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Bradford Completes Air Force Basic Training
A DeWitt local and 2017 DeWitt High School graduate Jamarius Bradford recently completed Air Force Basic Training in San Antonio, Texas On December...


4-H METHOD DEMONSTATION
4-H provides several educational and competitive events through the year that allow opportunities for youth to compete and interact with 4-H’ers throughout the county as...
Two Locals Found Deceased on Burkswitch Road
On Saturday, December 23, 2017, at approximately 12:55 p.m. deputies with the Arkansas County Sheriff’s Department received a call regarding two individuals, later...
Ms. Virginia Place assures Santa that she’s been a good girl all year long. Santa Visits Planters & Merchants Bank
On his world tour, Santa Claus stopped to see boys and girls of all ages at Planters & Merchants Bank on Friday, December 22. Employees Lesa Ringo...


2017 Best of South Arkansas County Entrepreneur of the Year: Troy...
As you drive around the Court Square in DeWitt, you have most likely noticed that many of the buildings that have been standing since the early...


DeWitt UMY Celebrates with a Progressive Dinner
The Dewitt United Methodist Youth celebrated Christmas with a Progressive Dinner on Wednesday 20, 2017. The progressive dinners were held at the...


Berry Pre-Coon Supper Reception Set for January 13
    The 6th annual “Berry Pre-Coon Supper Reception” will be held on Saturday, January 13th at the Berry Farm Shop in Gillett.  2018 marks the...


Left to right: Larry Cloniger (Fort Roots Donations Department), Ashlynne Jenkins (ALA Junior Member), JoAlla Nutt (Unit #158 Secretary), and Charlotte Purdy (Unit #158 Junior Member Chairman) American Legion Auxiliary Unit #158 Donates to Veterans at Fort Roots
Each year, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #158 delivers donated items to the Veterans in Little Rock. This year, Unit members JoAlla Nutt and...


The Consignment Barn Holds Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 
The DeWitt Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Consignment Barn on Thursday, December 14, 2017, to celebrate their Open...


Pet Tracks Hosts Annual Toy Drive
On Saturday, December 16, the lot beside Pet Tracks was lined with toys and food items, all part of the annual Toy Drive hosted by Dr Robert...


Gillett EHC Enjoys December Outing
The Gillett Extension Homemakers Club held its December meeting on Tuesday, December 12, by having a ‘girls’ day out. The group enjoyed going out to eat and having a...
Shirley Dillion receives special recognition from Rep. David Hillman (Photo courtesy of Dr. Dardenne) Dillion Retires from DeWitt School District after 52 years
Shirley Dillion, Administrative Secretary for DeWitt School District, has retired after 52 years of dedicated service. She began working at the...


Ashlynne Jenkins, ALA Junior Member, with the gifts that she prepared for the Veterans American Legion Auxiliary Unit #158 Junior Member Delivers...
Junior American Legion Auxiliary member, Ashlynne Jenkins of Unit #158, began her Christmas vacation by making a special trip to make Christmas a...


2017 South Arkansas County's Employee of the Year: Leslie Rone
To find an employee who is hard-working, dedicated, and goes above and beyond for everyone around them is a task for some employers. Pattillo...


Update: Chastain Arrested for Extortion
David Chastain, 46, of Stuttgart was taken into custody by the FBI and Troop A out of Little Rock early Tuesday morning in Stuttgart. He was...