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Owner in Training, Emily Fisher, and Owner, Tami Hornbeck 420 & Turnrow Coffee & Community Host Soft Opening
420 & Turnrow Coffee & Community held a soft opening on Sunday, October 1, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Those attending the event were greeted...


Reed Takes First Deer
Landyn Reed, 6 years old, killed his first deer, a 3-point buck, with his crossbow while hunting with his daddy, Jeremy Reed this past weekend in...


Moritz to Wed Tilley
Randy and Regail Moritz of DeWitt, AR, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ryan Rachel Moritz to John Ryan Tilley; he is the...


DeWitt Hospital & Nursing Home and Ferguson Rural Health Clinic...
The DeWitt Hospital & Nursing Home Staff and Auxiliary, along with Ferguson Rural Health Clinic welcomed their newest providers, Benjamin Stevens,...


Kaden Boyd and Kaiden Yarbo with their entourage of grandparents, Jean Boyd and “Papa” Glenn and Vida Gordon. DES Grandparents Day
The first annual Grandparent’s Day celebration was held at the Dewitt Elementary campus on Tuesday, September 12.  Over three hundred and fifty...


Bells Across America
On Sunday, September 17, the church bells at Gillett United Methodist rang for all to hear at 3:00 p.m. to commemorate the signing of the United States Constitution 230...
Arkansas County Sherriff’s Department Recovers Stolen Items
A theft ring was dismantled by the Arkansas County Sheriff’s Department during the week of September 11, 2017. The Sheriff’s Office had been...


2017 South Arkansas County Farm Family of the Year Honored with a...
On Saturday, September 23, 2017, the 2017 South Arkansas County Farm Family of the Year, James and Eddie Phillips' Family, was honored with a...


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,...
Larry McCallie, Garland Long, Duane Long, Bill Engal, John McCord, Perry Simpson, Dan Patterson, Johnny Purdy, Ronnie Allen, Bo Scroggins, Robert Crisswell, Buddy Hearn, Johnny Mommsen, Steve Martin, Stevie Bullock, Terry Dan Bullock, Mack Purdy, Philip Rawls and Lloyd Snyder Veteran's Day at the Arkansas County Fair
With this year’s fair theme being “Salute to Red, White and Blue” the fair board thought it would be appropriate to salute our veterans by hosting...


DeWitt Pee Wee 5th & 6th Football, Division III, 1st Place Winner Arkansas County Fair Parade
On Thursday, September 14, the streets of DeWitt were busy with families, friends, and neighbors during the Arkansas County Fair Parade. Schools...


Derby winners (left to right): 2nd Place, Collin McFerrin; 1st Place, Ricky Rone; Mad Dog/Best Driver, Marcus Todd; 3rd Place, Bart LaCotts Arkansas County Demolition Derby
The 2017 Arkansas County Demolition Derby was held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 and it was an action packed event. Spectators from all around...


6.	Miss Arkansas County, Carly Watkins, and her court. (left to right) 2nd runner up Hannah Ward, 3rd runner up Katelynn Stroh, Miss Arkansas County Carly Watkins, 1st runner up, photogenic, and interview Caitlyn “Abbey” Baker. 2017 Arkansas County Fair Queen Pageant
On Saturday, September 9, the Arkansas County Fair Queen Pageant was held in the DeWitt High School cafeteria with LeAnne Pittman Burch serving as...


School Board Accepts Offer on Old Middle School Property
The DeWitt School Board met in regular session on Tuesday, September 5th at the Administration Office. The meeting was called to order by board president, Brad Koen. The...
Tree Destroys Kinley Home
On Thursday, August 31, Doyle and Wanda Kinley were spared their lives when a tree fell on their home, resulting in significant damage. Tropical...