The Leader

Shameful protest
Jonathan Phelps and his small group from Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., this week demonstrated at two funerals for soldiers who were recently killed in Iraq.

A bad week for Huckster,
but he lives

Gov. Huckabee had a near-death experience last week while flying to a political convention in North Carolina. [FULL TEXT]

A dubious distinction for the county
This is really amazing: We’re a twice-weekly newspaper, and we still have late-breaking election news a week after the primaries.

Searchers confirm our report
Hunters and nature lovers can now come and go as they please in the Big Woods of eastern Arkansas, as the search for the rare ivory-billed woodpecker is on summer vacation.









JUNE 14 , 2006

Teachers have started to move into the new Cabot High School campus as workers are putting the finishing touches on the buildings. The addition to the Fine Arts Building is also under construction. The multi-million-dollar campus will open in August for 1,800 students.

Cabot High almost ready
IN SHORT: Finishing touches are added to the $13.9 million structure as an addition to the Fine Arts Building gets underway. [FULL TEXT]

Lonoke picks new mayor
IN SHORT: Even though the counting went slow again Tuesday night, McGee defeats Parks in Democratic runoff to succeed Privett. McGee has no opponent in November. Green wins for Pulaski County in Dist. 10. [FULL TEXT]

Outcome still same following recount
IN SHORT: Lonoke County's optical scanner returned the exact same numbers Saturday as [FULL TEXT]

Moratorium on building could end
IN SHORT: Cabot commission works out a solution to the maxed-out pumping system in Hwy. 321 area. [FULL TEXT]


Gwatney runner Zach James is chased down by Benton first baseman Nick Shoptaw during Jacksonville’s 13-4 loss Thursday night at Dupree.

Fifth innning disaster
IN SHORT: Jacksonville held Benton to two runs until the top of the fifth inning in Class AAA action on Thursday. Benton scored nine runs off five errors in the fifth. [FULL TEXT]

Cabot hammers Heber for two wins
IN SHORT: The Cabot American Legion team beat Heber Springs 8-0 and 12-0 in a AA, AAA doubleheader Thursday night in Cabot. [FULL TEXT]

Bruins split with Colts at De Salvo
IN SHORT: Sylvan Hills AAA legion team shared a double dip Wednesday night against North Little Rock at Burns Park. [FULL TEXT]

CASL gets started with large tri-meet
IN SHORT: Cabot, Sherwood and Lonoke meet at the Lonoke Community Center today, the opening day for the Central Arkansas Swim League. [FULL TEXT]




Previous Issues

For local boys, on Tuesday
Arkansas will hold its general primaries Tuesday statewide in the case of the Democrats and in far-scattered precincts in the case of Republicans, and the voters are expected to be few and far between. [FULL TEXT]

FOI victory for people
Circuit Judge Chris Piazza’s ruling that Gov. Huckabee cannot hide the results of an investigation into alleged misconduct of a state official by the ruse of making them part of his office papers was as heartening as it was predictable. [FULL TEXT]

As we grieve a fallen hero
If early-week reports are right, the funeral in Beebe today for Army Spec. Bobby West, who gave his life patrolling the harrowing streets of Baghdad, will be disturbed by not one but two fringe groups.

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