Government

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....
COOK’S LAKE FISHING WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO ANGLERS DURING...
Cook’s Lake fishing on the first and third Saturday’s during the months of March through October will be temporarily closed to anglers during the current seasonal...
Quota Hunt Applications
Dale Bumpers White River National Wildlife Refuge is once again offering quota hunt permits for both modern gun and muzzleloader deer hunts on the refuge’s North and South...
Arkansas Highway Commission Approves Bid for Improvements in...
The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved a bid for improvements to a roadway in Jefferson and Arkansas Counties, according to Arkansas State Highway and...
Weekly Column from the Arkansas House of Representatives
In 1980, when President Jimmy Carter declared the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week, he wrote “The achievements, leadership, courage, strength and love of...
State Capitol Week in Review
LITTLE ROCK – The governor announced that he would call a special session to begin April 6 for the legislature to consider changes to the state Medicaid program. Changes...
Public Safety Committee Discusses Plans for Charitable Christian...
The public safety committee consisting of DeWitt City Council members Robert Young and Debbie Fox met with Mayor Ralph Relyea February 18 to discuss possible ideas for the...
Medicare helps pay for shingles vaccine
Anyone who has suffered from shingles knows the pain is excruciating. “Uncomfortable” doesn’t begin to describe your plight if you come down with the disease. “Miserable”...
PBJCEOC and USDA team up to deliver Food Commodities
Stuttgart, AR – Hard times across the region have left many struggling to feed their homes. For those needing help with food programs, Food Commodities may be the answer....
Quorum Court Holds February Meeting
The Arkansas County Quorum Court met February 9 at the courthouse in DeWitt. Justice Jerry Rodgers, chairman of the budget and finance committee briefed the Court on the...
Crisis Energy Assistance Program to Open
Arkansas CO – As the cold weather arrives across the region, many will be left struggling to heat their homes. For those needing help paying the cost of heating their home,...