EVENTS>>Winter 2007

Jacksonville’s Chamber of Commerce will have its 59th annual dinner and silent auction at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the conference center on Little Rock Air Force Base. Gary McDonald of FutureFuel Chemical Co… 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 […]

EDITORIALS>>Pass seat-belt law

We have the same libertarian impulses that govern the most contrarian Wyoming rancher. A hovering government nanny that seeks to keep us forever on the straight and narrow takes the adventure out of l… 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 […]

EDITORIALS>>Say it ain’t so, Benny

Early observation of the new speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives, Rep. Benny Petrus of Stuttgart, records an unusual pattern. He matches each good deed with a foul one.So it was that when… 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 […]

OBITUARIES >> 01-17-07

John ByrdJohn H. Byrd, 73, of Beebe went to be with the Lord Jan. 14. He was retired from ABF Trucking, a 32nd Degree Mason, member of the Eastern Star and a member of 16th Section Union Church. He … An active subscription is required to view this content. Please login below or click here to request access if you […]

FROM THE PUBLISHER >>Finding out more about state firings

Gov. Mike Beebe promises he’ll run an open administration, unlike his predecessor, the secretive Mike Huckabee, who used to walk out with the office furniture when no one was looking. If Huckabee coul… 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 […]

TOP STORY >>Cabot City Council restores clerk’s duties

IN SHORT: Marva Verkler wins back all of the responsibilities she held over the years until she had a falling out with the previous mayor, and council committees will first review all ordinances .By … 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 >>Highway worker dies on road

IN SHORT: A state employee who was removing a dead animal from Hwy. 67/167 was struck and killed Tuesday morning.By PEG KENYON AND JOHN HOFHEIMERLeader staff writersA state Highway and Transportation … 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 […]

TOP STORY >>District seeks aid from state to rebuild

By HEATHER HARTSELLLeader staff writerThe Cabot School District and its insurance company are no closer to a resolution regarding Cabot Junior High North after a meeting last Friday, Dr. Frank Holman,… 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 […]

TOP STORY >>High water everywhere

IN SHORT: After three days of heavy downpour, a cold front moved in to lower temperatures into the 20s and below. By RICK KRON AND PEG KENYONLeader staff writerPull on the overcoats. Arkansas finally… 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 […]

TOP STORY >>Rescuers get many stranded to safety

IN SHORT: White County office of Emergency Management and the Searcy Fire Department were among several public safety groups that reacted swiftly as they helped to save lives and property during 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 do not know your […]