The Leader

A relative looks back on funeral
We turn today’s column over to Jaynie McClain of Lonoke, whose cousin, Army Specialist Bobby West of Beebe, was killed on May 30 in Baghdad.

Every death is like a loss in the family
Several of our friends passed away last week. Two died on the same day, and another at week’s end. [FULL TEXT]











JUNE 24 , 2006

More than 200 gravestones were toppled by vandals at Bayou Meto Cemetery this week along with damages done to property at Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home.

Vandals strike cemeteries, school
IN SHORT: Vandals toppled gravestones at Bayou Meto Cemetery and damaged property at the nearby Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home cemetery as well as more damage to Jacksonville High School. [FULL TEXT]

Cabot growth second in state
IN SHORT: Latest census figures show the city has gained more than 1,400 people between 2004 and 2005, ahead of all cities in central Arkansas, but Jacksonville, which once grew faster than any city in Arkansas, is trying to move forward once again after several years of limited growth. [FULL TEXT]

Group eyes sales tax to pay for jail
IN SHORT: Pulaski County Public Safety Task Force postpones recommendation to quorum court until after Monday’s meeting. [FULL TEXT]

Absent teachers costing money
IN SHORT: Cabot School Board grapples with money matters, including payout for absent teachers and a loan for $650,000 in improvements to the football stadium.

Federal agents raid Arthur's Beauty College
IN SHORT: The Inspector General’s Office of the U.S. Department of Education receives assistance from Jacksonville police during search for documents. [FULL TEXT]


North Pulaski graduate Rachel Hamilton tries to defend in the girls’ All-Star soccer game at Fayetteville on Tuesday.

Falcons kick it at meet of all-stars
IN SHORT: Michael Buzzitta and Rachel Hamilton represented North Pulaski at the all-star soccer game. [FULL TEXT]

Bruins beat Stuttgart in five innings
IN SHORT: A big fourth inning for Sylvan Hills turned a close game into a big shutout during the opening round of the Tall Timber Wood Bat Classic at Sheridan Thursday against Stuttgart Ricemen with the help of several errors. [FULL TEXT]

East takes 71-55 victory over West
IN SHORT: Kim Sitzmann of Cabot and Meaghan Kellybrew of Lonoke both played great basketball at this week’s University of Arkansas All-Star Classic. [FULL TEXT]

Local ballers help East win
IN SHORT: Searcy’s Chris Brown, Riverview’s Cory Cooperwood and former Falcon Steven Moore helped the East to a 111-90 win. [FULL TEXT]

Chevy boys dominate again over Little Rock
IN SHORT: Gwatney Chevrolet struck quickly during its opening game against Little Rock Red at the Wood Bat Classic in Sheridan on Thursday. [FULL TEXT]

Plantation Realty




Previous Issues

Outstanding appointment
Dare we compliment President Bush on an appointment? Last week he nominated former Sen. David Pryor to the board of directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the nonprofit corporation that parcels some $400 million a year of federal funds among public broadcasting entities. [FULL TEXT]

Aiming at Pryor
Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor finds himself in the crosshairs in the epochal battle over the estate tax and facing perhaps the biggest test of his young career. [FULL TEXT]

Ratepayers still shafted
Here is some shocking news: The state Public Service Commission says it lacks confidence that Arkansas homeowners will be spared having to help pay the electricity bills of people and industries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.


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