Hermitage School Board takes personnel actions

Hermitage School Board takes personnel actions

The Hermitage School Board conducted its monthly meeting June 13, 2022. Normal business was conducted which included approval of the previous minutes and the financial reports. Board officers were reelected for the new school year. After going into executive session the board voted to approve the following personnel matters: Hired Madison Vines as a teacher…

Hermitage School Board discusses cell phone use by students at School

Hermitage School Board discusses cell phone use by students at School

The Hermitage School Board met in monthly session May 9, 2022. After reviewing all reports, the Board discussed changes in the school handbook relating to the use of cell phones by students during school hours. After additional study by faculty, students and administration, the Board will consider final changes to the school handbook. Next the…

School Board members express displeasure with State of Arkansas over help with High School situation

School Board members express displeasure with State of Arkansas over help with High School situation

At the conclusion of the Warren School Board meeting conducted Thursday, May 6, two of the members made comments expressing their displeasure with the state of Arkansas’s unwillingness to provide some additional assistance to the Warren School district as efforts are made to repair and rebuild as necessary the High School building as a result…

Hermitage School Board meets for monthly business

Hermitage School Board meets for monthly business

The Hermitage School Board met for their monthly meeting, April 11, 2022. Routine reports were presented by school administrators and the finances were reviewed and approved. Superintendent Dr. Tucker provided updates on ESSER/ARPA funding and repairs to the Middle School. In other business the Board approved the following: replacing scoreboards as a result of lighting(these…

Personnel actions taken by Warren’s School Board during Monday meeting

Personnel actions taken by Warren’s School Board during Monday meeting

During the April 11, 2022 Warren School Board meeting, the following personnel actions were approved by the board:The board accepted the following resignations: Skye Clanton-Brunson Dean of Students Brandi Green-Brunson Counselor Kaytlin Outlaw-Instructor at Brunson Kaitlyn Raines-Instructor at Warren Middle School Ashely Richardson-Instructor at Warren Middle School & Warren Middle School Yearbook Advisor Qaveshia Banks-ABC…

Warren School Board addressed by parents concerned about bullying

Warren School Board addressed by parents concerned about bullying

Six of the seven members of the Warren School Board were present Monday evening, April 11, 2022 for the monthly meeting of the Warre School Board. A number of monthly reports were given, including the financial statement and updates from each school administrator, as well as the Assistant Superintendent. The Board approved personnel mattersand then…

Calhoun County’s Beasley, Martin, and Moore elected to Conservation District Board

Calhoun County’s Beasley, Martin, and Moore elected to Conservation District Board

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Commission (Commission) approved twenty-five conservation district board elections at its meeting on March 16. The Commission also made four new board member appointments and five board member reappointments to conservation district boards. The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Division provides leadership and support for…

Hermitage School Board conducts regular monthly business

Hermitage School Board conducts regular monthly business

HERMITAGE, Ark. – The Hermitage School Board met for its March meeting Monday, March 14, 2022. Normal reports and business were acted upon . Superintendent Dr. Tucker reported on the status of the American Rescue Plan funds and other ongoing projects and programs. The board then approved the 2022-2023 school calendar, the grade 9-12 science…

Warren School Board approves issuance of bonds for new school and arena

Warren School Board approves issuance of bonds for new school and arena

WARREN, Ark. – The Warren School Board met in regular monthly session Monday evening, March 14, 2022. After approving past minutes and the monthly financial report, the board heard from Jason Holsclaw, representing Stephens Public Finance, who is handling the bond issue. Mr. Holsclaw went over the details of the issue and the authorizing resolution.…

BCEDC Board gets update on jail, Intermodal prospect, and more during regular meeting

BCEDC Board gets update on jail, Intermodal prospect, and more during regular meeting

WARREN, Ark. – Several crucial pieces of information about economic development were provided to Bradley County Development Corp. board of directors during its monthly meeting Monday night. First up, state Rep. Jeff Wardlaw, a board member, said he would give a full report on negotiations with LaSalle Corrections at the next meeting. The company had…

BCMC Board meets for regular monthly business

BCMC Board meets for regular monthly business

WARREN, Ark. – Bradley County Medical Center board of directors made minor policy changes during their monthly meeting Thursday at the Brunson Medical Complex. Chief Financial Officer and Acting CEO Leslie Huitt said hospital volumes were “up and down compared to December.” Revenue was down by about $200,000. Private pay balances over 90 days continued…

Hampton Bulldogs name Chris Morphis new head football coach

Hampton Bulldogs name Chris Morphis new head football coach

HAMPTON, Ark. – According to an announcement on Twitter Tuesday night, February 22, 2022, Chris Morphis has been hired as the next head football coach of the Hampton Bulldogs. Morphis is currently an assistant football coach for the Poyen High School Indians. He has been the offensive and defensive line coach for Poyen. He has…

WSD Board takes action on resignations, hirings, and retirements

WSD Board takes action on resignations, hirings, and retirements

During the February 14, 2022 meeting of the Warren School Board, the board went into executive session and upon returning to public session approved the following: Approved the resignations for: Tonya Jackson, Brunson Instructor Nicole Muniz, Brunson Instructor Taylor Parsons, Brunson Media Specialist Shaneice Harris, paraprofessional at Eastside Elementary Justin Hollingsworth, District Technology Assistant Hannah…

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…

Master plan and infrastructure discussed at BCMC Board Meeting

Master plan and infrastructure discussed at BCMC Board Meeting

Warren, Arkansas – In a lengthy four-hour meeting Thursday, Bradley County Medical Center board members discussed two items that will have a long-term impact on the hospital: a comprehensive master plan and much-needed infrastructure. Several years ago, the board considered a Phase II construction plan that included such items as moving the helipad, changing parking…

Hermitage School Board unanimously approves mask resolution

Hermitage School Board unanimously approves mask resolution

Hermitage, Arkansas – The Hermitage School Board met in regular session January 10, 2022. MInutes and financial reports were presented and approved. Rosalynda Ellis, Mistie McGhee and Dr. Tucker gave their respective reports. By a vote of 5-0, the Board approved the following mask resolution: The mask mandate was modified to stipulate that all staff,…

Warren School Board adopts Ready for Learning Plan with COVID guidelines

Warren School Board adopts Ready for Learning Plan with COVID guidelines

Warren, Arkansas – With five of the seven boards members present, the Warren School Board met in regular session for the January 2022 meeting. Vice Chairman Dr. Kerry Pennington presided. The Board approved the previous minutes and reviewed and approved the financial reports. There was a discussion as to the colors to be utilized in…

BCMC reports improved financial trend

BCMC reports improved financial trend

Warren, Arkansas – Interim Administrator Leslie Huitt told the Bradley County Medical Center Board during their monthly board meeting held December 21, 2021 that the Hospital’s finances were trending positive. Huitt, who also serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the hospital, went into detail as to the status of the Hospital financially. She reported that volumes, or…