4 , 2006
Could they happen here?
Are wildfires like those spreading through Oklahoma and Texas possible
in central Arkansas? Yes, say local fire officials. "And it's getting
worse every day," said assistant fire chief Mark Mahan with the
Sylvan Hills Fire Department. [FULL
Zoning hearing attracts crowd
of Sun Terrace subdivision in Cabot will have to wait one more month
for a decision from the planning commission about whether property
on their side of Hwy. 89 will be rezoned from residential to commercial.
is still issue to county officials
Pulaski County substations at Gravel Ridge and McAlmont have lost
five road deputies between them because of budget cuts, Justice
of the Peace Bob Johnson of Jacksonville says the only way he could
support any new tax would be to address area law enforcement problems
across the board.
works is in business
Cabot Water Works, the new name for the water and sewer departments
that are now separated from the city and in the hands of an autonomous
commission, opened this week with no problems.
police officers are in full force
Nearly a quarter of the Jack-sonville Police Department's force
is female, more than any other local city, with 16 of the department's
80 officers being women. But other area cities are catching up.
could get axe
Beebe economic development director Marjorie Arm-strong found out
before Christmas that she might not have a job this year. Beebe
Alderman Janice Petray says she wanted to do away with Armstrong's
job last year during budget time but held off out of respect for
those who opposed her, in-cluding the mayor and the economic development
could get theater
Could a multi-screen movie theater be coming to Jacksonville? The
Leader has learned that a 10-screen cinema is in the works for the
city, possibly being planned for the north side of Jackson Square
Shopping Center on South James, next to Knight's Super Foods.
Police Department; An inside look
To protect and serve a growing population of nearly 20,000 residents,
the Cabot Police Department is developing new operating procedures,
improving technology and adding personnel.
guard Jamie Sterrenberg, 4, played a key role in the Lady Panthers'
championship run at the Lendel Thomas Classic in Harrison.
Cabot girls take Goblin title
The Cabot Lady Panthers made their third consecutive trip to the
finals of an invitational tournament this season when they faced
Harrison in the championship game of the Lendel Thomas Classic last
Friday. Only this time, they won.
Tech win tourney in Beebe
IN SHORT: Several
area teams took part in the First Security Bank/White County Medical
Center Christmas Classic in Beebe last week. All five teams representing
White County came away with at least one win in the tourney, with
the Riverview Lady Raiders and Harding Academy Lady Wildcats both
winning two out of their three games.