SPORTS >>Jackrabbit defense too much for ’Birds

By JASON KINGLeader sportswriterA goal-line stand by the Lonoke defense late in the third quarter kept the Jackrabbits in the hunt for the 4A-2 Conference title, as the Jackrabbits held off Stuttgart … 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 […]

SPORTS >>Badgers get lead, hold off Raiders

By RAY BENTONLeader sports editorThe Beebe Badgers played themselves into at least a three seed with a 28-6 victory on the road at Nettleton Friday night. The Badgers and Raiders met up with playoff s… 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 […]

SPORTS >>Cabot falls short to Zebras

By RAY BENTONLeader sports editorMissed conversions after touchdowns told the story Friday night at Panther Stadium. Cabot rallied from a 27-7 halftime deficit against Pine Bluff, only to fall 27-25 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 login […]

EDITORIALS>>Huck keeps moving up

It was a good-news, bad-news week for Mike Huckabee, who is beginning to be more than a favorite-son candidate for president. The Rasmussen daily tracking poll Friday elevated him to fourth place amon… 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>>Support Fallfest

This year’s Sherwood Fallfest had everything a town could have wanted in a festival except attendance. It is probably the best non-attended festival in Arkansas. The festival rivals most other festiva… 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 […]

EDITORIALS>>Resurrecting a straw man

Straw men never go out of fashion in the American political system. Whenever there is a need for a crisis to move the populace in the desired direction, someone finds a straw man. The Family Council, … An active subscription is required to view this content. Please login below or click here to request access if you have a subscription […]

OBITUARIES >> 10-27-07

Jake WheelerJake Wheeler, 55, of Beebe died Oct. 25. He was born April 18, 1952, at Hazen to James and Bettye Perry Wheeler. He was retired from Community Bank as a collections officer. He is surviv… An active subscription is required to view this content. Please login below or click here to request access if you have a subscription but […]

TOP STORY >>Move to expel mayor from GOP abandoned

By JOAN MCCOYLeader staff writerCabot Mayor Eddie Joe Williams and Alderman Ken Williams have been cleared of the charge by another member of the Lonoke County Republican Committee that they intention… 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 >>Lonoke celebrates its history

By ALIYA FELDMANLeader staff writerHistorians visited the Lonoke Community Center Tuesday in a treasure hunt for the state’s rich artistic heritage, and local residents brought them several valuable … 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 >>Decline triggers criticism of PCSSD

By JOHN HOFHEIMERLeader senior staff writerWhite parents appear to be abandoning Jacksonville, particularly the Boys Middle School, where 50 fewer white students are enrolled this year than last, acco… 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.