TOP STORY >> Waiting for Big Brother

By GARRICK FELDMAN Leader editor Rep. Tim Griffin, the Second District Republican, issued a statement a few days after we criticized our congressional delegation’s silence over widespread domestic surveillance of our phones and e-mails by the National Security Administration and its subcontractors. He says “tracking the phone calls of millions of innocent citizens is ‘excessive and un-American.’ I’m also extremely […]

TOP STORY >> Cabot theater this weekend

By SARAH CAMPBELL Leader staff writer The Cabot Community Theatre on Friday will present “Here Comes the Bride…And There Goes the Groom,” a one-act play that aims to give the audience a case of the giggles. Reservations for the 7:30 p.m. show are required and can be made by calling 501-941-2266. Tickets are $15. In a separate event on Saturday, […]

TOP STORY >> City gets ready for FestiVille

By RICK KRON Leader staff writer Family fun, food and a frolicking good time are on the schedule for Jacksonville’s first FestiVille Friday and Saturday at Dupree Park. The carnival rides started pulling into the park Monday and will be set up and running this evening and the rides will continue through Saturday night. The festival, which offers free admission […]

TOP STORY >> Meetings on wet or dry

By SARAH CAMPBELL Leader staff writer Petitions requesting a vote on whether most of Jacksonville and Sherwood goes wet or stays dry will be available at a 5:30 p.m. town-hall meeting Monday. The Jacksonville and Sher-wood chambers of commerce are hosting town hall meetings on Monday and Tuesday about the new state law that could have an economic impact of […]

SPORTS STORY >> Bruins can’t hold lead against NLR

By GRAHAM POWELL Leader sportswriter Sylvan Hills led early in its junior American Legion matchup with North Little Rock, but the Colts took the lead for good in the third inning and held on late to narrowly beat the Bruins 8-7 on Monday at the Sherwood Sports Complex. North Little Rock had a three-run lead going into the sixth and […]

SPORTS STORY >> Colts unbeaten, win at Sheridan

By RAY BENTON Leader sports editor The North Little Rock senior American Legion team won the People’s Bank Wood Bat Classic and kept its undefeated record intact over the weekend in Sheridan. The Colts defeated Jacksonville 5-2 in the semifinals and Cabot 4-0 in the championship game on Sunday to complete the sweep of the annual prestigious event. “This is […]

SPORTS STORY >> Chevy Boys fall in semis of Wood Bat

By RAY BENTON Leader sports editor Jacksonville put together a nice run in the People’s Bank Wood Bat Classic in Sheridan, advancing to the semifinal round on Sunday before losing to North Little Rock’s senior team, which eventually won the tournament. The battle was one between undefeated teams, as the Chevy Boys entered with a 6-0 record while the Colts […]

SPORTS STORY >> Post 91 seniors end up second

By RAY BENTONLeader sports editor The Cabot senior American Legion team put up a lot of runs in the People’s Bank Wood Bat Classic in Sheridan, but eventually ran into obstacles it couldn’t overcome in the championship game on Sunday. Cabot ran into injuries and an undefeated North Little Rock team, and ran out of pitching in suffering a 4-0 […]

SPORTS STORY >> Devils impressive at Shootout

By RAY BENTON Leader sports editor The Jacksonville 7-on-7 football team finished second in its pool and advanced to the final eight of the Shootout of the South tournament last weekend in Little Rock. The Red Devils won four games and lost five, but advanced to the winners’ bracket on the second day of competition by dominating tournament host Pulaski […]