TOP STORY > > Ward will go to court over liquor license

By HEATHER HARTSELLLeader staff writerThe Ward City Council voted Monday night to file an appeal in Lonoke County Circuit Court to fight the state Alcohol Beverage Control Board’s decision granting Wi… 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 > > Child-wedding bill is repealed

The special legislative session Gov. Mike Beebe called this week to pass a $100-million-a year gas severance tax has proven a gift to state Rep. Will Bond, D-Jacksonville.First, the session allowed le… 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 > > Trial for Cox put on hold

By JOHN HOFHEIMERLeader senior staff writerTo try bail bondsman Bobby Junior Cox for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, participating in an ongoing criminal enterprise and lesser crimes would … 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 > > Sherwood says sewer violations fixed

By RICK KRONLeader staff writerIn a recent draft order, the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality says Sherwood has too much nitrogen and fecal matter in its treated wastewater and has proposed… 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 > > Builder faces sanctions

By JOHN HOFHEIMERLeader senior staff writerIt may be a carrot or it may be a stick, but the Air Force will not decide whether the Carabetta organization can bid on future government contracts until ne… 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 picks Benton’s chief to lead cops

By RICK KRONLeader staff writerIt took two tries, but Gary Sipes is now Jacksonville’s new police chief.In the same week that Sipes was announced as the city’s new police chief, Jacksonville hired cit… 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 > > Lawmakers decide to hike tax on natural gas

By JOHN HOFHEIMERLeader staff writerIf, as anticipated, the House and Senate approve each other’s versions of the $100-million-a-year gas severance tax increase today that will benefit local road proj… 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 > > Gravel Ridge votes to join Sherwood

By RICK KRONLeader staff writerGravel Ridge residents decided Tuesday by a 3-to-1 margin to become part of Sherwood.Tuesday’s vote brings to an end a four-month effort by both Jacksonville and Sherwoo… 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 […]

EDITORIAL >>No miracle, just good works

Mike Beebe did not spend 20 years in the state Senate for nothing. He learned how to count votes. The governor said he expected to get 81 votes in the House of Representatives and 32 in the Senate for… An active subscription is required to view this content. Please login below or click here to request access if you have […]

SPORTS >>Lonoke gains league split with Bulldogs

By JASON KINGLeader sportswriterDrew Southerland went 4 for 4 and scored three times, and Ricky Manning and Justin Neyland each drove in three runs as Lonoke pounded Bald Knob, 13-5, to earn a doubleh… 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 […]