EPA releases statement on Thursday’s Calhoun County pipeline rupture

EPA releases statement on Thursday’s Calhoun County pipeline rupture

The Environment Protection Agency recently has released the following statement on the pipeline rupture in Calhoun County that happened Thursday evening, September 23, 2021. The accident occurred at 2301 Calhoun 26near Hampton, Arkansas. Official statement from the EPA At approximately 1800 hours on September 23, 2021, a heavy equipment operator struck a 10” underground pipeline,…

Emergency situation in Calhoun County as pipeline ruptures west of Hampton

Emergency situation in Calhoun County as pipeline ruptures west of Hampton

According to an alert out of Calhoun County, a pipeline has ruptured west of Hampton Thursday evening, September 23, 2021. “West side of Hampton needs to shelter in place West of highway 167,” reads the alert. “The east side of Hampton needs to evacuate to the shelter at Hampton High School east of highway 167,”…

Modernization of Warren’s Fire Station complete

Modernization of Warren’s Fire Station complete

For some time Warren’s Central Fire Station, located in the western portion of the City’s Emergency Services Center, has been under construction for modernization and improvements. Recently, acting Fire Chief Larry Hayes provided Saline River Chronicle with a tour. He showed the new washing system for firefighter turnout equipment that has been purchased and installed,…

Star City art teacher named 2021 Arkansas Elementary Art Educator of the Year

Star City art teacher named 2021 Arkansas Elementary Art Educator of the Year

Star City’s Jimmy Brown Elementary School art teacher Suzi Davis has been selected as the 2021 Arkansas Elementary Art Educator of the Year. Davis will be presented with this award at the Arkansas Art Educators annual fall conference held at the Wyndham Riverfront in North Little Rock on November 4. Friends and family are welcome…

Bradley County 4-H Clubs reorganizing

Bradley County 4-H Clubs reorganizing

The Bradley County 4-H clubs are reorganizing and seeking new members. The purpose of these clubs is to give youth an opportunity to participate in the youth development educational program of the University of the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. Youth in 4-H clubs will learn life skills, enhance leadership skills, and increase self-esteem while serving…

Extension Homemakers Clubs seeking new members

Extension Homemakers Clubs seeking new members

An EH Club is a group of people who meet once a month to learn more about issues facing people today: personal and home safety; family relations and human development; foods and nutrition; the management of family resources; leadership; and clothing and textiles. These clubs also volunteer their time to important activities like the All…

LaSalle says new private prison will not work financially, BCEDC Representative urges Bradley County to take out 34 million dollar bond to open a public prison instead

LaSalle says new private prison will not work financially, BCEDC Representative urges Bradley County to take out 34 million dollar bond to open a public prison instead

The project underway for some five years to build a private prison in Southeast Arkansas to house 500 State of Arkansas inmates and to provide jail space for Bradley and Drew Counties is in jeopardy of being canceled. Billy McConnell, a high ranking officer of LaSalle Corrections, a private firm that operates prisons and jails…

Hospital revenues stronger

Hospital revenues stronger

Due to scheduling difficulties, the Bradley County Medical Center Board conducted the August, 2021 board meeting September 15. In a week, the board will meet again and hold the regular September meeting. The Board, under the chairmanship of Freddie Mobley, approved the minutes of the July, 2021 meeting and then reviewed and approved the financials…

Local youth uses birthday money to buy food for the Blessing Box

Local youth uses birthday money to buy food for the Blessing Box

Presley Mashburn recently made a donation to the Warren Branch Library Blessing Box, a spot where goods can picked up by anyone in need. Presley used her birthday money to help buy food items to help stock the blessing box. The Warren Branch Library says that thanks to her donation, some of the needs throughout…

Big Sunday morning phone outage causes issues for debit card transactions and communication

Big Sunday morning phone outage causes issues for debit card transactions and communication

A major phone outage this morning, Sunday, September 19, 2021 disrupted both cellular and landline services to a vast swath of communities in South Arkansas, including in Warren, Monticello, McGehee, and more. The outage affected cell phones, broadband internet, as well as debit card transactions across the area. Reports came in throughout Warren of businesses…

Granddaughter of Warren couple makes three generations of royalty for homecoming ceremonies

Granddaughter of Warren couple makes three generations of royalty for homecoming ceremonies

WHITE HALL – Miss Lilly Katherine Hood, 17, the granddaughter of two former Warren residents, was crowned the Homecoming Queen for White Hall High School this past weekend. Miss Hood, is the daughter of Steve and Kelli Boone Hood of White Hall. Her grandparents are Dr. Terry and Donna Dees Boone, also of White Hall.…

First fall temperatures expected in South Arkansas Wednesday

First fall temperatures expected in South Arkansas Wednesday

Cooler, crisp, fall-like temperatures are expected to arrive in South Arkansas by Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Weather.gov’s forecast shows the potential for cooler air settling into Arkansas early Wednesday morning, with temperatures around 60 degrees. Forecasters are also expecting the humidity that is so prevalent in this part of the State during the summer to…

Log A Load for Kids holding online auction through September 24

Log A Load for Kids holding online auction through September 24

Bradley County Chapter of Log A Load for Kids will have an online auction of donated items as a fundraiser benefitting Arkansas Children’s Hospital beginning Saturday, September 18th, thru Friday, September 24th. To visit the auction site, go to https://tonycatheyauctions.hibid.com. Successful bidders should plan to pick up items on Saturday, September 24th, beginning at 9:00…

Land prep work begins for new Warren elementary school

Land prep work begins for new Warren elementary school

Land clearing work has started for the preparation for construction of the new Warren elementary school set to be built on the Warren Campus. Crews are already busy clearing trees and removing brush and other debris. Monday evening, the Warren School Board voted to proceed with construction of the new elementary school and Lumberjack Arena.…

Hermitage School Board meets for regular monthly business

Hermitage School Board meets for regular monthly business

Members of the Hermitage School Board met in regular session Monday, September 13 in the Hermitage High School Cafeteria. Present were Board President Russell Richard,members Kevin Reep, Mary Hamilton, Teia Thomas and Gary Vines. Also present were Superintendent Dr. Tracy Tucker, Mistie McGhee and Rosalynda Ellis. The board approved past minutes, approved the financial report…