All 10 Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District counties achieve certification as ACT® Work Ready Communities

All 10 Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District counties achieve certification as ACT® Work Ready Communities

(Pine Bluff, Arkansas, September 21, 2022) – The ACT® Work Ready Communities website has announced that the ten counties comprising the Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District (SEAEDD) have all met the criteria to become certified ACT® Work Ready Communities. This achievement marks the first completed “regional” certification in Arkansas. The ACT® Work Ready Communities (ACTWRC)…

Three Bradley County students graduate at A-State Summer 2022 Commencement

Three Bradley County students graduate at A-State Summer 2022 Commencement

JONESBORO – Arkansas State University has announced the list of students who completed degree requirements to graduate at Summer Commencement, held Aug. 12 in First National Bank Arena. The list includes graduates from 38 states and 11 other countries. Three of those graduating students are from Bradley County. Hermitage: McKenzie P. Lewis, Bachelor of General…

Bradley and SE Arkansas earns ‘gold’ ACT Work Ready Communities certification

Bradley and SE Arkansas earns ‘gold’ ACT Work Ready Communities certification

All ten counties in the SE Arkansas Economic Development District, including Bradley County, have “turned gold” for achieving ACT Work Ready Communities certification. “For an effort that began as a dream in 2015, we are now the most certified contiguous portion of the State of Arkansas,” says Janie Carter, former Regional Workforce Grant Manager. “SE…

Part of County Road 45 near Mt. Olive washes out, and more rain is forecast for Sunday

Part of County Road 45 near Mt. Olive washes out, and more rain is forecast for Sunday

Recent rainfall caused a portion of Bradley Rd. 45 near the community of Mt. Olive to washout Saturday, April 16, 2022 according to County officials. The Mt. Olive community, and all portions of Bradley County south of Hermitage could see total rainfall amounts of up to an inch by Sunday evening(see the map below). The…

Severe weather chances higher Tuesday and Wednesday

Severe weather chances higher Tuesday and Wednesday

South Arkansas is under the threat of severe weather both Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, April 12 and 13, 2022. The threat is slight Tuesday, but residents should watch for potential hazards. Those hazards could include large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes. Wednesday the threat is enhanced. There is a potential for widespread severe…

BC Chamber of Commerce board holds final monthly meeting of 2021

BC Chamber of Commerce board holds final monthly meeting of 2021

Warren, Arkansas – Bradley County Chamber of Commerce board held its final monthly meeting of the year Monday, with Chairman James Wells ending a two-year term. Terrie White will be the chairwoman next year. “I’ve enjoyed it and I’m not going anywhere,” Wells said, noting he will serve as vice-chairman to back up White and…

Tomato Festival now taking 2022 t-shirt design contest submissions

Tomato Festival now taking 2022 t-shirt design contest submissions

The Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival Committee is accepting submissions for the 2022 Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival T-shirt design contest. The winning entry will be used as the official design to be printed on the 2022 t-shirt, and/or on souvenirs, posters, brochures, and other media used to publicize the 2022 festival.  All sales will…

Three more Warren Branch Library eLibraries placed throughout Bradley County

Three more Warren Branch Library eLibraries placed throughout Bradley County

The Warren Branch Library recently placed three eLibraries(Community Resource Centers) in Bradley County. They are located at New Beginnings C.A.S.A. in Warren, Banks City Hall, and at the Hermitage Housing Authority. These eLibraries will provide much needed information such as Drug Rehabilitation, Housing, Food Distribution, Clothing Distribution, Daycare, Churches, GED Classes, etc. They were made…

BCMC CEO: ‘We’re making good progress, but the work’s not done yet’

BCMC CEO: ‘We’re making good progress, but the work’s not done yet’

Bradley County Medical Center board members heard a detailed report Thursday about why $3.6 million in charges couldn’t be billed at the present time. Jenifer Tidwell of Medical Office Systems said her company took over the billing practices about a year ago. Since that time, they have been able to collect some old receivables. She…

Jail/prison main topic of discussion at BCEDC meeting

Jail/prison main topic of discussion at BCEDC meeting

Most of the discussion at Monday’s Bradley County Economic Development Corp. board meeting concerned the disposition of the Southeast Arkansas Regional Jail. LaSalle Corrections recently informed Bradley County Quorum Court that it would be economically unfeasible for the company to build and maintain the jail. However, company officials left open the possibility that the county…