Introducing the 2021 WHS Homecoming Court led by Queen Keller Bigham

Introducing the 2021 WHS Homecoming Court led by Queen Keller Bigham

Warren High School will celebrate Homecoming on Oct. 15 with a football game against the DeWitt Dragons. Members of the Homecoming court are, from front, clockwise, Queen Keller Bigham, senior maids Mylesha Yao, Leah Wolfe, Annie Figueroa, Tyairean Bass, Jacey Ashcraft, Ashlyn Broughton, Jayden Grider and Luci Woodard. For a full list of homecoming week…

Watson Earns Fellowship at UIUC

Watson Earns Fellowship at UIUC

Darrien Watson is a second-year Ph.D. candidate in the Recreation, Sports, and Tourism Department (RST) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). During his time at UIUC, he has been awarded a coveted fellowship award from the Graduate College. His research interest is leisure among race and ethnic groups in society. His research interest…

Southark Spotlight: Steve Henson, CEO of the Bradley County Medical Center

Southark Spotlight: Steve Henson, CEO of the Bradley County Medical Center

Bradley County Medical Center CEO Steve Henson sat down with Saline River Chronicle’s Gregg Reep for another episode of Southark Spotlight brought to you by Maxwell Hardwood Flooring. During the episode Mr. Henson discusses the structure of the Bradley County Medical Center business, how the local medical industry has changed, as well as the staffing…

Shelter Insurance presents Make Warren Shine with $5,000 contest award

Shelter Insurance presents Make Warren Shine with $5,000 contest award

Make Warren Shine was awarded $5,000 through a Shelter Insurance contest. The funds were presented Wednesday at the Donald W. Reynolds YMCA. The money will be used for renovations at Nancy’s Boutique, Ederington Building and Hankins Building. Shown, from left, are Leah St. John, Julie Hamilton, local Shelter agent Greg Harton, Shelter marketing agent Dawn…

WSD Board passes 2020/2021 budget that includes funds for construction of new elementary school and sports arena

WSD Board passes 2020/2021 budget that includes funds for construction of new elementary school and sports arena

Warren School Board passed the 2021-22 school budget during a special meeting Tuesday. The budget year actually goes from June 1, 2021-July 31, 2022. Included in the budget this year is about $20 million for construction of the new elementary school and sports arena. The budget includes: Total district teacher salary, operating, debt service: $2,090,450.10,…

Warren City Council holds special session to amend the 2020 budget

Warren City Council holds special session to amend the 2020 budget

Warren City Council met in special session Tuesday to amend the 2020 budget. Mayor Denisa Pennington explained that an auditor felt the amendments were needed to match her figures. CARES funding, plus two grants, were received and expenditures from those items needed to be added to the budget.Out of a total budget of about $7.2…

Warren JROTC Cadets take part in air rifle contest

Warren JROTC Cadets take part in air rifle contest

Eleven JROTC Cadets from Warren High School traveled to White Hall High School Saturday, September 25 to participate in an air rifle marksmanship contest. The contest was sponsored by White Hall but assisted by the Warren High Cadets. Warren no longer has air rifles but has since added archery, becoming the initial Army JROTC program…

Prison main topic of discussion at Monday BCEDC meeting

Prison main topic of discussion at Monday BCEDC meeting

Bradley County Economic Development Corp. board members attempted to clarify some points about the Southeast Arkansas Regional Jail project but took no action regarding it at their monthly meeting Monday. At the last Quorum Court meeting, Billy McConnell, owner of LaSalle Corrections, said it was not economically feasible for his company to build the jail.…

Museum to hold 2021 Hamburger Supper October 29

Museum to hold 2021 Hamburger Supper October 29

Bradley County Historical Museum board members have announced the date for the Museum’s annual Hamburger Supper. The 2021 Hamburger Supper is planned for Friday, October 29 to celebrate and support our Warren Lumberjacks as they travel to Hamburg for a match up with the Hamburg Lions.   The take-out meals will consist of grilled hamburgers (with…

Shelter Insurance to present $5,000 award to Make Warren Shine Wednesday

Shelter Insurance to present $5,000 award to Make Warren Shine Wednesday

Warren, AR-Each year, Shelter Insurance Companies holds a contest called “Thankful for Our Communities.” Five winners each receive a $5,000 grant for the charity of their choice. This year, Courtney Hamilton created a winning video about Warren and chose Make Warren Shine as the recipient of the $5,000 award. The check will be presented on…

Former UAM professor inducted to Forestry Hall of Fame

Former UAM professor inducted to Forestry Hall of Fame

MONTICELLO, Ark. — We all start somewhere. As an educator, Dr. James Guldin started his forestry education journey here at the University of Arkansas at Monticello at the School of Forestry. The sojourn ended last month, 38 years later, with his induction to the Arkansas Division of the Ouachita Chapter of the Society of American…

SAAC to host contemporary landscape artist Mary Louise Porter in Price and Merkle Galleries

SAAC to host contemporary landscape artist Mary Louise Porter in Price and Merkle Galleries

The South Arkansas Arts Center invites the public to view a new exhibit by contemporary landscape artist Mary Louise Porter, entitled “Rhythms and Reflections”. This beautiful and colorful exhibition will hang in the Price and Merkle Galleries October 1-27, with an artist’s reception on October 2, from 6:00-7:30pm. Now living and working in Ocean Springs,…