Sen. Cotton visits Cabot school as reopening looms

Eastside Elementary shows him how it’s prepared to stop coronavirus from spreading.

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) toured Eastside Elementary on Friday to learn how the Cabot School District is preparing for the challenges of educating kids during the COVID-19 pandemic. The district spen… 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 […]

Census deadline cut short a month

Pandemic dealt setback to Jacksonville’s effort to conduct the 10-year population count.

On Tuesday, census workers will begin knocking on doors of homes whose residents have not yet responded to the census as many communities scramble to complete the census after the counting period was … 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 […]

District ready for reopening, Duffie reports

No substitute for in-class learning, superintendent tells governor during virus update.

Superintendent Bryan Duffie of the Jacksonville-North Pulaski School District appeared at Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s daily corononavirus briefing at the state Capitol on Friday and said Jacksonville’s… 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 considers installing its own internet cables

City officials say residents are fed up with poor service from Suddenlink and want to give options for high-speed internet.

Cabot officials are considering building a municipal-owned broadband network to offer residents an option for reliable Internet service. Mayor Ken Kincade and the city council plan to hold a virtual… 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.

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Obituaries – Aug. 8, 2020

Shirley Jean Babb Our beloved mother, Shirley Jean Babb (nee Dorsey), passed from this life on July 31 at the home of her granddaughter in North Logan, Utah. Family was at her bedside when she was … An active subscription is required to view this content. Please login below or click here to request access if you have a subscription […]

Police Reports – Aug. 8, 2020

Jacksonville • Charles Townsend, 43, of 700 Poplar St., was arrested on July 30 and charged with possession of methamphetamine. Police were called at 4:25 a.m. for a suspicious person at 701 Poplar… 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 […]

Working until last minute as director

LaConda Watson steps down as head of Boys and Girls Club, but still preparing for its future.

Friday was LaConda Watson’s last day as director the Jacksonville Boys and Girls Club. On Monday, she will join the governor’s communications team at the Capitol. The club closed in March due to 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 […]