Bradley County Quorum Court discusses shortfall in tower reconstruction

Bradley County Quorum Court discusses shortfall in tower reconstruction

Members of the Bradley County Quorum Court met for the August monthly meeting of the Court and conducted routine business as well as discussed several other items of business. Judge Klay McKinney told the JPs that he has signed the contract to finalize the Bell Tower repairs and reconstruction and that the additional repairs, determined…

Bradley County presented AAC safety award

Bradley County presented AAC safety award

LITTLE ROCK – The Association of Arkansas Counties (AAC) awarded its annual safety awards during its 54th annual conference, held Aug. 10-12, 2022, in Hot Springs/Garland County.The Safety Award Program was established by the AAC to recognize those counties that have made outstanding efforts to provide a safe working environment for employees. Each county is…

Class of 2023 seniors celebrate their final first day of school

Class of 2023 seniors celebrate their final first day of school

The Class of 2023 at both Warren High School and Hermitage High School gathered together Monday morning in their respective communities to celebrate their final first day of school. The Warren group gathered at the Warren Baseball/Softball Complex, while the Hermitage seniors took a photo in front of Hermitage High. Monday, August 15, 2022 was…

Volunteers needed for new Jersey Rural Fire Department

Volunteers needed for new Jersey Rural Fire Department

The new Jersey Rural Fire Department (JRFD) will have an orgizational meeting at Shady Grove Baptist Church, August 27, at 9:00 a.m. Jersey Rural includes Moro Bay, Hilo, Lanark and Gravelridge. Once fully established, they hope to support currently established Fire departments in both Bradley and Calhoun Counties. They need volunteers for the following positions:…

We still need more rain

We still need more rain

Although Bradley County and South Arkansas have received some rainfall over the past few days, the northern third of the County remains in what the National Weather Services considers abnormally dry conditions. Less than a tenth of an inch of precipitation has fallen across the upper half of Bradley County. An isolated area near Hermitage…

Prepare your livestock for Fair entry

Prepare your livestock for Fair entry

Due to limited space in the barn, all livestock exhibitors must contact the Bradley County Extension Service at 870-226-8410 to reserve space for your livestock exhibitions.  Cage and pen allotments will be made on a first come first serve basis. The following health requirements must be shown to the Livestock Barn Superintendent prior to unloading…

Bradley County showcasing 36 acres for dove hunt

Bradley County showcasing 36 acres for dove hunt

Be sure to apply for one of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s 11 permit-based dove fields by Aug. 15 if you’re looking for a fun way to kick off hunting season this Labor Day Weekend. Applications are available at the AGFC’s licensing site https://ar-web.s3licensing.com under the “Special Hunt Applications” tab. Four of these AGFC’s managed fields…

Chamber board discusses grant won, new business coming to old KFC, and Make Warren Shine dissolving

Chamber board discusses grant won, new business coming to old KFC, and Make Warren Shine dissolving

Bradley County Chamber of Commerce board members discussed a variety of subjects during their monthly board meeting Monday at Bradley County Economic Development Corp. Attending the meeting were Executive Director Terrie White and directors James Wells, Ron St. John, JeNelle Lipton, Kim Forrest and Tim Kessler, Treasurer Jane Harris and ex-officio member Warren Mayor Denisa…

Bradley County Retired Teachers host “ENJOY YOUR RETIRE-MINT” themed meeting

Bradley County Retired Teachers host “ENJOY YOUR RETIRE-MINT” themed meeting

Members of the Bradley County Retired Teachers and Employees Association met Monday, August 1, in the First United Methodist Church in Warren with 36 present from Warren and Hermitage.  ENJOY YOUR “RETIRE-MINT” was the theme of the meeting and was carried out throughout the meeting.  Jonalyn Reep serves we president of the group. Retirees in the last…

Help needed for local newborn’s medical expenses

Help needed for local newborn’s medical expenses

Saline River Chronicle would like to pass on this message to the community for a couple who just welcomed a newborn daughter into the world recently, but is having to go through special medical attention: A special account has been set up at First State Bank for baby girl Charlotte Ruthe Wilkerson and her parents,…

Frazer’s Funeral Home welcomes Natalie Greenwood to the staff

Frazer’s Funeral Home welcomes Natalie Greenwood to the staff

Frazer’s Funeral Home recently welcomed a Bradley County native, Natalie Greenwood, to the staff. Natalie is a daughter of the Joe Don Greenwood and Becky Greenwood, and a graduate of Hermitage High School, class of 2008. She went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Arkansas and holds a degree…

COSL announces Bradley County tax auction results

COSL announces Bradley County tax auction results

LITTLE ROCK – The recent auction of tax-delinquent properties in Bradley County raised over $50,000, the Commissioner of State Lands announced. The auction drew 22 bidders, who purchased 12 of the 46 available parcels for a total of $50,464.53 for county and state government. The Land Commissioner’s office holds one auction in each county each…

County Judge updates quorum court on bell tower situation and garbage collection

County Judge updates quorum court on bell tower situation and garbage collection

While conducting the July 2022 monthly meeting of the Bradley County Quorum Court, Judge Klay McKinney provided an update on efforts to complete the work on the Courthouse Bell Tower and the issues the County has run into trying to finish the job. The project began with a grant from the Arkansas Preservation Commission, followed…

Pastime: Heat, summertime, and the “Vick Burn”

Pastime: Heat, summertime, and the “Vick Burn”

The awfully oppressive heat always reminds me of the large forest fires on record in Bradley County, especially two remembered by a few as the “Vick Burn.” This week, Bradley County is in the “moderate” category for fires, according to the Arkansas Forestry Service. The “first” forest fire in the vicinity of the Vick community…

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…

Chamber discusses membership drive and ribbon cuttings

Chamber discusses membership drive and ribbon cuttings

Bradley County Chamber of Commerce board members met Monday at the District Courtroom, although there weren’t enough members for a quorum. Eight of 15 members were needed to conduct business. Present were board members Terrie White, James Wells, Jane Harris, Tim Kessler, JeNelle Lipton and Susan Saunders. A discussion was held about an upcoming membership…

County Judge gives update on Courthouse tower repairs

County Judge gives update on Courthouse tower repairs

Eight of the nine members of the Bradley County Quorum were present Tuesday, June 21 for the monthly Court meeting. During the public comment portion of the meeting, Marilyn Johnson with the Bradley County Medical Center reported on work ongoing to make the BCMC safer, particularly on the southern end of the facility near the…

Dana Harvey wins Bradley County JP District 9 seat in runoff

Dana Harvey wins Bradley County JP District 9 seat in runoff

The following are results of votes cast in Bradley County for the Republican Primary runoff for the Justice of the Peace-District 9. Dana Harvey received 71 of a total 92 votes cast. She has no opponent in the general election in November later this year, so she will win the District 9 seat. Turnout for…

Kaiden Hale crowned 2022 Miss Pink Tomato, +full pageant results

Kaiden Hale crowned 2022 Miss Pink Tomato, +full pageant results

The 2022 Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival Pageants were held Saturday evening, June 4 at the Heritage Community Center to crown a new Miss Pink Tomato, as well as a number of other titles including Petite Miss, Pre-Teen Miss, and Teen Miss Pink Tomato. Seventeen year-old Kaiden Hale of Monticello was crowned the 2022 Miss…