EDITORIAL >> Election review before you vote

Early voting in the general election starts Monday. The Leader will conclude previewing all of the races before Tuesday, Nov. 8, which is Election Day. The presidential race will be at the top of the ballot, accompanied by five ballot measures and several state and local races. Issue 1 asks voters to extend the terms of county judges, county court […]

TOP STORY >> Christmas starts with 3 parades

Sherwood will hold its Christmas parade at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. The theme is Hometown Christmas Memories. Freddie Hudson will be the parade’s grand marshal. The parade will begin at Kiehl Avenue and Lantrip Road and will continue west down Kiehl. It will end at Oakbrooke Drive. The Sherwood Advertising and Promotion Commission sponsors the annual event. To request […]

TOP STORY >> NLR Democrat challenges Sen. English

By JOHN HOFHEIMER Leader senior staff writer Democrat Joe Woodson, 49, is challenging Republican Sen. Jane English, 75, for her state Senate Dist. 34 seat, which represents North Little Rock, Sherwood and Jacksonville. Woodson wants to expand pre-kindergarten in the state and favors a middle-class trickle-up economic theory that flies in the face of Act 1173, which he says is […]

TOP STORY >> Women run for post on PCSSD

By JOHN HOFHEIMER Leader senior staff writer A pair of long-time educators, both of whom say they have the best interests of parents, teachers and students at heart, will be on the ballot to represent Sherwood on the Pulaski County Special School District Board, Zone 3, on the Nov. 8 general election. Both women say they want Sherwood to form […]

TOP STORY >> Johnson wants to continue in House

By RICK KRON  Leader staff writer The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8 and early voting starts Monday. In the race for Dist. 42 state representative, it’s a longtime public servant versus a newcomer. A Republican-turned Democrat versus a Republican. Rep. Bob Johnson (D- Jacksonville) vs. Patrick Thomas. Johnson won the seat in 2014 after serving multiple terms on the […]

TOP STORY >> Judge runoff pits O’Bryan, McGue

By DEBORAH HORN Leader staff writer Two candidates will again square off for the Lonoke County District Judge-Northern Division in a runoff set to coincide with the Tuesday, Nov. 8 general election. Early voting starts Monday. In the March primary three-way race, Clinton “Clint” D. McGue took 4,104 votes, but the 38.83 percent was short of the over 50 percent […]

SPORTS STORY >> Cabot dominates Little Rock Flames

By RAY BENTON Leader sports editor The Cabot Lady Panthers cruised to a 3-0 sweep of the Little Rock Flames at Panther Stadium on Monday in their next-to-last regular season match. The Home School squad has been highly successful in recent years, but a bevy of unforced errors early gave way to an increasingly powerful Cabot service game as the […]

SPORTS STORY >> Panthers perform well at Beaverfork

By RAY BENTON  Leader sports editor Four Cabot Panthers finished in the Top-15 and one Lady Panther finished second at the Conway Wampus Cat Cross Country Invitational on Saturday at Beaverfork Lake Park. The Cabot boys and girls finished second in the team competition. Cabot junior Casey Gore finished her 5K in 19:57, 13 seconds behind winner Rachel Barnhardt of […]

SPORTS STORY >> Sylvan Hills and Beebe make state

By ANN THARP  Special to The Leader Beebe and Sylvan Hills each won their first-round matches in the 5A-Central District volleyball tournament Saturday at Little Rock Christian Academy, and in doing so, punched their tickets to the Class 5A state tournament that begins next Tuesday at Valley View High School in Jonesboro. The third-seeded Lady Badgers beat six-seed Mills in […]

SPORTS STORY >> Titans searching for upset

By RAY BENTON Leader sports editor The Jacksonville football team comes off their exciting win over Hall still needing at least one more victory for a chance to get into the Class 6A playoffs. The first opportunity comes at home this Friday when league-leading West Memphis visits Jan Crow Stadium. The Blue Devils are fresh off a 40-38 upset of […]