Vote Tuesday in Jacksonville

A standalone Jacksonville/north Pulaski school district is finally within our grasp.

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.

The campaign here so far

If you have followed the Arkansas election ads you know that each party faces a single challenge. Republicans must overcome a philosophy problem, Democrats an Obama problem.

Early voting (continued)

The Lonoke County Election Commission reversed itself on Friday and agreed to hold early voting at Cabot, Lonoke, Carlisle and England for the general election on Nov. 4.

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 13, 2014

Area commemorates 9/11

Attendees of the Sept. 11 ceremony at Little Rock Air Force Base view the memorial as Senior Airman Aaron Rivers and Senior Airman Alex Spears stand at post on Thursday. Other area communities commemorated the anniversary.

Remembering Sept. 11

IN SHORT: Ceremonies held in Cabot and Lonoke to honor 3,000 victims. [FULL TEXT]

District decision Tuesday

IN SHORT: So far, 1,498 people have voted early on whether their city should break away from PCSSD. [FULL TEXT]

State highway funds depleted

IN SHORT: Switch road-user tax to Highway Department or increase fuel tax, director says. [FULL TEXT]


Lonoke's Jacob Vandiver, 60, and Chandler Elmore, 13, bring down Beebe's Jo'Vaughn Wyrick on Friday during the Jackrabbits' victory.

Late drive lifts Jackrabbits

IN SHORT: Beebe loses five fumbles for second time, fourth one leads to Lonoke's clincher. [FULL TEXT]

Bears' speed too much for host Lakeside

IN SHORT: Sylvan Hills' running game piles up 378 yards on the ground in high-scoring victory in Hot Springs. [FULL TEXT]

Panthers plow under Rockets

IN SHORT: Catholic had no answer for the Cabot running game. [FULL TEXT]

Beebe knocks off JHS girls in three

IN SHORT: Lady Badgers bounce back from close loss for big league win. [FULL TEXT]

Lady Bears win two Central matches

IN SHORT: Sylvan Hills volleyball beats JHS and J.A. Fair. [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.

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]