Government

DeWitt City Council September Meeting
On Tuesday, September 11, 2017, the DeWitt City Council held their monthly meeting. Mayor Ralph Relyea began the meeting by announcing that the quorum was present and then...
September Quorum Court
The Arkansas County Quorum Court met at 9:30 a.m. on September 12th, 2017 in the Southern District Courthouse in DeWitt, Arkansas. Arkansas County Judge, Thomas E. Best,...
January 31 is Final Deadline to Enroll in Health Insurance
Arkansans wishing to purchase health insurance have until Tuesday, January 31 to sign up on the state’s My Arkansas Insurance Individual Marketplace. Uninsured Arkansans...
Extension Service Offers Annual Income Tax Schools
The annual Income Tax School, presented by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, will feature the same experienced instructors and continuing education...
Arkansas County Totals in the 2016 General Election
6,244 total ballots cast, final but unofficial results US PRESIDENT/VICE PRESIDENT Donald J. Trump and Michael Pence (Rep.) - 3,825 Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine...
Trump and Clinton Agree to Be Wrong on Ethanol
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump don't agree on much -- except the Renewable Fuel Standard. Too bad they're both wrong. The policy requires America's gasoline supply be...
Arkansas County FSA Acreage Reporting Dates for 2017
DeWitt, AR- Arkansas County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Lorri Sloate announced that producers who file accurate and timely reports for all crops and...
USDA Announces Streamlined Guaranteed Loans and Additional Lender...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of a streamlined version of USDA guaranteed loans, which are tailored...
New Federal Smog Rule Is Based on Cloudy Judgment
The House of Representatives just beat back an energy regulation that could devastate the American economy. Members voted to delay by eight years the implementation of a...
Medicare Officials Need an Econ 101 Refresher
Washington bean counters don't set the prices of houses or vehicles. Buyers and sellers settle on mutually agreeable prices. That's why there isn't a nationwide shortage of...
Obama Administration's Fracking Rule Gets What it Deserves
The Obama Administration's war on affordable energy and jobs is unlawful. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl recently made this official, ruling the Interior Department...
State Capitol Week in Review
From Senator Jonathan Dismang LITTLE ROCK –Arkansas state government ended its fiscal year with a surplus of $177 million. When he announced the surplus, the governor...
State Capitol Week in Review
LITTLE ROCK – The legislature enacted an evaluation method for teachers and principals with passage of Act 1209 of 2011. A pilot project was used in 11 school districts in...
Organization accepting nominations for Arkansas forestry leaders
LITTLE ROCK– The Arkansas Urban Forestry Council is accepting nominations in its annual awards program to recognize the actions of exceptional individuals, businesses and...
Cooks Lake Deer Hunt for the Non-Ambulatory
Cook’s Lake refers to more than a body of water. The name refers to a unit of the Refuge that is managed by three partners in a truly symbiotic relationship. The U.S....