EDITORIAL >> Jerry Jones on his knee

That was a dramatic gesture when the visiting Dallas Cowboys and their owner Jerry Jones knelt down with his players and then stood up with their arms locked Monday night before their game against the Arizona Cardinals. Jones, who was raised in the Rose City community in North Little Rock, was expected to urge his team not to join protests […]

EDITORIAL >> Fall festivals coming up

Fall festival season kicks off Saturday when Jacksonville holds its fifth annual Festiville at Dupree Park and Sherwood hosts its 41st annual Sherwood Fest at Sherwood Forest off Maryland Avenue. Both events will have plenty of live entertainment, family fun, games, festival food, carnival rides and more. For a full schedule, see page 1A. Ukulele Bill, who performs at 10 […]

TOP STORY >> Jacksonville VFW turns 50

By JEFFREY SMITH  Leader staff writer The Jacksonville VFW Post 4548 will celebrate its 50th year on Thursday. The Veterans of Foreign Wars post began meeting at Little Rock Air Force Base in an old decommissioned bunker. It was chartered in 1967. The VFW post moved to a brick building across the street from its current building in 1981 across […]

TOP STORY >> 5th annual FestiVille

Jacksonville’s fifth-annual FestiVille of music, food and fun is Friday and Saturday at Dupree Park. Admission and parking is free. Hours are 3 to 10 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. The carnival runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Armbands for rides are available for $20 from 3 till 10 p.m. Thursday and for $20 from 5 […]

TOP STORY >> 41st Sherwood Fest

Sherwood Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Sherwood Forest, 1111 W. Maryland Ave. Admission and parking are free. More than 4,000 people are expected to attend the 41st annual event. The entertainment schedule includes many local musicians and performers including at 10 a.m. Ukulele Bill, 11 a.m. Impact Gymnastics, 11:30 a.m. Annie Zimmerman, 11:45 […]