Police Reports – Nov. 11, 2020

Jacksonville • James Owen, 32, of Calico Rock (Izard County) was arrested on Oct. 28 and charged with aggravated assault. Police were called at 9:40 p.m. to the Jacksonville Inn, 200 T.P. White Drive for an assault. The victim alleged Owen hit him in the face with a baton. The victim and his girlfriend arrived at the motel and were […]

NLR gives buyer more time

Slow economy hampers redevelopment project of the City Services building.

Without fanfare or any discussion, the North Little Rock City Council unanimously agreed Monday evening to give Newmark Moses Tucker Part-ners of Little Rock an extension on the sale of the City Services building on Main Street. The property at 120 Main St. is approximately five acres of public land and Newmark Moses Tucker was originally asked to attempt to […]

COVID cases continue to rise in area

Hospitalizations reach 810, with new cases averaging 1,200 daily as Hutchinson announces higher numbers that reflect national trends despite news about a vaccine.

Since the Monday report, 1,424 new COVID-19 cases have been found in Arkansas, one of the highest increases yet, and churches are among hot spots for virus spread, Governor Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday, in tightening mask recommendations for houses of worship. “Masks need to be worn at all times by all congregants,” except those exempt under Arkansas Health Department guidelines. […]

State lawmakers remain quiet on Biden’s election

More than 144 million voters turn out for 2020 election, with ballot counting taking days to complete.

Joe Biden garnered the largest number of votes ever in the Nov. 3 election, and President Donald Trump, who lost the popular vote by about four million votes, received the second largest number in history. Between them, they received more than 144 million votes. Other than echoing Trump’s accusations regarding the “fraudulent” election, four members of the Arkansas congressional delegation […]

City finances improving

Jacksonville nears 60 days worth of funds in reserve, increase in city revenue streams helps.

Jacksonville’s financial situation has improved for the third-straight year, and the city has almost reached its goal of having 60 days’ worth of funds in reserve. Gerald Clark with McAlister and Associates told the council the good news as he presented the 2019 audit of the city’s budget and financial practices. He said the city had 15. 5 percent or […]

State court could rule on Beebe council race

David Pruitt resigned from city council after pleading guilty for voting twice in the same election in 2016.

It may be up to the state courts if former Beebe City Council member David Pruitt, who is ineligible to hold office, but was elected by voters during the general election held last week, will represent Ward 1, Position 2. Pruitt defeated Council Member Linda Anthony, who was seeking her ninth term. She has been on the council for 18 […]

Obituaries – Nov. 11, 2020


Tommy Sentell Tommy Sentell, 82, of Austin was called to heaven on Nov. 3. He was born Sept. 19, 1938, at the home of the Sentell family farm located on Sentell Loop in Austin to parents Uless and Lois Sentell, who were married for 76 years. Tommy is survived by his loving wife, Rae Sentell, of 38 years and by […]

Don’t jeopardize national security


Our national-security apparatus is in disarray with the firing of Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Monday and the departure of acting Pentagon policy chief James Anderson, who resigned Tuesday. Chief of Security Jen Stewart was also dismissed, along with a handful of other national-security experts. Other top national security officials could also be forced out, including CIA director Gina Haspel, […]

Coronavirus in transition


The appointment of a bipartisan national coronavirus task force signals the incoming administration’s determination to fight the pandemic with the best medical experts when daily infections continue to rise at a dramatic rate. Dr. David Kessler, the head of the Food and Drug Administration under President George Walker Bush and President Bill Clinton, will co-chair the 13-member task force with […]

Devo learning three positions

Former Titan is tasked with a lot by Razorback coach Eric Musselman.

FAYETTEVILLE — The Arkansas Razorbacks won’t board a plane for a road game nor host an opponent requiring a flight to Fayetteville for any of their nonconference games in this COVID-19 threatened season. Arkansas will play its only nonconference road games this season in Oklahoma. The Razorbacks play at nearby Tulsa University on Dec. 8, and at Oklahoma State in […]