Bradley County under a burn ban

Bradley County under a burn ban

As of September 27, 2022 at 11:30 a.m., Bradley County is now under a Burn Ban. That’s according to the Bradley County Courthouse official Facebook account. Dry conditions continue to persist, with no rain in sight. Currently, no surrounding county has implanted a burn ban, but we expect to see more in the coming hours…

Bradley County Veteran’s Museum Hosts Memorial Day Ceremony

Bradley County Veteran’s Museum Hosts Memorial Day Ceremony

A mixture of patriotic pride and solemness combined for a Memorial Day remembrance at the Bradley County Veteran’s Museum on Monday. The event was moved there from the Bradley County Courthouse grounds due to the bell tower construction. Bradley County Veterans Inc., Chairman Clifford Wayne Clayton gave the welcome and observed a moment of silence.…

Fall planting strawberries? When is too late, and too early, to plant in Arkansas?

Fall planting strawberries? When is too late, and too early, to plant in Arkansas?

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Planting strawberries in the fall to get a robust crop the following spring is typical with growers. But how late is too late for fall planting of strawberries in Arkansas? The Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, the research arm of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, conducted a three-year study to provide…

Two vehicle accident in Bearden claims the life of one

Two vehicle accident in Bearden claims the life of one

BEARDEN, Ark. – A 67-year old woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. Highway 79 and Ouachita 203 in Bearden Thursday morning, February 10, 2022. According to the Arkansas State Police, 67-year old Sharon Garlington of Bearden, was driving a 2019 Nissan east on Ouachita 203 when she entered U.S.…

Mask mandate lifted by Hermitage School District, plus other board news

Mask mandate lifted by Hermitage School District, plus other board news

HERMITAGE, Ark. – In a meeting attended by five of the seven board members Monday evening, February 7, 2022, the Hermitage School Board conducted routine monthly business and took action on several other items. After hearing a detailed report from Superintendent Dr. Tucker on the impact COVID has had on the District and the updated…

Gibson to Chair UA Board; Other Officers and Committees Set for Coming Year

Gibson to Chair UA Board; Other Officers and Committees Set for Coming Year

LITTLE ROCK – The Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas elected new officers at its Jan. 26-27 regularly scheduled meeting, and C.C. “Cliff” Gibson III, of Monticello, will serve as chairman of the 10-member board for the upcoming year. Gibson, other officers and members of a new slate of Board committees appointed by…

One person killed in Calhoun County vehicle accident Tuesday morning

One person killed in Calhoun County vehicle accident Tuesday morning

HAMPTON, Ark. – A minor was killed and another person injured in a one-vehicle accident Tuesday morning, February 8, 2022 near 2055 US Highway 278 West in rural Calhoun County. According to the Arkansas State Police, eighteen year-old Mi’Corrie Lindsey was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer east on US Highway 278 at 7:50 a.m. Tuesday…

Daniel Robinson of Harold’s Processing presents program to Warren Rotary

Daniel Robinson of Harold’s Processing presents program to Warren Rotary

The Rotary Club of Warren met Tuesday, Feb. 8 with Rotarian Jimmy Sledge presenting the program of Daniel Robinson, owner of Harold’s Processing, to the group. Harold’s Processing is located in Warren at the site of the old Lasiter Slaughter House on West Pine Street. It opened last year and offered deer, cattle, and pig…

Four Hermitage juniors selected as delegates to Arkansas Girls State and Boys State

Four Hermitage juniors selected as delegates to Arkansas Girls State and Boys State

HERMITAGE, Ark. – Hermitage High School announced Wednesday, February 9, 2022 that Sayra Martinez, Grace Smith, Ricky Robinson, and John Robert Ellis will be representing the Hermits at Arkansas Boys State and Girls State as delegates. The programs are an immersive experience in civics education designed for high school juniors. Since 1940, a week-long camp…

New Hermitage Blessing Box serving those in need(Video Report)

New Hermitage Blessing Box serving those in need(Video Report)

HERMITAGE, Ark. – Organizers, residents, and local leaders gathered in Hermitage behind First State Bank Monday, February 7, 2022 for the official unveiling of the new Hermitage Blessing Box. Built to house food and other essential items available for anyone in need, the Hermitage Blessing Box was the idea of Marisa Gardner. She and her…

Wear red to raise awareness of heart disease Wednesday, February 9

Wear red to raise awareness of heart disease Wednesday, February 9

WARREN, Ark. – Warren High School will be observing Wednesday, February 9, 2022 as “Wear Red Day,” a nationally celebrated day in which people are invited to wear red to show their support for the awareness of heart disease. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Heart disease was the leading cause of…

Lighthouse Church moving to 104 East Cedar for services after fire

Lighthouse Church moving to 104 East Cedar for services after fire

WARREN, Ark. – Officials with the ATF(Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) were on scene Monday, February 7, 2022 for a routine examination of the remains of the Lighthouse Church building which burned during the very early morning hours of Thursday, February 3. No cause of the fire has been determined as of yet.…

ULM Assistant Head Coach and former Lumberjack Alonzo Hampton visits town

ULM Assistant Head Coach and former Lumberjack Alonzo Hampton visits town

In a town famous for football, former standout athletes are seen around town from time to time. Just a week or so back, a 2004 Warren Lumberjack Hall of Fame inductee and current Assistant Head Coach at the University of Louisiana Monroe, Alonzo Hampton(right), was spotted having lunch at Warren’s Robertson Smokehouse with his brother…

Felsenthal man killed in motorcycle accident

Felsenthal man killed in motorcycle accident

STRONG, Ark. (AR)  – A Felsenthal man, 45 year-old Michael E. Simmons, was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident on State Highway 275 near Strong in Union County Sunday, January 30, 2022 when the Harley Davidson he was driving struck a dog that entered the roadway. According to the Arkansas State Police, Simmons was driving…

Birthday sacks donated to FBC Food Pantry in Warren

Birthday sacks donated to FBC Food Pantry in Warren

The Bradley County Extension Homemakers recently conducted their yearly community service project this year by collecting food items for a Birthday Sack for the First Baptist Church Food Pantry.  Each sack contained a cake mix, icing, candles, oil, decorations, and a disposable pan.  Pictured from left to right are:  Michelle Carter, County Extension Agent, Sandra…

Kelly Ashcraft featured in Arkansas Business

Kelly Ashcraft featured in Arkansas Business

Warren Bank and Trust Company President and Chief Operating Officer Kelly Ashcraft was featured in Arkansas Business’ Exec. Q and A section in the January 17-23 publication. She responded to questions about the pros and cons of banking in a small town, commented on the abilities of traditional banks to attract young customers, how the…