EDITORIAL >>Keet claims he’ll fly less

To Jim Keet we are all indebted for resurrecting the gubernatorial travel follies. Nothing will come of it, but people enjoy reminders from time to time of the rich tradition of keeping the Arkansas’ chief executives safe and comfortable on their travels around the land.Keet is running for governor and has been searching for issues that show Mike Beebe as […]

TOP STORY > >Gravel Ridge gets city council’s focus

By NANCY DOCKTERLeader staff writerMaking Sherwood a more beautiful place and keeping it that way was a major theme of the city council’s regular monthly meeting on Monday.The council passed resolutions condemning five properties, four of which are located at Gravel Ridge Trailer Park at 7922 Jacksonville-Cato Road and owned by Milton Quijano. The condemned properties at the trailer park […]

TOP STORY > >Gravel Ridge gets city council’s focus

By NANCY DOCKTERLeader staff writerMaking Sherwood a more beautiful place and keeping it that way was a major theme of the city council’s regular monthly meeting on Monday.The council passed resolutions condemning five properties, four of which are located at Gravel Ridge Trailer Park at 7922 Jacksonville-Cato Road and owned by Milton Quijano. The condemned properties at the trailer park […]

TOP STORY > >Resident requests Sherwood council deal with flooding

By NANCY DOCKTERLeader staff writerA Sherwood resident may finally get some relief from a nightmare of ruined property and expense caused by a blocked drainage ditch behind his house.Before the Sherwood City Council on Monday, Stonehill subdivision homeowner Jim Steadman described what he has dealt with since moving into the custom-built home at 2956 Marble Cove in 2006. After listening […]

TOP STORY > >Cabot daycare wins top state rating

By JEFFREY SMITHLeader staff writerCabot Zones Kidz Spotz has received a quality-app-roved child care rating from the Arkansas Department of Human Services.Debra Browning bought Cabot Zones at 103 Kilgore Drive in 1998. It was a teenage recreation center with pool tables, video games and a dance hall. In 2002, Cabot Zones switched focus to become a child care facility. She […]

TOP STORY > >Natural-gas industry comes with a price

By JOAN MCCOYLeader staff writerThe natural gas industry that has developed in Arkansas since 2004 is reputed to have an economic impact of $22 billion through 2012. But not everyone is pleased it has moved into the Natural State despite the estimated 11,000 jobs that came with it.They don’t like the drilling rigs that operate around the clock or the […]

SPORTS>>Owner Barker gets his man

By JASON KINGLeader sportswriterCabot car owner Kevin Barker loves seeing a plan come together. Finally.Bryant driver and Lonoke native Casey Findley has driven Barker’s modified car to top-three finishes the last two weekends at Beebe Speedway, including a runner-up finish to Johnny Bone, Jr. in the big Scrapp Fox Memorial on Friday.But those solid runs have come after Barker struggled […]

SPORTS>>Hatcher is taking charge of Falcons

By TODD TRAUBLeader sports editorHigh school football is, of course, a young man’s game.So is high school football coaching, at least at North Pulaski.Offensive coordinator Terrod Hatcher, 23, has been promoted to head coach, pending final approval by school officials, just in time for the start of the season. Practice begins Monday.His promotion makes Hatcher one of the younger head […]

SPORTS>>Hatcher is taking charge of Falcons

By TODD TRAUBLeader sports editorHigh school football is, of course, a young man’s game.So is high school football coaching, at least at North Pulaski.Offensive coordinator Terrod Hatcher, 23, has been promoted to head coach, pending final approval by school officials, just in time for the start of the season. Practice begins Monday.His promotion makes Hatcher one of the younger head […]

SPORTS>>Bone holds his own during Scrapp

By JASON KINGLeader sportswriterVeteran modified driver Johnny Bone, Jr. added the Scrapp Fox Memorial to his long list of big-money race victories Friday. Bone, of Pea Ridge, won both his heats to earn fast qualifier and led from flag to flag on a slicked over, one-groove racetrack at Beebe Speedway. Bone collected the $2,000 first-place payday over Bryant’s Casey Findley […]