TOP STORY >> Project funds not done deal

By JOAN McCOYLeader staff writerConstruction of the Lonoke-White water project this year using economic-stimulus money is far from a done deal. To be financially feasible, all the players, especially … 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 >> Cost drops for schools in district

By JOHN HOFHEIMERLeader senior staff writerWith a new high school in Maumelle nearly ready to go to bid, the Pulaski County Special School District still doesn’t know if it will have the money to pay … 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 >> Two women to lead new charter school

By NANCY DOCKTERLeader staff writerThe Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School board at a special meeting on Thursday elected Keri Urquhart, wife of mayoral candidate Jody Urquhart, its new president. … 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 >> Interim director appointed

By NANCY DOCKTERLeader staff writerThe city of Jacksonville is looking into retroactive background checks on its current employees after parks director George Biggs resigned on Tuesday. City officials… 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 >> Water rates will go up 56 percent

By RICK KRONLeader staff writerJacksonville City Council by an 8-1 vote Thursday night approved a 56 percent hike in the city water rates, which will raise the average monthly bill from $25.12 to $39… 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 […]

EDITORIAL >> District seeks a ‘liar loan’

If the state Board of Education were a subprime lender, then Pulaski County Special School District’s slapdash application to float an $81 million bond would be the equivalent of a “stated income loan… 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 >> Devils bounce back to gain split with JB

By KELLY FENTONLeader sports editorJONESBORO — Despite having its 12-game winning streak come to an end, the Jacksonville baseball team was able to bounce back to pick up a crucial win and a split of … An active subscription is required to view this content. Please login below or click here to request access if you have a subscription but […]

SPORTS >> Jacksonville cruises past Parkview

By JASON KINGLeader sportswriterIt was quick work for Jacksonville softball on Tuesday. The Lady Red Devils posted 10 runs in the first two innings on their way to a 13-0 blowout win over Little Rock … An active subscription is required to view this content. Please login below or click here to request access if you have a subscription but […]

SPORTS >> Panthers back from brink

By KELLY FENTONLeader sports editorA few timely hits, some great defense, a little luck and two outstanding pitching performances have the Cabot Panthers back from the edge of extinction.Cole Nicholso… 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.