operating costs.
On Monday, Sept. 21, the Ashley County Health Unit of the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will offer flu vaccinations at the Health Unit, 401 N. Cherry, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in conjunction with COVID-19 tests.
Ashley County Tax Collector Lori Pennington has been selected to serve on the Arkansas County Tax Collectors Association’s Legislative Committee. The five-person committee works with the association body to formulate legislative proposals for upcoming sessions of the state General Assembly.
Ashley County Quorum Court adopted three ordinances at its meeting last week, including one that provides the county guidance on how to address employee COVID-19 testing.
Mayor Dane Weindorf told council that the tax revenue for Hamburg is better than it’s ever been. “It’s the highest I’ve ever seen it,” he said. “Things are looking really good right now.”
After a gray day of gusts and heavy rain that steamrolled crops, Tropical Storm Laura seemed to save her worst for after sunset, with the nighttime hours punctuated by tornado warnings from Desha County north to Clay County.
On Aug. 25 deputies with Ashley County Sheriff’s Department arrested a woman in Montrose after they reportedly found drugs while executing a search warrant.
Arkansas Rural Health Partnership, a non-profit organization of 14 rural hospitals spanning South Arkansas has recently been awarded three Health Resources and Services Administration Office of Rural Health grants totaling $4,806,616 to address increasing access to care throughout the region.
Crossett City Council settled on a leaf pickup policy last week after several months of debate. Members adopted an ordinance officially increasing the trash pickup tax by $1 and terminating the “per pick up” charge.
The filing deadline for city offices has passed and Crossett, Parkdale and Fountain Hill all have contested races for council seats that will be on the November ballot.
Nickel Lewis (left) and Elijah Rodgers head home after a little basketball in Hamburg’s Pine Street Park Monday afternoon. The boys indicated they looked forward to the return of school after being out for so long, saying being at home all day was boring.
Crossett Historical Society and the Delta XI chapter of Beta Sigma Phi have announced the cancellation of the 42nd annual Wiggins Cabin Festival scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 10.
Crossett Mayor Crystal Marshall is sworn in Monday morning by Circuit Judge Sandra Bradshaw. Council previously appointed Marshall to fill the seat after the death former Mayor Scott McCormick but was elected by voters during last week’s special election.
Georganna Cosey, the executive director of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, presents a $200 to Hamburg Helping Hands Food Pantry. Cossey said the money was raised through the food trucks that served at the drive in movie. Last month Hamburg showed The Little Rascals. On Saturday they showed …
The Hamburg School Board conducted a special meeting Monday night, July 27, to discuss many of the changes that will take place during the 2020-2021 school year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Arkansas Department of Agriculture has received multiple reports that private citizens in Arkansas have received unsolicited packages containing seeds that appear to have originated from China. The types of seeds in the packages are varied. The packages were sent by mail and may have Chi…
As Arkansans adjust to the new normal during the pandemic, the lull from robocalls has ended and bad actors are again seeking the social security numbers of our most vulnerable. The attorney general’s office has seen an increase in complaints where scammers are pretending to be from the Soci…
Citizens in several states have received unsolicited packages containing seeds that appear to have originated from China, according to Arkansas Department of Agriculture. The types of seeds in the packages are unknown at this time and may be invasive plant species. The packages were sent by …
Crossett High School’s class of 2020 marched into the future Saturday morning at the district’s belated graduation ceremony. While the official event was mask-only (above), some friends gathered at Centennial Park to cement their memories in photographs.
Ashley County Quorum Court’s budget committee chairman announced to justices of the peace last Tuesday, July 14, that the county had a shortfall of more than $100,000 for the month of May.
After 37 years working at Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, you’d think Karen Rowe who heads up the agency’s nongame migratory bird program had seen it all, but nothing could have prepared her for the sight introduced to her by a photographer in Ashley County a few weeks ago. Jami Linder, a…
Hamburg High School holds its graduation ceremony on the fresh turf of Campbell Field Saturday at 10 a.m. Families were invited but were required to social distance from each other in the stands.
Water levels within the Felsenthal pool will be manipulated to 64 MSL, dropping it one foot lower than the normal level of 65 MSL beginning in July, subject to natural flood events.
As Arkansans prepare for the approaching July 4th Independence Day holiday weekend, many families will include plans to travel across the state for cookouts and the customary summer festivities. However, experience and records tell us, some drivers and their passengers won’t make it to their…
Mail-in voting is more important than ever as the US continues to grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic. Here's what happens to your ballot if you use the US Postal Service.
In an address to the nation, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the second wave of coronavirus has arrived in most of the country and vowed to get it under control. CNN's Paula Newton reports.