Jacksonville prepares for 2020 census

New mayor believes city has grown, assigns aide to make sure census officials get good count.

Jacksonville Mayor Bob Johnson believes if the city’s population count tops 30,000, it could bring in enough federal turnback money to substantially fix the municipal budget deficit. The 2010 cens… An active subscription is required to view this content. Please login below or click here to request access if you have a subscription but do not know your login information. […]

Cabot to partner with Habitat for Humanity in city

A development of new homes will be financed with a $3 million grant.

Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas and Cabot are partnering to help families afford new homes built in a pocket community. The city council on Monday passed a resolution allowing the city to… An active subscription is required to view this content. Please login below or click here to request access if you have a subscription but do not know […]

Growth in Cabot is led by hospital

A micro medical center, new fire station, Starbucks, Tractor Supply Co. coming.

Cabot has many new business developments and construction happening around town from national companies to locally owned operations set to open this year. Mayor Ken Kincade said, “This is only the… An active subscription is required to view this content. Please login below or click here to request access if you have a subscription but do not know your login […]

New Lonoke mayor lays out his agenda

Reed calls for setting highest standards for city officials, such as civility, respect toward everyone.

In his first full city council meeting Monday night, new Lonoke Mayor Trae Reed asked the council to approve a code of ethics and to grasp the use of social media – Facebook, Twitter and You Tube – as… An active subscription is required to view this content. Please login below or click here to request access if you have […]

Pay raise for part-time teachers

Board renewes contract of superintendent, pays to host basketball tournament.

The Carlisle School Board approved a resignation, new hire, state tournament payment and pay increase during their meeting on Monday. The board also approved a pay increase for part-time classified… An active subscription is required to view this content. Please login below or click here to request access if you have a subscription but do not know your login information.

Police Reports – Jan. 16, 2018

Jacksonville • Jacksonville police are investigating the identity of four suspects in the armed robbery of T-Ricks Citgo, 120 Marshall Road. The robbery occurred at 9:40 p.m. Monday. The suspects, al… An active subscription is required to view this content. Please login below or click here to request access if you have a subscription but do not know your login […]

Obituaries – Jan. 16, 2019

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Gloria Evans Gloria Evans, 88, of Jacksonville passed away Jan. 11. Gloria was born in Shawnee, Okla., to Willie and Leora George. She was survived by two sons, David (Vicky) and Steve (Pam); six grandchildren, Tracy, Sarah, Megan, Jenna, Scott and Michael; three sisters, Willa Oliver, Carolyn Nix and Mary Jane Disbury; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death […]

Shutdown hits battered farmers

Budget fights so far spares much of Arkansas, but not soybean market.

For all the federal presence in central Arkansas – Little Rock Air Force Base, Camp Robinson, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – there’s little evidence of pain or disruption 25 days in from the governmen… An active subscription is required to view this content. Please login below or click here to request access if you have a subscription but do […]

Federal workers get break on utility bills

NLR City Council lets federal employees skip utility bills for a month.

In a special called meeting scheduled within the regular North Little Rock City Council meeting Monday, members unanimously agreed to give any federal employees who are required to work without pay du… An active subscription is required to view this content. Please login below or click here to request access if you have a subscription but do not know your […]

500 airmen sent to Asia

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By the end of the month, about 500 airmen from Little Rock Air Force Base will have deployed to Afghanistan. The air base has sent tens of thousands of airmen to assist in the mission there since Oct. 7, 2001, when the United States invaded Afghanistan to root out the Al Qaeda terrorist network and the Taliban. The Central Asian […]