Games, prizes, free vaccinations, and more happening at this weekend’s Community Fest 2021 in Hermitage

Games, prizes, free vaccinations, and more happening at this weekend’s Community Fest 2021 in Hermitage

Community Fest 2021 is set to kickoff Saturday, August 14 at the Hermitage Community Center starting at 10:00 a.m. The event will feature a host of attractions from games, prizes, and food vendors, to free dental exams for students and free health screenings. Other services offered at the event with include free haircuts for students…

JA of Warren holding school supply drive for students in need

JA of Warren holding school supply drive for students in need

Junior Auxiliary of Warren is currently hosting a school supply drive to support children in need for the 2021/2022 school year. Those wishing to donate supplies may drop off the goods at either Farm Bureau, the Junior Auxiliary booth during Saturday’s farmer’s market, or with any member of the Junior Auxiliary of Warren. The group…

Warren School Board votes to mandate masks as COVID remains a threat

Warren School Board votes to mandate masks as COVID remains a threat

Six of the seven members of the Warren School Board were present Monday evening, August 9 for the monthly meeting of the board. President Jerry Daniels presided. The board had a full agenda and conducted a list of routine business, including approving past minutes, financial reports and hearing from the various school administrators. The last…

City Council adopts ordinance aimed at helping keep the community cleaner

City Council adopts ordinance aimed at helping keep the community cleaner

Warren’s City Council met in regular session Monday, August 9, 2021 with Mayor Densia Pennington presiding and five of the six Council members present. City Clerk Helen Boswell provided the July minutes and the statement of revenues and expenditures along with City and County sales tax receipts. She also passed on the District Court Clerk’s…

Chamber Board discusses issues ranging from executive director vacancy to upcoming special events

Chamber Board discusses issues ranging from executive director vacancy to upcoming special events

By Tim Kessler The Bradley County Chamber of Commerce board of directors met for their monthly meeting on Monday at Bradley County Economic Development Corp. and grappled with the issue of how to proceed without an executive director. Ashley Foreman, who had served both organizations as executive director, resigned as of July 2 to take…

Community conversation held at the Warren Branch Library

Community conversation held at the Warren Branch Library

A Community Conversation was held at the Warren Branch Library on Thursday, August 5, to discuss their recent project, Community Resource Centers or e-Libraries. These Centers will be literature displays strategically place throughout Bradley County that will offer various brochures about resources that are available to our community. This Community Conversation was a requirement for…

Back-to-school tax-free holiday weekend starts tonight at midnight

Back-to-school tax-free holiday weekend starts tonight at midnight

This weekend, Saturday, August 7 through Sunday, August 8, 2021 is Arkansas’s back-to-school tax-free holiday, a weekend set aside to help parents save on back-to-school supplies and clothes. Tons of items will be tax free including school supplies, clothing, some electronics and more. That means that all school supplies and school art supplies are exempt…

Warren Ways & Means Committee discusses topics from American Rescue Plan Funds to Water and Sewer

Warren Ways & Means Committee discusses topics from American Rescue Plan Funds to Water and Sewer

Members of the Warren City Council Ways & Means Committee met Tuesday, July 27 to discuss the recently approved sewer bond issue and to start discussing the use of funding the city has received through the American Rescue Plan. Present were Committee Chairperson Dorothy Henderson, Council Member Emily Moseley and Council Member Memory Burks Frazer,…

SEACAC seeking board members for Ashley and Drew County

Southeast Arkansas Community Action Corporation is seeking Board Members for Ashley County and Drew County. The board position for Ashley County would represent as an Elected Official. The board position for Drew County would represent the Low-Income Sector. The purpose of Southeast Arkansas Community Action Corporation is to plan, implement andcoordinate programs which will tend…