probation officer contacted the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office
last week after finding a working meth lab underneath this house
on Driskell Road near Macon.
The bust last week of a methamphetamine lab near Macon in north
Pulaski County is precisely the kind of event that leaves some residents
feeling vulnerable and fearful, and with cutbacks in road deputies
and felony jail beds, the problem will likely only get worse.
plan for facilites approved
In less time than it takes to tell, the Pulaski County Special School
District School Board convened, approved a $97.2 million, 10-year
facility-maintenance plan with an additional $11.6 million in capital
improvements and adjourned. [FULL
control still not finalized
special council meeting in Cabot on Tuesday night, called to tie
up the lose ends of transferring the operation of the water and
sewer departments from city control to a new commission, ended with
some issues unresolved and one ordinance likely to be vetoed by
costs ready to go up in Beebe
and sewer bills are going up in Beebe to pay for $1.3 million in
improvements to the water system. Currently, the average residential
customer uses 6,000 gallons a month and receives a monthly bill
of $50.70, which includes water, sewer, garbage collection, all
taxes and other fees.
airmen return, but others are leaving
airmen from the 50th and 61st Airlift Squadrons and the 463rd Airlift
Group are preparing to leave within the week for a three- to six-month
deployment in the Middle East.
to try to stop funds awarded to library
Jacksonville businessman Mike Wilson said Monday that he would ask
Pulaski County Circuit Judge Willard Proctor not to let the state
Department of Finance and Administration release $190,000 in General
Improve-ment Funds earmarked for a new Jacksonville library until
he can appeal a ruling from Proctor handed down on Friday.
the ground up
end of school might seem a long way off, but teachers at Cabot High
School are already preparing to move into the new 191,015-square-foot
high school building as soon as classes let out for summer. [FULL
Pulaski guard Neyshia Ridgeway goes in for a transition layup during
the Lady Falcon's victory over White Hall Friday night. The boys
lost their seventh AAAA-Southeast game with an 86-65 decision.
Lady Falcons stay in playoff race
The North Pulaski Lady Falcons continued their mid-season conference
winning streak Friday night with a 64-59 win over the White Hall
Lady Bull-dogs. After leading the opening quarter, the Lady Falcons
fell behind to White Hall by as much as eight points towards the
end of the third.
Devils run away late against Bombers
IN SHORT: The
Jacksonville boys quickly squelched a brief scare last Friday night
at last-place Mountain Home. After dominating most of the game,
the Bombers cut the Red Devils' double-digit lead to three points
just seconds into the final quarter.