COVID-19 is spreading


The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Arkansas has climbed to 118, including and airman at Little Rock Air Force Base and 13 in a Little Rock nursing home. Gov. Asa Hutchinson said there is evidence of “increasing community spread.” There are 146 persons under investigation. Three hundred fifty-one past persons under investigations had negative results. There are 509 people […]

Coronavirus is detected on air base

More confirmed cases, economy shaken, to-go service only for restaurants

One hundred Arkansas residents, including an airman at Little Rock Air Force Base, were confirmed Friday to have the coronavirus, up from 62 since Thursday. Earlier Friday, Secretary of Health Dr. Nate Smith said at the governor’s daily COVID-19 briefing there were 96 cases. An active-duty airman is undergoing evaluation and treatment following a positive novel coronavirus test. The airman […]

Police Reports – March 21, 2020

Traffic Death • A North Little Rock bicyclist died at 8:48 a.m. on March 13 after being hit by a car. William Cullum, 84, was stopped on the bicycle on the southbound shoulder of Hwy. 161 at Second Street. He began crossing the highway when he was hit by an early 2000s Buick LeSabre. The unknown driver left the scene. […]

Task force created to calm fears

Mayor Bob Johnson organizes group with federal, state and local leaders to respond to coronavirus.

Jacksonville Mayor Bob Johnson has formed the Jacksonville COVID-19 Task Force to help calm fears and get the latest information about the coronavirus crisis to residents. “What concerns me is people panicking,” the mayor said. “Our supply chain is fine. Stores are restocking. Sanitation is running. We have gas, electric and water. Our fire, police and emergency medical services are […]

No door-to-door allowed in city

Mayor, council members cancel their regular March meeting due to coronavirus.

The Sherwood City Council met briefly Monday to put a stop to door-to-door solicitation within the city and to cancel its regularly scheduled meeting which was supposed to be held next week. Sherwood normally allows door-to-door sales provided the firms or individuals have a permit with the city and abides by the hour restrictions. But now no one will be […]

Drive-through runoff election

Lonoke County limits public access, but official business still conducted.

Lonoke County Judge Doug Erwin limited public access to the courthouse building due to the threat of the coronavirus. Erwin issued an executive order Thursday limiting public assess into county buildings to protect the public and county employees from COVID-19. On Thursday night at the quorum court meeting, sheriff’s deputies used forehead scanners to check the temperature of people entering […]

Obituary – March 21, 2020


Janie Walker Janie Iness Walker, 78 of Cabot passed away in North Little Rock on March 18. She was born in Mountain Home (Baxter County) on April 19, 1941, to the late Jess and Gladys Walker. Cremation arrangements are by A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville, 501-982-3400,

Seniors get vital meal deliveries

Lonoke County Council on Aging closed its dining centers but still operating.

The Lonoke County Council on Aging continues to deliver food to seniors enrolled in the Meals on Wheels program while following precautions trying to keep elders safe from coronavirus. LCCA closed its kitchen and dining centers in Lonoke and Des Arc for congregate meals until further notice. Normally there are 20 people eating at the center. LCCA is nonprofit organization […]

Parks and rec had busy year

Jacksonville Council Member Terry Sansing praises the department.

Jacksonville Parks and Recreation had a busy year last year and Council Member Terry Sansing congratulated them at a recent council meeting. “They do a good job selling the city of Jacksonville and bringing in tax revenue,” he told the council. According to Kevin House, Parks and Recreation director, the community center had nearly 75,000 visitors in 2019, plus 304 […]