EDITORIAL >> Farmers markets

Farmers markets have opened for the season in Cabot, Jacksonville, Sherwood and Lonoke. That means plenty of local fresh fruit, veggies, eggs, honey, jams, pickles, pies and lots more. Visit them and support your local farmers and gardeners, and even a few beekeepers. The ever-popular Cabot Farmers Market is happening today at Re:New Community Church, 1122 S. Second St. It […]

EDITORIAL >> New school in Sherwood

Residents in the Pulaski County Special School District will vote June 13 to extend – not raise – the current millage rate for 17 more years. If it succeeds, and we think it’s important it does, then Sherwood can transform the aging and overcrowded Sylvan Hills High School into a $65 million modern campus. Sherwood residents seem largely in support […]

TOP STORY >> Russians, Kissinger and Trump


By GARRICK FELDMAN  Leader Executive editor “The eyes of America—perhaps of the world—are turned to this Government; and many are watching the movements of all those who are concerned with this Administration.” —George Washington “I’m trying to avoid the conclusion that we’ve become Nicaragua.” —Former CIA director Michael Hayden The Russian foreign minister and ambassador visited the White House on […]

TOP STORY >> Officials to study taxation

By JOHN HOFHEIMER Leader senior staff writer Neither Senate President Pro Tempore Jonathan Dismang (R-Beebe) nor Rep. Bob Johnson (D-Jacksonville) say they have a preconceived idea what a reimagined tax code would look like, but both say there are issues they want to explore when the Tax Reform and Relief Legislative Task Force begins meeting. The General Assembly approved a […]

TOP STORY >> Sylvan Hills HS in urgent need of modernizing

By JOHN HOFHEIMER  Leader senior staff writer Pulaski County Special School District Superintendent Jerry Guess said Friday he is confident voters in the district will approve an extension of the current debt-service millage June 13 to transform the Sylvan Hills High School campus. He has high expectations despite a landslide defeat Tuesday of a tax increase to build and rehabilitate […]