29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Banquet to be held by zoom, State Rep. Vivian Flowers to speak

St. James A.M.E. Church is set to host the 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day banquet by zoom Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. A donation of $15 gets attendees access to the virtual event. State Representative Vivian Flowers is the guest speaker this year. To attend the meeting use the zoom…

Warren Aviation Commission discusses need for additional funding for Airport apron resurfacing project

Warren, Arkansas – The Warren Aviation Commission will seek additional funding to complete an apron resurfacing project at the Warren Municipal Airport, commissioners decided Thursday, January 27, 2022. In a telephone conference call, Alex Smith of McClelland Engineering of Little Rock explained that $50,000 in additional funding would be sought from the FAA to go…

Video: Multiple Warren restaurants report thieves attempting to steal tip jars

Warren, Arkansas – Multiple Warren restaurants reported thefts within the last few days with assailants attempting to steal tip jars from front counters. Two instances of theft were caught on tape. Thursday morning The Donut Palace on West Central posted a video of a Caucasian female at their counter wearing a tan jacket stealing their…

Solar panel parts maker bringing 80 new jobs to Crossett

According to Monticello Live, 80 new jobs are coming to Crossett, as earlier this week Primoris Renewable Energy, a solar panel parts manufacturer, announced they will be opening a new facility in the former DamFab building. Primoris Renewable Energy’s website, says they are “focused on providing full EPC services to the energy sector with a…

VIDEO: SRC asks ADH Epidemiologist Dr. Mike Cima for clarity on how COVID cases are reported

Saline River Chronicle talked Wednesday, January 26, 2022 with the Arkansas Department of Health’s Dr. Mike Cima, State Epidemiologist, about how COVID-19 active case numbers are both discovered and reported. During the interview we discussed how active cases of COVID-19 are both found and recorded for public information, what number of new cases are the…

National career readiness certifications at Warren School District

Warren, Arkansas – Act 319 of 2021 prompted the State Board of Education to approve the ACT WorkKeys assessment for all high school students to have the opportunity to earn a nationally-recognized work readiness certificate before they graduate.  Students will graduate from Warren High School with the opportunity to receive the National Career Readiness Certification…

Warren Civil Service hires new police officer

Members of the Warren Civil Service Commission met Tuesday evening in the Warren Municipal Courtroom to consider candidates for the position of Police Patrolman. After reviewing candidates and conducting an interview, the Commission voted to hire Daniel La Kristan Pace. Mr. Pace is a certified Law Enforcement Officer. Mr. Pace was vetted by the Warren…

Dr. Brandy Haley named the UAM Representative to the South Arkansas Nursing Task Force

Monticello, Arkansas – Dr. Brandy Haley, dean and associate professor of nursing at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been selected to serve as the university’s representative on the South Arkansas Nursing Task Force, which is part of the Arkansas Rural Health Partnership (ARHP). Dr. Haley joined the UAM faculty in 2012 and was…

Road trip ends with Lady Jack loss at conference undefeated Magnolia

Magnolia, Arkansas – Warren’s Lady Jack basketball team suffered a 53-26 loss to undefeated 8-4A Conference leader opponent Magnolia on the road Tuesday evening, January 25, 2022. The Lady Jacks came into the ballgame with a 6-7 overall record, but at only 1-1 in Conference play, there is plenty of basketball yet to be played.…

Junior Hermits outscore DeWitt 15-4 in fourth quarter comeback road win, plus Hermitage Senior Basketball report

DeWitt, Arkansas – A superb fourth quarter offensive performance saw the Hermitage Junior Hermit boys take down the DeWitt Junior Dragons by the final of 39-33 Monday evening, January 24, 2022 on the road at DeWitt. The Junior Hermits moved to 12-5 on the year with a conference record of 3-1. Hayden Cathey posted 17…