Bradley County under a burn ban

Bradley County under a burn ban

As of September 27, 2022 at 11:30 a.m., Bradley County is now under a Burn Ban. That’s according to the Bradley County Courthouse official Facebook account. Dry conditions continue to persist, with no rain in sight. Currently, no surrounding county has implanted a burn ban, but we expect to see more in the coming hours…

2022 Bradley County Fair Best of Show for Livestock announced

2022 Bradley County Fair Best of Show for Livestock announced

The following is the complete list of the 2022 Bradley County Fair Livestock winners. Congratulations to all who participated! Best of Show Poultry: Audrey McCoskey-Dark Braham Pullet 4-H Pullet: Grand Champion-Asher Weaver Reserve Champion-Ariel Weaver Bearded Buff Lace Polish Poultry: Grand Champion-Maggie Rice Reserve Champion-Dathan Rice Dark Braham Pullet: Grand Champion – Audrey McCoskey Reserve…

2022 Bradley County Fair in the books after a successful week of festivities

2022 Bradley County Fair in the books after a successful week of festivities

The Annual Bradley County Fair, an historic event for residents throughout our local community, was held this past week, September 12-17, 2022. The bulk of the festivities kicked off Thursday as fair exhibits were judged and the beef, goat, and sheep portion of the livestock show was held. Friday, the fair exhibits were opened to…

2022 Junior Livestock Premium Sale brings in almost $30K, PICTURES OF ALL 21 EXHIBITORS AND BUYERS INCLUDED

2022 Junior Livestock Premium Sale brings in almost $30K, PICTURES OF ALL 21 EXHIBITORS AND BUYERS INCLUDED

The 2022 Junior Livestock Premium Sale garnered nearly $30,000 raised in the 29th Annual event held this past weekend during the Bradley County Fair in Warren. Below is the complete list of exhibitors, the buyers, and the amount purchased. Also listed are the businesses and individuals that contributed add-on money. Below the list are photos…

BC Chamber talks Market on Main, Tent or Treat, and new board member nominations

BC Chamber talks Market on Main, Tent or Treat, and new board member nominations

Bradley County Chamber of Commerce board members discussed possible changes in leadership at their monthly meeting Monday at Bradley County Economic Development Corp. Nominating Committee chairman Ron St. John presented a slate of board members for a three-year term. They included James Wells, Denisa Pennington, Estephany Roman, Ana Angeles, and Mary Julia Moore. The board…

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…

BC Medical Center board gets updates on a number of projects

BC Medical Center board gets updates on a number of projects

Bradley County Medical Center had $735,000 in net income in July, Controller Matt Pace told board members during the August monthly meeting, which was actually postponed until Thursday. The hospital received $1.1 million in HRSA provided relief funds. The funds were actually received last fall, but are now being recognized as revenue because it has…

Human Development Center and Hospital hold active shooter drills

Human Development Center and Hospital hold active shooter drills

Imagine if you will, an active shooter arrives on the campus of the Southeast Arkansas Human Development Center or the Bradley County Medical Center. To be prepared for the unthinkable such scenario, both organizations held active shooter drills Tuesday, August 30, 2022. Assistant Superintendent Dana Harvey supervised the SEAHDC part of the drill along with…

Bradley County Courthouse receives top-to-bottom cleaning courtesy of South Ark Soft Wash

Bradley County Courthouse receives top-to-bottom cleaning courtesy of South Ark Soft Wash

Under the blue-sky-dome covering South Arkansas Sunday morning, important upkeep was being done on Bradley County’s historic Courthouse as South Ark Soft Wash gave the nearly 120-year-old building a needed cleaning. The local company meticulously washed the exterior of the structure from top to bottom, as well as all the windows from the inside. In…

Fortunate Sons + One and Grace Cowboy Church Band to perform at the Bradley County Fair

Fortunate Sons + One and Grace Cowboy Church Band to perform at the Bradley County Fair

A message from the Bradley County Extension Service: If you’re looking to hear some great music, then this year’s County Fair will have the entertainment for you! We are delighted to have two local bands performing at the fairgrounds and the cost is free to the public. On Friday night, September 16th, at 7:30 p.m.,…

Fair catalogs now available

Fair catalogs now available

It’s Fair time in Bradley County and the 2022 Bradley County Fair and Livestock Show catalogs and entry tags are ready. Catalogs are available at the Bradley County Cooperative Extension Office, located at 201 N. Bragg Street in Warren. Pre-registration for the Home Economics Division Exhibits is encouraged and may be done at the county…

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…

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…

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…

COVID cases increasing locally, (full BCMC Board report)

COVID cases increasing locally, (full BCMC Board report)

COVID-19 positive cases as handled by Bradley County Medical Center have increased significantly recently, BCMC board members were told at their monthly meeting Thursday at the Brunson Medical Complex. Chief Nursing Officer Jamie Wolfe said there were 10 positive cases in May but in June, those cases increased to 27. Two cases were treated as…

Meeting the 2022 Bradley County Farm Family of the Year, Jason and Laura West of West Oak Farms

Meeting the 2022 Bradley County Farm Family of the Year, Jason and Laura West of West Oak Farms

Laura West has been a member of three Bradley County Farm Families of the Year. Her grandparents, Mary and Eugene Hamilton, and her father, Terry Don Pritchard, were previous recipients of the title. She is a current recipient, along with her husband, Jason West, and daughters Landen, 19, and Paisley, 13, who operate West Oak…