Schools to start week of August 24

Schools to start week of August 24

  Public schools in Arkansas will start the week of August 24, Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Secretary of Education Johnny Key announced Thursday at the governor’s 100th daily Covid-19 update when he reported the state’s second highest number of...
Woman dies in one-vehicle accident in Drew County

Woman dies in one-vehicle accident in Drew County

A Drew County woman died Thursday morning in a one-vehicle accident on Arkansas 172 in Drew County. Joye Martin, 78, of Wilmar was traveling east on Arkansas 172 when the 2013 GMC Terrain she was driving entered the eastbound ditch, struck a culvert and overturned,...
Murder suspect found dead in Texas

Murder suspect found dead in Texas

  The Conway man suspected of kidnapping and murdering his former wife in Desha County was found dead in Texas, according to State Police. Texas law enforcement authorities notified Arkansas State Police Thursday evening that 57-year-old Lavern Blackmon was found...
Ashley County woman celebrates 105th birthday

Ashley County woman celebrates 105th birthday

  Hazel Fulgham who turns 105 today, June 30, celebrated her birthday Sunday with a parade of family and friends. Mrs. Fulgham, of Hamburg, sat outside the nursing home in Crossett where she lives as car after car carrying family members  passed by wishing her...
Arkansas surpasses 20,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases

Arkansas surpasses 20,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases

  On March 11, the state reported a case of Covid-19 in Jefferson County. It was the first confirmed case of Covid-19 in Arkansas. By the end of June the number of confirmed cases had surpassed 20,000. At his daily Covid-19 briefing on Monday, June 29, Gov. Asa...
595 new Covid-19 cases in Arkansas

595 new Covid-19 cases in Arkansas

  The number of Covid-19 cases in Arkansas continues to climb with an increase of 595 new cases and 10 more deaths over the last 24 hours. Currently, there are 5,221 active cases with 248 hospitalized, Arkansas Health Secretary Dr. Nate Smith reported Tuesday....
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Ensure you’re properly insured

  There’s certainly been plenty of volatility and uncertainty the past few months, but one aspect of your financial picture has probably remained stable: your need for insurance. And since National Insurance Awareness Day is observed on June 28, now is a good...
Woman dies in one-vehicle accident in Drew County

2 killed when car hits tree in Bradley County

A Hampton man and woman died Monday in a single-car accident in Bradley County, according to State Police. Jody L. Ream, 48, of Hampton was traveling south on Arkansas 275 at Banks when he failed to negotiate a curve. The 2000 Mercury he was driving traveled across...
Record number of new Covid-19 cases in Arkansas

Record number of new Covid-19 cases in Arkansas

    The number of Covid-19 cases in Arkansas increased from Thursday to Friday by 731 — a new one-day record — as the state prepares to further lift restrictions put in place as a result of the disease. Friday’s increase brings the total number of...
Speed limits set to increase on certain roads

Speed limits set to increase on certain roads

The speed limits on certain roads in Arkansas are set to increase. The Arkansas Highway Commission has adopted a study saying speed limits could be increased to 75 miles per hour on rural interstates. The speed limit on some urban interstates and some rural four-lane...
Phase 2 reopening in Arkansas begins Monday

Phase 2 reopening in Arkansas begins Monday

  Arkansas will move to Phase 2 of reopening on Monday, further lifting restrictions put in place as a result of the coronavirus, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Wednesday at his Covid-19 briefing. Phase 2 allows businesses to operate at two-thirds capacity. The...
Woman dies in one-vehicle accident in Drew County

1 dies, 1 injured when truck hits trees in Drew County

  A Drew County man was killed and another was injured following a single vehicle accident shortly after 11 p.m. Monday night  in Drew County. Perry Lee Reed, 65, of Monticello died in the accident and Clark Kent Goudy, 53, also of Monticello, was injured,...