One killed, one injured in head-on crash in Chicot County

A Cabot woman was killed early Wednesday morning when her Toyota Solara struck a Freightliner head-on in Chicot County. Jacqulyn McCabe, 30, of Cabot, was traveling west on U.S. 82 East, one mile west of the U.S. 65 junction, when her car crossed the center line of the highway and hit an eastbound Freightliner, according to an Arkansas State Police preliminary accident report. McCabe died at the scene of the accident.┬áThe driver of the Freightliner, … Continued

Man arrested in fatal shooting in Star City

  A Star City man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting late Tuesday afternoon in Lincoln County. Lincoln County deputies responded a call shortly before 4:30 p.m. reporting gunshots on Greystone Lane. When deputies arrived at the residence, they discovered 27-year-old Todd Johnson of Star City in the front yard with a gunshot wound. He was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Mark Harris, 55, also of Star City, … Continued

Lakeport Plantation announces summer hours

To better accommodate visitors, Lakeport Plantation is now offering daily tours, Monday through Friday, on the hour from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Also, for the summer travel season, Lakeport will be open Saturdays, May 20-July 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with tours on the hour. Last tour will be at 2 p.m. Lakeport will be closed the following holidays during the summer: Closed Memorial Day (Monday, May 29, 2017) Closed for Independence … Continued

Star City student awarded scholarship

Randa Jacks, a graduating senior at Star City High School, was recently chosen to receive the Gerald and Sue Majors Endowed Scholarship to attend the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Randa is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Jacks. The scholarship is awarded annually to a Star City High School senior who exhibits a strong academic background and work ethic, and displays outstanding professional potential. The award is renewable for up to eight semesters, … Continued

Harris eligible for parole in 2026

A Monticello man sentenced as a teen to life without parole for capital murder in 1996 for the shooting death of a local auto dealer will be eligible for parole in less than 10 years. Derrick L. Harris, now 37, was resentenced to life with parole eligibility under the new statute for juveniles convicted of capital murder. He will be eligible for parole in 2026, 30 years from the date of his original sentence, less … Continued

Mayor runoff: May 30

Early voting in the runoff election between David Anderson and Joe Rogers for mayor of Monticello begins on May 23 and ends on May 26. The election is May 30. There will be no early voting on May 29 since the courthouse will be closed for Memorial Day. David Anderson, a Democrat and a former mayor who is currently serving as interim mayor, garnered 456 votes and finished first in a special election on May … Continued

Sawyer Brown to headline Pink Tomato Festival

Country music recording artists Sawyer Brown will headline the entertainment at the 61st Annual Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival in Warren. Sawyer Brown will perform on Saturday, June 10 from 9:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. Barrett Baber will perform on Friday night from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. Trey Hawkins, the Friday night headliner, will follow Baber at 10 p.m. Other entertainment will include White Mustang, performing at the street dance on Friday from 6 … Continued

Memorial Day Service: May 29

The Drew County Memorial Day ceremony and the dedication of the birthplace of Ensign Rodney Shelton Foss as a county park is scheduled May 29. The Memorial Day ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on the lawn of the Drew County Courthouse, located at 210 S. Main Street in Monticello. Immediately following the Memorial Day ceremony, the birthplace of Ensign Rodney Shelton Foss will be dedicated as a county park. Foss, who was stationed … Continued

Drew County woman arrested after high-speed chase

A Drew County woman is facing felony charges after leading law enforcement officials early Wednesday afternoon on a high speed chase in a stolen vehicle on U.S. 425 South in Drew County. The chase, which was captured on a police dash camera, reached speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour, weaving in and out of traffic. The woman, identified as Haley Cheramie of Drew County, was stopped in a rolling-block when the truck she was driving … Continued

Ashley County Medical Center receives AR SAVES award

Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett recently received the Site Excellence Award at the 8th annual AR SAVES Conference in Hot Springs for being “above the rest” in the care of stroke patients. Accepting the award on behalf of Ashley County Medical Center Award (pictured from left) were Shawna Hawkins, BSN, RN, Ramona Hill, BSN, RN, Dr. Mark Dixon, Jamie West, BSN, RN, and Mary Jon Wells, BSN, RN. The medical center is one of … Continued