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Dr. Michael Watts of the Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy recognizes Mannis at annual swearing in ceremony Mannis Receives 2015 Elijah Watt Sells Award
Alex Mannis of DeWitt was 1 of 75 nationwide recipients of the 2015 Elijah Watt Sells Award. The award, one of the most prestigious professional...


2016 Arkansas County Fair
The entire town of DeWitt, as well as the surrounding areas, look forward to the week of the Arkansas County Fair. Many came out to walk in the...


18-Wheeler and Car Collide
On August 28, 2016, an 18-wheeler and a single passenger car, traveling south on hwy 165, collided when they both went to pass another vehicle. The...


The rice tasting table was ready to go 1st Annual Rice Tasting
Arkansas County Farm Bureau Women's Committee hosted their 1st annual rice tasting at local county banks on Friday, September 16th to celebrate...


Sloan Accepted into AR Leadership Academy
Holly Sloan, DeWitt Elementary School 3rd grade teacher and DES Leadership Team member, has been accepted to attend the one-year long commitment to...


Operation Pond Restoration is Underway
Patrons of the DeWitt City Park have probably noticed a lot of activity going on around the bank of the park pond.  After many months of draining...


Letter to the Editor
In one of Donald Trump’s speeches he said blacks were living in poverty and schools were poor. Then the democrats came back saying blacks were not living in poverty....
Hebron MBC Honors Farmers
Labor Day Weekend was a meaningful time for Members of Hebron Missionary Baptist Church in the Point Deluce Community. The members worked together...


Gillett United Methodist Goes on Back to School Trip Gillett United Methodist Goes on Back to School Trip
The Gillett United Methodist Youth Group went on a back to school trip on Sunday, September 11. Those attending were Jennifer Lowe, Melissa...


Annie Scroggin, Director of Radiology Department DeWitt Hospital Purchases New Equipment
The DeWitt Hospital purchased a new and improved unit in April of 2016 that replaced the old unit purchased in 2006 that was technologically...


These awards were presented to county judges or their staff members during the 48th annual AAC conference, held August 24-26, 2016, in Hot Springs. Pictured are (L-R) front row: White County Judge Michael Lincoln, Sevier County Judge Greg Ray, Arkansas County Judge Thomas Best, Drew County Judge Robert Akin, Lincoln County Judge-elect Harry Densmore, AAC Risk Management Services Loss Control Specialist Barry Burkett, (L-R) back row: Saline County Judge Jeff Arey, Sebastian County Judge David Hudson, Garland County Judge Rick Davis, Stone County Judge Stacey Avey, Clay County Judge Gary Howell, Conway County Judge Jimmy Hart, Columbia County Judge Larry Atkinson, Chicot County Judge Mack Ball and Dixie Moix, executive administrative assistant for Perry County Judge Baylor House. AAC Safety Awards Announced at Conference
  LITTLE ROCK– The Association of Arkansas Counties awarded its annual safety awards during the AAC’s 48th annual conference in August in Hot...


Ten Reasons to Eat Rice Grown in the USA
1. LOCALLY GROWN When you choose U.S.-grown rice, you are reducing your food miles. 85% of the rice we eat in the USA is grown by American farmers. 2. LOVE FOR THE...
Pictured: Tawana Watson, Rhonda Reed, Beth Ann Shadwick, Gay Hampton Rusk, Tricia Young Pam Castenada, Brandon Cotton, Laura Essex, Phil Hanna, Charolette Hackney, Katie Sollars, Mary West, Angie Duncan, Elaine Simpson, Jerri Lynn Horton DeWitt Hospital & Nursing Home Hosts Meet and Greet
The DeWitt Hospital & Nursing Home Staff and Auxilliary welcomed the new administration at a meet and greet during August. Phil Hanna, CEO and...


Left to right: Betty Ann Vansandt, Chairman of Arkansas Girls State and Auxiliary Unit 158,  Allie Roush, Emily O’Dell, Carlee Cox, Kyla Patterson, Emily Golden, Lexi Brown, Clayton Briggs, and Johnny Purdy, Post Commander 158. Hamburger supper to honor Girls & Boys State Delegates
The American Legion, Post 158 and American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 158, hosted a hamburger supper Thursday, September 1, 2016, to honor and...


DELTA Reunion
There will be a Reunion for all the former students who attended the schools that eventually became the Delta Special School District. All attendees of Wolfe Project,...