Former candidate for state rep begins serving jail sentence

A former candidate for state representative was arrested Monday to begin serving a 90-day jail sentence for harassment and harassing communications. James A. Hall appealed his April 2015 Drew County Circuit Court conviction of harassment and harassing communications to the Arkansas Court of Appeals. That appeal was denied in August. He then filed a petition for review to the Arkansas Supreme Court. The Arkansas Supreme Court on March 16 declined Hall’s request for a review. In … Continued

McGehee man fatally shot in Dumas Sunday morning

Police are investigating an early Sunday morning fatal shooting in Dumas. Blake White, 25, of McGehee, sustained multiple gunshot wounds, according to Chuck Blevins, an investigator with the Dumas Police Department. The shooting occurred Sunday shortly after 3:30 a.m. on Willow Street in Dumas. White sustained gunshot wounds to the head, shoulder and underneath the right arm, according to Desha Coroner Joe Wilkin. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Blevins at the Dumas … Continued

Entertainment lineup for StarDaze Festival announced

The 14th Annual StarDaze Festival will be held on April 14-15 in Star City. This year’s music lineup includes Jo Dee Messina, Exile, Chris Lane, Bailey Bryan and RaeLynn. In addition to the free live entertainment, the festival features a motorcycle point run, car show, carnival rides, and more than 75 arts, crafts and food vendors and exhibits. Country artists Chris Lane, Bailey Bryan and RaeLynn will perform on Friday. Performing Saturday will be Jo … Continued

Read the story about John Hemingway’s visit to the home of Joe and Nancy Wilkin of Dumas to learn about his grandfather’s hunting trip to Southeast Arkansas.  

John Hemingway walks in grandfather’s footsteps in Southeast Arkansas

It’s not everyday that the descendant of an American literary giant stops by for a visit, but the grandson of Ernest Hemingway recently visited the Dumas home of Joe and Nancy Wilkin to learn more about his grandfather’s hunting trip to Southeast Arkansas where he was a guest on Wilkin’s father’s houseboat. In late 1932 and early 1933, Ernest Hemingway was the guest of Wilkin’s late father, J.A. Wilkin, a well-known professional duck guide, cattleman … Continued

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