EDITORIAL >> Preparing for cyber warfare

Twenty airmen graduated last month from the Air National Guard’s new cyber-skills validation course at Little Rock Air Force Base. The graduates represent the cutting edge of the Air Force’s concerted effort to train and develop future cyber missions. The seven-week course consists of training in several critical mission areas, including digital forensics, industrial-control systems and vulnerability assessments – curriculum […]

TOP STORY >> DAR chapter holds awards ceremony

The Major Jacob Gray Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution held its annual awards ceremony on Saturday at the Jacksonville Museum of Military History. Award recipients included state Sen. Jane English (R-North Little Rock), former state Rep. Sandra Prater (D-Jacksonville) and Phyllis Stewart, chief of staff for the Jacksonville-North Pulaski School District. The awards were presented […]

TOP STORY >> Speaker: Guns critical

By JEFFREY SMITH  Leader staff writer Fear is what drives challenges to the Second Amendment to the Constitution, which gives people the right to keep and bear arms, Col. Dennis Humphrey said at the Lonoke County Republican’s Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday at the Cabot Freshman Academy School. Humphrey commands the Arkansas Army National Guard Marksmanship Training Center at Camp […]

TOP STORY >> Majority of council supports new chief

By RICK KRON  Leader staff writer Despite concerns from Alderman Tara Smith, some members of the police department and others, Jacksonville Mayor Gary Fletcher is standing by his decision to hire Geoffrey Herweg to head the city’s police department, even though he pleaded guilty 15 years ago to a misdemeanor. Herweg, who is being sworn in Friday, was set to […]