99-year-old vet World War II

Friends and family attend his birthday party at care facility, recalling his wartime exploits.

Second World War veteran James “Jim” Hutto celebrated his 99th birthday on Wednesday at Jacksonville Care Center, where he lives. The center had cake, snacks and balloons with residents singing “Happy Birthday” played by Jacksonville guitarist Ken Murphy. Military veterans also stopped by to congratulate Hutto on his birthday. Hutto was born March 6, 1920, in Brunswick, Ga. He is […]

District needs millage extension

If property tax extension vote fails, JNPSD could come up one-and-a-half schools short.

If Jacksonville-North Pulaski School District patrons don’t approve an eight-year extension of the current property tax millage, the district won’t have enough money to pay for its share of the last two new, court-ordered elementary schools, according to Superintendent Bryan Duffie. The proposed extension is calculated to net about $60 million for the district’s projected share of all remaining construction. […]

Hospital in group appears doomed

Medical facility owned by pair who runs North Metro appears insolvent.

Is a hospital operated by Allegiance Health Management about to go into receivership for not paying its bills? Federal Judge D. Price Marshall Jr. – the same judge overseeing the longstanding school desegregation case that now involves Jacksonville North Pulaski School District – is set to make a decision on River Valley Medical Center in Dardanelle on March 21. The […]

Police Reports – March 9, 2019

Traffic deaths • A Conway woman died on Wednesday in a one-car accident on I-40 in North Little Rock. Stephany Robertson, 37, was driving a 1997 Ford Mustang at 8:13 a.m. on I-40 East at North Hills Blvd. The car ran off the right side of the road and hit a tree. Robertson was transported to Baptist Health Medical Center […]

NLR gets by Sylvan Hills

Lady Wildcat pitcher Katelyn McMahan struck out 11 in win over Bears.

North Little Rock softball knocked off nearby rival Sylvan Hills 5-2 Tuesday in a late game to replace the Charging Lady Wildcats’ lost game in the first round of the Central Arkansas Shootout. Sheridan, NLR’s tournament opponent, dropped out late, so the Lady Bears stepped in before heading to the Clarksville tournament this weekend. Earned runs were a tie, but […]

Cabot outlasts Benton ladies

CHS softball team stops a BHS rally in last inning Tuesday

The Lady Panther softball team didn’t put together the prettiest win it will enjoy all season, but did enough to pull out an 8-7 home win over Benton in the first round of the Central Arkansas Shootout on Tuesday. Benton out-hit Cabot 11-8, and the Lady Panthers committed three errors, but they made plays and got outs when it mattered […]

Lady Badgers topple a giant

Beebe softball team knocks off perennial Class 6A powerhouse on the road.

A little bit of power hitting, a few key defensive plays and a sixth-inning controversy that erased a Bryant home run all played a role in the Beebe Lady Badgers’ 5-3 road win in the first round of the Central Arkansas Shootout on Tuesday. Beebe overcame a 3-2 deficit with three runs in the top of the sixth inning, and […]

Titans get dropped twice at Sheridan

Jacksonville baseball team loses first two games of the Sheridan tournament against two of 5A’s top-rated teams.

The Jacksonville baseball team is still searching for its first win after losses on consecutive days in the Sheridan tournament this week. On Tuesday, the Titans lost 10-5 to the hosting Yellowjackets, and then fell 12-2 in five innings to the Benton Panthers on Wednesday. Errors remained a problem for the Titans on Tuesday. If only earned runs counted, Jacksonville […]

SH wins, loses by same score

Bears beat Fairview, fall to Little Rock Christian Academy in Sheridan event.

After beating Camden-Fairview 11-1 in the first round of the Sheridan tournament, the Sylvan Hills Bears lost 11-1 to Little Rock Christian Academy in the second round on Wednesday. In Wednesday’s outing, LRCA pitcher Jackson Woodard pitched a two-hitter over six innings, striking out eight and walking two. The Bears’ one run came in the top of the sixth inning […]

Lonoke rallies at Stuttgart

The Jackrabbit baseball team takes game two of doubleheader for first win.

The Lonoke baseball team closed out a Tuesday conference doubleheader with its first win of the season. The Jackrabbits beat host Stuttgart 17-9 with a huge final inning after dropping game one of the double-dip 8-4. Lonoke trailed 9-8 going into the top of the seventh inning, when it posted a nine-spot to secure the victory. The inning started with […]