Rison man dies as result of injuries in automobile accident

  A Rison man died Sunday afternoon as a result of injuries he sustained in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 63 in Cleveland County. Scotty Wayne Newman, 49, of Rison was traveling South on Highway 63 at Spring Road in Cleveland County when his 2009 Toyota crossed the center line of the northbound lane and continued into the ditch and struck a tree, according to an Arkansas State Police preliminary accident report. Newman died as … Continued

Deltic Timber fires CFO Kenneth Mann for asset misappropriation

Deltic Timber Corporation said Monday that it has appointed a new president and chief executive officer, and that it has fired its chief financial officer, Kenneth Mann for asset misappropriation, according to Seark Today’s content partner, Magnolia Reporter. Mann, a Hermitage native and graduate of the University of Arkansas at Monticello, is alleged to have misappropriated certain company assets for personal use. Mann was UAM’s 52nd Distinguished Alumnus in 2014. John D. Enlow was named … Continued

Woman killed in head-on collision in Ashley County

An Ashley County woman was killed in a head-on collision with a Freightliner Monday afternoon, according to an Arkansas State Police preliminary accident report. Jena Christine Hester, 38, of Montrose, was traveling east on U.S. Highway 82 in Ashley County when her 2001 Lincoln crossed centerline of the wet highway and collided with a westbound Freightliner, according to the accident report. Hester died as a result of the accident. The accident occurred at 1 p.m. … Continued

Path of Destruction: A look back on the February 2007 supercell that spawned the Dumas tornado

  Introduction: On Saturday, February 24, 2007, a series of tornadoes from one parent supercell ripped across Southeast Arkansas. One of the largest, categorized as an EF-3, carried winds exceeding 140 miles per hour. It cut through the heart of Dumas, injuring  28 people and leaving many residents homeless and jobless. It destroyed 25 businesses and 19 homes and damaged 65 others. A community building sustained major damage, as well as a 20-unit assisted living center. … Continued

Police: Son says he killed father

A Bradley County man is being held on a $250,000 bond in connection with the death of his father. Alfonzo Hampton, 35, of Johnsville, reportedly drove to the Warren Police Department Tuesday carrying his father’s body in the trunk of a vehicle. Hampton told police he had killed his father, 58-year-old Fred Hampton, also of Johnsville. Alfonzo Hampton was taken into custody without incident, and is being held in the Dallas County jail on suspicion … Continued

El Dorado man held on $500K bond in death of Crossett man

An El Dorado man is being held on a $500,000 bond in connection with the February 17 death of a Crossett man. Curtis E. Lumsey, 37, of El Dorado, is suspected of first-degree murder, tampering with evidence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in connection with the death of 27-year-old Brian A. Smith of Crossett. Smith’s body was discovered when police responded to a call of a shooting shortly after 11:45 p.m. … Continued

Crossett man killed in traffic accident in Polk County

A Crossett man died Monday in a automobile accident in Polk County. Robert Stephan Hayden, 64, was traveling west on Arkansas 8 East when the 1998 Lincoln he was driving crossed the centerline of the highway and traveled off the road, according to an Arkansas State Police preliminary accident report. Hayden died as a result of the accident. The accident occurred at 10:07 a.m. Travel conditions at the time of the wreck were described as … Continued

Bradley County among Arkansas Preservation Award recipients

  Efforts to preserve and restore the Bradley County Courthouse were recognized by Preserve Arkansas at its annual awards banquet. With the help of two County Courthouse Restoration Grants from the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, the project team stabilized the building’s foundation and repaired extensive damage to masonry walls, windows, and interior spaces. Bradley County, Bradley County Judge Klay McKinney, former County Judge Keith Neely (2009-2016), WD&D Architects, and Ideal Construction were recognized with the … Continued

Complaint against Drew County Clerk dismissed

The state Board of Election Commissioners has dismissed a complaint filed by a Drew County woman against the Drew County Clerk. In a February 3 letter, Keith Rutledge, director of the state Board of Election Commissioners, informed Nancy Miller that her Nov. 4, 2016 complaint against Drew County Clerk Lyna Gulledge was dismissed because the complaint did not “clearly state an allegation that constituted a violation of election law.” Miller claimed that Gulledge influenced voters … Continued

Katie Harris Elliott appointed city attorney for Eudora

Katie Harris Elliott was appointed city attorney for Eudora on Monday, replacing Joe Mazzanti who resigned after he was appointed managing public defender of the 10th Judicial District Public Defender’s Office. Harris-Elliott, of Lake Village, practices law with her father at the Harris Law Firm in Greenville, Mississippi. She is licensed to practice in both Arkansas and Mississippi and has an office in Lake Village. Harris-Elliott graduated summa cum laude in 2015 from the University … Continued