Cleveland County now under burn ban

Cleveland County now under burn ban

Cleveland County is officially under a burn ban as of Wednesday morning, September 28, 2022. This comes a day after Bradley County Judge Klay McKinney issued a burn ban for Bradley County. Bradley, Cleveland, Calhoun, Lincoln, Drew, and Ashley Counties are all at a high risk of wildfires at the moment due to dry conditions…

Man pleads guilty to felony theft of property in Bradley County Circuit Court

Man pleads guilty to felony theft of property in Bradley County Circuit Court

A 45-year-old man with connections to the Rison area, Christopher David Reed, pled guilty August 15, 2022 in Bradley County Circuit Court to a single charge of felony theft of property, a class C felony. According to the original criminal filing information from June 9 of last year, Reed was alleged to have illegally taken…

Bradley and Cleveland County both under burn bans

Bradley and Cleveland County both under burn bans

Multiple days of temperatures over 100, a heat index expected to rise to near 110 across South Arkansas over the next several days, and only a small chance of rain coming Thursday, Bradley and Cleveland Counties have both issued burn bans as of today, July 19, 2022. As of Tuesday morning, most of the State…

Two local basketball teams win tournament championship

Two local basketball teams win tournament championship

The Fifty-Six Lakers and Neaux Limit Lakers both were crowned champs in the HoopplayNationals Warmup tournament held in Russellville, AR July 10. The Fifty-Six Lakers won the 9th/10th-grade boys division and the Neaux Limit Lakers won the senior boys division. This local team includes players from Warren, Hermitage, Monticello, and Rison. Top photo: The Fifty-Six…

Another tournament Championship for local basketball team

Another tournament Championship for local basketball team

Local youth basketball team Neaux Limit Lakers took first place in the senior boys division of the Game Changers basketball tournament held in Little Rock, AR July 2. This local team includes players from Warren, Hermitage, Monticello and Rison. Members (front left to right) Neon’Dre Thomas, Tramond Miller, Jr, Tra’Bennett Fuller, (back left to right)…

20-year-old man killed in head-on collision in Cleveland County

20-year-old man killed in head-on collision in Cleveland County

According to the Arkansas State Police, a 20-year-old Gurdon man was killed in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Hwy 167 north of Moro Creek in Cleveland County Thursday, June 23, 2022. Around 4:35 a.m., 20-year old Madison Jackson Cary, of Gurdon, was driving southbound on U.S. Hwy 167 in a 2018 model GMC truck when…

Neaux Limit Lakers win another tournament

Neaux Limit Lakers win another tournament

The Neaux Limit Lakers were crowned senior division champions of the M40 Sports Game Changer Tournament held in LIttle Rock, Arkansas, June 18th. This local team includes players from Warren, Hermitage, Monticello, and Rison. Members (front left to right) Chandler Reeves, Tramond Miller Jr, Deuce Jordan, and Tra’Bennett Fuller; (back) LaJerren Jones, Antonio Jordan, Sha’Quan…

UAM announces Dean’s List and Chancellor’s List for Spring 2022 semester

UAM announces Dean’s List and Chancellor’s List for Spring 2022 semester

MONTICELLO, Ark. — The University of Arkansas at Monticello named 259 students to the Dean’s List and 188 students to the Chancellor’s List for the spring 2022 semester, according to Keith Chambliss, UAM’s registrar. Selection to the Dean’s List requires a student to earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on at least 12…

Local basketball teams wins championships recently

Local basketball teams wins championships recently

The Fifty-Six Lakers were crowned the 11th grade Gold division champions of The Insider Exposure Memorial Day Tournament held in Monroe, Louisiana May 28-30, 2022. The Neaux Limit Lakers took the 12th grade Silver division championship as well. This local team includes players from Warren, Hermitage, Monticello and Rison. Top photo: The Fifty -Six Lakers…

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,…

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…

Upwards of four to six inches of rain expected in South Arkansas Monday night into Tuesday

Upwards of four to six inches of rain expected in South Arkansas Monday night into Tuesday

WARREN, Ark. – Multiple South Arkansas counties, including Bradley, Cleveland, Drew, Lincoln, and Calhoun, are currently under a flood watch from Monday evening through Tuesday afternoon as the potential for excessive rainfall is in the forecast. According to the National Weather Service, most of Bradley, Cleveland, and Calhoun Counties could receive between three to four…

Thousands arrive in South Arkansas in search of a bargain during Highway 35 Junk Hunt

Thousands arrive in South Arkansas in search of a bargain during Highway 35 Junk Hunt

RISON, Ark. – The seventh annual Historic Highway 35 Junk Hunk officially kicked off Thursday, March 10, 2022 as vendors opened for business during the early morning hours, welcoming shoppers from across Arkansas for the uniquely Southern Arkansas event. The massive yard sale experience extends 93.2 miles south from Benton to Grapevine, Sheridan, Rison, and…

Rison woman killed and a Star City woman injured in accident near the Lincoln and Cleveland County line

Rison woman killed and a Star City woman injured in accident near the Lincoln and Cleveland County line

STAR CITY, Ark. – A Rison woman was killed and another woman from Star City injured in a two vehicle accident in rural Lincoln County south of the Lincoln and Cleveland County Line Wednesday evening, February 16, 2022 according to the . Around 7:10 p.m. 43-year old Kelly Leann Ashcraft of Rison was driving in…