EDITORIAL >> New leader for PCSSD

The Pulaski County Special School District desegregation case gets more complicated every day, but at least now there’s a longterm superintendent in place to succeed Bobby Lester, who stepped in temporarily last week to replace Charles Hopson. Lester was an emergency fill-in when the state Education Department took control of the failing district and fired Hopson and the school board. […]

TOP STORY >> A good, long life for centenarian

By JOAN McCOY Leader staff writer Opal Burns of Beebe was born before the First World War and worked in an ordnance plant in Jacksonville during the Second World War. The house where she was born in Lonoke County’s Wattensaw community was lit with kerosene lamps, and when telephone service finally came to her area, she was the operator who […]