William “Billy” Oric LeMay, 92, of Cabot


William “Billy” Oric LeMay, 92, of Cabot passed away on Feb. 1. He was born April 13, 1930, in Lonoke County to the late William Wilson LeMay Jr. and Captola McMasters LeMay. Billy accepted Christ as a young adult. He was a sheet-metal worker for Essick Manufacturing Company in Little Rock for 29 years and then went on to work […]

Betty Dean Lassiter, 84, of Cabot


Betty Dean Lassiter, 84, of Cabot passed away Feb. 5. She was born Sept. 26, 1938, in Durant, Okla., to the late Leonard Luther and Gladys Ava Davis Jones.  Ms. Betty was a member of McArthur Assembly of God.  She enjoyed art, music, traveling, animals and birds.  Ms. Betty loved her time as a military wife. While she was president […]

Gladys June Henderson, 97, of Beebe


Gladys June Henderson, 97, of Beebe went to be with the Lord on Feb. 4. She was born in Perry County on June 25, 1925, to the late Jessie Alex Sampley and Lizzie Huffstuttler Sampley. Gladys was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She enjoyed gardening and cooking. She was a talented picker who would buy unique and […]

Police Reports: Jacksonville and Cabot

JACKSONVILLE * Robert Everett, 44, of Jacksonville, was arrested on Jan. 28 for allegedly threatening to kill a woman. Police were called at 6:33 a.m. to the 1300 block of West Main Street. The victim had a protection order against Everett. She told police Everett approached her. He threatened to kill her and knocked her coffee out of her hand. […]

Cabot finds home for animal shelter

After Price Cutter site falls through, city commits to build $4.7 million facility on Kerr Station Road.

Cabot Animal Support Services found a new location to build its $4.7 million shelter center and veterinary clinic, on Kerr Station Road and Adams Street. The city council, on Monday, passed a resolution for the mayor and city clerk/treasurer to enter an agreement with the Cabot Water and Wastewater Commission to purchase 13.39 acres of triangular-shaped land off Kerr Station […]

Lonoke changes how employees given pay raises

City ends 3% automatic increases for all workers in favor of merit-based model.

Instead of a three-percent across-the-board raise for city employees, the Lonoke City Council has opted for merit raises. They will keep the money in the budget, but raises will be given at the recommendation of the department heads. No percentage was discussed for those raises. Mayor Wayne McGee explained that the three-percent amount needed to stay in the budget, otherwise […]

$1.2 million grant for Lonoke Business Academy

State finances vocational training program for Greenway John Deere dealership.

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced a $1.2 million grant awarded to the Lonoke School District’s Business Academy, on Friday, from the Arkansas Office of Skills and Development, to create an agriculture power systems technology program with Greenway Equipment for workforce training for high school students. The grant will provide top-of-the-line equipment and tools for students. Sanders said when she was […]

Traylor quits city council, appointment sought to fill four-year term

Jacksonville will not hold special election after recently re-elected council member leaves city.

Jacksonville Council Member Mike Traylor, just three months after being re-elected, resigned from the council. He submitted his letter Thursday, and it was effective Friday. A Ward 4 resident will be appointed to serve out the remainder of his term. Mayor Jeff Elmore asked for names and resumes by March 1, and the council will make the selection at its […]

2023-02-08 E-Edition