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…

City wrestles with how to handle junked-up properties around Warren(full meeting video included)

City wrestles with how to handle junked-up properties around Warren(full meeting video included)

Dilapidated properties continue to be a major point of discussion for the Warren City Council, who met for their regular monthly business meeting Monday evening, June 13, 2022 at the Warren Municipal Building in downtown Warren. Although a relatively short meeting compared to most months, the bulk of June’s Council session was centered around the…

Make Warren Shine reports new improvements to downtown storefronts

Make Warren Shine reports new improvements to downtown storefronts

Make Warren Shine plans to do some window dressing and other renovations to local businesses within the next few months. Members Sharon Balentine, Terrie White, Leah St. John, Tamara Johnson and Tim Kessler met Tuesday at the Donald W. Reynolds YMCA. Three crepe myrtle trees have been ordered to be placed around the courthouse. Volunteers…

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…

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…

City Council votes to enter lease for new sanitation trucks(Full April meeting video and report)

City Council votes to enter lease for new sanitation trucks(Full April meeting video and report)

WARREN, Ark. – The Warren City Council met Monday evening, April 11, 2022 for their regular monthly meeting. City Clerk Helen Boswell reported that sales tax was up in the City 15 percent over the same period in 2021. Hugh Quimby was re-appointed to the Warren Housing Authority Board for another five-year term. Brook Harris…

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…

Sanitation issues discussed by Warren’s City Council(plus full meeting report and video)

Sanitation issues discussed by Warren’s City Council(plus full meeting report and video)

WARREN, Ark. – Ward redistricting and sanitation issues both dominated Warren’s latest City Council meeting that took place February 24, 2022 at the Warren Municipal Courtroom. Sanitation Manager Rob Johnson informed the Council that due to a large piece of equipment breaking down, the Sanitation Department has been forced to carry waste to El Dorado.…

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…

BCEDC holds annual meeting Monday evening

BCEDC holds annual meeting Monday evening

Warren, Arkansas – The annual meeting of Bradley County Economic Development Corp. was held Monday at Immanuel Baptist Church with Arkansas Commerce Secretary Mike Preston as guest speaker. Board Chairman Dr. Bob Smalling gave the welcome and the Rev. Matt Overall gave an opening prayer. “This has been a very active year for BCEDC,” Smalling…

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…

Warren City Council honors former Mayor John B. Frazer, Jr.

Warren City Council honors former Mayor John B. Frazer, Jr.

Warren, Arkansas – Meeting for the first City Council meeting of 2022 the Warren City Council conducted several items of routine business and dispensed with the meeting in just over 30 minutes. Five of the six council members were present. Mayor Pennington presided. City Clerk Helen Boswell submitted the statement of revenues and expenditures and…

Warren City Council adopts 2022 budget

Warren City Council adopts 2022 budget

Warren, Arkansas – Four of the six Warren City Council Members were present Monday evening, December 13, 2021 for the regular monthly city council meeting.  A number of issues were acted upon, including the adoption of the 2022 city budget in the amount of $7,063,574.22. Beginning the meeting, Mayor Pennington submitted the November 2021 financial reports and stated the city…

Bradley County Medical Center holds lengthy monthly meeting

Bradley County Medical Center holds lengthy monthly meeting

Warren, Arkansas – The Bradley County Medical Center met for its regular monthly meeting for the month of November, 2021, December 2. There were actually four separate meetings in accordance with law. The first was a meeting of the Bradley Medical Foundation, then the Bradley Medical Services, then the Bradley Medical Systems, and finally the…

Hermitage School Board approves mentors for 2021-2022

Hermitage School Board approves mentors for 2021-2022

In addition to accepting all routine reports, both financial and administrative, the Hermitage school board took action on several items during their October 11, 2021 board meeting. Minutes were approved and the board voted to pay all bills. Other action included: accepted the proposal for the flooring project for Middle School using ESSER funds heard…

Street paving contract approved by the Warren City Council-Video

Street paving contract approved by the Warren City Council-Video

All six members of the Warren City Council were present Tuesday evening, October 12 for the regular monthly council meeting. Mayor Densia Pennington presided. The Council was presented the monthly and year-to-date financial reports by City Clerk Helen Boswell and then received written and verbal updates from all department heads, as well as written reports…

Detailed financial reports and procedures discussed at Hospital board meeting

Detailed financial reports and procedures discussed at Hospital board meeting

Detailed Financial Reports and Procedures Discussed at Hospital Board Meeting Members of the Bradley County Medical Center Board met for their September board meeting Thursday, September 23 at the Bruson Medical Complex. The board met a week earlier for the delayed August meeting. Chairman Freddie Mobley presided. The executive report was presented by Leslie Huitt…

Warren City Council holds special session to amend the 2020 budget

Warren City Council holds special session to amend the 2020 budget

Warren City Council met in special session Tuesday to amend the 2020 budget. Mayor Denisa Pennington explained that an auditor felt the amendments were needed to match her figures. CARES funding, plus two grants, were received and expenditures from those items needed to be added to the budget.Out of a total budget of about $7.2…