What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from. -T. S. Eliot By MICA WILHITE Publisher When I wrote my first movie review for the Jefferson Jimplecute, the newspaper of record for Jefferson, TX, Bob Palmer told me… Read More Little River News Suspends Publication
By JESSIE SMITH city editor Arkansas Craftsmanship Arkansas is home to a long tradition of craftsmanship. From blacksmiths to musicians, from the nationally-renowned to local heroes, from ye olde days to the present, Arkansas is proud of all the creators who have drawn inspiration from her mountains, forests and rivers over the years. Arkansas makes… Read More Book Review | “The Guardian”
By JESSIE SMITH city editor Ashdown School Board Presents Veterans with High School Diplomas During the Nov. 11 Ashdown School District Board of Education regular meeting, Superintendent Casey Nichols presented three high school diplomas to U.S. veterans Billy Wayne Adkinson, James Bradshaw and William Booth, who were not able to finish high school due to… Read More Arkansas School Boards Association Meeting Scheduled for December
From Staff Reports On Nov. 21 at 10 a.m., a meeting and following vote will decide whether or not the Ash Grove Cement Act 9 bonds will extend beyond the 10-year abatement to an additional 15 years. Several representatives from Ash Grove Cement attended the Nov. 12 Little River County Quorum Court meeting to discuss… Read More Vote Today to Determine Extension of Ash Grove Cement Bonds
Little River County Gears Up for Christmas The Foreman City Council reviewed the upcoming Christmas events as well as took steps to clean up a park, utilize a city-owned building and employ the new sewer plan during the Nov. 18 regular council meeting. The city of Foreman authorized the removal of five trees at the… Read More Foreman City Council Cleans Up Park, Takes Further Steps Toward New Sewer System
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Kelly Ann Cummings, 55, of Ashdown passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. She was born July 7, 1964, in Torrance, California, to Dan and Joan Dinsmore. She was a waitress. She is survived by her husband, Richard Shane Cummings of Ashdown; two sons, Daniel Benningfield of Texarkana and Matthew Shane Cummings of California; three… Read More Obituary | Kelly Ann Cummings
By JESSIE SMITH city editor November 12 ended the one-week period in which individuals could file for candidacy for the 2020 national and regional elections. In Arkansas, Representative DeAnn Vaught filed for the 2020 election for District 4 in the State House, according to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. She filed for her candidacy on November… Read More National, Local Election Filing Period Comes to an End
By JESSIE SMITH City Editor During the November 11 Ashdown City Council meeting, the council passed an ordinance to prepare to condemn a vacant house on Frisco Street. The building has received several citations for violating a city ordinance since 2014, according to Code Enforcement Officer Mark Ardwin. “We served notice several times over the… Read More Ashdown City Council Votes to Condemn Vacant Building