Local News

Widespread Phone and Internet Outages Reported
Internet and Wireless was fully restored on June 9, 2019 late in the evening. Some customers knew as soon as it was restored and others noticed...

DeWitt Hospital and Nursing Home Auxiliary Host Annual Junktique
Finding that perfect item to decorate your home with can sometimes be a daunting task. Going from store to store, city to city, looking for that...

Eleventh Annual Heritage Days Festival
The Eleventh Annual Heritage Days Festival was held on Saturday, May 25 at the Menard Heritage Park on the end of Main Street.  “It was a wonderful...

Drawings Come to Life at Rainbow Preschool
For some people, the thought of monsters can be scary, but for the children at Rainbow Preschool monsters are fun to color and even more fun to...

American Legion Brown-Wright Post #158 Hosts First Annual Crawfish...
The peak of crawfish season is upon us, and as the days get hotter the crawfish become more plump and ready to eat. American Legion Brown-Wright...

Community Welcomes Kenlee St. John Home After 21 Days in the Hospital
The best thing about living in a community the size of DeWitt is the support they give for each other when tragedy strikes. When Kenlee St. John...

God’s Plan For Earth and It’s People
How can we find purpose and meaning in life? This is a common question and needs to be considered, then answered. What is life all about, and how does it relate to God and...
X-Factor Dance Recital
The X-Factor Dance Studio held their annual recital on Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 in the evening at the Grand Prairie Center Auditorium in...

DMS Hosts “A Night to Remember”
“A Night to Remember” in Hollywood was the theme for Dewitt Middle School’s End of the Year “Spring Fling” Dance, held at the DHS gymnasium on...

Sandbagging For The Citizens Of Gillett
Even though the levee is holding the Arkansas River away, the levels of the feeder creeks and bayous are making their way into farms and...

ARDOT Monitoring Water Levels On Highway 165 South
The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) is installing cameras and surveying the water levels on Highway 165 two miles north of the...

Desha County Judge Limits Access In Flooded Area
By order of the Desha County Judge, as of noon today, Friday, May 31st, access to the area in and around the Pendleton boat ramp is officially...

ROAD CLOSURE AT PENDLETON
As record breaking flooding is occurring all along the Arkansas River, Pendleton Bend at Dumas in Desha County is already feeling the effects as...

Stolen Gun Recovered in California
In December 2018, a gun was reported stolen from a vehicle whose owner resided in Missouri but was in Arkansas on a hunting trip. Arkansas County...

FUMC Rainbow Preschool Holds Graduation for Pre-K Students
It was a bright sunshiny day on Tuesday, May 14th as the First United Methodist Church’s Rainbow Preschool held its Preschool Graduation and Year...