SPORTS>>South wins Panther civil war

By TODD TRAUBLeader sports editorIt probably isn’t too surprising Cabot South Junior High and Cabot North played to a thrilling finish Thursday night.What would you expect from teams that share the sa… 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 […]

SPORTS>>Lady Red Devils hold on

By JASON KINGLeader sportswriterThe Jacksonville Lady Red Devils were looking for an easy conference victory, but the upstart Searcy Lady Lions club gave them all they wanted in a five-game nail-biter… 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 […]

SPORTS>>Lions tear up Falcons, spoil debut of Hatcher

By CHAD MATCHETTSpecial to The LeaderThe Searcy Lions gave their fans something to be happy about Friday night even if head coach Tim Harper wasn’t completely satisfied.Searcy handed the North Pulask… 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 […]

SPORTS>>Carlisle runs over Riverview in opener

By JASON KINGLeader sportswriterRiverview kept it close for a half until Carlisle’s grinding running game wore the Raiders down in the second half, and the Bison cruised to a 28-6 victory on Friday at… 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 […]

SPORTS>>Wildcats strike back

By TODD TRAUBLeader sports editorSeth Keese’s knee looked completely healthy Friday night.The only thing in better shape was his spirits.Keese, Harding Academy’s senior quarterback, had close to 300 t… 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.

EDITORIAL >>Our pupils are learning

Arkansas had had no shortage of good news about its schools since it began implementing the federal No Child Left Behind Act eight years ago. Like those in the other 49 states Arkansas’ children made … 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 > >Beebe: State is doing well

By JOHN HOFHEIMERLeader senior staff writerArkansas is one of only four states in the nation not facing budget shortfalls for the fiscal calendar year, Gov. Mike Beebe told Sherwood Chamber of Commerc… 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 > >Commander meets council members

By GARRICK FELDMANLeader executive editorCol. Mike Minihan, the new commander of the 19th Airlift Wing, introduced himself to mem-bers of the Little Rock Air Force Base Community Council at a luncheon… 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 > >Sergeant: Duty tough, home sweet

By JEFFREY SMITHLeader staff writerTech Sgt. Matthew Palmer was one of 166 airmen who returned home this week to Little Rock Air Force Base. They were greeted with hugs from their loved ones after a d… 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 > >Accusation of bribery appears to be political

By JOHN HOFHEIMERLeader senior staff writerWas the amateurish videotape purporting to show Pulaski County Special School District Board member Gwen Williams taking a bribe actually a clumsy dirty tric… 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.