EDITORIAL >> Not helpful on education

Asa Hutchinson, the free-wheeling Republican candidate for governor, exercises a decided advantage over Attorney General Mike Beebe at this stage because he is not obliged to represent the governor an… An active subscription is required to view this content. Please login below or click here to request access if you have a subscription but do not know your login information. […]

TOP STORY >> Bonds will fund schools in Cabot

By SARA GREENELeader staff writerIt was a busy evening for the Cabot School Board on Tuesday, when it approved getting a $6 million bond loan, returned a second recess to the schedule of elementary st… An active subscription is required to view this content. Please login below or click here to request access if you have a subscription but do […]

TOP STORY >> City lashes out at PCSSD

By RICK KRONLeader staff writer“Organized, peaceful resistance works,” Jacksonville Mayor Tommy Swaim told aldermen and a city council room packed with administrators, teachers, concerned parents and … An active subscription is required to view this content. Please login below or click here to request access if you have a subscription but do not know your login information.

EVENTS

JHS choir department fall concert ThursdayThe Jacksonville High School Choral Department will present a fall concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at the high school auditorium. This first concert of the year w… An active subscription is required to view this content. Please login below or click here to request access if you have a subscription but do not know your […]

OBITS

SAM MAHMOUDSam Mahmoud, 13, of Beebe passed away Oct. 23. He was an eighth-grade student at Beebe Junior High. He is survived by his parents, Sam and Aida Mahmoud of Beebe; three brothers, Adel of B… An active subscription is required to view this content. Please login below or click here to request access if you have a subscription but […]

NEIGHBORS >> All aboard Cabot train engineer working for the kids

By SARA GREENELeader staff writerWhat took hours and hours to construct can quickly make a kid’s day. And that makes a lot of hard work a lot of fun for Cabot’s Don Robinson.Robinson, 71, is the engin… An active subscription is required to view this content. Please login below or click here to request access if you have a subscription […]

SPORTS >> Volleyball playoffs get started this week

By RAY BENTONLeader sports editorThe class AAAAA and class AAAA state volleyball tournaments get underway Thursday, with Jacksonville, Cabot and North Pulaski vying for their respective shots in those… An active subscription is required to view this content. Please login below or click here to request access if you have a subscription but do not know your login information.

SPORTS >> Devils must focus to get win

By RAY BENTONLeader sports editorThe Jacksonville Red Devils have a huge task ahead of them this week as they head into the hometown of the second-ranked team in the state, on its senior night.While f… An active subscription is required to view this content. Please login below or click here to request access if you have a subscription but do […]

EDITORIAL >> Three cheers for Huckabee

We can report another sighting of the good Mike Huckabee, the rare Republican politician who believes that government and taxes are not in all cases to be abhorred. It was in a spirited exchange in th… An active subscription is required to view this content. Please login below or click here to request access if you have a subscription but […]

FROM THE PUBLISHER >> Nightmare on Elm St. no movie for family of victim

Until 30-40 years ago, schizophrenics like Howard H. Neal, Jr. were kept in mental institutions, but most states decided a long time ago it’s cheaper to give the mentally ill anti-psychotic medication… An active subscription is required to view this content. Please login below or click here to request access if you have a subscription but do not know your […]