EDITORIAL >> Couple leave lasting mark

There’s so much bad news these days, it’s nice to report something heartwarming for a change. Trustees of the Ethel Hope (Kirk) Carter Trust announced last week the final distribution of the trust worth more than $633,000, which will benefit a Beebe church and cemetery, a church in Cleburne County and Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. Carter was a […]

EDITORIAL >> Henderson honors Mom

We salute our two outstanding Olympians in Rio de Janeiro, gold-medal winner Jeff Henderson of McAlmont and Lexi Weeks, Cabot’s own pole vaulter who did not make it to the finals this week but who will likely return to future Olympics in the years ahead. Henderson achieved his dream of becoming an Olympic champion Saturday when he won the men’s […]

TOP STORY >> Council candidates file for election

By JEFFREY SMITH Leader staff writer The deadline for city council candidates filing for the November election is Friday. BEEBE For Ward 1, Position 1: Lee McLane is running for a seat on the council. She is the editor and publisher of The Beebe News. Alderman David Pruitt is undecided in seeking re-election. Pruitt pleaded guilty on Aug. 2 in […]

TOP STORY >> District pushes reading

By DEBORAH HORN Leader staff writer It’s hard to miss the buzz around Jacksonville—it’s not just the start of a new school year, but Monday was the first day of a new school district. Jacksonville City Council Alderman Tara L. Smith says the excitement about the opening of the Jacksonville-North Pulaski School District is obvious wherever she goes. “It’s just […]

TOP STORY >> Record rain in August

By RICK KRON Leader staff writer With record rains hitting the area Tuesday, this August is on its way to becoming one of the 10 wettest Augusts in history. Through Tuesday evening, Little Rock Air Force Base, according to the National Weather Service, had seen 5.59 inches of rain for the month, making it the 12th wettest since base records […]