Hospital renovation underway

Unity Health Jacksonville hospital is undergoing $8.2 million in renovations, as the hospital is brought back to life for a May 2022 opening. Unity Health purchased the closed North Metro Medical Center in March for $7.7 million from Allegiance Health of Shreveport, La. Unity Health president Steven Webb said, “We are not reopening North Metro. We are opening Unity Health […]

Early sales tax vote to start Tuesday

Early voting opens Tuesday in Lonoke County, where voters are being asked to raise the tax a half cent to fund the sheriff’s office and jail. Election Day is Tuesday, June 8. If approved, the sales tax would go up in October and is projected to net $3 million a year, but $2 million would still need to be budgeted […]

County historian tells tales of graveyard

Nan — her maiden name was Nancy Brannon but the last name changed with each marriage, perhaps four or maybe five husbands. According to a Hot Springs newspaper, her last name was Horn when she was murdered.“ Nan was one of 13 children and considered the black sheep of the family,” said David Brannon, a great nephew of hers and […]

Cabot gets early jump on Gwatney

The Cabot and Jacksonville Senior American Legion teams met on the diamond at Dupree Park on Thursday and it was the visiting Rail Cats that pulled out a 6-3 victory. It was the season opener for Cabot while the Gwatney Chevrolet squad was coming off an 11-1 season-opening win at Bryant on Tuesday. In Thursday’s game, Jacksonville pitcher Kyle Williams […]

Chevy juniors beat Roughriders

The Jacksonville Gwatney Chev-rolet Junior American Legion team is off to a decent start to the season. The 17-under Chevy Boys split a pair of close games with two top programs in the first week of the summer season. They lost 5-4 to Bryant on the road on Tuesday, and then won by the same score over Cabot in the […]