Historic change of command at LRAFB

She takes helm of the 19th Airlift Wing as Col. Schutte heads to Europe.

Col. Angela Ochoa took the helm of the 19th Airlift Wing on Friday during a change-of- command ceremony, becoming the first woman to assume command of Little Rock Air Force Base. Ochoa, who most recently served as the vice commander of the 375th Air Mobility Wing at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., took command of the wing from Col. John […]

Jacksonville’s HUD spending unique in area

City administrative costs double the federal cap and much higher than other towns.

Jacksonville is paying twice as much to operate its CDBG (Community Development Grant Block) program than other cities in the state, meaning less federal money is available to help low-income residents. Jacksonville’s administration costs have constantly run around 40 percent, double the federal cap of 20 percent that all other cities are seemingly following, but is not considered illegal. Retired […]

Lonoke bats ablaze at Beebe

Two shutouts and 25 total base hits make for success for Rayburn Sporting Goods.

Visiting Lonoke swept a doubleheader from Beebe in American Legion action Thursday at Gillam Field. The Rayburn Sporting Goods Jackrabbits got shutouts in both games. Chili Russell and Blake Solee combined for a one-hitter in a five-inning 11-0 victory in the opening game. William Hutson was masterful going the seven-inning distance in the nightcap, giving up just two base hits […]

Jacksonville overcomes early Viper bite

Gwatney senior team falls behind in first inning, comes back to defeat Little Rock.

Jacksonville split an American Legion doubleheader with Little Rock on Thursday at Dupree Park. The Gwatney Chevrolet Junior team suffered a 13-5 defeat to the Cobras. The Senior Chevy Boys came from behind to beat the Vipers 6-3.  Both pitchers struggled in the first inning, but Jacksonville’s Seth Gray gained command and went six innings for the victory while Little […]