Wanda Amaya and Jesse Morrison, friends of Jerry Justice, who was killed in a wreck, search for his personal belongings while workers Tommy Pearson, Dion Pickens and Dennis Stinson repair the Main Street bridge in Jacksonville.
Unsafe at any speed?
IN SHORT: Truck driver in fatal crash is identified Donald Watkins, 35, of Bald Knob has been identified as the driver of the loaded gravel truck that apparently started the six-vehicle, chain-reaction accident that resulted in the death of Jerry S. Justice, Jr., of Ward, and the hospitalization of four other people Thursday, according to State Police reports. [FULL
Cabot council is close to deal
IN SHORT: The transfer of authority over Cabot’s water and sewer systems from the mayor and council to a new commission approved by voters more than a year ago is one major step closer to completion. [FULL
Tax base small for separate districts
IN SHORT: There may not be sufficient tax revenue north of the Arkansas River to support separate school districts for both Jacksonville and North Little Rock, a consultant hired to sort out Pulaski County’s public school mess told a meeting of county mayors and the county judge Tuesday. [FULL
Annexation would add on to Cabot
IN SHORT: The Cabot School District is working with residents in the area of Campground and Stagecoach roads to have the area annexed into the city limits in order for sewer lines to be extended to the proposed site of a new $6 million elementary school. Cabot will not extend sewer services beyond the city limits. [FULL
Sherwood mayor will retire
IN SHORT: “This is my last state of the city address,” Sherwood Mayor Bill Harmon, 80, announced Monday night at the conclusion of the address brimming with good news about the town’s finances and growth. [FULL
Newspaper starts its 20th year
IN SHORT: The Leader begins 20 years of publication and invites readers to take advantage of an anniversary special. [FULL
Knight’s celebrates 35 years
IN SHORT: A long time ago, Warren and Sandra Knight had a dream of owning their own business. In 1971, they bought a store in Cabot, which was a sleepy little town, and renamed their business Knight’s Dollar Saver at 302 E. Main at the corner of Grant. [FULL
Cabot's Kim Sitzmann leads a fast break, while teammate Lauren Daniels trails during the Lady Panthers' 62-57 win over Conway on Tuesday.
Cabot survives early scare
IN SHORT: The Cabot Lady Panthers fought off a strong fourth-quarter attack Tuesday night to defeat Conway 62-57 in the opening game of the class AAAAA state tournament at UALR’s Stephens Center. [FULL
HA ladies knock off Carlisle in title game
IN SHORT: The Harding Academy Lady Wildcats won the AA Region 6 tournament with an upset over the Carlisle Lady Bison 37-31 in Augusta on Saturday. After losing twice to the Lady Bison during the conference regular season, the Lady Wildcats used a match-up zone to contain Carlisle in the defensive struggle. [FULL