EDITORIAL >> Early voting (continued)

The Lonoke County Election Commission reversed itself on Friday and agreed to hold early voting at Cabot, Lonoke, Carlisle and England for the general election on Nov. 4. The commission wants to hold early voting in Cabot and Lonoke for 15 days before the election. But, in Carlisle and England, early voting will be held only on Friday, Oct. 31 […]

TOP STORY >> Bomb threat at CJHS

By JEFFREY SMITH Leader staff writer Cabot Junior High South was put on lockdown on Tuesday after the school received a bomb threat. According to the Cabot School District’s website, the office staff at the school received a call before noon from an individual who said a bomb was placed in or near the school. Junior High South was placed […]

TOP STORY >> District election meeting planned

By SARAH CAMPBELL  Leader staff writer Education Corps, the group advocating for detaching from the Pulaski County Special School District to form an independent Jacksonville/north Pulaski school district, is hosting its second community meeting at Bayou Meto Elementary School on Thursday. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. The format will be question and answer, according to Education Corps spokesman […]

TOP STORY >> Fishnet Missions Celebrating 20 years of “offering a hand up”

 The logo on the Fishnet Missions sign. By JEFFREY SMITH Leader staff writer  Fishnet Missions food pantry in Jacksonville marked its 20th year on Thursday helping to feed the hungry in the area since 1994. Dewey and Barbara Sims opened the food pantry in a small local church. They, with an army of volunteers, helped 70 people when it first […]