Bradley County boy killed in vehicle accident in Cleveland County

A Hermitage boy was killed Thursday morning in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 63 in Cleveland County, according to an Arkansas State Police preliminary accident report. The boy, whose name and age was not disclosed in the accident report, was a passenger in a northbound Volkswagen on Highway 63 when the vehicle crossed into the path of a southbound vehicle. Another passenger in the Volkswagen was injured in the accident. The names and ages of … Continued

Wood, Chambers earn NCBWA All-America honors

  The honors continue to roll in for University of Arkansas at Monticello baseball players Corey Wood and Braden Chambers, as the duo is a part of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Division II All-America Team. Wood was selected for the NCBWA All-America First Team, while Chambers earned on a spot on the honorable mention team. Following Great American Conference Player of the Year honors, first team all-region honors by three different outlets and … Continued

Guachoya Art Center to host artist reception for Mitzi Scarborough

The Guachoya Cultural Art Center in Lake Village will host a artist reception on June 9 for Lake Village photographer and painter, Mitzi M. Scarborough. The reception will be held at the art center from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. The public is invited and there is no admission charge. Scarborough’s photographs of Lake Chicot sunsets as well as her paintings will be on exhibit at the art centthrough July 26. A native of Lake … Continued

USDA awards $1.6 million in grants to improve health in the Delta

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $1.6 million to two institutions to fund efforts to improve health in the Delta. The Greater Delta Alliance for Health received a $752,832 grant. Members of the alliance include the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett, Baptist Health-Stuttgart, Bradley County Medical Center in Warren, Chicot Memorial Medical Center in Lake Village, Dallas County Medical Center in Fordyce, Delta Memorial Hospital in Dumas, DeWitt Hospital and Nursing Home in … Continued

Monticello announces 2016 summer Movies in the Park schedule

  The City of Monticello will host the 2016 free summer movie series beginning on May 28 at the McCloy Park amphitheater. The series will include 10 films including new releases Inside Out and Zootopia and classics like Space Jam and Hocus Pocus. This year's series will also include interactive programs related to the films. For example, the night Planes: Fire and Rescue is shown, children will have an opportunity to meet local fire & … Continued

Memorial Day service set for May 30 in Drew County

The VFW Post 4515 on May 30 will host a Memorial Day Service to remember the members of the U.S. armed forces who died in battles of war. The service will be held on the lawn of the Drew County Courthouse at 10 a.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

Third Parties: The Third Wheels of U.S. Politics

  Two weeks ago, I explained why parties are an essential part of our political system. Since then, a few readers suggested I discuss third parties. Given the frustration expressed by so many with the status quo, it is reasonable to wonder if things would be improved with one or a few viable parties in addition to the Democratic and Republican parties. In this context, the term “third party” refers to a political party organization … Continued

Lakeport Plantation announces summer hours

  In addition to its regular weekday hours, Lakeport Plantation will be open on Saturdays this summer from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., May 28 until July 30. Lakeport is closed on Sundays and will be closed on Memorial Day, May 30, and Independence Day, July 4. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Lakeport offers two daily tours of the plantation house: The tours are at 10 a,m. and 2 … Continued

Olympic hopefuls compete at the Delta Resort in Desha County

More than 150 marksmen and markswomen from around the country converged on Southeast Arkansas to compete for four spots on the US Olympic Shooting Team at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials at the Delta Resort & Spa in Desha County. The competition is the last stage of a two-stage qualification process for shotgun shooters for the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Women's skeet shooter Kim Rhode, the first U.S. Olympian to win medals … Continued

Crossett man killed in vehicle accident in Ashley County

Tyler D. Smith, 23, of Crossett, was killed shortly after noon on Sunday in a one vehicle accident in Ashley County, according to State Police. Smith was traveling north on Arkansas 133 in Ashley County when his vehicle went off the west side of the highway. The vehicle struck a culvert and overturned several times, ejecting Smith from the vehicle, according to a preliminary accident report. The accident occurred at 12:04 p.m. The weather was … Continued