Ashley County Quorum Court adopted an ordinance to provide for the levy of ad valorem taxes of real and personal property for the year 2020 during its monthly meeting last week.
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Arkansas families have begun making their Thanksgiving holiday preparations. For many Arkansans, the plans include highway travel across the state or nation. Local and state law enforcement officers always wish the safest travels for all, but inevitably the festivities are cut short for some…
Due to the effects of COVID-19 and a desire to keep everyone healthy and safe, Ashley County Salvation Army will make changes to this year’s Christmas Bell Ringing Campaign.
The nation’s unemployment level continued to fall sharply from its April pandemic peak, clocking in at 6.9 percent in October, according to the Employment Situation report for October from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Hamburg Volunteer Fire Department, joined by Pro Med and various county volunteers, hosts a trick or treat on the square on Saturday. Trick or Treaters got to meet the fire dog and load up on candy at each truck.
Consumer spending inched upward again while total savings began to shrink in September, according to the monthly Personal Income and Outlays report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Hamburg City Council has approved restructuring the offices in city hall to better protect employees from exposure to COVID-19, though Mayor Dane Weindorf also said that the changes will be more convenient for utility customers in the long run.
Ashley County Judge Jim Hudson announced last week that the county would be getting approximately $820,000 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act money.
A former Hamburg student will be recognized next week at the 93rd Future Farmers of America Convention and Expo for receiving one of the highest achievements in the FFA program.
Ashley County Quorum Court has decided to pursue legal action against a local business that owes tens of thousands of dollars to the Ashley County Landfill.
Ashley County Veteran’s Parade is held in Crossett Saturday morning, Oct. 17. The event was organized by Bill Mayo, American Legions Post 111 members, and community volunteers.
After a football player and members of the coaching staff tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, the Crossett homecoming festivities were forced to change.
The City of Hamburg released an announcement last week that said that they will celebrate Halloween on Oct. 31 and on Monday posted the recommended guidelines to their web page.
Hunters planning to hit the woods Saturday for Arkansas’s muzzleloader season and Nov. 14 for modern gun deer season may want to check with the deer processor they normally use to make the most of their harvest.
On Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, the director of Arkansas Department of Transportation gathers with various community leaders for a ribbon cutting to mark the completion of construction at US Highway 82 and Highway 425.
After several weeks with no cases involving Ashley County’s courts, the Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday, Oct. 1, issued rulings in two Ashley County murder cases.
Now through Oct. 12, Arkansas law enforcement officers will join forces with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to participate in a high visibility enforcement effort directed at drivers violating distracted driving laws.
Hunters can help the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission by having this year’s harvested deer tested for chronic wasting disease at one of more than 100 free testing locations throughout The Natural State this season.
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.
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