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The memorabilia table DHS Class of 1968 Celebrates 50th Reunion
The years seemed to melt away as the DeWitt High School Class of 1968 began to recognize each other at their 50th reunion held Friday and Saturday,...


Arkansas County Conservation District Celebrates 20th Year of...
Living in a farming community, one can be certain of hearing stories of someone who has been affected by a farm related injury or death. According...


Arkansas County 4-H Clubs Reorganize
In 4‑H, we believe in the power of young people! 4-H is a fun and educational program where kids “learn by doing.” The mission of 4-H is to provide opportunities for youth...
(L-R) 2018 Miss Arkansas County Rice, Sydney Dumond, Daniel Gordon- 1st place, Marissa Johnson- 2nd place, Meredith Eggerman- 3rd place, Hope Freeman- honorable mention, and  Michael Stillwell-honorable mention. 2018 Miss Arkansas County Rice Sponsors DES Art Contest
During Sydney Dumond’s time as Miss Arkansas County Rice, she had several tasks on her agenda that she wanted to complete. One of the main tasks...


4th Annual DeWitt Harvest Fest
As the clouds rolled out and the skies turned blue, game and vendor booths were set up inside the exhibit building at the Arkansas County...


Search for Wanted Felon
UPDATE: On Monday, October 22, 2018, Sheriff Todd Wright reported the Roy Moore had been captured by Arkansas County Sheriff's Office Deputy,...


Homecoming Parade and Pep Assembly Goes Outdoors
Due to the large number of senior Dragon football players and homecoming maids, the 2018 Homecoming Parade and Pep Assembly was relocated to the...


Gillett EHC Studies Ballot Issues
The Gillett Extension Homemakers Club held its October meeting on Tuesday, October 9, in the Fellowship Hall of Gillett United Methodist Church with Debbie Daniels as...
DeWitt School Board Gives Annual Report to the Public
On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, the DeWitt School Board gave their annual report to the public. Under ACT 35 and the School Accreditation Standards, the Board is required to...
Currie – Long Engagement
Heath and Kristie Williams, of Almyra, and Chuck and Connie Currie, of Wynne, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter,...


7th Grade Dragons Remain Undefeated
On Thursday, October 11th, the DeWitt Dragon 7th Grade football team traveled to Warren to take on the Lumberjacks. The Dragons were able to upset...


Vehicle Catches Fire at Local Business
At approximately 11:40 a.m. on Thursday, October 11th, a vehicle caught fire in the parking lot of Piggly Wiggly. DeWitt Fire Department responded...


Announcing the largest grant ever received by PCCUA are (L-R) grant writer Dr. Linda Heard, PCCUA Vice Chancellor Dr. Deborah King, PCCUA GEAR UP Director Dr. Nichole Scarboro, and PCCUA Chancellor Dr. Keith Pinchback. The new GEAR UP grant totals $8,456,000 over the next seven years. (Marla Riddell photo) PCCUA to receive third GEAR UP grant for $8.4 million
A third federal Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant from the U.S. Department of Education will...


Local Volunteers Form Passionate Paws
A group of local community members have formed together and created Passionate Paws, a group who is dedicated to helping the animals at the local shelter. Groups have been...
DeWitt Middle School Outstanding Dragons for September
The Dewitt Middle School has chosen two students from each grade who exemplify academic success, excellent standards of behavior and enthusiastic...