Hermitage School Board discusses cell phone use by students at School

Hermitage School Board discusses cell phone use by students at School

The Hermitage School Board met in monthly session May 9, 2022. After reviewing all reports, the Board discussed changes in the school handbook relating to the use of cell phones by students during school hours. After additional study by faculty, students and administration, the Board will consider final changes to the school handbook. Next the…

Early voting is underway for primaries and non-partisan judicial elections

Early voting is underway for primaries and non-partisan judicial elections

Early Voting in Arkansas is underway. In Bradley County 24 ballots were cast Monday, May 9, the first day votes could be cast. As of around 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, May 10 another 25 had been added. Early voting will continue this week from 8:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m. daily and May 14, Saturday from 10:00…

Party primaries, nonpartisan judicial, and annual school elections fast approaching

Party primaries, nonpartisan judicial, and annual school elections fast approaching

Early voting for party primaries, judicial races and annual school elections begin Monday, May 9, 2022. All early voting will be conducted in the Bradley County Clerk’s Office.Hours for early voting are as follows: Monday, May 9-Friday, May 13-8:00am till 6:00pm Saturday, May 14, Saturday, May 21-10:00am till 4:00pm Monday, May 16-Friday, May 20-8:00am till…

County students take part in GFWC Warren Woman’s Club art contest

County students take part in GFWC Warren Woman’s Club art contest

GFWC Warren Woman’s Club released winners of the Annual Bradley County Ten Penny Art Contest for 2022. Art was judged by Rob Reep local artist and 2021 juried art winner. Art supplies were awarded as prizes for winners with the exception of Overall Winners who received cash awards. Shown in the above photo from the…

Hermitage named National Beta School of Merit

Hermitage named National Beta School of Merit

Hermitage School District is proud to announce that Hermitage Elementary School is a 2021-2022 National Beta School of Merit. The school earned this recognition by offering National Beta to all eligible grades on their campus. National Junior Beta includes grades 4-8 and National Senior Beta includes grades 9-12. The National Beta School of Merit award…

FBI field offices warn of numerous targeted sextortion schemes in southern Arkansas and Northern Louisiana

FBI field offices warn of numerous targeted sextortion schemes in southern Arkansas and Northern Louisiana

The FBI has received numerous reports of predators posing as children on social media to coerce minors into sending sexual videos of themselves and then extorting money from these underage victims. The FBI Little Rock Field Office has noted an alarming uptick in these schemes targeting children in areas around El Dorado, Magnolia, and Monticello,…

2022 Tomato Festival t-shirt logo design released

2022 Tomato Festival t-shirt logo design released

The Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival Committee is pleased to reveal the official 2022 66th logo, which is based on the design that Cathy Richardson and Carol Lee Little submitted for the annual t-shirt design contest as a mother/daughter collaboration. Official Festival Tshirts using this design will available for sale in May. Be sure to…

Hermitage Elementary students celebrate end of testing week with Friday cookout

Hermitage Elementary students celebrate end of testing week with Friday cookout

Hermitage Elementary School held a cook out for their students as part of a celebration of the end of ACT Aspire testing, Friday, April 22, 2022. Students were treated to hot dogs, cheeseburgers, SunChips, salads, a variety of fruit slushes, and more. The playground was open for games such as corn hole. Fun was had…

County Road 45 repaired after washout

County Road 45 repaired after washout

According to County officials, Bradley County Road 45 near the Mt. Olive community has been repaired after heavy rain and flooding washed out a portion of the gravel road last week. “New Pipe and gravel has the road looking great,” say County officials. They thanked the Bradley County Road Department for their hard work getting…

Hermitage School Board meets for monthly business

Hermitage School Board meets for monthly business

The Hermitage School Board met for their monthly meeting, April 11, 2022. Routine reports were presented by school administrators and the finances were reviewed and approved. Superintendent Dr. Tucker provided updates on ESSER/ARPA funding and repairs to the Middle School. In other business the Board approved the following: replacing scoreboards as a result of lighting(these…

Great Outdoors Youth Day set for May 7 at the County Park

Great Outdoors Youth Day set for May 7 at the County Park

The Bradley County Cooperative Extension service, in partnership with the Calhoun and Dallas County Extension Services, will host The Great Outdoors Youth Day May 7, 2022 at the Bradley County Park in Warren. The event is for all youth ages five to fourteen years old. Parents are also encouraged to attend. 9:00 a.m. – Registration…

Part of County Road 45 near Mt. Olive washes out, and more rain is forecast for Sunday

Part of County Road 45 near Mt. Olive washes out, and more rain is forecast for Sunday

Recent rainfall caused a portion of Bradley Rd. 45 near the community of Mt. Olive to washout Saturday, April 16, 2022 according to County officials. The Mt. Olive community, and all portions of Bradley County south of Hermitage could see total rainfall amounts of up to an inch by Sunday evening(see the map below). The…

Cool temperatures to greet Bradley County Saturday morning

Cool temperatures to greet Bradley County Saturday morning

Bradley County is expected to experience a late burst of cool temperatures Saturday morning, with lows forecast to be around 36 degrees. Northern Arkansas will see some areas fall to or below freezing. In southern Arkansas, the weather is supposed to once again warm Saturday throughout the day, with sunny skies and a high near…