SPORTS >>Lady Rabbits top Sheridan in close game

IN SHORT: The Lonoke girls basketball team defeated the Lady Yellowjackets in the second round of the RAPA tourney.By JASON KINGLeader sports writerThe Lonoke Lady Jackrabbits are 1-1 through the first two rounds of the RAPA Roundball tournament being held at Little Rock Hall. The Lady ‘Rabbits lost their opener to Park-view 54-47, but came back with a close 33-32 […]

SPORTS >>Lonoke boys set bar high this season

IN SHORT: The Jackrabbits expect to get back to the state tournament after missing it for the first time in a while last year.By RAY BENTONLeader sports editorThe Lonoke Jackrabbits didn’t have a bad year last year, but it wasn’t what Lonoke typically expects from the basketball team. It was the first time in many years that the Jackrabbits didn’t […]

SPORTS >>Cabot ladies drill LR Hall in RAPA

IN SHORT: Cabot bounced back from an opening round loss to Pulaski Academy to pick up an easy victory.By JASON KINGLeader sports writerThe Cabot Lady Panthers were put into the losers bracket of this year’s RAPA tournament with a 66-60 first round loss to Pul-aski Academy on Wed-nesday. They bounced back on Thursday to crush host team Little Rock Hall […]

SPORTS >>NP expects better play from ’06-07 hoopsters

IN SHORT: The North Pulaski basketball team believes it will be much improved from last season. The team has more depth and expects to be able to run the floor and push the tempo.By RAY BENTONLeader sports editorNorth Pulaski boys basketball coach Raymond Cooper doesn’t know exactly what to expect from this team this year. After suffering through a bad […]

SPORTS >>Razorbacks roll Red Devils

IN SHORT: Texarkana took advantage of several Jacksonville turnovers to defeat the Red Devils in the opening round of state.By JASON KINGLeader sports writerTexarkana – Five Jacksonville turnovers was the major difference between victory and defeat against the Texarkana Razorbacks in a 40-6 blowout Friday night at Century 7 Stadium in the first round of the 6A state playoffs. Senior […]

OBITUARIES >> 11-11-06

Opal TerryOpal Holden Clay Terry, 88, of Jacksonville died Nov. 9 in Beebe. She was born February 11, 1918 in Joy to Joe and Janie Patterson Holden. In 1934 she married Eirvin Clay in Joy. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Terry was a real estate broker and a member of the Baptist faith. She moved to Jacksonville in 1985. […]

EVENTS>>Fall 2006

YANA, a support group for parents of special needs children will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at the First Baptist Church in Cabot.  Speakers will be members of the Arkansas Special Education Mediation Project of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Bowen School of Law. There will be sampling of toys appropriate for special needs children.There will […]

EDITORIALS>>Winners and losers

Republicans took a beating at the polls Tuesday in Arkansas and the nation. Gov. Huckabee calls it “a whooping,” and with good reason: Democrats captured all the constitutional offices in the state and even gained some seats in the Legislature.For decades, Arkansas had resisted the Republican tide in the South, electing just one Republican governor, congressman and senator in recent […]

TOP STORY >> Three runoffs in Lonoke County

IN SHORT: Alderman, mayor and constable races won’t be settled until Nov. 28, when a runoff will take place to decide the winners.By JOHN HOFHEIMERLeader staff writerEarly voting starts Monday in three Lonoke County races that won’t be settled until after the Nov. 28 runoff election, according to Jean McCanliss, chairman of the county election commission.In the race for Lonoke’s […]

TOP STORY >>Another vote set Nov. 28

IN SHORT: Several posts in White County, including county judge, will be settled in a runoff.By SARA GREENELeader staff writerWhite County voters will pick a county judge when they return to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 28 or start Monday if they prefer to vote early.Dennis Gilliam, an independent, and Republican Michael Lincoln face off in the runoff for the county […]