• Unemployment June 2015

    Chicot County has highest unemployment rate in Southeast Arkansas, Bradley County has lowest

    The June unemployment rate for counties in the southeast corner of the state range from a high of 9.4 percent in Chicot County to a low of 6 percent in Bradley County, according to information released by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services. Though Chicot County has the highest unemployment rate among the seven counties in extreme southeast Arkansas, it did see a drop from the 9.7 percent unemployment rate in May and 10.4 percent … Continued

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  • Bruce Westerman

    Westerman to host ‘Coffee with the Congressman’ at UAM

    U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark, will host a “Coffee with the Congressman” on August 4 at 9 a.m. at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, Fred J. Taylor Library and Technology Center, Library Conference Room A, 514 University Drive. “Coffee with the Congressman” is an opportunity to talk directly with Congressman Bruce Westerman about the issues facing the Fourth District. The event is open to the public.

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  • Mark Klappenbach 1

    Klappenbach announces candidacy for Arkansas Court of Appeals

    Mark Klappenbach, a Fordyce attorney, announced this week he will seek the Arkansas Court of Appeals, District 5 position in the March 1 election. The current District 5 member, Judge Mike Kinard, was appointed by Governor Mike Beebe after Justice Robin Wynne was elected to the Arkansas Supreme Court. Under Arkansas law, Judge Kinard cannot succeed himself. “Over the 31 years of my legal and accounting career I have served in many capacities that I … Continued

  • Burn Bans 7-2015

    Chicot County under burn ban

    Chicot County Judge Mack Ball Jr. has issued a burn ban for Chicot County effective July 30, 2015 until further notice.