Editorials


New district is approved

It's finally happening --- Jacksonville is getting its own school district.
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Ex-police chief:
I can do better

I first considered running for mayor in January 2014 when our faithful employee benefits were drastically reduced. Some of these cuts range from a 2 to 4 percent reduction in their salaries.
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Vote Tuesday in Jacksonville

A standalone Jacksonville/north Pulaski school district is finally within our grasp.
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The mayor vs.
ex-police chief

The Jacksonville mayoral race is heating up, with former Police Chief Gary Sipes gaining momentum and laying out several goals for the city if he is elected.
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When firm's comptroller
steals $1.1M

AGL Corp., the small Jacksonville manufacturer of laser equipment used for construction around the world, had been struggling for years. The company had trouble making a profit. There were layoffs and rumors about the plant shutting down. [FULL TEXT]


Genocide threatens minorities

A huge humanitarian disaster was unfolding last month while the western world and much of the media looked away. They focused on a tiny area on the Mediterranean controlled by a group of Moslem fanatics, who have held their own people hostage while provoking another senseless war with Israel. [FULL TEXT]

Strategy put own people in line of fire

A ceasefire seems to be holding in Gaza after a month of hostilities that killed and wounded 10,000 Palestinians – while fewer than 100 Israelis were killed and injured – in the wake of another monumental Arab military failure. [FULL TEXT]

Her niece one plane ahead of fatal flight

Hedy Wuelling, who runs the Jacksonville Animal Shelter, follows the news of the downed Malaysian airliner on Dutch websites because she's from Holland. [FULL TEXT]


VA isn't the only problem

It's never a good time to visit a government office, where they're usually understaffed and busy. You might stand in line for 20 minutes at the post office, but you can always come back later — unlike thousands of sick veterans who sit for hours waiting for medical attention at VA hospitals. [FULL TEXT]


New records from Thelonious Monk, Rosanne Cash

Alfred Lion, a refugee from Nazi Germany, founded Blue Note Records in New York on Jan. 6, 1939, when he recorded the boogie-woogie pianists Albert Ammons and Meade (Lux) Lewis after hearing them at the historic "From Spirituals to Swing" concert at Carnegie Hall in New York the month before. [FULL TEXT]


Young girl asks Santa for a very special gift

When my friend Jack Sallee was with the Jaycees in Fayetteville, they'd put an ad in the paper at Christmastime saying that for $2 you could have Santa come to your place. [FULL TEXT]


For Cash, debut in the Rock

Rosanne Cash made her Little Rock debut at a soldout show Nov. 23 at South on Main Restaurant, which is bringing world-class performers to the southern end of downtown in the space where Juanita's used to be. [FULL TEXT]





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September 17, 2014


 

Members of the Jacksonville Education Corps celebrate after the results were announced Tuesday night..


Historic vote establishes new district

IN SHORT: Group will now ask state to approve new district and elect local board next September.

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Charge in baby's death

IN SHORT: Cabot man is accused of smothering baby while sleeping on her. [FULL TEXT]


County fair opens today

IN SHORT: Annual event offers a variety of exhibits and lots of fun for everyone. [FULL TEXT]




 

Jacksonville running back Treasean Lambert fights for yardage during the Red Devils' week-one loss to Maumelle. They travel to LRCA this Friday.



JHS tries to leave last week behind

IN SHORT: Red Devils face another improved team from a year ago. [FULL TEXT]


Panthers go on field trip

IN SHORT: Cabot's road game Friday at J.A. Fair should be about as difficult as going to the fair.
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McClellan plays host to Lonoke

IN SHORT: Jackrabbits stay on the road for second-straight game, visit the Crimson Lions in Little Rock. [FULL TEXT]

Bears ready to open their new field against Newport

IN SHORT: Greyhounds coming to Sherwood to play first game on the new turf at Bill Blackwood Stadium. [FULL TEXT]



Harps donates to Lonoke County Christian Clinic
Lonoke County Christian Clinic coordinator Becky True and pharmacy director Jerry Jones accept a check for $2,500 on Tuesday from Cabot Harps Foods store manager Jerry Davenport (right). The money was raised during the Harps charity golf tournament held in August in Rogers. The Lonoke County Christian Clinic on 502 Richie Road in Cabot is open at 5 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month. The clinic offers free dental, medical and pharmacy services to Lonoke County residents who meet financial guidelines and have no insurance. Call 501-605-5600 for an appointment. The clinic has been open since 2011.


Mystery of women's prison

IN SHORT: Daffodils planted uniformly, foundations buried 4 feet in the ground and the tale of one inmate who was likely the victim of a corrupt system are all that remain of the Arkansas State Farm for Women prison near Jacksonville. [FULL TEXT]

 

Bridging the Gap Resale Shop opens for business

IN SHORT: Bridging the Gap Resale Shop in Lonoke held its grand opening on Wednesday. [FULL TEXT]


CASA fundraising dinner

IN SHORT: Advocacy group to held event for Lonoke County abused kids. [FULL TEXT]